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Old 10-24-10, 05:46 PM
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Not sure if it is a ( Hybrid ) ...Yet.

I Really do like the ( Hybrid ) Forum, that is where I belong, ( A HYBRID RIDER )..I'm still up
in the air which one is the best ! The Cannondale F4 is sold as a MTB, and the shifting
is much better with the X-7 components, but the darn Schwinn Trailways seems to fit me
better, not that the F4 does not. I feel faster on the new bike, but more comfortable on
the Schwinn. The brakes stop the with the same power, unless mud is built up on the rims,
definitely more gear ranges on the F4. Climbing the hills, which I struggle with. Here
is a short video of me changing it from a MTB to a Hybrid....I give it 5 stars, but I still give
the Trailways the same..
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Timber, it was hard to suck it up after posting good bye, but I'm not a MTB, or a road rider..( LOL ), come back ! Richard
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I am not really a road rider anyway, only for exercise and commuting, and not very fast at either, but tend to like
Mountain Biking, do not have groomed trails here, but not a hard core MTB'er...So it might just be the right Hybrid for
me. I do really like the 700c wheels on the Schwinn, and the little more up right position, but love the lock out HeadShok.
I might just use the Schwinn for exercise rides, and F4 for commuting and the trails. Richard
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Sorry, not a hybrid. Adding a rack to it does not make it a hybrid and that fork will blow up in a year or two. Not meaning to be rude, just being honest.
The headshok has been one of the most unreliable forks on the market, and it can't be repaired by your local bike shop like other forks, there's a reason cannondale is doing a slow ditching of it.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Sorry, not a hybrid. Adding a rack to it does not make it a hybrid and that fork will blow up in a year or two. Not meaning to be rude, just being honest.
The headshok has been one of the most unreliable forks on the market, and it can't be repaired by your local bike shop like other forks, there's a reason cannondale is doing a slow ditching of it.
Good thing I have my Budget Schwinn as a back up ! ( LOL ),
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I respect your opinion, shame on Cannondale ! But I now have accomplished the impossible on this Forum. ( Owning a Bike that can not be called a Hybrid ) Go Figure, Richard
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Congrats on the new bike! MTB's are addicting, Richard. I give it about six months and you'll be looking into what would be cool in a full suspension!!
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Congrats on the new bike! MTB's are addicting, Richard. I give it about six months and you'll be looking into what would be cool in a full suspension!!
I want to choose my words very carefully, since I have purchased the F4, the shock has been looked out 90 percent of the time.
The whole reason for the buying it. I did not like the fact that I could not lock out the suntour ones. It is more likely in six months
that I will have installed narrow tires on it for speed. I,m very sorry if I have offended some people on here, but I am the last person worried about keeping up with the Jones's, look at what I have been riding since I started posting. ( And still LOVE it ),
The bike is not new, ( only ) to me, 2008 model. I bought it thinking that the more gear range would help me on the hills, like the disk brakes for the mud I sometimes go through, and the fact that I could ( LOCK ) out the fork. Now after months of being told
big box store bikes were junk, so is my Cannondale. I realize both you are moderators, and this is a discussion not a complaint.
But PLEASE be far in my understanding of the logic here. Big Box store bikes are junk, and now the Cannondale, I said I respected his opinion, have since been looking into reviews on the HeadShok..Sincerely Richard
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I sent another member a PM on Saturday that I was going out to get some narrow tires for the bike, but after some thought.
I just decided to ride as is for a while, now with the fork issue, maybe it is a good thing I did not buy any. Might put it up for sale,
who knows. Richard
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My Son..

Has the Schwinn tourist, 700 x 28c wheels, caliper out to 25c, he loves them. We ride
together everyday, he can not stand wide tires, nor do I like his, but we still get along
and ride together. ( He just can not go where I can ) I call his bike a flat bar road bike,
he calls mine a MTB, but we ride together perfectly... Richard
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Sorry, not a hybrid. Adding a rack to it does not make it a hybrid and that fork will blow up in a year or two. Not meaning to be rude, just being honest.
The headshok has been one of the most unreliable forks on the market, and it can't be repaired by your local bike shop like other forks, there's a reason cannondale is doing a slow ditching of it.
Another helpful moderator. I'm so glad the administrative team has found the hybrid section and is joining the discussions!

