- Premium SmartForm C2 Alloy frame / RockShox Reba RL 100mm fork, remote lockout
- SRAM NX/SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain / Shimano MT400 hydro disc brakes
- Integrated connectivity with Cannondale App
Where it thrives
Low-impact trails, gravel roads, leisurely ride
What it's built for
New-school handling and mountain-ready components result in a modern, confidence-inspiring experience at a level where you might otherwise be expecting compromises. This is what fun looks like.
We build award-winning frame know-how into all our new mountain bikes – blending attention to detail with light weight and modern handling creating a lively, stiff, and most of all, fun bike.
The SL is built for speed, efficiency, and agility – with lighter Schwalbe XC-focused 2.25” tires, zero-rise stem, a 100mm travel fork, and the upright attitude of a singletrack slayer.
All-new progressive frame design blends the latest Trail-ready geometry with dropped seatstays for improved ride quality and a leaner look. Longer, lower, lighter, and altogether more fun.
An integrated wheel sensor helps track your activity (like speed, distance and calories burned), registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App.
A convenient mount on the stem will securely hold any SP-Connect compatible smartphone case, creating a dashboard display for speed, mileage and more with the Cannondale App.
SmartForm C2 Alloy
Aluminum construction that’s a cut above. High-performance tube shapes, extensive weight-saving butting, and seamless double-pass welds deliver a ride unlike anything in its class.
The standard for top-end mountain bikes. Light and stiff, it's designed for the the 1-1/2" to 1-1/8" tapered steerer tubes found on the best suspension forks.
Delivers a smoother, more controlled ride thanks to strategically engineered flex zones built into the frame's rear triangle.
Enabled by Boost spacing, Trail's short chainstays position the rear wheel optimally for climbing traction and agile handling.
A slack 68° head angle creates exceptionally stable handling so that you can charge the descents with confidence.
All Trail SL sizes come with 29" wheels to deliver the best blend of fit, fast and fun for every rider.
StraightShot Internal Cable Routing
For an integrated look and easy maintenance, the shift and dropper post cables route cleanly through the StraightShot window in the down tube, while the rear brake line is secured outside the frame.
Comes with a sleek, hidden mount that makes it easy to add a kickstand for around-town convenience.
Wheel SensorCannondale Wheel Sensor
Bottom BracketTruvativ Power Spline
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CrankSRAM SX Eagle, 30T
Rear CogsSRAM SX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
ForkRockShox Reba RL, 100mm, Solo Air, 15x110 thru-axle, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 51mm offset
FrameAll-New, Smartform C2 Alloy, SAVE dropped seatstays, tapered headtube, post mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, dropper post compatible BSA 73, 12mm thru axle, Boost 148
HeadsetIntegrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Front HubShimano MT400, 15x110mm thru-axle
Rear HubShimano MT400 12x148
RimsWTB STX i23 TCS, 32h, tubeless ready
SpokesStainless Steel, 14g
TiresSchwalbe Rocket Rick, 29 x 2.25", K-Guard
Brake LeversShimano MT400 hydraulic disc
BrakesShimano MT400 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT30 rotors
GripsCannondale Locking Grips
HandlebarFSA Alloy Riser, 15mm rise, 760mm
SaddleCannondale Ergo XC
SeatpostCannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.6 x 350/400mm
StemCannondale 3 with Intellimount, alloy, 31.8mm clamp
5'1" 154 5'4" 162
5'4" 162 5'8" 172
5'7" 170 6'0" 182
6'0" 182 6'3" 190