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    Please give me direction

    I'm comparing two bikes componentry one is the cannondale flash 2 and the other is the cannondale flash 3.

    flash 2:
    Fork: Lefty 100mm
    front d: Shimano Deore
    rear d: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano SLX
    Brakes: Shimano BR-M505

    flash 3:
    Fork: Fatty 80mm
    front d: Shimano Deore
    rear d: SRAM X7
    Shifters: SRAM X7
    Brakes: Hayes Ryde Comp

    Let me know your thoughts which components do you prefer are the XT's and the SLX's a big upgrade over the SRAM X7's.

    Another thought is that I am a bigger guy 6'3" about 280. They make a Flash 2 29er would that be something I should strongly consider

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    The 29ers have been around and seem to be sticking, so i would give a big thumbs up to sampling the 29er. They are supposed to shine on rocky areas where a bigger foot print is helpful. Try that kind of rest riding if you will see many stones.

    I like both groups of compnents. The Shimano mix is a standard MT mix, SRAM is a solid name, kinda of a coin toss here. I like the 20mm more travel on the Lefty over the Fatty, especially for a guy carrying your weight. I don't know if the Lefty has any failure issues, hopefully some of the other guys in this thread will know that.

    I did buy a Full suspended Scott and found out later that the rear shock was made to support riders up to 215 pounds. I was 230 at the time. I haven't had any problems.

    OH-BTW, some nice choices you are choosing between. Any special reason that you like C-dale?
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    the place where I always get bikes at carries cdale, fuji, and raleigh. I have compared trek, cdale, and fuji and it seems that with the cdale you get the most for the money plus i have heard there frames are about as good as it gets for durability.

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