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2013 Cannondale Claymore 1 Bike (discontinued)

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2013 Cannondale Claymore 1
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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.


Product Cannondale Claymore 1 Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Trail, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details SmartFormed Alloy
Rear Travel
  • 180mm
  • 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+
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 SUNringlé Charger Pro, Tubeless Ready
Hubs SUNringlé Charger Pro
Spokes SUNringlé Charger Pro
Tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf Snakeskin Trailstar, 2.35" Tubeless Ready
Saddle Prologo Scratch X18
Seatpost RockShox Reverb, 385mm Height Adjustable
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors White
Weight N/A
Price $5,200
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