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2013 Cannondale Claymore 1 Bike

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
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    “Claymore Slays It”

    The Good: Super stabile and responsive. The most versatile bike I have ever ridden. Goes up great...down even better.

    The Bad: A pretty heavy rig. Wish they offered a carbon version.

    Overall Review:

    Great bike. A great option for those who ride aggressively and want one bike tosatisfy an all mountain assault.  Go's up the steeps and bulldozes down the other side...taking drops like a dual crown. Pretty amazing.

    “Cannondale Claymore wins top honors!”

    The Good: Great angles, low BB, versitile, low mass, leightweight, stiffness, 1.5" steer tube and fork. Great if not possibly the best, when it comes to its catergorie... Overmountain, Park, Freeride, HD All Mtn, DH. You will see this bike out there with dual crown forks, this chassis is truly built to shred. My rig is 32.8 lbs with Fox 36 180mm, XO, Iodines and Reverb. It would be the same with a high end Boxxer... lose the dropper post for DH and I'm sitting on a sub 32 lbs dual crown rig! Remarkable!

    The Bad: Umm... Love the 1.5" headtube... do not like the propeirty headset diameter... all headset pieces for different fork steer tubes must come from Cannondale. Not compatible with aftermarket headsets.

    Overall Review: This bike is wicked... shred sled for sure. If you like to pedal to your drop-ins and don't really want to comprimise anything on the DH, give the Claymore a long look. When the Dyad is in the Elevate postion, not only does it climb like a 110mm bike, it also jumps like one too. So if you find yourself at a jump set with your Claymore... pop it in Elevate and have some fun. One of the only rear air shocks that feels like a coil (Fox Dyad). This rear shock moves massive amounts of fluid therefor runs cool for predictable and durable suspension performance. I didn't knock off any points for the headset, because really the parts are available and you can put any fork in this frame. Try a demo from your local bike shop and let the bike sell itself to you. I know it will.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
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    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Trail, Freeride
    Sizes and Geometry

    S / 15.6", M / 16.9", L / 18.5", XL / 20.1" View Geometry

    Size S / 15.6" M / 16.9" L / 18.5" XL / 20.1"
    Top Tube Length 21.6 22.9 24.1 25.3
    Head Tube Angle 66.5°/65.5° 67°/66° 67°/66° 67°/66°
    Head Tube Length 4.5 5.1 5.5 5.9
    Seat Tube Angle 73° 72.6° 72.1° 71.8°
    Seat Tube Length 15.6 16.9 18.5 20.1
    Bottom Bracket Height 14.1/13.6 14.1/13.6 14.1/13.6 14.1/13.6
    Chainstay Length 17 17 17 17
    Wheelbase 43.7 44.6 45.6 46.7
    Standover 29/28.6 29.8/29.3 30.8/30.3 31.8/31.3
    Frame Material SmartFormed Alloy
    Rear Travel 180/110mm
    Rear Shock Fox DYAD RT2
    Fork Fox 36 Talas R, Performance, 20mm QR Thru Axle, 1.5"
    Fork Travel 180mm
    Head Tube Diameter Diablo 1.5" SI
    Headset Tange Seiki 1.5", SI Angular Contact
    Handlebar Cannondale C2 Alloy, 740mm x 15mm Rise
    Stem FSA Gravity Lite, 1.5", 31.8mm
    Grips Cannondale Dual Locking
    Brakes Shimano XT Trail, 203mm/180mm
    Brake Levers
    Shifters Shimano XT, ISPEC Mount
    Front Derailleur Sram X7, Direct Mount
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow+
    ISCG Tabs ISCG03
    Chainguide MRP 2X Guide
    Cranks Sram S1400
    Chainrings 36/22 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Sram BB30
    Pedals N/A
    Chain KMC X10SL
    Cassette Sram PG-1070, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
    Rims Sun Ringle Charger Pro, Tubeless Ready
    Hubs Sun Ringle Charger Pro
    Spokes Sun Ringle Charger Pro
    Tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf Snakeskin Trailstar, 2.35" Tubeless Ready
    Saddle Prologo Scratch X18
    Seatpost RockShox Reverb, 385mm Height Adjustable
    Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors White


    Price $5200.00
    More Info Cannondale website
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