Snowbound and Dreaming: Cannondale RZ One Twenty 3

I’m snowbound and dreaming of endless ribbons of singletrack with white-knuckle descents. My new test bike is a 2010 Cannondale RZ One Twenty 3, and as luck would have it, the east coast is buried under a couple feet of snow – and more on the way. So I’ll whet your appetite (and mine) with a rundown of the interesting features and a few snow photos.

The RZ One Twenty lineup features four versions (numbered 1 through 4) and are booked as “marathon” or “ultra endurance” trail bikes. All have 120mm of travel front and back.

Some of the more interesting specs include the 6061 T-6 Aluminum hydroformed front triangle, 3-D forged double butted seat tube with integrated bottom bracket and lower pivot. The RZ One Twenty 1 and 2 have the BB30 Si bottom bracket, models 3 and 4 do not. This one has bonus stickers.

Providing the squish up front is a Lefty Ultra and in back is a Rock Shox Monarch 3.3. Sounds like fun. I wouldn’t know…not yet anyway. I’ll keep you posted.

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