Headshok has been in production for over twenty years. Now that's what I call a "slow ditching"!
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Richard, don't lock out the suspension. If you can adjust the stiffness, make it stiff so it won't bob unnecessarily, but keep it active so it wil absorb hits. Think of your car's shocks. Unless they are shot, you don't feel them going up and down. They just work. You wouldn't want to lock them out. Suspension is good.

Get your fork dialed in, and forget about it. Don't worry about about the bad reviews. Set it and forget it.
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Richard, don't lock out the suspension. If you can adjust the stiffness, make it stiff so it won't bob unnecessarily, but keep it active so it wil absorb hits. Think of your car's shocks. Unless they are shot, you don't feel them going up and down. They just work. You wouldn't want to lock them out. Suspension is good.

Get your fork dialed in, and forget about it. Don't worry about about the bad reviews. Set it and forget it.
+1 A few random thoughts:
A. Your (new to you) Cannondale is NOT 'junk'
B. Don't be too impatient with 'fit'; the riding position will be more aggressive than that of your Schwinn. You will probably adapt, and fairly quickly.
C. Headshok: odd the comments above re. it blowing up, being "ditched", given than it is in fact re-appearing on the Flash and some other models for 2011. As qmsdc15 says, it's been around a long time ... there's a reason for that: it works (and no, I don't own a Cannondale). One thing: find a Cannondale dealer, and make sure you get it serviced at regular intervals (e.g. at least once a year).
D. Headshok reviews: consider the sources. It's a cross-country, "wheels on the ground" fork; it was never intended for 20' drops-to-flat etc. And there's always contrary views: I recall a rider from B.C. who used a Headshok 'Dale for a trans-Africa race; his bike performed flawlessly while Fox forks were 'blowing up' all around him from the dust etc. Go figure!
E. "Hybrid"? I dunno; but put road tires on it/set it up for riding on mixed surfaces ... 'hybridized' far as I can see! Hardtail mtbs are very adaptable.

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The Cannondale looks good. I like it. Don't worry about the fork. If it breaks, then fix it. If it keeps working, then keep on riding. No worries.

Always a tough choice with tires, isn't it? I wish someone would invent a magic switch that would take my tires from slicks to knobbies when I transition from dirt to pavement. I've a bike that I ride on mixed dirt & pavement. Right now I'm running tires with a tread pattern similar to that on the Kenda Small Block Eights. They roll well-enough on pavement and well-enough on the dirt so long as the dirt is hard-packed, like on an old logging road.
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+1 A few random thoughts:
A. Your (new to you) Cannondale is NOT 'junk'
B. Don't be too impatient with 'fit'; the riding position will be more aggressive than that of your Schwinn. You will probably adapt, and fairly quickly.
C. Headshok: odd the comments above re. it blowing up, being "ditched", given than it is in fact re-appearing on the Flash and some other models for 2011. As qmsdc15 says, it's been around a long time ... there's a reason for that: it works (and no, I don't own a Cannondale). One thing: find a Cannondale dealer, and make sure you get it serviced at regular intervals (e.g. at least once a year).
D. Headshok reviews: consider the sources. It's a cross-country, "wheels on the ground" fork; it was never intended for 20' drops-to-flat etc. And there's always contrary views: I recall a rider from B.C. who used a Headshok 'Dale for a trans-Africa race; his bike performed flawlessly while Fox forks were 'blowing up' all around him from the dust etc. Go figure!
E. "Hybrid"? I dunno; but put road tires on it/set it up for riding on mixed surfaces ... 'hybridized' far as I can see! Hardtail mtbs are very adaptable.
This is more of a general reply to ALL who commented positive about the HeadShok, I did a lot of reading after that. I was surprised at how many people race this exact shock, and win, and did start thinking well there are a lot of things I own if
they break I could not fix, TV, computer, cell phone, camera, air rifles, and I will take qmsdc15 advice on unlocking and adjusting
them properly, There also seemed to be a few websites dedicated to this very model shock Dl 80, on how to purchase and repair these yourself, require about 30.00 dollars in special tools. 2 tools to be exact, Thanks guys, I'm going to call it a Hybrid,
but really will be putting on narrow tires, just want to think how small I want to go for a while. Probably 40mm with a smooth
rolling surface in the center, and small nobs on the side, like the Kendra Kwicks, I rode on these on pavement on the Giant Roam 1 40 mm ( took out link ) The ones on the bike now do not bother me on the road anyway, CST Comp. CABALLERO 26 x 2" 40 to 65 psi the knobs are very small, and spaced apart so not to ball up with mud, my worst enemy. I like a wider tire, until they make that magic tire for speed and then off road use, you have to give up something, and for me it would be speed, and keep the handling off road. Just
to be very honest, I thought the DL 80 Headshok was designed for Hybrids till last night, LOL...Thanks Again , Richard

