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    Cannondale Habit

    Who has ridden one and what are your thoughts? I really like the numbers on this bike and curious what others think. Thanks

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    I put more miles on my first cannondale than my first three cars combined. Still have that road bike, bought new in 1992. Rides harder than a rock and probably doesn't handle corners nearly as well as the bikes with the SAVE rear end, but it feels more like a purpose built track car than a street car with wider tires and Eibach's, and rolls for days with little effort. Wouldn't trade it for anything new. It's a different experience and will always be in my stable.

    I've got four years on my F5, which has been a wonderful experience. She has taken a beating and given no complaints. A fast, controllable XC bike that doesn't cost an arm and three legs. I'm told Cannondale has much better XC bikes... holy crap is what I must say to that. Will have to try one if I can ever afford.
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    That's awesome bigflamingtac. I have had many C-Dales and loved them all, especially the Rush! But I am looking for feed back on the new model the Habit.

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    I'm interested too...wondering what the geometry is like on these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    I'm interested too...wondering what the geometry is like on these.
    It releases in August! I rode one and it was fun to climb and descend with! My lips are sealed beyond that.

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    the specs are for Small / Medium / Large / Extra Large

    A SEAT TUBE LENGTH (CM/IN) 40.0/15.7 44.0/17.3 48.0/18.9 52.0/20.5
    B TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL (CM/IN) 56.2/22.1 59.4/23.4 62.0/24.4 65.0/25.6
    C TOP TUBE ACTUAL (CM/IN) 54/21.3 57/22.4 59.6/23.5 62.9/24.8
    D HEAD TUBE ANGLE 68.0° H H H
    E SEAT TUBE ANGLE EFFECTIVE 74.0° H H H
    E' SEAT TUBE ANGLE ACTUAL 72.2° H H H
    F STANDOVER (CM/IN) 72.2/28.4 74.1/29.2 74.3/29.3 75.3/29.6
    G HEAD TUBE LENGTH (CM/IN) 9.7/3.8 11.0/4.3 12.2/4.8 13.4/5.3
    H WHEELBASE (CM/IN) 110.1/43.3 113.4/44.7 116.1/45.7 119.3/47.0
    I FRONT CENTER (CM/IN) 67.0/26.4 70.3/27.7 73.0/28.7 76.1/30.0
    J CHAIN STAY LENGTH (CM/IN) 42.9/16.9 H H H
    K BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (CM/IN) 1.9/0.7 H H H
    L BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT (CM/IN) 33.4/13.1 H H H
    M FORK RAKE (CM/IN) 5.0/2.0 H H H
    N TRAIL (CM/IN) 8.5/3.4 H H H
    O STACK (CM/IN) 57.0/22.4 58.2/22.9 59.4/23.4 60.5/23.8
    P REACH (CM/IN) 39.9/15.7 42.7/16.8 45.0/17.7 47.7/18.8

    There is a HABIT SE with a different specs here they are

    A SEAT TUBE LENGTH (CM/IN) 40.0/15.7 44.0/17.3 48.0/18.9 52.0/20.5
    B TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL (CM/IN) 56.2/22.1 59.4/23.4 62.0/24.4 65.0/25.6
    C TOP TUBE ACTUAL (CM/IN) 54/21.3 57/22.4 59.6/23.5 62.9/24.8
    D HEAD TUBE ANGLE 67.5° H H H
    E SEAT TUBE ANGLE EFFECTIVE 74° H H H
    E' SEAT TUBE ANGLE ACTUAL 72.2° H H H
    F STANDOVER (CM/IN) 72.7/28.6 74.6/29.4 74.8/29.4 75.8/29.8
    G HEAD TUBE LENGTH (CM/IN) 9.7/3.8 11.0/4.3 12.2/4.8 13.4/5.3
    H WHEELBASE (CM/IN) 110.2/43.4 113.5/44.7 116.3/45.8 119.4/47.0
    I FRONT CENTER (CM/IN) 67.1/26.4 70.4/27.7 73.1/28.8 76.2/30.0
    J CHAIN STAY LENGTH (CM/IN) 42.9/16.9 H H H
    K BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (CM/IN) 1.9/0.7 H H H
    L BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT (CM/IN) 33.4/13.1 H H H
    M FORK RAKE (CM/IN) 5.0/2.0 H H H
    N TRAIL (CM/IN) 8.9/3.5 H H H
    O STACK (CM/IN) 57.7/22.7 58.9/23.2 60.1/23.6 61.2/24.1
    P REACH (CM/IN) 39.1/15.4 42.0/16.5 44.2/17.4 46.9/18.5

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    ah, i discovered that it's a 650b...not for me. If it were a 29er, that would have been my next bike!

