Cannondale Bad Habit

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  • Model2017 Bad Habit 1
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $4499

Shortly after launching the new Habit trail bike, Cannondale released a pumped-up version called the Bad Habit. Equipped with the same 120mm suspension design and confidence-inspiring frame geometry, the Bad Habit simply added in 27.5 plus tyres to provide additional traction and comfort. Like the regular Habit, the Bad Habit is a versatile trail bike that places the emphasis on having fun. It’s not a lightweight race bike, and it’s not a big travel downhill bike. Instead, it sits somewhere in between, combining the pedal efficiency and lightweight of a cross-country bike, with the riding position and smooth suspension feel of a bigger travel bike. And when combined with the incredible grip provided by those huge 3.0” wide plus tyres, the Bad Habit offers fun and capability by the bucket load.

The Bad Habit shares many of the same design features with the regular Habit trail bike, including the 120mm travel suspension design and pivot-less rear triangle. However, to increase clearance for the 27.5 plus tyres, Cannondale has employed a wider 148x12mm thru-axle for the rear dropouts, along with an offset drivetrain that helps to push the chainring away from the frame. This has allowed for more clearance in the space between the main pivot and chainring, so the Bad Habit can still have short and snappy chain stays, whilst still squeezing in 3.0” tyres. Overall chassis rigidity remains paramount to the Bad Habit’s handling, with large alloy tubes tying together the beefy 1.5” head tube and the oversized BB30 bottom bracket. Along with the incredible Lefty fork up front, the Bad Habit offers agile and nimble handling so you can carve up your local trails with more speed and more precision.

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At a glance

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    Riding typeTrail

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    Drive trainSRAM X0

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    Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

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    Frame buildAlloy Pro


  • Frame Bad Habit 27 , 120mm, SmartForm C1 Alloy, Ai Offset, BB30, Flat Mount Brake, Pivoting Der Hanger, 1.5 Si headtube
  • Fork Lefty 2.0 Alloy OPI, 120mm, Isolated Damper Technology with Trail tune and updated controls, 55mm offset

  • Wheels WTB Scraper i45
  • Tyres WTB Bridger, 27.5x3.0, tubeless ready

  • Shifters SRAM GX, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, 11-speed
  • Crank Cannondale Si, Ai, BB30, SpideRing 30t
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11-speed
  • Chain SRAM PC-X1, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30

  • Saddle Cannondale Stage 3
  • Seatpost Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.6x350mm (S,M) 400mm (L,X)
  • Handlebar Cannondale C3 riser, Alloy, 4 degree upsweep, 9 degree backsweep, 760x15mm
  • Stem Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, 5 deg.
  • Brakeset Shimano Deore M615 hydraulic disc, 180/180mm
  • Grips Cannondale Dual Locking Grips


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