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I like a wider tire, until they make that magic tire for speed and then off road use, you have to give up something, and for me it would be speed, and keep the handling off road.
Take a look at Bontrager XR1s: https://bontrager.com/model/07797

I run the 29er version of those tires on my Salsa Fargo. The 'Team Edition" version is incredibly lightweight. That lightweight makes for quick acceleration as the tires spin up very fast. I like the zip. And the tread pattern actually rolls fairly well on pavement. They're no good in deep, beach sand and mud, but I'm liking them right now as a good compromise tire for mixed pavement and dirt riding (especially two tracks and such).
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Take a look at Bontrager XR1s: https://bontrager.com/model/07797

I run the 29er version of those tires on my Salsa Fargo. The 'Team Edition" version is incredibly lightweight. That lightweight makes for quick acceleration as the tires spin up very fast. I like the zip. And the tread pattern actually rolls fairly well on pavement. They're no good in deep, beach sand and mud, but I'm liking them right now as a good compromise tire for mixed pavement and dirt riding (especially two tracks and such).
Yes I like those, the XR0's looks nice to, but Bontrager is not giving them away ! 60 bucks a piece...Richard
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Canndale makes a very good bike and if there is anyone who can tell you about their head shock it would be Dan (very skilled mechanic and mountain biker)... and if it does fail Cannondale has one of the best warranty programs of any company out there.

Call it whatever you want... it will probably get defined more by what you do with it but when you come in here with your new Trek Madone and start telling us it's a hybrid we are gonna have to stage an intervention.

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I would think that a smaller blocked (close together) cross type tire would suit you nicely - and keep the road buzz to a minimum. Kinda like the old "knobbies" of 50 years ago...... LOL --- A road knobbie.
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Butttttt, you'll still want to lock out that shock on the smooth road, especially on uphills. You will notice a difference in pedal effort.

Nice mountain bike, by the way! If you keep working on it, you can turn it into a Hybrid....... LOL
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Canndale makes a very good bike and if there is anyone who can tell you about their head shock it would be Dan (very skilled mechanic and mountain biker)... and if it does fail Cannondale has one of the best warranty programs of any company out there.

Call it whatever you want... it will probably get defined more by what you do with it but when you come in here with your new Trek Madone and start telling us it's a hybrid we are gonna have to stage an intervention.