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    Hello oldf700, do you know what's the size of the monarch ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milpat View Post
    Hello oldf700, do you know what's the size of the monarch ?
    there are three depending on the habit model
    for the carbon's up to carbon 2
    RockShox Monarch De bonAir XX, 120mm travel , Fullsprint Xloc
    for the carbon se
    RockShox Monarch De bonAir RT, 120mm trave l,
    the rest of the habit models (carbon 3, the aluminum 4 and 5)
    RockShox Monarch RL w/ high volume ey el et, 120mm travel

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    thanks but do you know if it's a 184x44 or more because I've been told the debon air was not possible on small sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by milpat View Post
    thanks but do you know if it's a 184x44 or more because I've been told the debon air was not possible on small sizes
    I managed to snag a copy of the dealer book, before the links were taken down. That info is not in the book so I wouldn't know. I am not an industry insider or anything. sorry can't be of more help.

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    no woories, thank's a lot

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    Looks cool, name sucks.

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    Another 650b from another manufacturer who swore they didn't see the point......

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    Being slow to adopt it doesn't mean they swore anything against it.
    Hell, look at the bikes they have this year. Slate (650bx42), Habit and Bad Habit (probably the reason they chose this name, dietz31864), Trigger is dropping 29" wheels, and probably more (Beast of the East if you include 27.5+).

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    I want a Bad Habit!

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    I'm really intrigued with this bike but just wished it was a 29er..... not sure I'm a 27.5 guy.... at 6'4" I'm just too comfortable on the bigger hoops

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    I'm really interested in the Habit, I think it might be my secret Strava weapon! 😀

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    Just ordered a Habit Carbon SE, they are showing as pre order at the moment in the UK delivery due end of Sept, can't wait.

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    Cannondale Habit

    I ordered my Habit Carbon 1 this afternoon, I'm also in the UK and was told 12th October, either way, I'm happy enough as in fully intending this being the bike I mainly ride in 2016. It's my first Cannondale, always fancied giving the brand a try, so I can't wait!

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    Can't wait for some ride reports! The Bad Habit looks sweet!!!!
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    I had the chance to demo the Habit Carbon 1 for about 3 hrs this past weekend. It was an amazing ride. I am currently on a Scalpel 3 29er and the Habit out performed it. It climbs and accelerates incredibly well. On the decents, it rips. I am now going to sell my Scalpel and upgrade to the Habit! I absolutely loved the bike!

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    That's great to hear, I really can't wait to get hold of mine, hoping it will be a rocket!

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    Excellent new video just posted by Cannondale:

    http://youtu.be/xOUfEZeRI8I

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    I want a Bad Habit!
    Yeah, it might sway me back to Cannondale from Yeti. I'm super curious if you can also run 29er wheels in addition to 27.5+ on the Bad Habit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79 View Post
    Yeah, it might sway me back to Cannondale from Yeti. I'm super curious if you can also run 29er wheels in addition to 27.5+ on the Bad Habit.
    it was confirmed in another thread that yes, you can. a guy emailed C-Dale directly and they responded in the affirmative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    ah, i discovered that it's a 650b...not for me. If it were a 29er, that would have been my next bike!
    Weird. I thought this was gonna replace the Trigger 29. With the Trigger 27.5 still around they seem to step on each other's toes and C-dale could use a more "trail" version of the Scalpel. I'm a big 27.5 fan (and will probably never own a 29) but I think they screwed up the wheel size on this bike. I guess if you want a 27.5 XC bike this would be a good option which is kinda popular where I live but I assumed in most places XC guys want 29s.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddre View Post
    I'm really intrigued with this bike but just wished it was a 29er..... not sure I'm a 27.5 guy.... at 6'4" I'm just too comfortable on the bigger hoops
    We have a barely used XL Trigger 2 29er at our shop. You'd love it. Call Avalanche at 970-453-1461.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Weird. I thought this was gonna replace the Trigger 29. With the Trigger 27.5 still around they seem to step on each other's toes and C-dale could use a more "trail" version of the Scalpel. I'm a big 27.5 fan (and will probably never own a 29) but I think they screwed up the wheel size on this bike. I guess if you want a 27.5 XC bike this would be a good option which is kinda popular where I live but I assumed in most places XC guys want 29s.
    This IS a more trail version of the Scalpel in Cannondale's eyes. 120mm travel with a more slack geometry.

