The 2023 Cannondale Habit 3 Full Suspension Mountain Bike is a trail mountain bike that is primed for grinding climbs, mashing flats, and ripping descents.
The Habit comes with Proportional Response Design, everything from the suspension layout to, the geometry —even the length of the chain stays — is completely customized by size. The XS size bikes comes with 27.5” wheels while the rest use 29”. With a head tube angle of 65.5° and the seat tube set at 77.5°, you are sitting in the optimal position for powering uphill, shredding downhill, and stopping to smell the roses.
The Habit is designed to be easy to maintain with threaded BBs, universal derailleur hanger, standard shock mount, internal cable routing, and an updated 55mm chain line standard for tyre clearance.
The Habit 3 is the second bike in the range and comes with 140mm travel at the front and 130mm at the back with Rockshox shocks handling both ends. SRAM NX gearing and G2 brakes handle stopping and going.
All purpose trail riding where you need a bike that can climb as well as descend. With the 140mm Rockshox Pike and 4 piston brakes there is plenty of fun to be had when you point it downhill.
Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.
XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.
Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.
Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.
Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.
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Cannondale are not keen on rules. Cannondale think outside the box and it has led to some of the most innovative bikes ever made. They were one of the pioneers of aluminium and carbon bike frames and were one of the first brand to introduce these materials into both professional racing and production bikes. Leading to their famous 'Legalize My Cannondale' ad campaigns after their innovations took their bikes below the official weight limit for pro racing.
Cannondale have led the development of technology in mountain bike suspension for years and have unique suspension designs, such as the Lefty, which only they use. Cannondale‘s commitment to innovation means they do things their own way. When you buy a Cannondale bike you will be getting something a little bit special and different from everyone else.
Cannondale have won awards for the 2020 CAAD13 and SuperSix Evo Road Bikes. Despite the alloy frame, the CAAD13 competes with a carbon road bike on every level but the price. SuperSix EVO is an evolution of Cannondale’s classic race machine. Adding more aero profiling, and a system integrated design to reduce drag.
Cycles UK is one of the leading Cannondale dealers in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London. We stock a wide range of Cannondale road, mountain and electric bikes online and in our stores.
Frame - Habit SmartForm C1 Alloy, 130mm travel, Proportional Response Suspension and Geo, 55mm chainline, ISCG05, BSA threaded BB, post mount brake, tapered headtube, DirectLine internal cable routing, UDH hanger
Fork - RockShox Pike Select, 140mm, DebonAir, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steered, 42mm offset
Rear Shock - RockShox Deluxe Select+, DebonAir, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
Rims - Stan's NoTubes Crest D, 32h, tubeless ready
Hubs - (F) Shimano MT400, 15x110mm thru-axle / (R) Shimano MT410, 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes - Stainless Steel, 14g
Tyres - (F) Maxxis Dissector, 29x2.4" (27.5x2.4" - XS) EXO, tubeless ready, (R) Maxis Rekon, 29x2.4" (27.5x2.4" - XS) EXO, tubeless ready
Pedals - Not included
Crank - SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 30T, 55mm chainline
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA MTB73 Wide
Chain - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Cogs - SRAM NX Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
Front Derailleur - Null
Rear Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters - SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Handlebar - Cannondale 3 Riser, 6061 Alloy, 15mm rise, 8° sweep, 4° rise, 780mm
Grips - Cannondale TrailShroom
Stem - Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 0°
Headset - Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Brakes - SRAM G2 R hydraulic disc, 180/180mm CenterLine rotors
Brake Levers - SRAM G2 R hydraulic disc
Saddle - Cannondale Scoop Shallow Sport, steel rails
Seatpost - TranzX dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 130mm (XS-S), 150 (M-XL)
Speeds - 12
Fork Travel - 140mm
Frame Travel - 130mm
|Colours||Grey, Purple Haze|
|Sizes||Large, Medium, Small, XLarge|
|Barcodes||884603920183, 884603920190, 884603920206, 884603920213, 884603920237, 884603920244, 884603920251, 884603920268|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||C23301U10LG, C23301U10MD, C23301U10SM, C23301U10XL, C23301U20LG, C23301U20MD, C23301U20SM, C23301U20XL|
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