TRAIL 6

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msrp  $ 650

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Frame

Trail, double butted 6061 alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8” headtube

Fork

SR Suntour XCT-100-26, 100mm, coil spring, 1-1/8"

Crank

Shimano, FC-M131, 42/34/24

Bottom Bracket

Tange Seiki LN-3912

Shifters

Shimano FD-M190, 34.9 clamp

Cog Set

SunRace M56, 11-32, 8-speed

Chain

KMC Z-72

Front Derailleur

Shimano FD-M190, 34.9 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Altus

Rims

Alex DC4.5, double wall, 32 hole

Hubs

Cannondale C4, front and rear

Tires

Kenda Small Block 8, 26x2.1"

Pedals

FPD Platform

Brake

Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160/160mm

Handlebar

Cannondale C4, 660x30 mm, 6061 alloy

Stem

Cannondale C4, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7 degree

Headset

Tange Seiki ER2 Slim Stack

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 14g

Grips

CANNONDALE DUAL-DENSITY GRIP

Saddle

Cannondale Stage 3

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, 31.6x350mm (S, M) 400mm (L,X,J)

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cannondaleTRAIL 6
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Handles well (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (10)
    • Road biking (7)
    • Commuting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15), Yes (4)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great bike in its class!

    By cmlacson

    from Antipolo, Philippines

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

          I use my bike everyday for a 30-min stride and ride during weekends. Handling is great, frame size (s) fits perfect for me. I used to own a GT but honestly Trail 6 is the bike that fits me perfectly. Downside only is the drivetrain mix, it could have been better if it was a set series, even just Alivio for example.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          An incredible bargain even at full price

          By Papa Weeley

          from California

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                I was looking for a good quality, affordable hardtail to get back into mt. biking, and pared my list down to 4 different makes, in the $600-$900 (MSRP) range, based on equipment, etc. - two 29ers and two 26". All it took was one ride on this one to make the final decision; it was no contest. Great handling, light enough for this $$ range, and very "flickable", even for this middle-aged re-entry rider. I still can't keep the grin off my face every time I take it out. The incredible deal I got on it at my LBS made for probably my best buy on a bike ever. I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to any casual rider of any skill level - a great bargain on a well-made, fun-to-ride bike!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                A great first/starter

                By Isaac

                from Waverly, VA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                      Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                      I did a lot of looking around before purchasing, this bike had all the bang... and my wallet isn't empty. The components are decent and will last, the front derailleur can be a little odd at times, but it works fine, (only part I'd upgrade right off). This bike handles anything from easy, flat trails, to the lesser of the insane trails. This bike is simply amazing, do not look elsewhere... get it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Bankable bike

                      By papus

                      from philippines

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

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                            Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                            i am a 300+lb-rider, for more than a yr, i never experienced any flaws or havent changed a component except the pedals, now ive lost some weight and enjoyed it even more...planning to change the fork this year...

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome Bike!

                            By Jimmy

                            from Southeast Michigan

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                  Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                  I got this bike about 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. I'm pretty tall so I got the jumbo frame and it is awesome. This is my first real mountain bike, I just started getting into it. It is a really great entry level bike, the other one I was looking at was the Trek Wahoo, I'm glad I got this. I highly recommend it.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  A Nice Machine

                                  By Spinny McWheelies

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Commuter

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                                        Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                        This is my second cannondale bike, but the first one I've bought with a suspension. I was skeptical that the suspension wouldn't be worth the extra frame weight, but hitting a few curbs on the test ride convinced me it would be worth it.

                                        I needed something that would serve as a commuter but would still be versatile enough to hit some off road trails. This is it.

                                        This bike has an excellent build and hardware, and that nice light & springy feel you get from aluminum frames.

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                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        GREAT BIKE

                                        By controlman 1966

                                        from Loganville, Georgia

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                              I went to my local bike shop and was looking at another mountain bike and the guy at the shop reconmended this one and he was right. For the money this a great entry level bike. I have taken it off road several times and love it, the 29 inch wheels are great they will roll over just about anything. look foward to alot more trail riding with it.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              sweetest bicycle yet

                                              By POP Gunn

                                              from Martinsburg, WV

                                              About Me Commuter

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                                                    Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                    i commute 110 miles a week back and to work. i carry app: 30lbs on my back. the Trail Six was so light and easy to peddle up and down the hills i didn't feel that weight. i just do not know why i didn't get it earlier. Joel Gunn

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                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Bike!

                                                    By JARR

                                                    from Patillas, Puerto Rico

                                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                    • Comfortable
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Handles Well
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Commuting
                                                      • Mountain Biking

                                                      Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                      Just great bike for entry levels.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Worth the price tag

                                                      By zeus

                                                      from Zagreb, Croatia

                                                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                      • Handles Well
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • HARD SEAT
                                                      • Loud Hub
                                                      • Poor Components

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Commuting
                                                      • Mountain Biking
                                                      • Road Biking

                                                      Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                      I am an avid cyclist. I push my bike as hard as it will go, and some. I can't afford top of the line and i do the best i can with what i got.
                                                      I see a lot of people posting that this bike is heavy. This bike is 14 kg. My last bike; Trek 3700 with V-brakes and 80mm (XCT) front suspension was 14,5kg. This bike is not heavy. This bike feels heavy when u lift it. It doesn't feel heavy when u ride it. So when u see someone posting that this bike is heavy, trust me, he is wrong.
                                                      These are the best tires for a trail bike. They will do good on the road and light trails. This is what they are marketing the bike for anyway.
                                                      The components are on the cheap side. For its price range there should be a better suspension and a rear derailleur. On the other hand you are getting a awesome frame and a light bike.
                                                      Now to get to some specific problems that aren't really a deal beaker. Handle grips are not kind to the hands. They probably make a lot of sense if you are wearing gloves. The seat is just to hard. The hub is loud. I can compare the sound with a cheap joytech hub.