    I think the Trigger is more All Mountain in Cannondale's eyes.

    I agree 100% about wishing this was 29", but it appears the market is pushing towards 27.5". I might get one of these Habits, but if I do it will be a Bad Habit. That way, if I don't like the 27.5" Plus, or if it never really catches on, I can swap out to 29" setup.

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    consider this my e-happy dance

    My LBS called and my Habit Carbon 3 is in processing to be shipped! probably be in early next week and he promises first priority on the build.

    From what I hear, the 120 Lefty that comes on it can be spacer-adjusted to 130. Can anyone confirm? essentially it'd be like the SE.

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    I heard today that my Habit 1 Carbon will be here around 23rd this month, I'm in the UK though so I'm sure that makes a difference.

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    That makes sense. I will report back here, of course, with my "findings" haha.

    already have the 32 tooth RaceFace Narrow-Wide chainring and will be using a 150mm command post dropper post on it, but i'll weigh it before all that stuff goes on.

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    🏼 Enjoy!

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    Thanks! that shouldn't be too hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Thanks! that shouldn't be too hard
    I can't wait to get mine, I hope it's my new TwoNiner replacement too!!

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    oh wow... I just realized my username, for the first time, will NOT BE TRUE!!! (does 700c count? if so I'm good!)

    I think with some chinkier tires it should fill the position nicely.

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    Ha ha yeah some ibis rims coupled with wide tyres should sort you right out, that's what I had to do on my other bike once I sold my SB95c!

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    can't disagree with that!

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    I have been putting about 20 hours on a demo Habit Carbon 1. If you ride it, you will buy it. It does everything very well and climbs exceptional with great traction. As I get slower due to age and reduced time for riding I have slowly moved towards longer travel bikes and further pushed my technical riding. Gone from Trigger 29er to Trek Fuel EX 29er to Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc and a Trigger 27.5. There is nothing those bike do for me that the Habit does not do, the only difference is the Habit is faster and requires less effort. AT very high speed rocky descents the Habit eventually is outgunned by the 150mm 29er Pike on my Tallboy but it kicks ass in every other regard. I don't jump anything taller than hip/mid waist line and Habit handles that with ease. I find the Bad Habit intriguing but I can't own them all

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    Well now I'm dying for mine (carbon 3) to get built (should be rideable Tuesday) gonna take a half day Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulcraft29er View Post
    I have been putting about 20 hours on a demo Habit Carbon 1. If you ride it, you will buy it. It does everything very well and climbs exceptional with great traction. As I get slower due to age and reduced time for riding I have slowly moved towards longer travel bikes and further pushed my technical riding. Gone from Trigger 29er to Trek Fuel EX 29er to Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc and a Trigger 27.5. There is nothing those bike do for me that the Habit does not do, the only difference is the Habit is faster and requires less effort. AT very high speed rocky descents the Habit eventually is outgunned by the 150mm 29er Pike on my Tallboy but it kicks ass in every other regard. I don't jump anything taller than hip/mid waist line and Habit handles that with ease. I find the Bad Habit intriguing but I can't own them all
    Thank you for your thoughts Soulcraft29r, good to hear how much you're enjoying the bike!

    I originally ordered mine as my XC bike but reading what you say I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being my main MTB full stop!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulcraft29er View Post
    I have been putting about 20 hours on a demo Habit Carbon 1. If you ride it, you will buy it. It does everything very well and climbs exceptional with great traction. As I get slower due to age and reduced time for riding I have slowly moved towards longer travel bikes and further pushed my technical riding. Gone from Trigger 29er to Trek Fuel EX 29er to Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc and a Trigger 27.5. There is nothing those bike do for me that the Habit does not do, the only difference is the Habit is faster and requires less effort. AT very high speed rocky descents the Habit eventually is outgunned by the 150mm 29er Pike on my Tallboy but it kicks ass in every other regard. I don't jump anything taller than hip/mid waist line and Habit handles that with ease. I find the Bad Habit intriguing but I can't own them all
    Thanks for the insight. I have a Habit 1 on order, and am in the exact same category with my cycling. I still like fast, but need more comfort. It sounds like the 1 will do the trick!

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    i think you guys will be in good shape. I posted a somewhat in depth initial review of my Carbon 3 in here somewhere. Other than the fact that I hate schwalbe tires, the bike has been really good to me all around.

