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New race HT - Cannondale F29 or Radon Black Sin 29 - OR???

sushi7474sushi7474 Posts: 15
edited June 2013 in MTB buying advice
Hello gentlemen,

until now, I have spent most of my time on a 26" FS Cube bike. Since I started participat on XC races more often, I would like to buy a race hardtail in 29" size, in the ~10kg range. Available budget is ~3.000 eur (preferably less)

Until now, I found two options:

Cannondale Flash 29 Carbon 3
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http://www.cannondale.com/2013/bikes/mountain/hardtail-29er/f-series-29er/f29-carbon-3

+ Lefty fork
+ widely available service support/ warranty

Radon Black Sin 29 (9.0)
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http://www.radon-bikes.de/xist4c/web/Black-Sin-29-9-0_id_22284_.htm

+ Like the design better
+ Better equipment
+ in-frame bowdens (is it an advantage ?)

I like the Radon better, mainly due to better equipment. What are your thoughts?
Any experience with any of the two bikes?

Thank you a lot
Roman
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