The mountain biking world can be seriously daunting. Between the wide array of mountain bike models, brands, and technology, there is a lot to choose from with few clear answers. For those looking to simply get out, enjoy the ride, and feel confident on the trail, we’ve oft-suggested wide tires like the 27.5 x 2.8” tire size for their superior grip, control, and comfort on the trail. The 2019 Cannondale Bad Habit 2 trail bike offers a package tailor-made for going out and enjoying riding with none of the frills or complications of other bikes. Just get on and ride.
Cannondale’s new trail bike is based around their new Proportional Response suspension design. Cannondale found that riders of varying sizes experienced different suspension performance. To remedy this, Cannondale focused on rider center of gravity, or COG. By focusing on rider weight, positioning, and placement in each size, engineers were able to make a bike that performs just as well for the flyweight as it works for the heavyweight. Each size features different shock mounting points on the downtube and seattube, based on rider sag point. This bodes well for the updated Habit, as it now features 29” wheels and an increased 130mm suspension travel.
All Bad Habit models features a modern, progressive geometry across all sizes. A 66 degree headtube, a 75 degree seattube, appropriate reach, stack, and wheelbase measurements make for a bike that is perfectly modern. All Habit models offer clearance for 27.5” plus tires as well as 29 x 2.5” tires. It also features a flip chip should someone want to overfork with a 140mm or 150mm fork. All Habit and Bad Habit rear swingarms pair Boost 148mm spacing with Cannondale’s AI-offset to offer shorter chainstays and greater tire and mud clearance. Other features include an integrated chainstay protector, as well as an integrated downtube and bottom bracket protector.
The 2019 Cannondale Bad Habit 2 pairs an alloy frame and swingarm to a RockShox Sektor RL fork and Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL rear shock, both with 130mm travel. A Shimano SLX 1 x 11 drivetrain features to a Race Face Ride Cinch crankset and Shimano MT400 brakes. Cannondale specs a Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8” tire front and rear, and wraps it around a 27.5” WTB STX i35 to Shimano hub wheelset. A TranzX dropper seatpost holds a Cannondale saddle. The Bad Habit 2 is available in four sizes (S-XL).
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