Cannondale Trail 5 29er Mountain Bike 2019 – Hardtail MTB
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Killer value and unreal MTB performance. The Cannondale Trail 5 27.5” is a hardtail mountain bike that features progressive geometry with capable components for confident cross-country riding.
Bringing a level of performance and handling normally reserved for higher end mountain bikes. The SmartFormed C2 aluminium alloy frame features a thoroughly modern geometry, with a slack 68 degree head angle and longer top tube which offers stable handling at speed and on steep descents. The short chainstays keep things nimble in the tight while the short stem and wide bars maximise control on rough terrain.
The 29” wheels on the medium, large and X large frame sizes offer rapid rolling performance on all types of terrain. Smaller riders will prefer the fit and balanced performance of the 27.5” wheels on the small sized Cannondale Trail 5.
The SR Suntour XCR fork features lightweight magnesium lowers and offers 100mm of suspension travel to tame the trail. A remote lockout switch allows you to firm up the suspension from smooth sections without taking your hands off the bars. The Shimano Deore 2×10 speed drivetrain offers reliable shifting with a wide range of gears for taking on all the climbs on your route. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver confident speed control in all weather conditions.
|Frame:||New Trail, SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, BOOST spacing, Tapered Headtube, Flat Mount Rear Brake, Internal Cable Routing.|
|Fork:||SR Suntour XCR RL, 100mm, Rebound Adjust, Magnesium Lower, 1-1/8″, 29″/27.5″, Coil Spring|
|Headset:||Sealed Semi Integrated, 1-1/8 reducer|
|Stem:||Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8″, 31.8, 5°|
|Bars:||Cannondale C3 riser, Alloy, 4° upsweep, 9° backsweep, 760x15mm|
|Front Brake:||Shimano M315 hydro disc, 160mm|
|Rear Brake:||Shimano M315 hydro disc, 160mm|
|Brake Lever:||Shimano M315 hydro disc|
|Front Mech:||Shimano Deore M6000|
|Rear Mech:||Shimano Deore M6000 10-speed Shadow Plus|
|Shifters:||Shimano Deore M6000 2×10-speed|
|Rims:||Cannondale DC 5.0, double wall 32h|
|Front Hub:||Formula Custom BOOST|
|Rear Hub:||Custom BOOST QR Formula|
|Spokes:||Stainless Steel, 14g|
|Front Tyre:||WTB Ranger Comp 29×2.25″ DNA Compound|
|Rear Tyre:||WTB Ranger Comp 29×2.25″ DNA Compound|
|Seat Post:||Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 31.6x350mm|
|Chainset:||Prowheel Vortex, Forged 6061-T6 Alloy, 36/26|
|Chain:||KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Cassette:||SunRace 11-42, 10-speed|
Bike Sizing Guide
Choosing the bike size depends on the type of bike, your height, your riding style, and your preference. A correct fitting bike will be more comfortable, more efficient and more fun to ride. This bike size guide gives our customers general advice on choosing the right size. It is a guide only and we always recommend visiting one of our stores or contacting one of our experts from our contact us page.
To get started, think about your style of riding, measure your height and use the links above for sizing on relevant bike types.
Measure your height
To find the correct sized bike you will need to measure your height and your inside leg. For your height, stand against a wall and mark the wall with a pencil so it's level with the top of your head. Then measure from the ground up to the mark (having someone to help might make this easier). For your inside leg measurement, stand against a wall and using a book hold it in between your legs into your groin and make sure it's flat against the wall. Measure the height from the book to the floor. (Again it might be easier to get a friend to help). If your height is on the cusp of the size range, your reach is often the deciding factor in which size to go for. To find out if you have short or long reach you will need to measure your ape index. This is your arm span minus your height. If you have a positive ape index then go for the larger size, or if you have a negative ape index go for a smaller size.
The type of bike
What type of bike you choose will affect the bike size you buy. The type or style of riding that you do will also affect which size you need. For example a mountain biker that wants to ride more aggressively and would like a more manoeuvrable bike may prefer a size smaller than they would normally take. Likewise a cross country racer that is looking for a flatter and speedier mountain bike may prefer a size larger than they would normally take. There is no definitive right or wrong size, it all comes down to personal preference and what feels comfortable. The different types of bikes are all explained within our buying guides.
How are bikes measured?
Bikes are measured by their seat tube length. This measurement is normally from the centre of the bottom bracket (BB) or the centre of the bolt that attached the crank arms. This differs by brand, some measure to the top of where the top tube meets the seat tube, or even the centre of the top tube. Mountain bikes are either measured in inches or descriptive sizes (small, medium etc). Road bikes are in centimetres or descriptive sizes where as Hybrid bikes can be any one of the three. Bikes also get longer as they go up in size (relative to the frame size) but different brands can be inherently longer or shorter than others.
Stand over height
Stand over height is how tall the frame is from the ground. Stand over height measurements are to the top of the top-tube. Ideally you want at least 2cm of clearance between you and the frame. In theory your stand over height is your leg measurement minus 2cm. It it worth measuring your inside leg with your shoes on so you can establish your stand over height. Should you need to jump off the saddle quickly, the clearance between you and the frame will prevent any injuries.
This handy chart should show you the right size of MTB you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff.
|Rider Height||Suggested Mountain Frame Size|
|Feet & Inches||Centimetres||Frame Size (inches)||Frame Size (cm)||Frame Size|
|4'10" - 5'2"||148cm - 158cm||13" - 14"||33 - 37||View all X-Small Bikes|
|5'2" - 5'6"||158cm - 168cm||15" - 16"||38 - 42||View all Small Bikes|
|5'6" - 5' 10"||168cm - 178cm||17" - 18"||43 - 47||View all Medium Bikes|
|5'10" - 6'1"||178cm - 185cm||19" - 20"||48 - 52||View all Large Bikes|
|6'1" - 6'4"||185cm - 193cm||21" - 22"||53 - 57||View all X-Large Bikes|
|6'4" - 6'6"||193cm - 198cm||23" - 24"||58 - 61||View all XX-Large Bikes|
This handy chart should show you the right size of road bike you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and always check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff.
|Rider Height||Suggested Road Bike Size|
|Feet & Inches||Centimetres||Frame Size (cm)|
|4'10" - 5'0"||148cm - 152cm||XX-Small (47cm - 48cm)||View all XX-Small Road Bikes|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152cm - 160cm||X-Small (49cm - 50cm)||View all X-Small Road Bikes|
|5'3" - 5'6"||160cm - 168cm||Small (51cm - 53cm)||View all Small Road Bikes|
|5'6" - 5'9"||168cm - 175cm||Medium (54cm - 55cm)||View all Medium Road Bikes|
|5'9" - 6'0"||175cm - 183cm||Large (56cm - 58cm)||View all Large Road Bikes|
|6'0" - 6'3"||183cm - 191cm||X-Large (58cm - 60cm)||View all X-Large Road Bikes|
|6'3" - 6'6"||191cm - 198cm||XX-Large (61cm - 63cm)||View all XX-Large Road Bikes|
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL