TRAIL 7

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msrp  $ 550

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Frame

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

Fork

SR Suntour XCT-V4-DS, 100mm, coil spring, 1-1/8"

Crank

Sr Suntour CW13-NEX-T102-PB, 42/34/24

Bottom Bracket

Tange Seiki LN-3912

Shifters

Shimano FD-TX50, 34.9 clamp

Cog Set

Shimano HG20-7, 12-32, 7-speed

Chain

KMC Z-51

Front Derailleur

Shimano FD-TX50, 34.9 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Altus

Rims

Weinmann DC5.0, double wall, 32 hole

Hubs

Cannondale C4, front and rear

Tires

Kenda Kadre, 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", 25.4, 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 7
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Handles well (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Great bike for the beginner!

    By Jon Jon

    from Waco, TX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

          Just started taking up Mountain Bike riding and was looking for the bike that was affordable and light weight. Took bike out for a demo on the Cameron Park trails here in Central Texas and it was a great ride. Handled the trails a lot better than any other bikes that I have demoed. Definitely would recommend for the beginning mountain bike rider.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Value for money mtr bike

          By jerrie06

          from Manila, Philippines

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                I normally bike during weekends on road and sometimes on trail with friends. This bike weighs lighter and runs smooth especially when I upgraded most of its parts. I'm really satisfied with the value for money with this bike :)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                flawless frame

                By Emil Garcia

                from Imus Cavite, Philippines

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                      This bike is so smooth for this entry level feature. I love the overall look but the gear shift seems to be not efficient.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Bought a second one for my son.

                      By Jim and Zeke

                      from Gallup, NM

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

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                            Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                            New single track mountain trails were developed a few years ago in the Cibola National Forest here in northern New Mexico. The trails range from easy trails though the Ponderosa Pines to aggressive slick rock. I wanted a bike with disk brakes that was reasonably priced. I took a chance on the Trail 7 and love it! It is comfortable on the easy trails, confident and easy to control when blasting down the slickrock, and has been totally reliable. My son rode it and was so impressed we went back to bike shop and purchased a Trail 7 for him. He rides hard and his Trail 7 takes all the punishment he can give it. Great bikes. No need to spend thousands. If you are in New Mexico, please check out our mountain trails just off I40 a few miles east of Gallup. You will not be disappointed.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            AMAZING Bike

                            By LP

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                  Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                  This bike is an incredible deal for all you get! It is tough and rugged on the trails...yet great for a regular ride also! The frame is lightweight and aside from being a well built,great performing bike...it looks great too!!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great bike

                                  By TAT

                                  from Houston, Tx

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Reviewer

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                                        Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                        I use my bike mainly for recreation and exercise. It is my first bike and I love it. Very stylish, great suspension, smooth ride.
                                        The only slightly bad thing is the uncomfortable seat, but you get used to it after riding a few times

                                        Overall great bike, would recommend to anyone wanting to get into cycling

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        WOW

                                        By Easyrider

                                        from Stallings NC

                                        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 7:

                                          I just bought this bike Friday I shopped for months online in stores this by far is best bike I could find. I rode it a little this weekend and I was very impressed with it. I will report back in a few months after I put some miles on it.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          The bike is lightweight

                                          By Vince

                                          from Manila, Philippines

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Head Turning Bike
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Mountain Biking

                                            Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                            The bike is actually nice,it is lightweight especially when i made some modification.I can say.. i compare it in some expensive bike now.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great bike for the price.

                                            By Cody

                                            from Jacksonville, FL

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Handles Well
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Mountain Biking

                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                              Good looking bike, handles well and is a sure win for a bike this affordable. Handles trails real nicely but like some of the other reviewers said...the handlebars are abit wide...not a big complaint. Recommended.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Best for Beginner

                                              By a.k.a Zyzord

                                              from Philippines

                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Best For Beginner Like Me
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Durable
                                              • Handles Well

                                              Cons

                                              • Its Ok

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Mountain Biking
                                              • Road Biking

                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                              i love cannondale

                                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              best in its class

                                              By daniel silver

                                              from sao paulo brasil

                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Best Frame No Grosse Emen
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Poor Handle Bar

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Casual
                                              • Mountain Biking

                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                              i changed the handle bar to a nicer one... the rest its pretty good

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              best for the money

                                              By dann

                                              from sao paulo brasil

                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Best Frame
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Handle Bar

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Mountain Biking

                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                              the bike is very atractive and uses shimano which i personally prefer to sram, for the same price you can get specialized hard rock disc, giant revel 1, or the entry level scott, all the bikes are very similar, its only a matter of looks and frames to consider once the components are pretty much the same... i tought the specialized large frame was the smalest of them..., the handle bar i like the giant best so i bought mine cdale and bought a new handle bar, .. im very glad with the bike and i would definetly recomendo to a friend, plus the frame has the best look if you look to other bikes you ll see the conections a little bit grosse ... sorry about my english , my name in dann and im from brazil

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Ideal Trail Bike

                                              By MTB Ray

                                              from Dallas Tx

                                              About Me Avid Cyclist

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Durable
                                              • Handles Well
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Light weight
                                              • Smooth Ride

                                              Cons

                                              • Derailers Function Poorly

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Beginner Trails
                                              • Commutingcity

                                              Comments about cannondale TRAIL 7:

                                              We recently moved to a major metropolitan city and our bikes was still packed up. So I bought a 2013 Cannondale Trail 7 (26" wheels). The bike is smooth and handles the city commute nicely. It does really well on light beginner trails but comes up short on slightly aggressive trails. The main issues is the forward chainring derailer. It acts like $5 part dropping the chain every chance it gets or binding up. I have had my local shop try adjusting it to no avail. I don't really shift the forward gears either. So I installed an aftermarket Chain Guide which seems o have corrected or at least helps with the issue.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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