Trail SL 29 1

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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 & 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 SL 29, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1.5" head tube

Fork

RockShox Recon Gold TK 29, 100mm, Solo Air, remote lockout, rebound, 1.5"

Crank

Shimano M552, 42/32/24

Bottom Bracket

Shimano SM-BB51

Shifters

Shimano Deore

Cog Set

Shimano Deore, 11-36, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT Shadow

Rims

Alex DC3.0 29, double wall w/eyelet, 32-hole

Hubs

Shimano RM66, center lock

Tires

WTB NineLine, 29x2.0"

Pedals

Cannondale Platform

Brake

Shimano M505 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 flat, 6061 double-butted alloy, 700mm

Stem

Cannondale C4, 1.5", 31.8, 7 deg.

Headset

Tange Custom 1.5"

Brake Levers

Shimano M505

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 15g Black

Grips

Cannondale Locking Grips

Saddle

Cannondale Stage 3

Seat Post

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

Rear Shock

N/A