Cannondale draws on its legendary Beast of the East moniker for a 27.5+ hardtail that delivers huge traction with the ability to mob through seriously hacked-out terrain. This Beast of the East starts out with pedigreed SmartFormed aluminum to create a frame that's as light, as it is stiff, as it is responsive. A plush 120mm of suspension from the Lefty 2.0 fork makes this bike eager for lines that make other hardtails tremble. Plus-size WTB Scraper rims are wide and stout to handle the superb ride and increased traction of 27.5 x 3-inch WTB tires. They're tubeless-ready to boot, so forget flats and focus on fun. To that end, a Trans-X 120mm dropper post pushes the ride even further, for aggressive descending and efficient power-producing leg extension while climbing. A 1x11-speed X1/GX drivetrain from SRAM gives you all the gears you need—so you'll save weight while keeping things spinning. Deore discs from Shimano are there when you've got to hit the brakes, and tried-and-true handlebars, saddle, and stem from Cannondale are trail-spec'd and prepared for battle.