Cannondale Trail SL 29'er 4 - 2012

Cannondale Trail SL 29'er 4
  • Color: Saffron Metallic
  • Color: Black
$799.99
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Cannondale's Trail SL 29'er 4 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 Kenda tires. An RST fork leads the way and soaks up bumps with 80mm of travel and disc brakes provide serious stopping power. Plus, the Shimano drivetrain offers smooth gear changes and easy pedaling no matter what terrain you're conquering.

Specs

Frame Cannondale Trail SL 29'er double-butted aluminum
Fork RST Deuce 29 TNL, 80mm-travel w/lockout
Rims/Wheels Alex DC4.5
Hubs Cannondale C4
Spokes 15g stainless-steel
Tires Kenda Small Block 8, 29 x 2.1
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs SunRace, 8-speed: 12-32
Shifters Shimano Altus
Handlebars Cannondale C3
Tape/Grips Cannondale dual-density
Stem Cannondale C4
Brake Levers Cannondale Helix 3
Brakes Cannondale Helix 3 disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals Platform
Saddle Cannondale Stage 2
Seatpost Cannondale C3

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Saffron Metallic / Small 884603423677 2FS294S/ORG
Saffron Metallic / Medium 884603364451 2FS294M/ORG
Saffron Metallic / Large 884603364468 2FS294L/ORG BIK22872287G
Saffron Metallic / X-Large 884603364475 2FS294X/ORG
Black / Small 884603423660 2FS294S/BLK
Black / Medium 884603364420 2FS294M/BLK

Reviews

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4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile  (4)
  • Handles well  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Rugged  (2)
  • Smooth ride  (2)

Cons

  • No rebound on fork 
  • Pedals 
  • Wears out quickly 
  • Mechanical brakes 

Best Uses

  • Casual trails  (3)
  • Cross country  (2)
  • Free riding  (2)
  • Commuting/city 
  • Does it all 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Road biking 
  • Rails to trails dirt rds 

REVIEWS

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4

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

By 

from grand island, ny

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Fast and Smooth Ride
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Pedals

Best Uses

  • Does It All

Comments:

This bike just wants to go! The 29er wheels roll over everything. I searched about 10 different makes and compared them to this one. Great brakes, decent fork, good shifters and rims, great color scheme in black/white/green! The pedals had to be replaced though. they are the same pedals as my sons 20"! No grip when dry, forget it when wet! I can't wait to get the chance to ride it again. I'll just look at it longingly in the garage until then.

5

Best bang for the buck in the 29er arena

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from Nazareth, PA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Smooth Ride
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Versatile
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • No Rebound on Fork

Best Uses

  • Cross Country
  • Free Riding
  • Casual Trails

Comments:

I traded in my old Cannondale F500 on the SL4 and can only say, Wow! 29ers are the future of mountain bikes and this bike has a great mix of components to get the job done. It rolls over terrain that had my 26" begging for mercy. The SAVE chain stays really do soak up a lot of rear end chatter. The groupset shifts nice and smooth for an "entry level" set which is all you can really ask for. If I had one gripe, it would be the front fork. The lack of rebound adjustment can make it pack down over a rooted trail section, but a slightly higher level of preload helps this. It's fine for 90% of riders, but if you really hammer the trails on a regular basis, you may want to upgrade that. The rest is fine as-is. I plan to implement my "upgrade only after breaking" philosophy and really doubt I'll have any issues other than self-inflicted casualties.

4

Great bike

By 

from Florence, KY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Smooth Ride
  • Great Components

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Free Riding
    • Casual Trails
    • Cross Country

    Comments:

    Purchased recently. Got the bike out on some downhill trails and booked it first day. Loved how easy it is to ride over anything. Definitely a great second bike for me. I can see my confidence going up with a good stable bike such as the SL 4.

    4

    ONE TUFF BIKE

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    from Alpena, Michigan

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Well Built
    • Rugged
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Mechanical brakes

    Best Uses

    • Casual Trails
    • Rails to trails dirt rds

    Comments:

    Bike is built very well. Actually fell out of my truck going down the road before first ride. Only damage was a few scratches and the front wheel. My local bike shop tweeked the wheel back.

    3

    cannondale sl4

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    from Cebu, Philippines

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    i use this product to ride trails 3 times a week.. whats great about it is that you could join bikers with much expensive bikes but still hang with them.. this is my first bike but its up for keeps :)

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