                                                      There is no perfect bike out there. But this is a solid frame work to build on. Well worth the cash if you ask me.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • Yes
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Easy Ride

                                                      By Lawyering Paul

                                                      from Manila

                                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                      • Comfortable
                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Great Components
                                                      • Handles Well
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Endurance
                                                        • Mountain Biking
                                                        • Road Biking

                                                        Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                        I am a noobs in mountain bikes but using this bike makes me feel like a pro. it is very easy and smooth to use. It gives me an effortless feeling.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No
                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Great Bike

                                                        By dcalle

                                                        from medellin col

                                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive Design
                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Handles Well

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Heavy

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Commuting
                                                        • Mountain Biking
                                                        • Road Biking

                                                        Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                        Great Bike, this it's the first cannondale bike that i own and i am very happy with it, the frame it's just plain beatiful and the components are ok for the price.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

                                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Simplity at it's finest

                                                        By Cycaholic

                                                        from Tondo, Manila, Philippines

                                                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Good Geometry
                                                        • Light weight
                                                        • Simplicity At Its Finest
                                                        • Smooth Handling
                                                        • Stable On Rough Road

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Not So Good Componenents

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Commuting
                                                        • Mountain Biking

                                                        Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                        As an entry level by far the best bike of it's class. I love the Silver black and a shade of moss green with the Large Frame. A cost efficient hard tail 29er Simple but stylish and it perefectly fits my bike personality.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • Yes

                                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Nothing beats the "first bike".

                                                        By Arjay

                                                        from Paranaque, Manila

                                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive Design
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Great Components
                                                        • Handles Well
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Commuting
                                                          • Mountain Biking
                                                          • Road Biking

                                                          Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                          Did a lot of research before getting mine. And found that this bike is "the one". I totally fell in love with it. Great value for money. This kind of bike shouldn't be this cheap. Simply the best. Nice job Cannondale. Looking forward on getting my next Cannondale anytime soon. ^_^

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Best bike I've ever owned!

                                                          By Zachattack

                                                          from St Pete florida

                                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Smooth Ride

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Camping
                                                            • Off Road

                                                            Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                            Love the disc brakes and grips. The frame looks amazing!

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • Yes
                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            A very nice ride indeed!

                                                            By Noobikermonbernardino

                                                            from Manila, Philippines

                                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                            Verified Reviewer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Attractive Design
                                                            • Comfortable
                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Great Components
                                                            • Handles Well
                                                            • Lightweight

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Mountain Biking
                                                              • Road Biking

                                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                              I got mine yesterday and used it this morning and all i can say is that,this is one hella good bike, worth all the money spent on it! and i would definitely recommend it to all of friends! I am very certain that i have made the best decision in buying my trail 6! one of the best decision i've ever made so far!

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No
                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Excelent bike

                                                              By Chocochuck

                                                              from México City, MX

                                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Attractive Design
                                                              • Comfortable
                                                              • Handles Well

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Mountain Biking
                                                                • Road Biking

                                                                Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                                Excelent bike, I just have it for two days and I´m loving it

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No

                                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                4.0

                                                                Nice Bike

                                                                By Flyingtolow

                                                                from Palm Coast FL

                                                                About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attractive Design
                                                                • Built Well
                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Great Riding Position
                                                                • Handles Well
                                                                • Lightweight

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Commuting
                                                                  • Mountain Biking
                                                                  • Road Biking

                                                                  Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                                  Excellent Bike for the Money, the frame is built well and light for a the type of bike it is. Brakes are strong and over all a smooth ride. 29in wheels really go over everything. I was extremely surprised how fast the tire are. Easy is to keep the bike at speed and I'm a Avid Cyclist who has been riding a R600 CAAD4 about 12 miles, 4 times a week. I have not done any hard core trail riding but I have no fear this bike will take allot of abuse and give years of service. The only real complaint is the front fork seems like it just has a spring not in oil or gas. Kinda feels out of place with frame of the bike being so excellent. Though as the miles roll on the front fork seems to get better overtime.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No

                                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  First Cannondale

                                                                  By first_ryder

                                                                  from Indianapolis,IN

                                                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                                  • Comfortable
                                                                  • Durable
                                                                  • Great Components
                                                                  • Handles Well
                                                                  • Lightweight

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Mountain Biking

                                                                    Comments about cannondale TRAIL 6:

                                                                    This is my first "real" mountain bike. I am pretty heavy and just starting out. This bike rides smooth and is very easy to turn and ride. I will buy another Cannondale when I become more experienced!

                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No

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