Cannondale Cross XR 7 Cyclocross Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Cyclocross Optimo Disc
  • Tires: Maxxis Raze Foldable, 700 x 35c
  • Crank: FSA Omega Compact, 36/46
  • Chain: Shimano 9-speed
  • Headset: FSA, Alloy integated, 16mm top cover

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spanky_88007 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2008

Strengths:    American made frame. The compact crank. I'm used to the triple on the roadie, but the 36/46 works great on the hills here. The tires. The Maxxis Raze tires on the bike have done great on loose surfaces, sand/gravel, hardpack, and they shed mud pretty good, IMHO. They fly down the pavement perty good, too. Oh yeah, the disc brakes(BB7s) do one hell of a job.

Weaknesses:    While I love the compact crankset, I really could have gone for a 50T big ring. Also, I've read a ton of bad things about the bottom bracket(FSA Megaexo) and it worries me a bit. The saddle. Unless I'm wearing my super duper chamois shorts, that thing hurts! The ghost clicks on the front shifter. It's made for a triple, and thus I've got to hit that puppy a couple of times for it to shift - just a small gripe.

Bottom Line:   
Review for the 2008 XR7. I've had this bike for 2 weeks/200 miles and it is FUN! I've done some of the singletrack around here and have also kept up with my buddies on their roadies during group rides. By far, this bicycle has been a positively great purchase, with only a few minor complaints that will no doubt be silenced as parts wear out and are replaced.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Anything over 20 miles

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Outdoor Adventures

Similar Products Used:   Nada

Bike Setup:   Frame Cyclocross Optimo Disc
Fork Fatty Ultra XR Disc
Rims Mach1 CFX, 32 hole
Hubs Cannondale Omega Disc
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires Maxxis Raze Foldable, 700 x 35c
Pedals Time ATAC Alium
Crank FSA Omega Compact, 36/46
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Rear Cogs Sram PG-950, 12-26
Bottom Bracket FSA, MegaExo
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Shifters Shimano SORA
Handlebars Control Tech Grande Compact
Stem Cannondale C4
Headset FSA, Alloy integated, 16mm top cover
Brakeset Avid BB7 Disc
Brakelevers Shimano Sora w/ Cannondale C-2 B-levers
Saddle San Marco Ponza
Seat Post Cannondale C2 Carbon-wrapped
Size 60cm

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating