Cannondale’s Jekyll Carbon 1 gets you down the mountain hysterically fast with a light, stiff, and tough full-carbon BallisTec frame that arrives at the bottom begging to do it again. And you will, too, with 165mm of Fox Factory X EVOL-guided travel in back and 170mm more up front, courtesy of Fox’s buttery Factory Float 36 fork. Together, they make easy work of gnarly descents where the only break you get is the climb back up. Since we’re talking about climbing, the Jekyll is no slouch in the uphill department, either, with a switch-on-the-fly rear suspension that offers Hustle Mode for tenacious efficiency. Put the power to the 12-speed SRAM X01/XX1 Eagle drivetrain via a Descendant carbon crankset, and you’ll gain elevation as fast as you drop the competition. Meanwhile, SRAM’s flawless Guide RSC brakes modulate precisely, so you can negotiate any trail with dialed control. This rig’s Maxxis Minion EXOs eat loose trail for breakfast wrapped around Cannondale’s incredible HollowGram 30 wheels that spin up like they’re not even there while standing up to unwavering speed through the chop. So, jump on, slam the RaceFace Turbine dropper post, and flow this trail beast straight to victory.
|Frame||165mm travel, BallisTec Carbon frame and swingarm, carbon link, Ai offset|
|Fork||Fox Factory Float 36, 170mm, Fit 4, 3-pos. lever, Kashima coating, 44mm offset"|
|Rear Shock||Fox Factory Float X EVOL w/Gemini remote-actuated dual mode air spring system, Flow Mode - 165mm / Hustle Mode - 130mm, Kashima coating, 3-pos. lever|
|Axles||Front: 110 x 15mm TARear: 148 x 12mm TA w/Ai offset|
|Rims/Wheels||Cannondale HollowGram 30 Carbon, 30mm inner, tubeless Ready|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion, 3C, EXO, folding, tubeless readyFront: DHF 27.5 x 2.5Rear: DHR II 27.5 x 2.4|
|Crankset||TRUVATIV Descendant Carbon Eagle w/ custom Ai offset|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM Eagle, 12-speed: 10-50|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RSC|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RSC hydraulic disc, 200/180mm Centerline rotors|
|Seat Post||RaceFace Turbine dropper, internal routing, 31.6MMTravel: 150mm M-XL / 125mm SM|
* Subject to change without notice.