The Habit is a brand new model from Cannondale. It’s classed as a trail bike which puts it nicely between a light weight XC race bike and a longer travel enduro bike. Its light enough to make climbing an easy task but the dialed geometry allows it to be great fun on the descents.
There are eight models in the Habit range, starting with the full Smart formed alloy framed Habit 6 and topping the range is the full Ballistec Carbon framed Black Inc model. This gives you lots of choice depending on your budget.
The suspension design is based around a single pivot and it relies on vertical flex of the rear triangle. This allows the bike to retain a good degree of stiffness and keeps things very simple, which is always good.
You will find 120mm travel front and rear, except on the SE model which gets a longer 130mm fork up front.
All model feature Cannondale’s ECS-TS pivot technology which uses through axles on some pivot points to create a stiffer platform.
The lefty 2.0 fork can be found on most models giving you the best performing 120mm travel fork available, allowing the fork to track well and giving you lots of front wheel grip.
All in all the Habit seems to be ticking a lot of boxes making it a great all rounder; it seems like the perfect choice for most UK trail riding.