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    As an aside, my shop told me the shipment of the 1's was delayed until January 1st. I am usually on my fat bike by then, but as luck would have it, am scheduled to go to NC for the CX Nationals with a few friends who are racing in early January. Weather permitting, I should get some miles in then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyrc View Post
    Just ordered a Habit Carbon SE, they are showing as pre order at the moment in the UK delivery due end of Sept, can't wait.
    Had a call this week saying that my Habit SE will be with the shop 29th October. Lets wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyrc View Post
    Had a call this week saying that my Habit SE will be with the shop 29th October. Lets wait and see.
    My shop (also in UK) said they were due to land at Cannondale UK today so I'm thoroughly expecting a call regarding my Habit 1 Carbon next week...

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    I'll keep my eye on this thread - Habit is no my list for next bike - will be my first BIG Bike purchase, but I have a few months to ponder and research/ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyrc View Post
    Had a call this week saying that my Habit SE will be with the shop 29th October. Lets wait and see.
    My shop just received a Habit SE, so you'll probably get yours on time.

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    I have been without the Habit for two weeks now, my buddy wanted it back I miss the snappy and quick feel. Very fun bike. Makes my Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc feel sluggish and slow.

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    I've got a Carbon 1 on order and was told last week that it and the Habit Black full carbon models will not ship until January....bummer.

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    off work this week specifically as I was due to collect my Habit 1 from Mickey Cranks and no show; now due mid-November........:-(

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    I'm being told end of this week now...

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    So for curiosity I asked my lbs when they'd get the Habits in, and they said not until March of next year. LBS is not thrilled at all since they had to order most of their inventory up front a while ago.

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    let me know if you get it !

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    Oh don't worry, I will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matadorCE View Post
    So for curiosity I asked my lbs when they'd get the Habits in, and they said not until March of next year. LBS is not thrilled at all since they had to order most of their inventory up front a while ago.
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    Oh don't worry, I will!
    Perhaps they've become available in the UK but not yet in the US where I am and was told January?

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    I don't suppose we'll know until someone's lands but I guess anything is possible in this world of drop shipping?

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    Speaking to CSG down in Dorset who supply Cannondale to the UK yesterday, extremely helpful and advising that Habit 1 is now mid-Nov!! Reassuring also from them as they could see all UK orders existing, and what retailers will be receiving the 1st ones!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klein-man View Post
    Speaking to CSG down in Dorset who supply Cannondale to the UK yesterday, extremely helpful and advising that Habit 1 is now mid-Nov!! Reassuring also from them as they could see all UK orders existing, and what retailers will be receiving the 1st ones!!!
    Thanks for the update, let's hope we're all happy come mid November then!

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    Any thoughts on the tyres it comes with......not too sure about them coping with the British winter!

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    I used to run the old Nobby Nics and Rocket Rons on my last 26" bike which was a Santa Cruz Nickel, I always found them to work pretty well up until the real mud sets in (right about now!).

    The sidewalls were always their weakness although Schwalbe have apparently improved things everywhere on their latest versions of these tyres.

    This will be my XC bike so I'll only use it for ideal scenarios but I can whole heartedly recommend Maxxis Shorties for the real mud.

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    Habit 1 update on relase

    Just had a call this morning, and the Cannonade rep (via the shop) has said that the the Habit's having a bolt replaced prior to re-lease for safety reasons.....seems to have the incorrect head on it and could have caused an issue and subsequent re-call.
    c. 15th Nov is looking like look it could be released after the retro-fitting of the part.....

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    My Habit SE was due in Yesterday. Had a call from the shop today, not good news after more or less being promised a bike from this delivery Cannondale are now saying 11th January.

    What do I do wait or choose an alternative.

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    Call CSG in Dorset, they should know.....then you have the best info to make a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyrc View Post
    My Habit SE was due in Yesterday. Had a call from the shop today, not good news after more or less being promised a bike from this delivery Cannondale are now saying 11th January.

    What do I do wait or choose an alternative.
    Contacted the shop again to talk about alternative, was offered a very good deal on a 2015 Trigger Carbon Team. I asked him to call CSG to check stock levels which was good, so not a problem. He then informed me that my Habit SE is in the UK now, but has been put in quarantine as they have an issue with the shock bolts. The date I was given for the 11th Jan is the quarantine date, but they are hoping to get them sorted in the next couple of weeks.

    Dilemma...

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    Wait until 15th Nov.......!!!!!

