Cannondale 2015 Launch

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on August 03, 2014 (0 Comments)
Qwerty Cycles visited the Cannondale UK Headquarters to see whats new for next year, including the new FSI and Synapse Disc.  Click here to read more.


New Cannondale F-Si Replaces the F series Carbon Frames

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on May 30, 2014 (0 Comments)

New Cannondale F-Si


Cannondale has unveiled the new F-SI. It is a model intended for racing and XC trail riding, the successor of Flash 29er.  The name is easily explained: F is for Flash, while Si is System Integration. Designed by German engineer Peter Denk. Through integrated solutions related to the original frame, fork, seatpost, crankset and stem,  Cannondale has created a "new"  29" wheel, very light and yet extremely stiff and strong. The stated purpose by Denk, who had never been a big fan of diameter 29", was to combine the agility of the 26" traction and stability of the 29". At the end of the project, the same Denk said he believes that it is the only format for the hardtail wheels that makes sense in 29 inches.


Cannondale, keeping in mind the modern XC World Cup tracks, often technical and steep, wanted to create a faster bike, especially downhill, and at the same time for fast uphill sprint, but with a lot of traction.


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Steering angle: 69.5 °, fork offset from 55mm (previously 45mm). The offset has been changed to increase the stability in the fast and make it similar to that of a 26 ".

Lefty 2.0

To do this the Lefty has been changed, which presents a new structure more rigid oversized, is more sensitive to small bumps, has a larger air chamber in order to avoid the sinking on steep or braking, and has a flow of Oil optimized for a better response to the impacts on medium-high speed. The adjustment of the rebound has a wider range, while the compression at low speed remains unchanged.


At the structural level, the space between the mounting yokes now varies depending on the size of the frame.  Also the hub is a new design, it is wider to increase the tension and stiffness wheel.




The new seat post is called Save 2, it's 50 grams lighter than its predecessor and offers a 20% greater flexibility. Its damping curve (if you can call it that) is more linear. The Bend in the post gives an offset to the saddle in tune with the geometry of the bike.




As per tradition with Cannondale, the frame is in ballistic carbon fiber, used for its rigidity and impact resistance, the frame also has Cannondale Speed ​​Save stays. Frame Weight size M: 1.022 grams

Rear Triangle

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The new frame has some of the shortest Stays on the 29" market, at 429mm.

1) Asymetrical rear triangle with 6mm offset. The hub centre is moved 6mm to the right, and as a result the tension of the spokes and their length is identical, so the camber of the wheel is symmetrical. Giving a wheel which is 11% more rigid.

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2) Crank 6mm moved to the right with a new Hollowgram spider with 6mm offset. On this spider can be mounted both single  as the SRAM XX1,or double front derailleur.

This means that the rider's weight is more centred on the rear wheel giving the most traction, and at the same time it is easier to lift the front wheel and the bike is agile.

 The F-SI has the QR because it is faster when changing wheel



The range

These are the 4 models of F-SI that you will find on the market as of September 2014. Warning that prices are indicative and not the list!


The F-29 Carbon Black Edition (Di2): € 9.999 
on the new Shimano Di2!


The F-29 Carbon Team: € 6.999


The F-29 Carbon 1: € 5.299


The F-29 Carbon 2 € 4.499


With thanks to 


Scalpel 29er Cable Routing Tidy up.

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on April 18, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Scalpel 29er is really great bike however why Cannondale did not spend another 30mins more design time on the cable routing is mystery to us at Qwerty Cycles. If you want to run all of the cables out of the way, down the down tube there is now a Cannondale kit that allows you to do this. Click Here



Shimano XTR 11 speed: First Look

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on April 11, 2014 (0 Comments)

Cannondale Owners Club - Annual Ride

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on March 30, 2014 (0 Comments)

Hi All,

Only one week to go before the Qwerty Cycles Cannondale Riders ride. The trails at Afanare riding really well at the moment, we even saw a little bit of dust under the trees on our reconnaissance ride on Friday Morning! (Honest)

Cannondale UK will be providing the 2014 Test Bikes for the day, they are being very secretive about what they are bringing. We are assured that they will have a selection of the top end 29” bikes including the Scalpel, Trigger and Flash. Never know the new 27.5” Trigger may show up???

