Flash forward

The Cannondale Taurine was already one of the fastest xc race bike on the market. Stiff, light, explosive and efficient yet stable at speed and not a body beater either. I miss riding one sometimes. But for 2010, Cannondale thought it was time to step things up and drop weight down.

Introducing the new Flash. Lighter, much lighter and the shaping of the rear end and it's seatpost will make the tough choice of picking a race fs or hardtail lean toward the lighter one. With top specs including Sram's XX and some custom bits by DT Swiss and Schwalbe, the 26" wheeled bike weighs 7.5kg, that's 16.5lbs! There is also a 29" version on it's way that should hover around 18.75lbs but with heavier parts and a lower price tag. With some obligatory upgrades many cyclists love to do anyway, it has the potential to be the lightest 29er bike.

Did I say I have a Scalpel for sale already?

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