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2007 Carbon Rush to Serve Endurance Racers

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Cannondale's Carbon

Cannondale's Carbon (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale's Lefty

Cannondale's Lefty (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale's Lefty

Cannondale's Lefty (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale worked

Cannondale worked (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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The blue lever

The blue lever (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Turn the blue lever

Turn the blue lever (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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The rear derailleur

The rear derailleur (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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and out near

and out near (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale's own

Cannondale's own (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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The single red

The single red (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Integrated stem

Integrated stem (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Since customers

Since customers (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Avid Juicy Ultimate

Avid Juicy Ultimate (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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We tested the Rush

We tested the Rush (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale Mechanic Troy

Cannondale Mechanic Troy (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Tinker Juarez

Tinker Juarez (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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How many bikes

How many bikes (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale's Carbon Team Rush

Cannondale's Carbon Team Rush (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale's Lefty gives the Rush a distinctive appearance from the front

Cannondale's Lefty gives the Rush a distinctive appearance from the front (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale worked with Fox to develop the RP23 with customized shock performance.

Cannondale worked with Fox to develop the RP23 with customized shock performance. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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The blue lever activates the ProPedal(R) platform at any of three threshold levels.

The blue lever activates the ProPedal(R) platform at any of three threshold levels. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Turn the blue lever to lock out the Lefty or the red knob to adjust rebound. Note: the Garmin GPS-based computers on our test bikes are not stock equipment.

Turn the blue lever to lock out the Lefty or the red knob to adjust rebound. Note: the Garmin GPS-based computers on our test bikes are not stock equipment. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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The rear derailleur cable routes in through the alloy swingarm via the Hot Box...

The rear derailleur cable routes in through the alloy swingarm via the Hot Box... (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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and out near the derailleur itself. This cable routing reduces ghost shifting.

and out near the derailleur itself. This cable routing reduces ghost shifting. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale's own two piece Hollowgram cranks input power to the drivetrain.

Cannondale's own two piece Hollowgram cranks input power to the drivetrain. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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The single red brilliant red spoke and hub grace each front and rear Mavic Crossmax SLR wheel.

The single red brilliant red spoke and hub grace each front and rear Mavic Crossmax SLR wheel. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Integrated stem and steerer

Integrated stem and steerer (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Since customers often overtighten carbon seatpost bolts, Cannondale replaced the originally specified FSA carbon seatpost with a Thompson Elite Seatpost with Fi'zi:k Gobi Ti saddle.

Since customers often overtighten carbon seatpost bolts, Cannondale replaced the originally specified FSA carbon seatpost with a Thompson Elite Seatpost with Fi'zi:k Gobi Ti saddle. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Avid Juicy Ultimate brakes stop the Rush.

Avid Juicy Ultimate brakes stop the Rush. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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We tested the Rush along the Virgin River Rim trail near Brian Head Utah.

We tested the Rush along the Virgin River Rim trail near Brian Head Utah. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Cannondale Mechanic Troy shows how to ride the Rush on Gooseberry Mesa slick rock.

Cannondale Mechanic Troy shows how to ride the Rush on Gooseberry Mesa slick rock. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Tinker Juarez poses for the camera by Strawberry Point.

Tinker Juarez poses for the camera by Strawberry Point. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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How many bikes are launched with a special production of beer? Big Sky Brewing provided these custom-label "All Mountain Ale" samples in Aluminum cans.

How many bikes are launched with a special production of beer? Big Sky Brewing provided these custom-label "All Mountain Ale" samples in Aluminum cans. (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)

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