Completely re-designed this year, the all-new Trail brings a level of performance and handling normally reserved for far more expensive machines. Its confident geometry, dialed spec and advanced frame technology make a difference you can feel from the first pedal stroke.
The Cannondale Trail features an all-new Fast Trail Geometry, with a longer top tube, lower head-tube, and slacker head angle – resulting in a semi upright body position strikes a great balance between comfort and performance, and much more stability on technical trail sections or fast descents.
CATEGORY: SPORT XC – Hardtail machines that offer a sporting ride across a broad range of terrain. A real step up from entry level performance, suitable for trail riding, commuting, off-road adventures or even your daily commute and a crack at XC racing. True all rounders.
We believe that the impressive new Cannondale Trail quite simply offers the best performance value on the mountain right now.
The design and geometry of the frame, technical features that you would normally expect to see only on higher price models, and the best alloy tube-set available on the market at this price point make the Trail suitable both for the beginner looking for a high quality first bike that they certainly won’t outgrow in a hurry, and the enthusiast looking for an exceptionally good value upgrade.
The new Cannondale Trail frame is constructed from lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy, and carries a Lifetime Guarantee from the undisputed masters of alloy. It features a modern, longer and slacker dirt tailored geometry, with clean and simple internal cable routing. Vibration damping SAVE rear stays add to the stability and comfort of the ride, while a tapered head tube delivers responsive and positive handling.
TOTAL CONTROL: Designed for short stems and wide handlebars to maximize control in rough terrain.
CONFIDENT HANDLING: Slack 68° head angle creates the stable, confident handling you need to rule the descents.
SHORT AND STIFF: Short chainstays give the Trail an agile, nimble feel and provide great traction on steep climbs.
KILLER SPEC: With Shimano hydraulic brakes throughout, reliable 2x drivetrains, great tyres and tubeless ready wheels on most models, Trails are ready to go with rock solid reliability.
RIGHT-SIZED WHEELS: Cannondale Trail bikes are designed with 27.5” on the smallest size and 29” wheels for the larger sizes to offer the best possible blend of fit, fast and fun for all riders.
‘‘THE TRAIL IS AN ENJOYABLE, CULTURED, LONG-DISTANCE CRUISER – ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING ITS PRICE TAG.’’ – BIKERADAR