Cannondale Rize 4

2 Reviews for Rize 4

  • + 1
 Great overall bike! Derail cage broke after 1 rock smash, so watch out for that. Otherwise than that, great!
  • + 1
 really good on the climbs
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Cannondale Rize 4 (MSRP $2299.99) — Looking for a premium play bike that eats other all-mountain rigs for breakfast? The Rize brings all-new metalforming technologies to the bike industry, creating a lighter, stiffer and plusher platform to enjoy the backcountry. Traditional Cannondale innovations, including Si-equipped head tubes and bottom bracket shells, make the Rize a dreamy ride.

Stiffer, lighter and stronger: Cannondale introduced to the bicycle industry new metalforming technology on the Rize. The Backbone combines the BB30 shell, lower pivot, and double-butted seat tube into a 3D forged part.

Si has long been used on Cannondale's bicycles, and the Rize is yet another example. Making machined headset cups integral to the frame eliminates unneeded parts; combining the stem and steerer also reduces the flex inherent in joining two separate pieces. The net result is a bike that weighs less, steers better, and allows cyclists to out-accelerate their riding partners.

Riders benefit from Cannondale aluminum-manufacturing heritage. Hydroformed tubing - like on the chainstays and the main triangle - use organic shapes that resist lateral flex and ensure every pedal stroke goes towards driving the bike forward.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2009
Price $2,300
Travel 130mm
Rear Shock FOX Float RP2
Fork FOX Float RL, 140 mm
Headset Cannondale Orbit Z 1.5"
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-34
Crankarms SRAM GXP1, 22/32/44
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Pedals Wellgo Clipless
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Shifter Pods Shimano LX
Handlebar FSA XC-281AOS, 25 mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 1 1/8", 31.8 mm
Grips Cannondale Morse Grip
Brakes Hayes Stroker Ryde, 160/160 mm
Hubs Shimano M525
Spokes DT Competition
Rim WTB Speed Disc XC, 32 hole
Tires Maxxis Ridgeline, 26 x 2.1"
Seat Fi'zi:k Nisene w/MG rails
Seatpost Cannondale Alloy


Size S M L XL
Frame Weight
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 68.5 ° 68.5 ° 68.5 ° 68.5 °
Seattube Angle 72.5 ° 72.5 ° 72.5 ° 72.5 °
Headtube Length
Chainstay Length 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm
BB Height 330 mm 330 mm 330 mm 330 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 572 mm 597 mm 483 mm 508 mm
WheelBase 1077 mm 1105 mm 1132 mm 1159 mm
Standover Height 756 mm 774 mm 778 mm 772 mm


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