Cannondale Reviews and News


Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Cross-country Bike

Gone are the days of one-trick-pony XC bikes. The modern cross-country machine is equally adept at climbing and descending. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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Bike Check: Jerome Clementz’s Cannondale Habit


Former EWS champion Jerome Clementz has recently been spotted aboard a new prototype Jekyll, but here’s what he rides when he’s not on the race course?

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Pro Bike Gallery: Jerome Clementz’s prototype Cannondale


Jerome Clementz could ride a donkey and still be faster than most of us. But give the Frenchman a new prototype bike and look out podium. Here’s a closer look at the yet-to-be-released bike that carried Clementz to third at the EWS in Aspen-Snowmass.

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Cannondale Bad Habit 27.5 Plus bike first look


Cannondale joined the Plus Bike party around December of last year with the Bad Habit 1 and Bad Habit 2 aluminum models. Now they have a carbon model called the the Bad Habit Carbon.

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Prototype Cannondale Jekyll spotted under Jerome Clementz


Cannondale mountain bikes have always marched to the beat of their own drum, but a new prototype spotted under EWS world champ Jerome Clementz is missing their proprietary Dyad pull shock.

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2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si 100mm XC race bike


Cannondale knows XC race bikes as they’ve produced some of the lightest, stiffest and fastest bikes in existence. But in this iteration, they put on the party hat to allow the bike to thrive in the most technical courses the World Cup XC circuit can dish out.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget


Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 2


Carbon hardtails for big and small budgets, go anywhere adventure bikes and yes, even full suspension. Check out these offerings from Pivot, Cannondale, RSD bikes, Fezzari, Salsa, Durango Bike Company and Surface 604.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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First Look: Cannondale’s 2016 Fat CAAD fat bike


Cannondale brings respected aluminum frame to the dirt side to produce a fun and nimble ride with the narrowest Q-factor of any fat bike on the market.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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Round up: Hot, new Plus mountain bikes for 2016


A look at some of the newest mountain bikes with Plus size tires from brands like Cannondale, Ellsworth, Foes, Fuji, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco and more.

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Video: Myles Rockwell’s 1998 and 2000 DH race bikes


From the beginning, downhill mountain bike racing has been an epicenter of technological development. In this pair of pro bike videos, we go back in time with Myles Rockwell, 2000 world downhill champion, and one of the most exciting racers of his time. Make sure you check out the brake rotors and “wood” derailleur.

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First Look: Cannondale Habit XC with an attitude


A look at the all new Cannondale Habit in carbon and alloy versions and a first ride impression. This bike stretches the definition of XC like no other.

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Pro Bike: Crystal Anthony’s Cannondale Scalpel 29


Trans-Sylvania Epic contender runs Shimano XTR 2×11 drivetrain and Stan’s NoTubes wheels on her 2015 model year full suspension race rig.

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How To: Top tips from Sho-Air/Cannondale XC racers


In part 2 of this series, riders reveal tips for winter training, racing in muddy conditions, and doing your first race.

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How To: Top tips from Sho-Air/Cannondale XC racers


In part 1 of this series, iders reveal tips on technical trail skill building, on-the-bike fueling, and their favorite (and least favorite) workouts.

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Pro Bike: Marco Fontana’s Cannondale F-Si Carbon Team


Lightweight racer of Italian national XC champ and Olympic bronze medalist spec’d with SRAM XX1 drivetrain, ENVE wheels, and Prologo saddle and grips.

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Interview: XC racing legend Tinker Juarez


At 54, Tinker Juarez has been racing bikes longer than many of his competitors have been alive. But that hasn’t dimmed the flame that is his insatiable competitive drive.

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Eurobike: 2015 Cannondale Trigger Carbon Team


Cannondale’s 2015 ‘Overmountain’ Trigger Carbon Team pimped with Lefty SuperMax/DYAD suspension and premium parts mix.

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Eurobike: 11 awesome pro race-ridden booth bikes


We take a look at the race-used bikes of Danny Hart, Nino Schurter, Peter Sagan and others on display at the trade show in Germany.

