Cannondale Trail SE 3 Review

Cannondale Trail SE 3 Review

Cannondale Trail SE 3 Review

Price: 1299 €
category: Downcountry
Frame Material: Aluminium
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 120 mm
Model Year: 2024 (carry over model from 2022)
  • 120 millimeter travel
  • great geometry
  • strong climber
  • 25 years warranty
  • there are better groupsets
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 3 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (Allround-Hardtail up to 1500 €) .

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 1299 €.

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
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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 Judy Silver TK; air spring
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Gearrange 927%
  • Drivetrain 3x11
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore; 11 s
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore; 11 s
  • Crank FSA Alpha Drive, 30T
  • Cassette Shimano Deore; 11 s; 11-51
  • Chain KMC X11, 11-speed
  • Brake Set Tektro HD-M275
  • Brake Rotors 180/160
  • Rims WTB STX i25 TCS
  • Front Hub Shimano HB MT400
  • Rear Hub Shimano HB MT400
  • Tires Front WTB Break Out ; Kevlar Bead (foldable); 2,3
  • Tires Rear WTB Break Out ; Kevlar Bead (foldable); 2,3
  • Saddle Cannondale Ergo XC
  • Seat Post TranzX Dropper, 31.6, Internal Routing, 100mm (S), 120mm (M-XL)
  • Stem Cannondale, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
  • Handle Bar Width 740
  • Head Set Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered

Expirience with the Cannondale Trail SE 3

Cannondale Trail SE 3 Review With a little more suspension travel and wider tires, the Trail SE 3 is even more suitable for downhill fun than its little brother (Trail SL). Both bikes use the same frame. With its geometry, the Trail SE 3 is right in the middle between playfulness and high speed stability. The moderate seating position is likely to be the perfect middle ground for the majority of bikers. Looking at only the shifting system of the rest of the bikes you have to say that other manufacturers in the price range under 1500 Eurouse higher quality components. An important point at the end: The sporty orientation makes the Downcountry-Bike of Cannondale a real mountain goat in the Downcountry-Bikes. A nice warranty promises sustainability. With 25 years warranty Cannondale sets the bar high!

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