Description of Cannondale HABIT CARBON SE Mountainbike 2016 - TRQ
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Get into the Habit!
Cannondale could have just called it the "sweet spot". Composed and capable enough to run with bigger-travel bikes, yet light and lively enough to put the hurt on the shaved-leg set, the Habit is mainly concerned with delivering the most important kind of MTB performance - pure, simple, idiot-grin fun! If you're looking for one bike to do it all, make it a Habit.
The SE version convinces with an even more downhill oriented spec and 10 mm more front travel, which affects mainly to an even flatter steering angle.
The Habit Carbon SE frame come with a full BallisTec Carbon main frame with carbon link and SmartFormed Alloy rear. That cool carbon shock link saves 100 grams over the alloy version. Lighter and stiffer than aluminum, more shock proof than steel, Ballistec Carbon can shake off rock strikes and impacts that would destroy Habit's flimsy competition.
The Zero Pivot rear is a special construction that needs no bearings, no bushings, nothing to add weight or cause play, just seat stays engineered to flex along a given path, providing a plush, progressive travel. It also reduce unsprung weight for better suspension response. The oversized axles in the swingarm and link lock into place with a unique expanding collet system, dramatically increasing the system stiffness.
The 130/120 mm travel, 67.5 degree head angle, custom 50 mm fork offset, short chainstays and low-slung chassis offer the perfect blend of speed and capability to let you shred whatever on the mountain throws your way. Suitable for that wide 760 mm bars, shorty 60 mm stems, 180 mm brake rotors and wider rims put you in absolute control.
The built in Lefty 2.0 PBR fork comes with a combination of superior needle bearing technology and plain bearings. In contrast to the plain bearing only design of the competition, here a very low-friction guidance of the linear spring movement is achieved. That means that the fork does not have to overcome static friction during super-hard brakes, shocks and heavy steering effort. The wheel can hit the ground always free and guarantees maximum control.
Like the RockShox Monarch RT shock the fork got a lockout. Both can be controlled directly on the damper element.
The Habit 27.5" Carbon SE is equipped with the SRAM X1 drivetrain for smooth shifting performance with 11-speed. Strong hydraulic SRAM Guide R disc brakes allow great braking power.
A solid wheelset with WTB Frequency Race I23 TCS UST rims and Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires provide a guarantee that acceleration forces of any direction transfer directly to the trail. On the front it is mounted in a wider version. A wide lowriser handlebar provides maximum performance.
Also contributing to the enormous versatility is the KS LEV Integra dropper post with internal routing. It saves the seat adjustment before and after downhill sections.
HABIT - Pure, simple, idiot-grin fun MTB performance!
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Fact Sheet of Cannondale HABIT CARBON SE Mountainbike 2016 - TRQ
Cannondale HABIT CARBON SE Mountainbike 2016 - TRQ