critique my purchase!!!!

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  1. sabaka

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  2. sabaka

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    come on people...help me out here :(
     
  3. J1S

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    It says the page is not available. Just tell what you bought.
     
  4. sabaka

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    uh, i clicked on it, and it is fine...

    anyway here are the specs...it is a cannondale f400
    "Richey" Pro-Rizer handlebars.
    "Yeti" silicon handle grips.
    "Rock Shox" suspension seat post, w/2" travel - adjustable.
    "Topeak" rear cargo carrier. "Topeak" slide-on trunk bag.
    "Topeak" lightweight, frame-mounted tire pump.
    Pro MTB saddle w/titanium rails.
    "Sram" mtb chain, w/quick-disconnect master link for easy cleaning.
    2 Gary Fisher bottle aluminum cages.
    "Cateye" Astral cyclo-computer, w/cadence.
    shimano XT's

    head shok fork



    got it for $531

     
  5. Sherpaboy

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    It worked for me....There are onkly a few things I don't like about the description. While I think it is a good deal, if it were my bike there are a few itmes I'd have changed as I progress as a MTBer. First woudl be to get rid of the Asdtrale Computer - I have had better luck on MTB's with the Cateye Enduro.

    H-Bars Keep in mind that alum. bars should be replaced every few years, and believe me when they break it sucks :eek: . So I'd replace that just becuase you don't knwo the history of the bars. Ritcheys are good bars...but I jsut don't trust used bars anymore.

    I have ridden the Rock Shox susp. seatpost before,,,it is a great susp. seatpost, but it doesn't have 2" of travel adjustment...Just FYI. Don't get me wrong, I thin it is great...but the description seemed a little misleading. RS uses an ellastomer, and you bnasically cut the elastomer to your rider wt. they also give you recommended settings which will give you a regular susp. (not really adjustable on the fly).
    I have had good luck with the SRAM chains, but I'd check it for wear as well (again just what I check on used bikes). If the chain is too warn, you'll need to get a new cassette and chain at the same time...sometimes even a chainring or 2 (if really realy worn).

    I don't have much exp. with the headshocks, I think those are love it or hate it product from other people I have talked to...I'd take it to a Cannondale shop and ask for help setting it properly for your wt. and riding style.
    Congradulations on getting back into cycling...I hope you enjoy the bike
    Mike AKA Sherpaboy
     
  6. sabaka

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    thanks for the input :)
     
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