Cannodale monterra neo 3

kbass24emtp

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Dec 27, 2019
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St. Louis
Unfortunatly there are not a lot of Cannondale riders on here. I have the older model Moterra Neo 3 and really like it. I just bought the Moterra Neo Carbon 1 LT. That price is cheaper than advertised in the USA. $6750 on Cannondal's site. Looks to be a good spec.
 
I'm riding an older Moterra Neo Carbon. I really enjoy this bike, light carbon frame, great geometry, top notch specs, powerful bosch cx motor, and I hope to keep it for a while (no need to look for newer models). Actually, I noticed that Cannondale has been releasing newer models with lower specs but has kept the price tag high, so the overall price/quality ratio is taking a hit in my opinion.
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Darkdoodl

New Member
Jun 17, 2023
5
2
Lake Worth, FL
I have a Carbon 2 which is a very similar build spec of the 3. It's a great all around bike but in my opinion it feels nose heavy on jumps which is really odd to me. Other than that it climbs great and descends well.
 

Pablo8

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Sep 24, 2023
18
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PNW
I just bought a Neo 3, alloy, small, new, on sale $4500US

I think for a relatively heavy bike it handles GREAT (I also have a 29" Carbon stumpy). Maybe because I never rode a mullet before. I don't really plan on thrashing the bike, but it's a keeper.
 
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Pablo8

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Sep 24, 2023
18
18
PNW
I need to swap seats around. My 65 yo arse got real sore yesterday.

Ima nab this off the stumpy:
Put this on the stumpy :
Which I already have plus two "real" seats
 

Spiff

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Feb 27, 2019
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Earth
Last Black Friday I bought a 2023 Moterra Neo 3 XL, Price Tag 5999€, normally sold at 4799€, on Sale at 3699€, which is a very good price.

Some of the components are low spec (RS Yari, Brakes Shimano BR-M420) but it was no problem for me because I already have a Fox 36 Factory Grip 2 and Magura MT7, and I was planning to fit them. Routing the MT7 brake hose through the frame was time consuming but not too difficult.

I like the riding, although it is heavier than my older bike, but the XL size is heavier.

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Pablo8

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Sep 24, 2023
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18
PNW
Last Black Friday I bought a 2023 Moterra Neo 3 XL, Tag price 5999€, normally sold at 4799€, on Sale at 3699€, which is a very good price.

Some of the components are low spec (RS Yari, Brakes Shimano BR-M420) but it was no problem for me because I already have a Fox 36 Factory Grip 2 and Magura MT7, and I was planning to fit them. Roting the MT7 brake hose through the frame was time consuming but not too difficult.

I like the riding, although it is heavier than my older bike, but the XL size is heavier.

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Came with Fox suspension (forks?) . WOW very nice.

$4000 US. SUWEEEET!!
 

Timslo

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Mar 17, 2024
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St louis
I just bought a Neo 3, alloy, small, new, on sale $4500US

I think for a relatively heavy bike it handles GREAT (I also have a 29" Carbon stumpy). Maybe because I never rode a mullet before. I don't really plan on thrashing the bike, but it's a keeper.
What’s the weight on these?
 

fa1321tx

New Member
Apr 2, 2024
22
17
Magnolia, TX
I just ordered one of these for $3900 from my local shop. I could not find many reviews on it but it seems well equipped for the price. The Rockshox Yari was my only reservation but there are several good reviews on it on YouTube. An odd thing about this one is in the frame description:
18mm two-bolt kickstand mount, integrated rear rack mounts
The manual also shows a picture of it with the rear rack mounted on it which looks pretty funny.
I called Cannodale and they do not offer a kickstand for the bike so not sure if that description is accurate. And I do not see any holes on frame in the photos for a kickstand. They said the screws in the top frame were for mounting a bag on it.
Nobody had a Neo 3 in my area to see in person. I ended up ordering the deep teal color. Honestly the green frame posted above looks tough I think I would have gone that route instead.
 

