Cannondale has always had a knack for doing things different with components like the Lefty Fork, DYAD shock and Hollowgram cranks to name a few. But with the new Jekyll, they went with conventional category leader components and many folks are taking notice.
They’ve always taken their own path designing their own components with little regard towards convention, popularity and looks. But that course eliminates a big chunk of the customer base as well as many folks won’t consider buying a bike with a Lefty fork or proprietary rear shock. The majority of buyers who are not Cannondale loyal fans want a bike that’s upgradable and configurable with third party component suppliers.
Cannondale heard the pleas and created what looks like a very marketable and attractive bike. Many have taken notice and have put their Enduro bike purchase on hold until they’ve had a good look at the new Cannondale Jekyll.
The model on the video is the Jekyll 2 which gets a BallisTec carbon front triangle with SmartForm alloy rear end. A Fox Float 36 / Float X Performance Elite suspension, WTB Frequency Team i29 wheels, SRAM Eagle XO1 group with same Descendant carbon cranks and Guide RS brakes rounds out the key components.
Price is $5,999.
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