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    I won't be waiting until January but I'll wait until next week and go and talk to the guys in the shop so I can decide.

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    Any news...still waiting for the 15th November here !

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    I may have some news later today!...

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    Hi Guys In Europe Habit 4-5 ready for delivery, 6 mid Nov. carbon from Nov to Febr depending of model size....

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    Cannondale Habit

    Just picked her up!

    Size large, 25.35 with the tubes, reflectors and bell etc and 25 on the nose without, now to put my pedals on and convert it to tubeless then I'll weight her again!

    Very happy so far!






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    And to put that seat down!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    And to put that seat down!!
    You beat me.....!! Mines in the shop;Working this week-end so will pick up Monday
    Enjoy.....

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    Thank you, I am aiming to get a ride in tomorrow, I haven't converted the wheels tubeless as yet but I'll be able to get a good feel for the bike over the weekend.

    One thing to note is my large frame came with a 125mm Reverb compared to the 150mm they have in their specs. Apparently SRAM were unable to provide Cannondale with the 150's so this is going to be a running change. A bit of a shame but nothing worth worrying as the shape of the bike means there's plenty of room anyway.


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    Cannondale Habit

    I've just come out of the lab having converted to tubeless and I'm happy to say the bikes sits at 25.3lbs with Fabric bottle bosses, ESI Grips, Garmin mount and pedals. That's officially the lightest bike (rigid singlespeeds not included) I've owned, ever!

    By the way the rim tape and valves Cannondale supply aren't very good, the tape is thin and there is only enough supplied for one pass of each rims, also the valves don't seem to seat into the hole well. I've got a lot of sealant coming out of the spoke holes but miraculously the tyres seem to be holding air now. I'll be changing the valves and tape for Stans next week though.

    I'm running about 30% sag both ends and have just set the rebound in the middle to see how it feels. My main bike has a Cane Creek Inline shock on it so this setup seems relatively simple and refreshing but that's fine, this bike is for going fast up and across stuff whilst still having fun!

    I'll report back tomorrow after I get to grips with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klein-man View Post
    You beat me.....!! Mines in the shop;Working this week-end so will pick up Monday
    Enjoy.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Thank you, I am aiming to get a ride in tomorrow, I haven't converted the wheels tubeless as yet but I'll be able to get a good feel for the bike over the weekend.

    One thing to note is my large frame came with a 125mm Reverb compared to the 150mm they have in their specs. Apparently SRAM were unable to provide Cannondale with the 150's so this is going to be a running change. A bit of a shame but nothing worth worrying as the shape of the bike means there's plenty of room anyway.

    Congratulations guys! I'm sure you're going to have a great weekend and look forward to your ride report and thanks for the tip on the C'dale rim tape.
    I'm still waiting on mine here in the US with no indication of an availability prior to January but perhaps it's a good omen for me.

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    Thank you and no problem regarding the tape, it looks like the sealant has settled down now but it's definitely in between the tape and the rim.

    I hope you're not waiting too much longer.

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    ^NoTubes recommends installing tape, then immediately putting a tube in the tire and leaving it inflated for 30 minutes. I always do this but many people don't and of course companies don't. It insures that the tape is firmly stuck to the rim and prevents sealant from getting under it. Defitely the way to go for a trouble free system.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Cannondale Habit

    A very rainy day here today so my morning ride got cancelled. I've just changed the tape to Stans and everything seems fine now.

    I need to get the sag sorted but this thing feels very fast which is what I wanted.

    It also seems really comfortable, it's very active although when you pedal hard and accelerate it just bankers down and pulls hard. I think I'm going to really like this bike!...

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    I've got to mention the Schwalbe tyres too, the Nobby Nic and Rocket Ron that come with the Habit 1 are the TLE (Tubeless Easy) Snakeskins and they go tubeless MUCH easier than any Schwalbes I've used in the past, I'd also be confident riding these through rocks which couldn't be said of the old versions with their paper sidewalls.

    I love the integrations of all the SRAM parts on this, especially the matchmaker setup on the bars which feels so intuitive and very similar to how I run my Turner Burner with the addition of the "lockout" button which doesn't actually lock the bike out but gives a very usable level of firming up whilst still able to smooth out bigger hits.

    The wheels are very light and quick to accelerate, I'm a big guy at 215lbs so let's see how durable they are. I run carbon Ibis wheels on my Burner so I'm confident in carbon fibre wheels.

