Cannondale Trail SE 1 Review

Cannondale Trail SE 1 Review

Cannondale Trail SE 1 Review

Price: 1699 €
category: Downcountry
Frame Material: Aluminium
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 120 mm
Model Year: 2024 (carry over model from 2022)
  • 120 millimeter travel
  • good value for money
  • great geometry
  • strong in the descents
  • great frame
  • 25 years warranty
  • up the hill, it´s not the fastest bike
fun to ride in
easy terrain extreme terrain
seating position
upright efficient
handling
playful easy calm
framesize runs
small big

Overall Bike Check

The most importanten ratings of the Trail SE 1 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (Allround-Hardtail up to 2000 €) .

Value for Money Check

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how many bike you get for 1699 €.

Geometry

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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XS
SM
MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
29
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Stack
-
593
609
619
629
638
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Reach
-
367
385
415
440
465
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Top Tube Length
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541
566
598
626
653
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Seat Tube Length
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360
390
440
470
520
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Seat Tube Angle
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74
74
74
74
74
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Head Tube Length
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90
90
100
110
120
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Head Tube Angle
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66,5
66,5
66,5
66,5
66,5
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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57
56
56
56
56
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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317
318
318
318
318
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Chainstay Length
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435
435
435
435
435
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Wheelbase
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1083
1111
1144
1173
1202
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Standover Height
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729
754
788
809
843
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Specification
  • Frame Cannondale All-New, Smartform C2 Alloy, SAVE dropped seatstays, tapered headtube, post mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, dropper post compatible BSA 73, 12mm thru axle, Boost 148
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Rock Shox 35 Gold RL; air spring
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Gearrange 455%
  • Drivetrain 1x12
  • Gear Lever Sram SX Eagle, 12 s
  • Rear Derailleur Sram NX Eagle, 12 s
  • Crank SRAM SX Eagle Power Spline, 30T
  • Cassette Sram SX Eagle, 12 s; 11-50
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brake Set TRP Slate G4
  • Brake Rotors 180/160
  • Rims WTB ST i29 TCS
  • Front Hub Shimano HB MT400
  • Rear Hub Shimano HB MT400
  • Tires Front Maxxis Minion DHF EXO; Kevlar Bead (foldable); 2,5
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHF EXO; Kevlar Bead (foldable); 2,5
  • Saddle Cannondale Ergo XC
  • Seat Post TranzX Dropper, 31.6, Internal Routing, 100mm (S), 120mm (M-XL)
  • Stem Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 0°
  • Handle Bar Width 740
  • Head Set Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered

Expirience with the Cannondale Trail SE 1

Cannondale Trail SE 1 Review With a little more suspension travel and wider tires, the Trail SE 1 is even more suitable for downhill fun than its little brother (Trail SL). Both bikes use the same frame. The trend towards more high speed stability geometries stops with Cannondale. Good! Because with this balanced handling model, you are equipped for all situations on the trail. For all of those who love a good incline, the moderate seating position of the on long tours in light terrain should be considered pleasant. If you want to hunt Strava-KOMs uphill, the Cannondale Hardtail is probably not the right bike for you. With the Cannondale Trail SE 1, the real fun starts at the peak of the mountain. Because in the downhill, the tours with lots of high meters is better than the competitors in this price range. With 25 years the warranty is another neat feature.

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