An inspiring character that encourages riding across a full scope of off-road terrain is granted by the Cannondale Trail 8 Mountain Bike thanks to its blend of advanced design traits, materials and components.
The lightweight SmartForm C3 Alloy frame bestows an enthusiastic and energetic ride that is perfect for combatting the hills. This liveliness is complemented perfectly by the seatstays of this frame as they deliver control and smoothness via their SAVE tuned micro-suspension design format. Partnering the frame is the SR Suntour fork, and this uses its 100mm plush suspension to improve comfort and accuracy across irregular surfaces. The frameset is realised with a geometry that is perfectly balanced via shorter chainstays and a slacker head angle to deliver both nimbleness and stability.
Solid and dependable wheels are offered in different sizes depending on the size of the bike. Smaller 27.5″ wheels grant precision and control to smaller riders while 29″ wheels roll with extra impetus under larger riders.
A Shimano 8-speed cassette combines with a double chainring configuration to offer a vast sweep of ratios with which to attack any topography. Hydraulic disc brakes, also from Shimano, add powerful and modulated stopping power, even within the muckiest of trail conditions.
|Rider Height (cm)||137 – 157||154 – 162||162 – 172||170 – 182||182 – 190|
|Rider Height (inches)||4’6″ – 5’2″||5’1″ – 5’4″||5’4″ – 5’8″||5’7″ – 6’0″||6’0″ – 6’3″|
|Seat Tube (ctr-top)||345||400||440||480||520|
|Seat Tube (ctr-ctr)||–||–||–||–||–|
|Effective Top Tube||454||585||610||635||660|
|Actual Top Tube||523||561||587||609||634|
|Seat Angle (°)||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Head Tube Angle (°)||68||68||68.5||68.5||68.5|
|Head Tube Length||95||105||115||125||135|
All measurements in mm unless otherwise stated.