Pablo8

New Member
Sep 24, 2023
18
18
PNW
I just ordered one of these for $3900 from my local shop. I could not find many reviews on it but it seems well equipped for the price. The Rockshox Yari was my only reservation but there are several good reviews on it on YouTube. An odd thing about this one is in the frame description:
18mm two-bolt kickstand mount, integrated rear rack mounts
The manual also shows a picture of it with the rear rack mounted on it which looks pretty funny.
I called Cannodale and they do not offer a kickstand for the bike so not sure if that description is accurate. And I do not see any holes on frame in the photos for a kickstand. They said the screws in the top frame were for mounting a bag on it.
Nobody had a Neo 3 in my area to see in person. I ended up ordering the deep teal color. Honestly the green frame posted above looks tough I think I would have gone that route instead.
There is no Kickstand mount on mine. I think that's just some bad lingo one of their web people cut and pasted incorrectly.
 

Spiff

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Feb 27, 2019
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There is no Kickstand mount on mine. I think that's just some bad lingo one of their web people cut and pasted incorrectly.
I bought also the Moterra Neo 3, but I "transplanted" some components, donor was my previous bike, components are: Fork Fox 36 Factory Grip2, brakes Magura MT7. I also bought wheels DT Swiss 1700HX (Not yet mounted), and shock Fox Float X Factory from ebay USA. Now, it is perfect.

And yes, it has two drills for the kickstand

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Pablo8

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Sep 24, 2023
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I'm idiot - yes mine has those two holes, but they seem kind of puny for a kickstand??
 

Tgianco

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May 2, 2024
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14
Folsom, CA
The deep teal looks better in person. I was regretting not picking green till they rolled it out. These things are NICE!!!

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how are you liking this bike? I test rode it at one of my LBS the other day (medium) but wasn't blown away (selling at $3,999 at my LBS). I am hoping to test ride the small (5'6") as I've noticed that, even though my height is border between small/ medium, I like how I sit (arms length, most likely) on the smaller frame. We'll see, but I'd love to hear what you like/ dislike so far. TIA.
 

fa1321tx

New Member
Apr 2, 2024
22
17
Magnolia, TX
how are you liking this bike? I test rode it at one of my LBS the other day (medium) but wasn't blown away (selling at $3,999 at my LBS). I am hoping to test ride the small (5'6") as I've noticed that, even though my height is border between small/ medium, I like how I sit (arms length, most likely) on the smaller frame. We'll see, but I'd love to hear what you like/ dislike so far. TIA.
I love the bike brother! My only dislike if you wan to call it that is I am not completely in love the deep teal color and wish I had gotten green. Other than that it is Bad A$$ do not even regret the color. The Bosch power is amazing the battery life is more than you can possibly ride at my fitness level. If you test rode it on concrete and not on the trails you just will not get it. The difference is HUGE!! I rode my around the neighborhood when I first got it and was thinking hmmm I spent 4k on this WTF... First trip out on the trails I was so happy with it!! I can ride much much more and have plenty of energy when something fun comes along I want to hit aggressively. I do not think you can get a better equipped bike for the money. Definitely do not judge it by its performance on the concrete it's a MTB. Hope that helps hit me up if you have more questions.
 
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Tgianco

New Member
May 2, 2024
16
14
Folsom, CA
I love the bike brother! My only dislike if you wan to call it that is I am not completely in love the deep teal color and wish I had gotten green. Other than that it is Bad A$$ do not even regret the color. The Bosch power is amazing the battery life is more than you can possibly ride at my fitness level. If you test rode it on concrete and not on the trails you just will not get it. The difference is HUGE!! I rode my around the neighborhood when I first got it and was thinking hmmm I spent 4k on this WTF... First trip out on the trails I was so happy with it!! I can ride much much more and have plenty of energy when something fun comes along I want to hit aggressively. I do not think you can get a better equipped bike for the money. Definitely do not judge it by its performance on the concrete it's a MTB. Hope that helps hit me up if you have more questions.
Love to hear it. I may have more questions, but this is the bike that my gut is telling to get.
 

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