I tried the Habit. I was amazed because it is a bike trail but its handling amounts to an all-mountain bike.
One of the questions that many have a bike with leftyfork is weight distribution when you take a bend.
The truth is that it is a very balanced bike, is easy to handle both right and left, exceeding all my expectations.
To balance the weights Cannondale uses a conical axle, a kind of counterweight that replaces the leg missing.
When you pedals uphill, the geometry and the weight distribution of the front will provide excellent thrust on the pedals and the Habit goes up with little effort.
When you come down the hill, I find that carbon helps a lot by a factor of weight, handling and flexibility.
I was amazed by the potential of these 120mm because it is really a bike generous, it helps in technical passages, but also very springy when you take all bends!
Love it! Good job Cannondale.
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The ECS-TC system eliminates the subtle flex and play that occurs in those crucial links and pivots that connect the front triangle and swing arm for unmatched stiffness, instantaneous response and improved terrain feedback.
ZERO PIVOT SEATSTAYSZero Tollerance
The Zero-Pivot seatstays are engineered with a precise carbon lay-up that is designed to allow the stays to flex vertically while remaining extremely stiff laterally and torsionally.
This enhances suspension performance, saves weight and increases lateral stiffness versus bearing pivot rear stays.
FRAME: Habit 27.5, 120mm, BallisTec Carbon, Carbon Link, SmartFormed Alloy swingarm, PF30, Flat Mount Brake, Pivoting Der Hanger, 1.5 Si headtube
FORK: Lefty 2.0 Alloy OPI, 120mm, Isolated Damper Technology with Trail+ tune and updated controls, 50mm offset
REAR SHOCK: RockShox Monarch DebonAir RT, 120mm travel
RIMS: Stans Rapid 28 32H, 27.5 Tubeless ready
HUBS: Lefty 60 front, Formula with HG driver 142x12 rear
SPOKES: DT Swiss Champion
TIRES: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance front, Rocket Ron Performance rear, 27.5x2.25, tubeless ready
CRANK:Cannondale Si, BB30, FSA 26/36 rings
BOTTOM BRACKET: Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
CHAIN: Shimano HG54, 10-speed
REAR COGS: Shimano HG50 11-36, 10-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano M618 Deore
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT Shadow Plus
SHIFTERS: Shimano SLX, iSpec, 10-speed
HANDLEBAR: Cannondale C3 riser, Alloy, 4 degree upsweep, 9 degree backsweep, 760x15mm
GRIPS: Cannondale Dual Locking Grips
STEM: Cannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, 5 deg.
HEADSET: Cannondale HeadShok Si
BRAKES: Shimano Deore, Resin pads, 180/160
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Deore
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite with Cromoly rails
SEATPOST: Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.6x350mm (S,M) 400mm (L,X)
SIZES: S, M, L, XL