Cannondale Rize Carbon 2

2 Reviews for Rize Carbon 2

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 Lefty is the most responsive stiff fork on the market. Sram shifters and delrailers are great products. Would like better brakes and a remote seat post.
  • + 1
 Wicked bike!
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Cannondale Rize Carbon 2 (MSRP $4499.99) — 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 $4,500
Travel 130mm
Rear Shock FOX Float RP23
Fork Lefty Max Carbon w/Fox RLC, 130 mm
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Cassette SRAM PG-970, 11-34
Crankarms Shimano XT, 22/32/44
Bottom Bracket Shimano Hollowtech II
Pedals Crank Brothers Smarty
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-0
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano LX
Shifter Pods SRAM X-9 Trigger
Handlebar FSA XC-281AOS, 25 mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 Si, 31.8 mm
Grips Cannondale Morse Grip
Brakes Avid Juicy Carbon, 160/160 mm
Wheelset Mavic Crosstrail UST
Tires Maxxis Rendez, 26 x 2.1" UST
Seat Fi'zi:k Gobi XM w/MG rails
Seatpost FSA FR-270


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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