What We Have Noticed: Cannondale, Focus, Jamis ...

Today we noticed a few mid-priced cross-country, marathon, XTERRA bikes. Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er, Focus Raven Expert, Jamis Dakar XCR Race, Giant Anthem X2, Trek Fuel EX 9 and Lynskey Performance Ridgeline 29.

Cannondale Flash Carbon 29’ER 2

What: Cannondale’s Flash Carbon 29’ER is a carbon 29er as the name suggests and offers the unique Cannondale Lefty fork among other niceties. The Flash and the Scalpel are quickly becoming favorites among the XTERRA crowd.
Sizes: M, L, XL
Color: Jetblack
MSRP: $3,499
Website: www.cannondale.com

Focus Raven Expert

What: The German Focus brand is now available in the United States and quickly grabbing some fans. The Focus Raven Expert is a light and stiff hardtail.
Sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Color: White - Carbon
MSRP: $3,300
Website: www.focus-bikes.com

Jamis Dakar XCR Race

What: The Jamis Dakar XCR Race features triple-butted lightweight Kinesium tubing and 100mm of travel front and back.
Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19, 21”
Color: Copper - Pear White
MSRP: $3,275
Website: www.jamisbikes.com

Giant Anthem X2

What: Giant’s Anthem X2 offers 100mm of travel courtesy of the MAESTRO suspension system and is crafted from ALUXX-SL aluminum.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Color: Blue
MSRP: $2,850
Website: www.giant-bicycles.com

Trek Fuel EX 9

What: The Trek Fuel EX 9 is a bit more moderate priced versus the recently featured Top Fuel but certainly has everything you want to be competitive ion the trails.
Sizes: 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5"
Color: Sepia
MSRP: $3,359.99
Website: www.trekbikes.com

Lynskey Ridgeline 29

What: The Lynskey Ridgeline 29er is a titanium hardtail that you can build up under $3,500 and makes a very fine XTERRA machine.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Color: Satin titanium
MSRP: $1,599
Website: www.lynskeyperformance.com