by Pablo's Feet
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I owned this one for a while - Gemini 2000 which had the Manitou forks too. It ain't an XC whippet, but it's perfectly ridable as a general purpose bike, but obviously with a balance in favour of gravity assisted trails. The build quality is top notch, one of Cannondales better bikes in my opinion - I never heard of any frame failures on these. Simple, oversized single pivot is reliable, and the frame as a whole is well over built. The fork is ok, bolt through, stiff, if a bit heavy.
If it's the kind of bike you're after, I can't think of much not to like
ps, if you go for your friends frame n fork, make sure you get the headset and stem too, as they might be hard to source elsewhere. And maybe front mech too, I think it needs e-type.
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