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    cannondale rush

    which would be a better purchase. a cannondale rush 5 from 2007 or a cannondale rush 7 from 2009 both are about the same price, its a 40 dollar difference. just curious about what you guys think.

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    whichever one doesn't come with a lefty
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    whichever one doesn't come with a lefty
    I gotta agree. I HATE the lefty forks. Good thing the '09 rush 7 doesn't come with it. Even if I liked the 5, I'd still go with the new 7. Btw I'm on an 08 carbon rush 3z.

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    I think a rush is going to be my next bike.. Only thing that bothers me is it's geared toward XC and may have a lower BB than my current bike. I suck at bunny hops, on my fuel I can just roll the obstacles that have ring marks on them from lower machines.. So pusher do you find yourself looking for more ground clearance out of your rush???
    I only pedal uphill.

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    kinda nice to have a warranty, and yeah i think the 05 will be a lefty, my friend has a lefty on his rize and loves it, but i prefer the fox on my rush, also the lefty is a pain ot get the wheel off compared to a qr. I'll be movin to a 20mm TA shortly which will be annoying on my roof, but wtill not as bad as a lefty cause at least on most TA you don't need tools. Actually you can change a tire w/o removing the wheel on a lefty, so its really just annoying if you have a fork mount roof rack

    as for clearance, the issue isn't the rings so much, u'll smash any bike's rings eventually, solution: bash gaurd, more clearance and i don't have to worry when i do hit, I upped ot a 36t ring also to avoid sacraficing speed. The real issue with a low BB is smackin cranks on stuff, thats when i find myself wantin more clearance, when i'm trying ot clip in in a rock gardin, or when i wanna pedal through bumpy stuff.

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    I would compare the components, suspension components and condition. I personally found the Lefty to be the best fork I ever rode. I love it. Check the shifting components, look at the overall and see how much wear and tear the bike seems to have. Mountain bikes take a great bit of abuse, if you ride them right. Also I would look at the wheelset. That's the best upgrade I ever put on my mountain bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtigersalot View Post
    kinda nice to have a warranty, and yeah i think the 05 will be a lefty, my friend has a lefty on his rize and loves it, but i prefer the fox on my rush, also the lefty is a pain ot get the wheel off compared to a qr. I'll be movin to a 20mm TA shortly which will be annoying on my roof, but wtill not as bad as a lefty cause at least on most TA you don't need tools. Actually you can change a tire w/o removing the wheel on a lefty, so its really just annoying if you have a fork mount roof rack

    as for clearance, the issue isn't the rings so much, u'll smash any bike's rings eventually, solution: bash gaurd, more clearance and i don't have to worry when i do hit, I upped ot a 36t ring also to avoid sacraficing speed. The real issue with a low BB is smackin cranks on stuff, thats when i find myself wantin more clearance, when i'm trying ot clip in in a rock gardin, or when i wanna pedal through bumpy stuff.
    looking at the rush specs the BB height is 12.5.. the rize is 13.. so it has like a 1 cm bb drop.. I really wonder if that makes such a huge difference in pedal clearance. thanks for your input tigers
    I only pedal uphill.

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