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Pro Interview: Marco Fontana – Cannondale Factory Racing Team


Check out our interview with friendly and flamboyant World Cup racer Marco Fontana of the Cannondale Factory Racing team – proving that XC racing isn’t just high posts and lycra.

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First Look: Cannondale 2015 F-Si 29 Carbon and Black Inc XTR Di2 version


Cannondale announced another brand new model for 2015. The F-Si 29 Carbon is a World Cup racer that will appeal to a broad group of performance oriented riders.

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Video: Exclusive look at Mark Weir’s crushed pelvis rehab routine


Exclusive video of Mark Weir’s amazing recovery regime that’s helping him bounce back from a crushed pelvis.

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First Look: Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Enduro bike


Like some, we were skeptics when it came to the new Jekyll and its proprietary technology. But come explore with us and understand how this bike comes together and why it’s worth considering for your next steed.

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First Look: New Cannondale Trigger 27.5 and SuperMax fork


Cannondale unveils 27.5-inch wheel Trigger trail bike with 140mm-travel Lefty SuperMax fork, and a new iteration of their adjustable FOX-built DYAD rear shock.

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News: Cannondale OverMountain Team To Race SuperMax Fork in EWS


We’ve tried a couple of Lefty forks this past winter and were left impressed. It is just uncanny how a light, single-legged fork can be so stiff laterally and precise steering-wise.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 2 has the good kind of split personality


The split personality Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2 has the climbing chops of a short-travel XC racer, but can rip descents like a true trail bike.

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Compare-O First Look: Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 2


The Trigger 29 Carbon 2 eschews traditional technology with a unique two-in-one shock and dual crown, single legged fork. Is Cannondale being different just for the sake of it? Or will this technology tame the trail?

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Video: Jerome Clementz and Ben Cruz on the New Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon


Watch this video of World Enduro Champion Jerome Clementz and teammate Ben Cruz rockin’ the Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon on some scenic, enduro trails in France.

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2014 Cannondale Trail 29er 7 and Tango Women’s 29er Mountain Bikes


From Cannondale’s Trail series of entry level bikes, the Trail 7 is a hardtail 29er that won’t break the bank. Also featured is the new women’s specific Tango 29er hardtail with optimized geometry and handling. Check them out.

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New Cannondale Rush and Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc


Here is a close-up look at two new Cannondale XC models for 2014 both featuring 100mm of travel. The Rush returns as an entry level 29er and the Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc represents the top of the line world class racer.

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Sho-Air MTB Team Set To Defy UCI Rule


Top U.S. race team plans to race Whiskey Off-Road despite UCI rule forbidding UCI license holders from competing in events not sanctioned by a national governing body.

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Profile: Enduro Star Jerome Clementz and His Cannondale Jekyll


Meet the world’s No. 1 enduro racer, see a detailed photo gallery of his bike, and find out why he quit racing downhill. Hint: It was boring.

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Pro Bike: Marco Fontana’s Cannondale F29 Hardtail


Last year’s 4th place finisher in the overall World Cup XC series is gunning to move onto the podium in 2013. To get there, the reigning Italian national champ will have the aid of the whip fast full-carbon Cannondale F29.

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Cannondale 2013 Factory MTB Team Part 2


Cannondale presented its eight-rider Factory Racing mountain bike team in Finale Ligure this week. Here’s a selection of photos from this Italian cycling paradise.

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Cannondale Introduces 2013 Factory MTB Team


Cannondale unveiled its eight-rider international mountain bike team in Finale Ligure, Italy, this week. Check out this behind the scenes look at the proceedings.

