Trail 29 4

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The affordable superbikes.

Some of the most critically acclaimed bikes we make, our Trail and Trail SL bikes are packed full of features trickled down from years racing on the World Cup. They are proof that a great riding, long lasting bike doesn’t need to break the bank. Available in both 26” and 29” wheel options, there’s a Trail for every rider.

TRAIL SL and TRAIL ARE:

  • Race-inspired technology and features derived directly from their more expensive siblings.
  • Lightweight and reliable.
  • Incredible performance. Remarkable price.

rider profile:

TRAIL bikes are for mountain bikers looking for an affordable upgrade or beginning riders looking for a first bike that’s a cut above.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • 1.5” HEAD TUBE on TRAIL SL
    As an upgrade over Trail, our Trail SL line gets a 1.5” head tube which increases front end stiffness for better steering and control.
  • SMOOTH WELDS
    Trademark double-pass smooth welds showcase Cannondale’s aluminum frame mastery. Since we don’t patch fill with putty and paint, our process eliminates the stress-risers and weak points found on traditionally welded frames, enabling us to build lighter, stronger frames everywhere in the line.
  • SAVE STAYS
    Optimized seat stay and chain stay shaping provides vertical compliance for a more comfortable ride with no loss in lateral rigidity.
  • 29’ER RACE GEOMETRY
    Like the F29, the Trail SL 29 and new Trail 29 have super short chainstays, a relatively low BB and steep head angle, which give them point-and-shoot handling and a lively feel, but with the stability and roll-over-anything ability of bigger wheels.
  • ALL NEW FRAME FOR TRAIL
    For 2014, the Trail gets a new lighter weight frame. In addition to a more refined look, it features a 27.2mm seat post for lighter weight and better trail vibration damping.

Frame

Trail 29, double-butted 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" head tube

Fork

SR Suntour XCR-RL-29, 100mm, remote lockout, 1-1/8"

Crank

Shimano M391, Octalink, 44/32/22

Bottom Bracket

Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink

Shifters

Shimano Alivio

Cog Set

Shimano HG20, 11-34, 9-speed

Chain

Shimano HG53, 9-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Alivio, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio

Rims

Alex DC 4.0, double wall, 32-hole

Hubs

Cannondale C4 Disc

Tires

Continental RACE KING 29X2.0

Pedals

Cannondale Platform

Brake

Cannondale Helix 6 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm

Handlebar

Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 20mm rise, 680mm

Stem

Cannondale C4, 31.8, 7 deg.

Headset

Tange Si

Brake Levers

Cannondale Helix 6

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 15g Black

Grips

Cannondale Dual-Density

Saddle

Cannondale Stage 3

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, 27.2x350MM (S,M) 400mm (L,X,J)

Rear Shock

N/A

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Trail 29 4
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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        2.0

        OK for the price

        By Jim B

        from Miami Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Comments about Trail 29 4:

              Cant complain too much about this bike except that it could use better pedals and Rockshox, but what do you expect for under $1000

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DEFINITELY NOT MY MONEYS WORTH

              By unhappy camper

              from Corona ny

              About Me Commuter

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                    Comments about Trail 29 4:

                    I bought this bike a few months ago because of the Cannondale name and reputation. But to my surprise this was no better than a department store bike. The front hub started making noise, I returned to dealer only for him tobtell me its normal wear and tear. Then a week later the chain breaks and once again I get the same run around. Unfortunately Cannondale does not want to hear from the consumer and will NOT return my many calls. I am going to roll this bike in front of a truck

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Utterly disappointed in bike and service

                    By Dave

                    from Melksham uk

                    About Me Commuter

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                          Comments about Trail 29 4:

                          Great looking bike.

                          Disgusting customer service if you have a problem.. In fact cannondale have not replied to my last 3 complaints.,

                          Explore a company who are interested in its riders.

                          Utterly disillusioned with cannondale and their lack of response or customer care.

                          I have bought 1 great looking cannondale but it will be my last.

                          Cannondale outlooks specialized but it's customer service is poor very poor.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Bike

                          By Kelvon Rider

                          from Rincón, PR

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                Comments about Trail 29 4:

                                Used for trail mountain biking, endurance and road biking. Super nice look (on white & green). Very solid bike. Perfect hydraulics brakes. The transmition doesn't fail gears like other brands & is a smooth shifting.

                                CONS:
                                Cannondales doesn't do a size fitment chart. The dealer recommended me to buy a small size even when I told them that I was medium size in other brands. The results: In road feels good but on trails is a little short bike. Once I step on pedals me knee almost touch the handlebar. Cannondale please do a chart.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome bike!

                                By Klubbsound

                                from Gurabo, PR

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                      Comments about Trail 29 4:

                                      Used for trail mountain biking and road biking
                                      PROS
                                      Very attractive design
                                      Excellent hydraulic brakes
                                      Improved components
                                      Handles very well
                                      price
                                      CONS
                                      need better pedals

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Good Choice!

                                      By Pnoy the great

                                      from Philippines

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                            Comments about Trail 29 4:

                                            I use it for training. Lightweight. Should have 1.5" headtube to look perfect!

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                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            No frills but does the job

                                            By Speedy

                                            from San Juan, Philippines

                                            About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about Trail 29 4:

                                                  Used for trail mountain biking, endurance and road biking
                                                  Attractive design
                                                  Improved components
                                                  Handles well
                                                  Durable

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Nice bike!

                                                  By bonobo

                                                  from Philippines

                                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                                        Comments about Trail 29 4:

                                                        Most preferred brand (built bikes) here in the Philippines.

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