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Cannondale xs800 Headshok

Here it is! My goal was to go as American as possible, ended up being a bit of a trans atlantic mongrel.

Frame:
Cannondale XS800 (year 2000)

Fork/Headset:
Cannondale Headshok Ultra (1 inch of travel)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM CX1

Pedals:
Look Keo/Shimano M540

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Wolftooth 40t Narrow Wide, SRAM 11-36

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SRAM X9, SRAM Rival (right)/s900 (left)

Handlebars/Stem:
Cannondale 140mm stem, Deda RHM02

Saddle/Seatpost:
Thomson, Selle Italia Flite Titanium

Brakes:
Avid Shorty Ultimates

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Superstar Pave 28, CLEMENT MXP

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Superstar Pave 28, CLEMENT MXP

Accessories:
Superstar Titanium Skewers

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Finished_01
  4. RACE

Current Stage Info:

First race on it. Was 'Summer Cross' so hard and dry packed field where the headshok could really do its thing.

Added by aBlom. Last updated about 4 years ago.

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unbreakable

unbreakable says:

Awesome bike, i'm getting one this week and building something similar 1x11. What size is that frame?

Posted almost 2 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

If you ever plan on selling the frame hit me up. I need one of these in my life

Posted over 2 years ago

50voltphantom

50voltphantom says:

Is it possible to lock out the fork?

Posted over 2 years ago

mannequinforce

mannequinforce says:

Any updates or comments on how it rides?

Posted almost 3 years ago

Nehorknereburu

Nehorknereburu says:

cannondale cx rules!

When the fork is compressed, do ou feel a lost of break power? -if you've ever needed to brake the short instant the fork is compressed-

Posted about 4 years ago

aBlom

aBlom says:

no, the brake is tensioned below the headshok with the adapter so when it compressed the flex is taken in the upper casing so as to not loose any tension!

Posted almost 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

These old Cannondales are so rad. Especially with new components on them. Very nice bike!

Posted about 4 years ago

aBlom

aBlom says:

haha cheers man, your Caad4 is an absolute beaut!

Posted almost 4 years ago

domoericato

domoericato says:

This post provided the motivation to rebuild my 1999 XS800. It's a similar setup to this, just not nearly as high quality since I mostly used well-loved parts I had laying around. Check it out!

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/cannondal...

Posted about 4 years ago

aBlom

aBlom says:

Love it!

Posted about 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

This is just amazing

Posted over 4 years ago

xOMARx

xOMARx says:

wow

Posted over 4 years ago

iStone

iStone says:

Love love love this build! Looks like a blast to ride.

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

did you get inspiration from Tim Johnson's SuperX with Lefty fork?

Posted over 4 years ago

aBlom

aBlom says:

No, I'd love to see it tho if you've got a link!

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

http://bit.ly/1yyBcDp /// About halfway down the page, there's a few more pictures if you google 'SuperX Lefty'.

Posted over 4 years ago

aBlom

aBlom says:

Hadn't seen that but its freakin sweet, good shout. I was under the impression that the headshok had been banned by the UCI, be interesting to see how they respond to this if they put it into production

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

I don't think this will ever make it into production, if you're going as far as putting suspension and disc brakes on a CX bike you might as well race an actual mountain bike.

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

Not saying it's not going to be a blast to ride. :)

Posted over 4 years ago

knichelson

knichelson says:

Amazing to see this convo happened, and now cannondale is doing this http://www.bikerumor.com/2015/06/11/can...

Posted about 4 years ago

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