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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:39 pm 
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Here is my Dale Caffiene F4

Heard from a Dale rep these are rare now as only a few were brought over to the uk market.
Bought this from my lbs new as the original customer purchased this from the states.
When it arrived the frame was smaller than he thought. So he traded in for a model that was in the shop.

Soon as I seen I bought straight away as these are nice and used to own the F700 variant.

Pic of standard.
Not the best of spec
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So the upgrades commence..
Full bike was stripped heli taped even though the whole frame is mint anyway.
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And now

Frame: Cannondale Caffiene

Forks: Fatty 80mm

Bars: Carbon Raceface sl
Stem: Standard Ti bolts
Stem lever new type cannondale

Grips: Spesh Ultralight xc foam

Front Brake Avid Elixir cr carbon lever version ti bolts
Front disc: 160mm Kcnc Razor with light weight pad pins
Rear Disc: 160mm Kcnc Razor
Hoses: Superstar white hoses 4mm with alu red connectors
Rotor bolts: Ashima alu bolts in black

Shifters: Sram Xo 9sp match makers ti bolts
Cables: Shimano Sp41 outers in red
Inners : kcnc Teflon red
Ferrules: Kcnc in black
Front Mech: Shimano Xtr
Rear Mech: Sram XO with full carbon cage
Jockey wheels: Kcnc

Saddle: Fizik Nisene
Seat Post: Carbon Raceface sl shipped from the USA
Seat Post Clamp: Token

Cranks: Shimano XTR FC m970
Chainring(s) as above
Chainring bolts Kcnc
Chain: Kmc sl
Cassette: Shimano XT

Pedals: Welgo flats cnc 218 grams
Bottom Bracket: Hope ceramic

Front Wheel: Superstar Evo with sapim cx spokes red nipples,
Back Wheel: Superstar superlegga Trizoid, sapim spokes cx red nipples
Quick release: Superstar ti carbon

Tube: Stans tubless
Tires: Scwalbe Furious Fred's
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Weight:19.66lbs


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 Post subject: Re: All Caffiened out..
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:09 pm 
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nice Paul! now know what you meant re the stem
Rick


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Looking into a Thomson, unless anyone else can recommend me an alternative.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:30 am 
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Very posh. Looks great. Very light too.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:58 pm 
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there is a nice red/white coloured theme going on here and some pretty decent spec. components.

you know you can change the angle of the brake hoses on the avid callipers? just undo the banjo bolt enough so that the banjo itself can be rotated, then nip it up - no need to bleed unless you really undo it a lot.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Sweet baby Jeebus...

That's my idea of the perfect 'Dale hardtail right there. Wow 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:49 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
there is a nice red/white coloured theme going on here and some pretty decent spec. components.

you know you can change the angle of the brake hoses on the avid callipers? just undo the banjo bolt enough so that the banjo itself can be rotated, then nip it up - no need to bleed unless you really undo it a lot.



Thanks for the info didn't know that. As for the spec it's getting there if it wasn't for the motor season again proper petrol head, the spec would be at least XX


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
Sweet baby Jeebus...

That's my idea of the perfect 'Dale hardtail right there. Wow 8)



Cheers it's defo getting there done 27 miles last nite defo capable to say the least.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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Thats a very tasty selection of kit you have on there and under the 20lbs barrier for a fully geared, disk braked, front suss is no mean feat - nice ! 8)
Out of interest how do you rate the KCNC rotors ? I was looking to replace my Avid G3's on my Scalpel and maybe also the Zelos with something lighter and these do look good weight but there really isn't much braking surface to speak of.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Cheers Trek_y

My mate has te new Scott 29er carbon put him to shame the other night.

As for the rotors I've had Hope floating Ashima and now the Kcnc razors for weight stopping power is good, however I only do Xc and aint used to the full ability yet beding in the new kevlar pads so couldn't realy comment as yet to there full stopping power.

As you know kcnc produce good quality stuff, tbh weight was the deciding factor. :)


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