2011 Flash Carbon 26

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2011 Cannondale Flash Carbon 26

Weighing in at a crazy-light 950 grams, the Flash Carbon frame is the world’s lightest mountain frame AND has the best stiffness to weight ratio of any other frame in the industry. BallisTec carbon makes it more durable than most aluminum bikes, and also has more vertical compliance than the softest titanium frame. It is the best frame there is. Period.

One of the neat technologies developed on the Flash Carbon is the Continuous Carbon Construction. This technology has spread to the new SuperX cyclocross and CAAD10 road bikes as well, providing lightweight stiffness. SAVE technology in the rear triangle makes the Flash especially comfortable and improves traction/control.

 
Model Cannondale Flash Ultimate Cannondale Flash Hi-Mod 1 Cannondale Flash Carbon 4
Price $9000 $7000 $2600
Frame Flash BallisTec Hi-Mod Carbon Flash BallisTec Carbon
Fork Lefty Speed Carbon SL w/ XLR 100mm Lefty Speed Carbon SL w/ PBR 100mm Lefty Speed w/ PBR 100mm
Front Hub Cannondale Lefty SL Mavic CrossMax SLR Lefty Cannondale Lefty SL
Rear Hub DT Swiss 190 SRAM X-9
Spokes DT Swiss Aerospeed DT Swiss Competition
Rim DT Swiss XCR 1.2 Custom Mavic XM317
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1 Front, Schwalbe Furious Fred Rear 2.0 Schwalbe Racing Ralph PaceStar 2.1 Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.1
Crank Cannondale Hollowgram SL w/ XX chainrings FSA K-Force 386 BB30 SRAM S1400 BB30
BB Cannondale BB30 FSA BB30 SRAM BB30
Chain KMC X10SL 10-speed Shimano M980 KMC X10SL 10-speed
Cassette SRAM XX Shimano XTR 11-36 10-speed Shimano 10-speed
Front Derailleur SRAM XX Shimano XTR SRAM X-7
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX Shimano XTR SRAM X-9 Carbon
Shifters SRAM XX Shimano XTR 10-speed SRAM X-7
Handlebar FSA K-Force flat FSA SL-K flat Cannondale C2
Stem Cannondale OPI Adjustable Cannondale C2
Headset Headshock
Brakes SRAM XX 160/140mm Magura Marta SL Carbon 160/140mm Avid Elixir R 160/140mm
Saddle Fizik Antares carbon Fizik Tundra2 Prologo X10 STN
Seatpost Flash Carbon w/ SAVE Cannondale C1
Sizes S, M, L, X
Colors Team Replica Magnesium White w/ Black Race Red w/ White
Weight 16.5 pounds 18.9 pounds 22.3 pounds

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