Cannondale Rize Carbon 1

2 Reviews for Rize Carbon 1

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 I've been on my Cannondale Rize for a bit over a year, and it has gained it's spot at my favorite bike. Let's put it this way, all my other bikes live in the garage, but this one stays in my room.

Right now I have it set up for fourcross, with an e-thirteen chain guide on the front and it works great. It is very responsive, and considering it is not made for fourcross it corners exceptionally well. I also use it for xc and some light downhilling. LOVE this bike. If you are looking for a bike that really can do it all, and well, this should be the first one you check out.
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 Amazing bike that climbs up anything. Always the envy of anyone else riding. The lefty works as well as any conventional fork and much lighter. It's a shame the frame's aren't available any more to replace damaged ones.
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Cannondale Rize Carbon 1 (MSRP $5499.99) — 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.

Cannondale's designers choose materials to achieve a highly tuned ride. Example: The parts of the frame that receive compressive loads use aluminum. But where light weight and lateral stiffness count, carbon fiber is called to duty.

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.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2009
Price $5,500
Travel 130mm
Rear Shock FOX Float RP23
Fork Lefty Max Carbon w/PBR, 130 mm (integrated air)
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Cassette Shimano XT, 11-34
Crankarms Cannondale Hollowgram BB30 SL, 22/32/44
Bottom Bracket Cannondale Hollowgram BB30, Ceramic
Pedals Crank Brothers Smarty
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano XT
Shifter Pods Shimano XT
Handlebar FSA Carbon K-Force, 25 mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 Si, 31.8 mm
Grips Cannondale Morse Grip
Brakes Shimano XTR, 160/160 mm
Wheelset Mavic Crossmax ST UST
Tires Maxxis Rendez, 26 x 2.1" UST
Seat Fi'zi:k Gobi XM w/Kium rails
Seatpost Thomson Elite


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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