I looked at the Trex Madone, ( after completing a credit check forum ), just kidding, The Madone 6.9 SSL is only 8709.99 dollars,
without taxes and tags...LOL... 65er you know my riding style, maybe 5 to ten miles down a rural road with huge hills, then
turn off onto some power line or pipe line trail for the off road stuff, maybe a four wheeler trail also, fire road.etc...and then back to the house. Or to town to shop for groceries, can not go off road right now, might get a couple branches stuck in my helmet,
and my head end up on some deer hunters wall..So the only testing I have done on the Cannondale is road riding, and I find it
fast, and there is a noticeable difference between the Tourney DR and the X-7 series. I find myself wanting to go faster with the
little more aggressive riding style, than my super comfort Schwinn, on what little flats I have, still have not hit 3 and 9 with a decent peddling speed. So plenty of room for improvement, I'm starting to ride up my driveway now with the new lower gears
rather than push also...Richard
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I want to choose my words very carefully, since I have purchased the F4, the shock has been looked out 90 percent of the time.
The whole reason for the buying it. I did not like the fact that I could not lock out the suntour ones. It is more likely in six months
that I will have installed narrow tires on it for speed. I,m very sorry if I have offended some people on here, but I am the last person worried about keeping up with the Jones's, look at what I have been riding since I started posting. ( And still LOVE it ),
The bike is not new, ( only ) to me, 2008 model. I bought it thinking that the more gear range would help me on the hills, like the disk brakes for the mud I sometimes go through, and the fact that I could ( LOCK ) out the fork. Now after months of being told
big box store bikes were junk, so is my Cannondale. I realize both you are moderators, and this is a discussion not a complaint.
But PLEASE be far in my understanding of the logic here. Big Box store bikes are junk, and now the Cannondale, I said I respected his opinion, have since been looking into reviews on the HeadShok..Sincerely Richard

Ummm.......I think you may have taken what I said out of context here, Richard.

What I meant to say, well........perhaps I should have been more detailed...is that once you discover what you can do with your new (to you) bike on the trail, you might want to go further with trail riding and try out the full suspension. It's a different kind of adventure, a lot of fun and gives you a dang good workout! It wasn't a matter of 'keeping' up with the Joneses...if you look at my profile I have a vast array of bikes as I have discovered the different worlds of cycling (although SS is where I'm lacking).

My sincere apologies if you have seen beyond my explanation here, it's just that having a new bike and finding out what it can do is always exciting (at least to me!)
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I would think that a smaller blocked (close together) cross type tire would suit you nicely - and keep the road buzz to a minimum. Kinda like the old "knobbies" of 50 years ago...... LOL --- A road knobbie.
Another good one (one that I use) is the Bontrager Hard Case.

https://villagecycle.com/product/09-b...re-50869-1.htm

Smoother in the middle for less resistance but has the knobbies on the outer edge in case you want to go on a tame trail.
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
Another helpful moderator. I'm so glad the administrative team has found the hybrid section and is joining the discussions!
Not only did we 'discover' it, we pushed for it when the idea was introduced to us!!

And by the way, even though moderators don't post here much, the following are the mods and admins that have volunteered to monitor it regularly (this info can be found at the bottom of the Hybrid main screen).

Moderators of this Forum

* cuda2k
* Dannihilator
* Tom Stormcrowe
* Siu Blue Wind
* lotek
* Maelstrom
* Juha
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Ummm.......I think you may have taken what I said out of context here, Richard.

What I meant to say, well........perhaps I should have been more detailed...is that once you discover what you can do with your new (to you) bike on the trail, you might want to go further with trail riding and try out the full suspension. It's a different kind of adventure, a lot of fun and gives you a dang good workout! It wasn't a matter of 'keeping' up with the Joneses...if you look at my profile I have a vast array of bikes as I have discovered the different worlds of cycling (although SS is where I'm lacking).

My sincere apologies if you have seen beyond my explanation here, it's just that having a new bike and finding out what it can do is always exciting (at least to me!)
Your comment makes way more sense now, that I understand this is a World Cup Race winning shock, I can not believe all the
reviews from XC racers about this shock, and had no clue. Thought it was designed for Hybrid riders by coming on the BAD BOY ULTRA, for it's quick 1/4 turn handle bar lock out, and light weight. ( Just plain luck on my part getting it ), can not wait to hit the trails now..LOL..Now I understand your reply, Thanks Richard
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Glad that I can be more clear!

You will be amazed at what you can do with a mtb. So many of my friends who are on hybrids have tried out my mtb (I bought a Giant so my hybrid friends can go on trails with me) found out that they are a lot of fun. It develops skill that can also be used when NOT on the trail. Not too long ago when I went to buy my second hybrid my friend went along and he ended buying a hardtail mtb (front shock only). Now he wants a full suspension!!
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