Some need to know information, we will be at Afan Forest park (SA13 3HG) from 9am, then head out on to the trails at 10am. The plan is to do the new “Penhydd” trail (14Km 550m climbs) pop back to the carpark/café for a bite to eat and drink then head out on either the“Y Wal” (23km 650m climbs) or the W2 (44km 975m climbs) if you fancy a bit of a challenge.

There are a number of easier options in the valley, if you just fancied a pootle, the new “Rookie” and the “Blue Scar” might be a better choice.

Please note which ever loop you choose, a member of the Qwerty Team will be following up the rear to make sure you get around ok.


Key points:

  • Test bikes are first come first served on the day.
  • No helmet no ride.
  • Bring passport or credit card as deposit for bike testing.
  • Tea, Coffee, cake and biscuits will be provided by Qwerty, but the very well stocked visitor centre is always close at hand for further food after the ride.
  • Parking for the day is £1
  • There is camping at the Afan Visitor centre at £4 per person. Showers and Toilets at the main car park
  • If you fancy a shower after the ride Qwerty Cycles will supply you with a shower token.
  • Qwerty Cycles will have some special offers on the day. (Sorry cash only due to no Wifi!)

If you require any further information, please feel free to send us a mail 

Keep up to date with any last minute changes on our facebook page 



Cannondale Owners Club - Annual Ride

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on February 10, 2014 (0 Comments)

As you know, Qwerty Cycles are dedicated to all things Cannondale, so we are really excited to announce that we will be holding the UK’s first Cannondale Riders Club ride in conjunction with Cannondale UK.  On Sunday 6th April we will be heading to the beautiful Welsh valleys to test ride some of the latest MTBs Cannondale offer and reminisce over designs of yesteryear. Is a Raven or a Rush  faster than a Scalpel 29er? You decide.  

Our goal for the day is to get as many Cannondale riders out on the trail as we can, but if you have a friend/relative who does not ride a Dale please feel free to invite them along too.

We will be at Afan Forest park (SA13 3HG) from 9am, then head out on to the trails at 10am.  There will be a couple of groups heading out, one on to the “Penhydd ”and also the soon to be opened “Blade” trail. J I’m sure some of us will be heading out for a second loop after a bite to eat in the afternoon if you so desire.

Qwerty will be bringing along a selection of the latest Cannondale Specific spares but if you need any other spares on the day Ben at the Afan Bike Shed will be more than happy to help out. Ben also runs MTB tours of the Brecon and Afan area so if you fancy making a long weekend of it drop him a line.  

If you are interested in coming to the UKs first Cannondale Riders Club Ride drop us a mail so we can plan how many cakes and tea bags to pack. For anyone who wishes to test ride any of the bikes, we would need a passport or bank card. (preferably yours) ;-) to leave as a security on the day.   We will send out and another mail before the event, but to keep up to date checkout our Facebook page or checkout our Blog on 





Muc-Off Products now used by Team Sky Cycling!

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on January 11, 2014 (0 Comments)
Yep. Muc-Off is the official Bicycle Care Supplier to Team Sky! We've already been working with.......Read More


Cannondale 2014 Product Launch Manchester Velodrome.

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on August 11, 2013 (0 Comments)

Qwerty Cycles has been up to Manchester Velodrome today to see the latest offerings from Cannondale. Some highlights were the New Synapse road bike, along with the death of the SuperSix model now completely replaced by the Evo!! Also the great new range of Cannondale Kids bikes. To see all of the pictures from today pop over to out FaceBook page. 


Cannondale 2014

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on July 07, 2013 (0 Comments)

Fancy a sneaky look at some of the 2014 Cannondale Scalpel and Rush bikes.


Mountain Mayhem 2013 Gatcombe Park

Posted by Qwerty Cycles on May 26, 2013 (0 Comments)

This years Mountain Mayhem at Gatcombe Park is only 3 weeks away. The guys at Singletrackworld have been lucky enough to preview the track. 

  • 8 Mile lap
  • Lots of technical descents and climbs
  • Gorgeous park to ride through that you won’t ever get the chance to ride outside of this event.
  • Pro teams will probably be lapping in 40 minutes with average teams taking about an hour.

Both Qwerty Cycles and Singletrack magazine will be at the event handing out freebies so keep an eye out for us.