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Cannondale Jekyll Carbon – Over Mountain Bike


At the recent Bike Press Camp event, we talked to Cannondale’s Product Manager Murray Washburn about their updated “Over Mountain” bike, the Jekyll. What is “Over Mountain”? Well, according to Cannondale, it’s the more aggressive end of the All Mountain category. With the addition of the all new Cannondale Trigger appealing to the lower travel […]

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Cannondale 2013 Tango SL 29 and Althea


Lyriel from Cannondale shows us the highlights of the new Tango SL 29 and Althea women’s specific models for 2013

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Cannondale Trigger 1 and Trigger 2 OverMountain Trail Bikes Announced


The Cannondale Trigger is a brand new model that falls into their “OverMountain” category. Within this category they further break it out into Big-Mountain (represented by the 180/110mm Claymore), All-Mountain (150/90mm Jekyll) and Cross-Mountain represented here by the 120/70mm Trigger. The Trigger is aimed at the fast trail riders who have the fitness to hammer […]

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New MTB Videos from Mavic


Mavic has released a couple of cool videos featuring their team riders and their new wheels. Be sure to check out Fabien Barel’s video diary as he travels the world with new friends and new locations each month. Also, watch the new Mavic Crossmax29 wheels being tested, developed and raced on the World Cup Circuit […]

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2012 Cannondale Ryker Mountain Biking Helmet


Michael DeLeon shows us the new 2012 Cannondale Ryker mountain biking helmet. Cannondale Ryker Helmet Takes Cannondale’s approach to form, function, saftey, comfort and overall usage Dual density foam – impact is dispersed and redirected Cone shaped foam act as “crumple zones” and allow for added safety and protection Cones are in the front and […]

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Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler Team Up For BC Bike Race


Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler To Race BC Bike Race 2011 Vancouver B.C. – BC BIKE RACE welcomes the dynamic duo of Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler, Team WTB-Cannondale. They will be teaming up to compete in the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’, coming July 2-9. These two mountain bike phenoms are widely known for their long […]

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Cannondale and GT Named Official Bike Sponsors for Highland Mountain Bike Park


Cannondale and GT Named Official Bike Sponsors for Highland Mountain Bike Park Visitors to Enjoy More Benefits from the Brands and the Park in 2011 and 2012 Bethel, CT —Snow may be falling in parts of the US, but mountain bike enthusiasts will be hoping for an early thaw as Cannondale and GT have joined […]

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Cannondale Teams With Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association To Offer College Scholarships


Cannondale Teams With Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association To Offer College Scholarships The Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MiSCA) announces that Cannondale Bicycle Corporation will be donating resources to help fund college sponsorships for the winners of the 2011 MiSCA Varsity championship races.  MiSCA has tentatively scheduled five mountain bike races for the fall of 2011, with […]

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Cannondale Flash 29 – lightest 29er hardtail on the planet?


Doug Dalton from Cannondale sez…”the Cannondale Flash 29 is the lightest 29er hardtail on the planet!” True or false?? Tell us your thoughts (in the comments section below) on possible other light(er) carbon 29ers. Cannondale Flash 29 All New for 2011, Cannondale releases this carbon fiber big wheeled hardtail. (The full suspension 29er is in […]

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2011 Cannondale Jekyll photos! New! Video Added


From the Bike Press Camp in Deer Valley, UT. Cannondale is showing the new 2011 version of the Jekyll. Highlights include a 90-150 travel adjustment (Attitude Adjust), Fox Dyad RT2 Fox Shock, Si12 rear dropouts, and more. More specs and info to come.

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Cannondale and Bosch Partner on New Ebike System


New Business Field in the eMobility Arena: Bosch Building Electric Drives for eBikes Development Partner is Cannondale >>Innovative drive system with design freedom for bicycle manufacturers >>First public presentation at ”Eurobike“ 2010 >>High-precision response to rider’s desire for support: system includes drive unit, control unit, sensor concept, battery pack and control computer Bosch is entering […]

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Cannondale Factory Racing USA Strengthens Roster for Fontana


Coming off of another successful weekend of racing in California, Cannondale Factory Racing announces two additional signings just in time for this weekend’s U.S. Cup race in Fontana, California. CFR USA’s team riders Jeremiah Bishop and Tinker Juarez, fresh off of a dominating performance in last weekend’s Vision Quest, will be reinforced by rising cross […]

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New Cannondale RZ 120 and RZ 140


The ever popular Rize is now called the RZ. New for 2010 is the RZ 120 (120mm of rear travel) and the RZ 140. Why the name change? It was actually due to a trademark issue that involved another company outside of the bike biz (note: the change came very recently so you will hear […]

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