2016 Cannondale Trail 3
The Trail features highly manipulated tube shapes, designed to maximize the performance of the frame while reducing weight. The entire frame is heat treated to a T6 hardness after welding to ensure uniform grain alignment and strength.
Optimized seat stay and chain stay shaping provides vertical compliance for a more comfortable ride with no loss in lateral rigidity.
Trademark double-pass smooth welds showcase Cannondale's aluminum frame mastery. Since they don't patch fill with putty and paint, their process eliminates the stress-risers and weak points found on traditionally welded frames, enabling Cannondale to build lighter, stronger frames everywhere in the line.
Sizes M, L only!
Trail, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" head tube
RockShox 30 Silver 27.5", 100mm, PopLoc remote lockout, rebound, 1-1/8"
Shimano Alivio, Octalink, 40/30/22
Sunrace, 11-34, 9-speed
Shimano HG53, 9-speed
Shimano Alivio, 31.8 clamp
Alex DC 3.0, double wall, 32-hole
Alloy Disc, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
WTB NineLine, 27.5x2.0"
Shimano M445 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
Cannondale C3, 6061 double-butted alloy, 20mm rise x 720mm
Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 6 deg.
Shimano M445 hydraulic disc
Stainless Steel, 15g Black
Cannondale Locking Grips
Cannondale Stage 3
Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 27.2x350mm