Cannondale's Trail SL 29er 3 is a great bike for big-wheeled, off-road adventure. The frame's large-diameter, thin-wall aluminum tubes maximize stiffness and minimize weight so you can climb quickly and easily. And you'll roll over everything in your path thanks to the 29-inch wheels with WTB tires.
As an upgrade over Trail, the Trail SL line gets a 1.5” head tube which increases front end stiffness for better steering and control.
CANNONDALE's LEGENDARY SMOOTH WELDS
Trademark double-pass smooth welds showcase Cannondale’s aluminum frame mastery. Since we Cannondle doesn't patch fill with putty and paint, our process eliminates the stress-risers and weak points found on traditionally welded frames, enabling us to build lighter, stronger frames everywhere in the line.
Optimized seat stay and chain stay shaping provides vertical compliance for a more comfortable ride with no loss in lateral rigidity.
29’ER RACE GEOMETRY
Like the F29, the Trail SL 29 and new Trail 29 have super short chainstays, a relatively low BB and steep head angle, which give them point-and-shoot handling and a lively feel, but with the stability and roll-over-anything ability of bigger wheels.
ALL NEW FRAME FOR TRAIL
For 2014, the Trail gets a new lighter weight frame. In addition to a more refined look, it features a 27.2mm seat post for lighter weight and better trail vibration damping.