This bike's attitude can change, so when the trail points up, you won't have to change yours. Cannondale's Jekyll 3 dominates up and down with a revolutionary Fox DYAD rear shock that allows you to choose between 90mm or 150mm of travel while also adjusting the geometry to best suit the demands of the trail and your style of riding. Its strong aluminum frame boasts large-diameter tubing for efficient power transfer and has a 1.5-inch head tube that keeps the 150mm Fox fork on your chosen line. Other trail-dominating components include 2x10 gearing, Magura brakes and tubeless-ready Shimano wheels that use a 15mm front axle and a 142x12mm rear axle for stiffness. So if you're into aggressive, all-mountain riding, or simply want to be better at it, the Jekyll is your kind of monster.
With Fox's DYAD RT2 rear shock, you can have the best possible performance across the widest spectrum of terrain. Developed in collaboration with Cannondale, the dual-travel, dual-personality DYAD RT2 is actually two completely different shocks housed in one package: Elevate – a shorter travel, smaller volume air shock for rolling and climbing terrain, and Flow – a longer travel, high volume linear air shock for aggressive descending.
Activated on the fly by a handlebar-mounted lever, each mode has its own dedicated damping circuits, fully optimized for the intended terrain. Switching between the Elevate and Flow modes also changes the bike's sag point and geometry. In Elevate mode, the bike rides higher, resulting in steeper head and seat angles and keeping the rider in a better position for climbing and tight technical terrain. In Flow mode, the bottom bracket drops, lowering the center of gravity and making the angles slack and stable, perfect for charging descents.
Cannondale's ECS-TC (Enhanced Center Stiffness–Torsion Control) technology eliminates flex or play in the links and bearings of your frame. Cannondale uses widely spaced, 15mm through-axles for the key pivots. The axle then becomes a structural part of the link or swingarm and radically increases your frame's ability to resist twisting loads and side-to-side movement.
BB30 is an oversize bottom bracket standard that boosts stiffness and decreases weight. BB30 bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into compatible frames, meaning there are no heavy external cups to thread in. And, BB30 cranksets feature 30mm-diameter spindles (standard spindles are smaller) for greater pedaling efficiency and increased power transfer.
Pedals sold separately.
|Frame||Cannondale aluminum BB30 w/ISCG03 tabs, 1.5-inch head tube|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float CTD Evolution, 150mm-travel w/15mm through-axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox DYAD RT2, 150/90mm adjustable-travel|
|Tires||WTB 26 x 2.3, front: Vigilante; rear: Moto|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT2|
|Brakes||Magura MT2 disc, 7-inch rotors|