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Making the 2016 BikeExchange Top Bike Shortlist - the Cannondale Fsi Black Inc..
With one of Australia’s greatest ever sportsmen piloting a Cannondale to success back in the 90’s, it’s no surprise many of us have a secret love affair with their bikes. In recent times, there has been little reason to squash that guilty pleasure and as far as current Cross Country race bikes go, Cannondale’s FSi is right at the top of the tree.
There are so many things to like about this bike, we don’t even know where to start. The weight is getting into road bike territory, the Lefty fork still bends our minds and the stealthy black warpaint is just rad. With continued input from some of the coolest elite racers in the business, the team at Cannondale is continually trying to improve their established platform. The latest changes involve some geometry tweaks to slacken out the front end and shorten the chain stays, seemingly enhancing the bike’s nimble feel while improving the stability on rough terrain. Further upgrades include a larger diameter fork for improved stiffness and increased air volume.
If the improvements in the frame didn’t impress you, then surely the finishing details will. This Black Inc. model spares absolutely no expense and if ever there was a bike that had absolutely everything you could dream of from production, this is it. ENVE wheels and Shimano’s XTR Di2 are the final pieces of the puzzle on this lightweight rocket ship.
There is absolutely no way this bike could miss our top bike list, it’s simply stunning.