Cannondale's Moto Carbon 2 is their answer to the the aggressive All Mountain rider's needs. With 6 inches of front and rear wheel travel, the Moto is ready to take on any trail you take it too. Have a look at the all new Hatchet Drive suspension and listen to what Doug Dalton has to say about the bike inside.
Video, pictures and specs are all inside:
Doug Dalton tells us about the new Moto Carbon 2:
Hatchet Drive: While the hatchet drive link may look like a small axe, it is doing a lot to give the moto it's distinct ride feel. The hatchet drive link aids in removing stress from the front triangle by creating a rotation that doesn't put direct stress on any one area of the front triangle. By having the rear shock mounted in a floating manner, you'll also get a feeling of bottomless travel out back.
Hot Box: The bottom bracket of the Moto Carbon frames has been torsionally re-enforced with 2 thin carbon fiber plates to create a sandwich around the BB. They call this the hot box.
With an outer diameter of 66.6 mm, the carbon head tube on the Moto Carbon frames is over sized to say the least. There is a lot of extra strength and steering precision that comes with this new steerer tube.
Cannondale Moto Carbon 2(Charcoal Grey) •160mm of travel •Sizes S, M, L and XL
Fox DHX 4.0 Air
Fox 36 TALAS R •20 mm axle •100-130-160mm Travel adjust •Rebound adjustment
Moto 1.5" Integrated
Shimano Hollowtech II, 68/73mm
Crank Brothers Smarty Clipless
Shimano 9 speed
•Shimano XT 11-34 T, 9 Speed
SRAM X.9, 9 speed
FSA XC-190AOS, 25 mm rise(31.8mm)
Cannondale XC3 1.5"(31.8mm)
Cannondale GRIND Lock On
Avid Elixir CR with 7" rotors
DT Swiss E2200 20mm
DT Swiss E2200 135x12mm - MAXLE option
Continental Mountain King Supersonic, 26 x 2.4"
Fi'zi:k Gobi XM w/MG rails
The Cannondale Moto Carbon 2 is one step down from the flag ship model, but it is so well spec'd for the average rider that I can see this being their highest demand model. Every piece is chosen to last and hold up to all the abuse a true All Mountain machine could face.
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