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Cannondale Habit

  • Model2017 Habit 5
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $3299
  • Model2017 Habit 6
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $2599

It really is hard to beat the versatility of a well-rounded trail bike. Sitting in between the superlight Scalpel F-Si race bike, and the long-travel Jekyll Enduro bike, the Habit aims to strike the ultimate balance between pedal efficiency, weight, and technical capability. And really, unless you’re racing, a trail bike like the Habit is the bike that most mountain bikers should be riding. It features a comfortable riding position that you can pedal around on all-day long, along with 120mm of smooth suspension travel and stable geometry that inspire confidence on a wide variety of terrain. Sure, the Jekyll will be a better choice for blasting black diamond trails and lift-assisted shenanigans, but if you see yourself as more of an ‘all rounder’, then the versatile Habit will likely offer much more appeal.

As one of the new models in the Cannondale line, the Habit brings fourth plenty of modern frame features and contemporary geometry to increase its technical capabilities off road. The Habit is built around 27.5” diameter wheels, with high volume 2.20” wide tyres that help to cushion you from the trail, while searching out any available traction. Cannondale has equipped the Habit with air-spring suspension, so all you need is a shock pump to setup the fork and shock to make it stiffer or smoother for different rider weights. The suspension design out back makes use of a pivot-less rear triangle, which is both simpler and lighter than a conventional setup. Combined with the 142x12mm thru-axle and laterally stiff chassis, the Habit offers precise and stable handling when flying over rocks and roots in the trail.

The Habit range kicks off with the Habit Alloy 6, which features a RockShox fork and a 2x10 Shimano drivetrain. Higher-end models are equipped with a BallisTec Carbon frame, and feature the Cannondale Lefty fork on the front. Want an even more capable bike? Then check out the Habit Carbon SE, which comes equipped with wider bars, more aggressive tyres and a beefy RockShox PIKE fork for added confidence in the rough stuff.




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At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSLX

  • Gear ratios2x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM X0

  • Gear ratios2x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame Habit 27.5, 120mm, SmartForm C1 Alloy, Carbon Link, BB30, Flat Mount Brake, Pivoting Der Hanger, 1.5 Si headtube
  • Fork RockShox Recon Gold RL Air, 120mm, tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite, Poploc Handlebar mounted remote

  • Wheels WTB STP i23
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance Folding 27.5x2.35 front, 2.25 rear

  • Shifters Shimano SLX, 2x11
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, 11-speed
  • Front Derailleur Shimano SLX 11-speed
  • Crank FSA Comet MegaExo 36/26 11-speed
  • Cassette SunRace 11-speed, 11-42
  • Chain KMC X11, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo

  • Saddle Cannondale Stage 3
  • Seatpost Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.6x350mm (S,M) 400mm (L,X)
  • Stem Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 5 deg.
  • Brakeset Shimano M447 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
  • Grips Cannondale Locking Grips
  • Frame Habit 27.5, 120mm, SmartForm C1 Alloy, Carbon Link, BB30, Flat Mount Brake, Pivoting Der Hanger, 1.5 Si headtube
  • Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL, Alloy Steerer, External Rebound and Lockout, Solo Air, 120mm

  • Wheels WTB STP i23
  • Tyres WTB Beeline Comp, DNA Compound 27x2.0"

  • Shifters SRAM X5 Trigger, 2x10
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur SRAM X5
  • Crank FSA Comet MegaExo 36/26 10-speed
  • Cassette SRAM PG1020, 11-36, 10-speed
  • Chain KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30 with Tange BSA adapter

  • Saddle Cannondale Stage 3
  • Seatpost Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.6x350mm (S,M) 400mm (L,X)
  • Stem Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 5 deg.
  • Brakeset Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
  • Grips Cannondale Locking Grips

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