Cannondale has taken the wraps off the latest edtion to its mountain bike line-up by introducing the all new Habit, a bike designed to give riders the freedom to take on just about any kind of trail they come across. Billed as having the performance of an all-mountain machine, as well as the speed of XC ride, this is a bike that Cannondale promises will put a smile on the face of experienced riders and newcomers alike.
Billed as being “agile and ultra-capable,” the Habit features a design that incorporates a new BallisTec frame, as well as new geometry, to give it better all-around performance on the trail. It has a suspension that offers 120mm of travel, and a Lefty carbon 120 mm fork to help maintain a comfortable ride and solid control across a wide variety of terrain types. It also comes equipped with 27.5″ wheels, which have become all of the rage lately, splitting the difference nicely between traditional 26″ bikes of the past, and the trendy 29″ models that were popular a few years ago.
Cannondale’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Scott Rittschof said “We wanted to create that perfect “sweet spot” bike – the bike that slots in between the light weight speed of XC bikes, and the fun and capability of all-mountain rigs.” He goes on to add “We created a bike to put smiles on the faces of both hard core riders and aspiring shredders alike.”
The bike features components from a host of top manufacturers, including an entire gear system and chain from Shimano, a rear shock and seatpost from RockShox, and an array of items developed inhouse at Cannondale as well. These options were chosen to give riders a bike that performs extremely well, at a starting price point that won’t break the bank.
The Habit will begin shipping soon, with eight models available for men, and two for women. Prices will range from $1849 – $11,499 depending on the specific bike and the components attached. Find out more, including deals on those components and videos of the bike in action, at the official Habit website.