Cannondale Trail SE 3

Cannondale Trail SE 3

  • Frame: Premium SmartForm C2 Alloy

  • Suspension: RockShox Judy Silver TK 120mm fork

  • Gears: Shimano Deore 11-speed

  • Brakes: Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc

  • Extra Features: TranzX dropper seatpost

Our Verdict: The Cannondale Trail SE 3, with its advanced frame, responsive suspension, and superior gear system, is designed for both trail enthusiasts and leisurely riders that value quality and performance.

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Take your trail-riding game to the next level with the Cannondale Trail SE 3. Designed specifically with the serious off-road cyclist in mind, this bike confidently sits in the upper echelons of the trail bike market. The Trail SE 3 is crafted for durability and supreme handling across gravel roads and low-impact trails, making it the ideal companion for those seeking to enhance their adventurous lifestyle.

Delving into the Details of the Cannondale Trail SE 3

An amalgamation of innovation and function, the Cannondale Trail SE 3 is built to handle the most challenging adventures you put it through. The meticulous design and sophisticated materials used in its construction aim to provide the perfect blend of performance, comfort, and resilience.

SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame

This mountain bike's trail-ready geometry is housed in a high-performance SmartForm C2 Alloy frame. The frame, with extensive weight-saving butting and seamless double-pass welds, ensures a riding experience that will surpass expectations. The frame's rear triangle includes flex zones strategically engineered to provide a smoother, more controlled ride via its SAVE Micro-Suspension system.

Superior Control with the Right Wheel Size

All Trail SE 3 sizes come with 29" wheels offering the best blend of fit, speed, and fun for every rider, ensuring a commanding presence on the trail. This is complemented by a slacker-than-average 66.5° head angle, providing extra confidence when tackling downhill terrain.

Impressive Componentry

  • Front Fork: The RockShox Judy Silver TK, offering 120mm of travel, ensures that any shocks from gnarly trails are absorbed, guaranteeing comfort during hardtail adventures.
  • Rear Derailleur: The Shimano Deore M5100 offers precise and consistent shifting, ensuring you're in the right gear at the right time.
  • Brakes: Fitted with Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, the Trail SE 3 provides exceptional stopping power in any weather condition. The 180/160mm rotors provide maximum control during rapid descents or quick stops.
  • Tires: Aggressive 2.3" front (WTB Breakout) and 2.25" rear (WTB Trail Boss) tires provide excellent grip, enhancing confidence on slippery or loose terrain.

Experience the Trail SE 3

When describing the experience of riding the Trail SE 3, words such as robust, thrilling, and exhilarating easily come to mind. Conquer the singletracks with the bike's confident handling and durable Shimano components designed to cope with climbing steep inclines or hammering down hardcore trails. The wide 760mm bars and short stem offer a ride that's agile, while the 120mm RockShox Judy Silver TK fork effectively absorbs shocks. With the Trail SE 3, you have a bike that is capable of shredding through trails with unmatched prowess.

Comprehensive Technical Specification

The technical highlights of the Cannondale Trail SE 3 underpin its performance dynamism and trail capabilities. Key features include Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with 180/160mm rotors, a Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed rear derailleur, and a RockShox Judy Silver TK, 120mm front fork with a 51mm offset. At its heart, the SmartForm C2 Alloy frame ensures the bike's sturdy build and impressive resilience during tough rides.


This extraordinary bike undoubtedly raises the bar for trail biking. Riders rave about the confident handling and robust Shimano components, which have successfully transformed their trail biking experiences. The Cannondale Trail SE 3 takes off-road adventures to new heights, and we recommend it for any rider serious about stepping up their trail biking game.