Cannondale's 29'er 5 is a big-wheeled hardtail primed for fast, fun adventures. The frame's aluminum tubes maximize stiffness and minimize weight so you climb quickly and easily, while the SPEED SAVE stays add just enough compliance and comfort to the rear end. And you'll roll over everything in your path with 29-inch Stan's wheels with Schwalbe knobbies. The Lefty fork leads the way and soaks up bumps with 90mm of travel and genuine Shimano disc brakes provide serious stopping power so you can ride on the line, not over it. Plus, the 20-speed Shimano drivetrain with an SLX rear derailleur offers a smooth, easy gear no matter what terrain you're conquering.
Cannondale's SPEED SAVE rear stays create a micro suspension system that allows the rear wheel to track the ground, improving comfort, control, traction and handling. This allows the bike to roll faster, accelerate better and corner harder without affecting pedaling efficiency.
BB30 is an oversize bottom bracket standard that boosts stiffness and decreases weight. BB30 bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into compatible frames, meaning there are no heavy external cups to thread in. And, BB30 cranksets feature 30mm-diameter spindles (standard spindles are smaller) for greater pedaling efficiency and increased power transfer.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Cannondale SmartFormed aluminum, BB30, 1.5-inch head tube|
|Fork||Cannondale Lefty PBR, 90mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Stan's ZTR Rapid|
|Hubs||Front: Formula Lefty SL, Rear: Shimano|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.1|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Cannondale Stage 3|