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post #31 of 40

Ya i find the rockshox deluxe very good shock, very responsive and i think its way better then the stock fox but if i was you i would buy it asap.


Tthey still have one left and its 100 (299-310 when new), when it sells out... its gone! and the 6" is very hard to find so don't miss out .. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockshox-Deluxe-Coil-rear-shock-w-rebound-adjust-6-x-1-25-NEW-Rare-/181209586414?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a30eedaee

post #32 of 40

^^^ curious  have you tired any fork/shock made in like the past 5 years ......


nothing that old is that responsive.

post #33 of 40

I was kind of wondering the same. I used to have a Bianchi Super-G with a Super Deluxe on it. I owned 3 of the shocks so I could have two in transit t/from RS for rebuilds and avoid downtime. With luck I'd have one on the bike, one in my tool box and one in the mail.

post #34 of 40
Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post

^^^ curious  have you tired any fork/shock made in like the past 15 years ......


nothing that old is that responsive.



post #35 of 40

nothing to do with trying here, it's just there is no 6" shock out there, other then maybe one more some where on the moon but this one is 6", $80 to 100, fits well and very good. thats the point.


And yes i did try few on other bikes and yes they are more responsive but cost 3x more and easy to find as the size is normal

post #36 of 40

Realize it's not the most current thread and it's kinda evolved a bit from the original post, but figured I'd add my "vintage" Super-V comments as well.  Long time Cannondale snob and lusted after the Super-V ever since I saw the first one at the LBS.


Quick flash back to 1992, college student, limited resources, but one of my roommates and long time friends along with myself figured it was time to get serious about MTB riding.  He scooped up a real nice Giant ATX (with the cool marblized paint scheme), but I had my mind set on a Cannondale.  After some searching, found a good deal on the last '92 metallic blue M700 around and brought it home.  Over the years upgraded to a Manitou-4 fork, seat upgrades, etc.  Held on to that beauty for circa 2009 and got the itch for a road bike, didn't have a lot of spare funds and sold off the M700 to offset the road bike costs.  Serious sellers remorse immediately, should never have sold her.  Been trying to buy it back with little success ever since.


Anyway, my cousin had bought a very nice '99 or '00 SuperV-500 and immediately upgrade to a CDale Downhill fork and the lightweight banana swing arm (which he still has to this day, even though Cannondal re-called them and most people took them back).  To say I was jealous is an understatement.  But no way a SuperV was in my budget.  Couple years later I had a co-worker that bought a SuperV-700sx (on my advice) and I pestered him for several years to sell it to me.  One day he finally relented and it's in my posession now (and will never leave!).


Currently it's not used as much off-road as I would prefer, but it does get used quite a bit in general running errands and rides with the kids.  Looking at adding a rear disc setup soon and possibly re-gearing it as well.  As tempting as a modern 29er would be, no way I'll ever sell this beauty just to fund a different bike, learned my lesson well from my M700 fiasco.


Great to see so many SuperV's getting used, refurbished, and taken care of.



post #37 of 40

sorry guys I am just not getting the appeal of these bikes.


The look busy and have extreme steep , long chainstay geometery, and being cannondale the thing had obselete proprietary parts when it left the showroom like most cannondales.


considering stuff like this already existed in 1999




and honestly stuff like this is way better looking(and probably better riding) then anything from that era.


so not trying to flame here, but as someone who started riding in 2003 whats the appeal of these monocog frames, with proprietary parts?

post #38 of 40

As the saying goes..."if I have to explain it, you just wouldn't understand"....:beercheer:



It's like comparing some new 4 cylinder riced out econobox on steroids to a '69 Boss 429, they both might have 500 HP, but I'd take the '69 any day.  It's the same reason I bought a '72 XS-650 instead of a '12 Triumph, they're both parallel twin engined motorcycles & that's where the similarities end.  It's the same reason I still have my bootleg VHS Star Wars tape from 1977 and refuse to buy the "remade" DVD version.  Some things are just better the way they used to be.


I get way more compliments & interest on my Super-V than any of my riding buddies ever do with their new Treks, Felts, Fishers, etc.  The Lefty fork alone draws people to it.  And as far as components go, I've never once not been able to modify any of my Cannondale's over the years.  Killer-V, Super-V, Raven, et al will remain classics forever in the cycling communities.  They got it right from the beginning and still make for great rides to this day.

post #39 of 40

here's a pic of my m700 that i sadly parted with:


post #40 of 40

I am currently restoring my super V500, how did you mount disc brakes on the rear swing arm? Did you have to upgrade the art or use some sort of adapter?

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