    Everything on this bike seems well thought out, the drop outs work very well, the flat brake mounts and the lefty fork all feel well polished and the finish is fantastic.

    This bike seems to be the whole package.

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    Your new Habit looks awesome! Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulcraft29er View Post
    Your new Habit looks awesome! Congratulations.
    Thank you!

    What kind of pressure were you running in the shock in relation to your weight when you had yours?

    I'm 215lbs so I'm running 300psi (that's as high as my gauges go!) and getting 30% sag.

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    I am 180lbs and run 260psi, 30% sag. I may reduce pressure a little down to 250psi since I did not bottom out on this mornings ride. Make sure to pay attention to the lock out lever, mine had some air in it and if it does not engage or disengage properly the suspension will not work right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulcraft29er View Post
    I am 180lbs and run 260psi, 30% sag. I may reduce pressure a little down to 250psi since I did not bottom out on this mornings ride. Make sure to pay attention to the lock out lever, mine had some air in it and if it does not engage or disengage properly the suspension will not work right.
    Thanks for the tips, I hadn't realised that you had got yours back!

    Sounds like I'm about right for my weight, the lockout doesn't actually lockout though does it? It just firms things up nicely to stop bob?

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    The rock shox cartridge doesn't lock out completely. Even with the gate turned firm it still has a breakaway to protect the damper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    I've just come out of the lab having converted to tubeless and I'm happy to say the bikes sits at 25.3lbs with Fabric bottle bosses, ESI Grips, Garmin mount and pedals. That's officially the lightest bike (rigid singlespeeds not included) I've owned, ever!

    By the way the rim tape and valves Cannondale supply aren't very good, the tape is thin and there is only enough supplied for one pass of each rims, also the valves don't seem to seat into the hole well. I've got a lot of sealant coming out of the spoke holes but miraculously the tyres seem to be holding air now. I'll be changing the valves and tape for Stans next week though.

    I'm running about 30% sag both ends and have just set the rebound in the middle to see how it feels. My main bike has a Cane Creek Inline shock on it so this setup seems relatively simple and refreshing but that's fine, this bike is for going fast up and across stuff whilst still having fun!

    I'll report back tomorrow after I get to grips with her.
    Hi Just J, congrats for the beast, can you weigh the rear through axle please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo666 View Post
    Hi Just J, congrats for the beast, can you weigh the rear through axle please?
    Hi, thank you!

    Yes I can weigh that later for you. It's made by Formula, I reckon there's a bit of weight to save there too, I run a FRM on the forks on my Turner and it weighs almost nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Hi, thank you!

    Yes I can weigh that later for you. It's made by Formula, I reckon there's a bit of weight to save there too, I run a FRM on the forks on my Turner and it weighs almost nothing!

    Thanks, I'll wait for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo666 View Post
    Thanks, I'll wait for it.
    Sorry for the delay, it weighs 80g or thereabouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Sorry for the delay, it weighs 80g or thereabouts.
    Pretty heavy, just ordered mine Cruel Components, only 26g.

    Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo666 View Post
    Pretty heavy, just ordered mine Cruel Components, only 26g.

    Thx.
    I'll have a look at them but I can't find a link. I was considering ordering some FRM.

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    happy to say I collected my Habit 1 yesterday and just going out now.....have you fitted any new bolts to fill in the holes left for a front mech ??

    also thanks for the comment about the rear axle; let me know what you go for, and would appreciate the link to the component

    cheers

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    Enjoy! I still haven't been able to get out on mine for anything meaningful but I'm aiming to tomorrow. I've not fitted any blanking bolts, probably wont bother to be honest.

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    Anyway, more photos!!!

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    Mine finally came in, and my fiancee decided to make us THAT gross couple. His and Her Habits!!! I built both of them up yesterday.Cannondale Habit-h4.jpgCannondale Habit-jamie-h3.jpg

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    Ha ha that's excellent, they look great together! I want to get my wife a Habit too but she won't entertain riding bikes!

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    They do actually. She hates loud helmets so the green should make it easier to see her in the woods. She has 6 bikes to my two. And I'm the one that got her into cycling...

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    Nice....!!
    ..can you send over the link for the Cruel Components axle you have ordered please; had some difficulty finding it

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by klein-man View Post
    Nice....!!
    ..can you send over the link for the Cruel Components axle you have ordered please; had some difficulty finding it

    Thanks
    Cruel components - Perno passante posteriore x-12

    You can buy it writing him an email, but I'm not sure if ship worldwide, I think so.

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