Cannondale Habit HT 1

Cannondale Habit HT 1

Cannondale Habit HT 1 Features:

  • Frame: Light, durable SmartForm C2 Alloy frame
  • Suspension: 130mm RockShox 35 Silver airsprung fork
  • DriveTrain: Smooth-shifting Shimano Deore 12-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano MT420 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tires: Grippy WTB Vigilante 2.5"-2.4", tubeless ready

Our Verdict: This mountain bike, with its dialed trail geometry, is perfect for singletrack fun and delivers the best of both worlds - a rigid build for hills and a nimble design to make quick work of tricky trails.

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Cannondale’s Habit HT 1 is perfect for the passionate trail rider looking for a bike that offers full-tilt-boogie trail capability paired with the purity and simplicity of a hardtail. Performing impressively on all kinds of trails, it’s the optimal choice for those looking for good times in the dirt. This bike is distinguished by its light, yet durable, SmartForm C2 Alloy frame, RockShox 35 Silver airsprung fork, and Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain & hydraulic disc brakes.

A Deep Dive into the Features of the Habit HT 1

Designed for the modern trail rider, the Cannondale Habit HT 1 features a selection of high-end components that set it apart from other trail bikes. Its key features include a light, durable SmartForm C2 Alloy frame, a RockShox 35 Silver airsprung fork, and a Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain & hydraulic disc brakes.

SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame

The strength of the Habit HT 1 lies in its SmartForm C2 Alloy frame. This blend of toughness and sophistication permits the bike to withstand harsh trail conditions without compromising on ride quality. The machined headtube, internally butted tubeset, and additional strengthening gussets ensure a resilient structure built to endure even the most rigorous trail rides.

RockShox 35 Silver Fork and Shimano Drivetrain

Equipped with the acclaimed RockShox 35 Silver airsprung fork, the Habit HT 1 assures smooth handling and control even when tackling strenuous terrain. Complementing this, the Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain provides seamless shifts and a wider gear range, allowing the rider to efficiently manage different cycling situations.

The Riding Experience with Habit HT 1

Riders can expect a soaring ride with the Habit HT 1 in any weather condition, be it over gnarly roots, through muddy singletrack, or when climbing steep inclines. The bike’s balanced geometry and quality components assure impressive performance and a great cycling experience.

Technical Specifications of the Habit HT 1

The Habit HT 1 sports Shimano MT420 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, with 180mm front and rear RT30 rotors, ensuring effective braking power in various cycling conditions. The bike rolls on durable WTB ST i30 TCS, 32h tubeless-ready rims fitted with massive 29x2.5" front and 29x2.4" rear WTB Vigilante tubeless-ready tires, which provide excellent grip and control on all terrain.

The Habit HT 1 also employs a Shimano Deore 6100, 12-speed chain, a Shimano, FC-5121, 30T crankset, and a Shimano BSA 73 Bottom Bracket. The rock-solid Shimano MT400, 15x110mm thru-axle front hub and Shimano MT410, 12x148mm thru-axle rear hub add to the bike's trail capability.


To sum up, the Cannondale Habit HT 1 is a top-of-the-line hardtail mountain bike designed to provide a thrilling and comfortable ride on all kinds of trails. Built with some of the best components in the market and employing an impressive set of features, this bike is sure to delight beginners, enthusiasts, and professional trail riders alike. Backed by positive testimonials from countless satisfied riders, the Habit HT 1 comes highly recommended for its unparalleled performance and durability.