Cannondale Perp 1

8 Reviews for Perp 1

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 The bike of choice for my wife and me. We ride these bikes allover. Park, downhill, xc, and uphill. Try that on your demo. Best do all work horse Iv ever owned. Had to get rid of those fox shocks and put on a Cane Creek DB coil. Wow will it climb now. I also love the Totem solo air for a upgrade.
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 I have the 2007. Excellent bike. Simple and intelligent rear suspension means that the single pivot has progressive travel. The linkage at the top also stabilizes the back end, making it a stiff bike as well.

To make it a really useful FR bike for practical reasons, it should have a travel adjust in the front. I find the derailleurs questionable, but work well if you tune them right.

The 2009 model has some benefits over the 2007: DHX4.0, Saint cranks/derailleurs/shifters, brakes seem a tossup - Hayes to Saint.

I am not a fan of propedal, so I switched my Fox for a true lockout so I can deal with the long climbs, but have good suspension for the trail, so the 2007-2009 upgrade from Fox Van to 4.0 is irrelevant to me.

Helluva bike! There are a few parts that can be switched around to make it more appropriate for each rider, but as a general bike (frame), there is really very little room to improve.

Overall 5 stars for 2007. 5 stars for 2009 too!
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 I have the 07 cut edtion and it is a wicked bike ride is super smooth and the bike is fairly light. this bike is the best bike i have ever riden and if your looking for a new bike get this one!!!!
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 BEST BIKE I'VE EVER OWNED! THIS BIKE DOES EVERYTHING!NOT ONLY CAN IT BOMB DOWNHILL, IT PEDALS UPHILL EASY. ALL IN ONE BIKE.I LIKE IT BETTER THEN THE NOMAD!
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 I have the 09' model. The Most stable and fun bike all around I have ever riden hands down! Not up the hills even though it climbs much better than anticipated.
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 Amazing bikes! I've owned one for not to long but love them so much. Drawbacks are due to its age, now a days you can not find any bushings for the linkage.
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 SWEET FREERIDE BIKES! I 3 MINE! really good part spec and well thought out frame design.
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 It's one of the nicest freeride bikes!
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Cannondale Perp 1 (MSRP $4499.99) — Hooligans take notice: The Perp is a perfect ride for the abiding call of gravity. It's ready for big air, bigger drops, and the props from riding buddies whenever you clean a line. Perps feature adjustable suspension travel and the bedrock stability of an overbuilt aluminum frame.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Release Date 2009
Price $4,500
Travel 180-200 mm
Rear Shock FOX DHX 4.0 Coil
Fork RockShox Totem Solo Air 1.5", 180 mm, Thru-20
Headset Cannondale Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5"
Crankarms Shimano Saint, 22/36/w/guard
Chainguide MRP Chainring Shift Guide
Bottom Bracket Shimano Saint
Pedals Cannondale GRIND EX Platform
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint
Shifter Pods Shimano Saint
Handlebar TruVatiV Hussefelt, 40 mm rise
Stem Cannondale Freeride 1.5", 31.8 mm
Grips Cannondale GRIND Grip
Brakes Shimano Saint
Hubs Thru-20 front, Sun Ringle Abbah Lawwill Thru-12 rear
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Rim Mavic EX729 Disc, 36 hole
Tires Kenda Excavator, 26 x 2.5"
Seat SDG BelAir ST
Seatpost SDG I-Beam

Dimensions

Size S M L XL
Frame Weight
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 66.0 ° 66.0 ° 66.0 ° 66.0 °
Seattube Angle 71.0 ° 71.0 ° 71.0 ° 71.0 °
Headtube Length
Chainstay Length 457 mm 457 mm 457 mm 457 mm
BB Height 373.38 mm 373.38 mm 373.38 mm 373.38 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 574.04 mm 594.36 mm 614.68 mm 635 mm
WheelBase 1137.92 mm 1150.62 mm 1173.48 mm 1191.26 mm
Standover Height 784.86 mm 784.86 mm 787.4 mm 789.94 mm

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