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Old September 29th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Mountain bikers???

Hey ya'all...I just picked up this...Cannondale Rush Land Rover Special Edition "LEFTY"

Brand new, never ridden....just wondering if perchance any other LR enthusiasts have one? Seems like a great bike.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 12:46 PM
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I don't have the LR special edition, but I do have a 10 year-old Lefty Jekyl. I've beat the bejeezus out of it on four Continents and it's still humming right along.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 01:26 PM
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I know Don rides quite a bit, probably a bit harder than most on D90
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Old September 29th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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I know Don rides quite a bit, probably a bit harder than most on D90
My wife thinks I ride too much, haha. I of course could ride every day and it wouldn't be enough. Dudes I ride with are younger and better than me so not sure how hard I ride but I try to keep up. Last year I got to ride with some really good guys (and girl!) as our local trails were finally dialed and word got out on them. What is pretty cool (and sorta Rover related) is the UK actually breeds some sick riders and they have a solid scene (at least in the DJ/freeride stuff I do).

Pretty cool bike Jonesey. That might be one of the last of the Cannondale made in the USA frames. I find the Leftys odd myself but a few guys I know that know their shit swear by them. For most use that bike will be fine. I would get a shorter stem, wider bars and bigger tires (2.5/2.3) but I am super picky on my setups.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Wasn't there one of those on eBay recently..??..I think it was under the bullshit bait and switch heading of camel trophy stuff...
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Old September 29th, 2014, 05:53 PM
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And you know because of your unending search for CT crap...yeah that was it though. For the price paid on a brand new cannondale like this it was sick to not buy it.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 06:08 PM
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Lol.. Yeah, I actually thought about buying it for a split second but I couldn't figure out how to put a 200tdi in it...the only thing I pedal is my wares.. or is that peddle..

------ Follow up post added September 29th, 2014 06:09 PM ------

And WE can ride 364 days a year down here...!!!!

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I would have bought it if it was a lee cougan...
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Old September 29th, 2014, 07:42 PM
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How old is that?

I mountain bike, but haven't since I moved to NYC. I did bring my mountain bike with me, I just need Jason or someone else to show me the trails! Richmond has an awesome trail system in the city that I really miss.

Here is my Niner...

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Old September 30th, 2014, 12:19 AM
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Used to, repeat used to ride 130 miles a week every week. Then I got married, promotion, kid, and now if I could ride 130 in a year I would be happy.

I'm not familiar with the Rover lefty but did ride a scalpel lefty that felt like a rocket ship. It had a very steep head angle and was almost too snappy on the steering input. I would be over the bars in a heart beat with that bike.

I've beat to crap a Motobecane 29er, Niner Rip 9, and now I ride a china carbon rigid 29er single speed. Currently I have a "Weeride" for my one year old on it but soon he'll be on his strider and I can put some more time in.
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Here's some pics of the carbon 29er.

If you ever are in the Danville area we have a hell of a trail system and some really good tour guides as well no matter what level you ride at. It's been two years since I've rode it but there has been a ton of work done since then and I believe it was ranked the top trail system in Virginia recently.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 11:14 PM
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How old is that?

I mountain bike, but haven't since I moved to NYC. I did bring my mountain bike with me, I just need Jason or someone else to show me the trails! Richmond has an awesome trail system in the city that I really miss.

Here is my Niner...
I'd be happy to show you around anytime you want to ride on the island. There's some pretty good riding pretty close to NYC
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Old October 1st, 2014, 08:16 AM
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I'd be happy to show you around anytime you want to ride on the island. There's some pretty good riding pretty close to NYC
Hopefully my bike will be out the shop this weekend and we can do a meetup ... I normally ride @stillwell
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Old October 1st, 2014, 09:00 AM
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How old is that?
It is a 2010 (he said) - has awesome components, hydraulic disc brakes, and is brand spanking new - I only paid $700 for it...after looking online at them and their equivalents blokes want $2K for them - so I figured it was too good to pass up.

I think the way he had it listed on eBay hurt him`- there were no other bids, unless you are like Shayne (or me :roll eyes ) and were looking at Camel Trophy stuff you would not have found it.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 12:18 PM
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Hopefully my bike will be out the shop this weekend and we can do a meetup ... I normally ride @stillwell
Sounds good to me!
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 10:42 AM
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Jonesy, I ride every weekend either in Reston or at Fountainhead in Fairfax Station...I typically make fun of lefty's but since you are a mate I won't beat on you too bad

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Old October 2nd, 2014, 11:00 AM
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yeah huffy! I know your predilection to EXPENSIVE bikes - which is why I never even thought to entertain asking your thoughts...that would have me in a $5,000 beast...like yours

At least mine says Land Rover on it - I wonder if it leaks?
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 02:34 PM
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post pics of the drive side and I can tell you if $700 was worth it!
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 02:39 PM
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BB7 brakes actually work pretty well for cable brakes and X7 isn't a bad group set...looks like your shock is on upside down though!
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man and I thought my 9 speed and 26" wheels were getting to be old school. Havent seen Magura brakes in decades.

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