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Jerome Clementz on the new Habit (photo: Cannondale)

Jerome Clementz on the new Habit (photo: Cannondale)

Cannondale has an all-new bike, the Habit. It’s a 120mm-travel full suspension rig with 27.5″ wheels. Numerous spec levels are available, from the entry-level aluminum Habit 6 ($1,950) to the no-expense-spared Habit Carbon Black Inc. That bike comes with a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain and ENVE wheels and will set you back $12,250.

photo: Cannondale

photo: Cannondale

The Habit looks to be a good “do it all” bike. 120mm of travel doesn’t sound like much, but when it’s paired with proper geometry and a solid parts spec, bikes in this category can be surprisingly capable. To that end, Cannondale went with a 68.5-degree head tube angle, a 74-degree seat tube, and good standover clearance on all sizes. Decently wide 760mm bars are spec’d across the entire range. Reach is a healthy 450mm for a size large frame. On paper, at least, it’s checking all the right boxes.

The habit has a simple suspension layout and uses engineered flex in the seat stays instead of pivots (photo: Cannondale)

The habit has a simple suspension layout and uses engineered flex in the seat stays instead of pivots (photo: Cannondale)

120-140mm travel bikes are the meat of the mountain bike market. These bikes will get used for everything from casual rides to XC races to enduro to backcountry riding. With the number of Habit models Cannondale is offering–3 aluminum, 3 carbon/aluminum, and 2 full carbon–it sounds like they expect it to be a high-volume seller for them.

The entry-level Habit 6 (photo: Cannondale)

The entry-level Habit 6 (photo: Cannondale)

The $4,480 Habit Carbon SE (photo: Cannondale)

The $4,480 Habit Carbon SE (photo: Cannondale)

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  • bwfoster

    Any of you throw a leg over one of these? I have an opportunity on a 2016 at a great price. Any thoughts?

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