Cannondale Trail 7

Cannondale Trail 7

Features of Cannondale Trail 7:

  • Light and durable SmartForm C3 Alloy frame

  • SR Suntour XCT suspension fork, 100mm travel

  • microSHIFT 8-speed drivetrain with double chainring crank

  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

  • Right-Sized Wheels - smaller sizes roll on 27.5" wheels, while larger sizes come with 29" wheels

Our Verdict:This mountain bike is built for handling and durability. It is designed for low-impact trails, gravel roads, and leisurely rides making it ideal for every mountain biking enthusiast.

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Meet the Cannondale Trail 7, a mountain bike meticulously crafted to set your off-road aspirations ablaze. Bringing together a blend of comfort, durability and trail-ready capabilities, this bike promises to enhance your trail-gaming abilities. Its core strength lies in combining some of the most commendable features and components to offer an unrivalled biking experience. Whilst catering to beginner and intermediate trail riders, this bike is highly versatile, giving it a place in the mountain biking market as an all-conditions bike, ready to tackle low-impact trails, gravel roads, or your leisurely ride.

Exploring the Cannondale Trail 7's Features

At the heart of the Trail 7 mountain bike lies the bike's SmartForm C3 Alloy frame, paired with Suntour XCT suspension fork for brilliant responsiveness and shock absorption on rough terrains. The slack 68° head angle ensures a stable ride, facilitating confidence-boosting handling when charging downhills. Furthermore, this bike features "Right-Sized Wheels" whereby smaller sizes roll on 27.5" wheels, while larger sizes feature 29" wheels, creating a balanced blend of fit, speed, and fun for all riders.

The Trail 7's Technology

The Trail 7 incorporates the innovative "StraightShot Internal Cable Routing" which seamlessly routes the shift and dropper post cables through the StraightShot window in the down tube, and secures the rear brake line outside the frame. This design not only offers a clean look but also greatly simplifies maintenance.

Performance and Experience

In terms of performance, the Trail 7 is built with a dynamic and balanced geometry that encourages an efficient, low-fatigue ride, while the slack head angle offers confident, stable handling. Its wide range gearing and powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes make the Trail 7 well-equipped for tackling varying terrains and weather conditions, providing utmost control and comfort to the rider. Delivery of power is handled efficiently by the microSHIFT 8-speed drivetrain with a double chainring crank, allowing riders to tune their ride to the varying demands of the trail. Combine this with the bike's agile wheelset and you have a mountain bike capable of handling hardcore shredding on the trails, energetic climbs and gnarly descents.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: SmartForm C3 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" headtube, post mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, dropper post compatible, BSA-73
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCT DS, 100mm travel, coil, 42mm offset (27.5") 46mm offset (29")
  • Rear Derailleur: microSHIFT M36L
  • Front Derailleur: microSHIFT Dual Pull Compact, Band Clamp
  • Shifters: microSHIFT, 8-speed
  • Chain: KMC Z8.1, 8-speed
  • Crank: Prowheel, 36/22
  • Rear Cogs: Sunrace, 11-34, 8-speed
  • Brakes: Tektro M275 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm rotors
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCT DS, 100mm travel, coil, 42mm offset (27.5") 46mm offset (29")


Summarising, the Cannondale Trail 7 is a trail-ready mountain bike that combines performance with durability and high-grade technology. Its user-friendly features and the smooth, exhilarating ride it offers marks it as a prime choice for both new riders and seasoned shredders. The rider testimonials stand as a testament to the bike's incredible off-road prowess, commending its reliable traction, responsive handling and comfortable riding position. Encapsulating all the necessary elements of a dependable trail bike, it is highly recommended for anyone looking to underpin their trail riding hobby with a reliable bike. Remember, always the trails "send it".