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Best Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes Under $3,000

trail mountain biking terrains - desert, hill, forest

Full Suspension = FS = Dual Suspension

Full suspension trail bikes are ideal for long-distance trail or enduro racing, which involves a lot of rough, downhill riding. Trail bikes usually have larger 29″ wheels which make them faster over long distances, whereas smaller 27.5” or 26″ wheels are easier to handle on a downhill and technical sections.

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10 Best FS bikes for Men
3 Best FS bikes for Women

MTB TYPES: Trail vs XC vs All Mountain

  • TRAIL – 120-140mm suspension travel, 67-69 degree head angle. The most universal and affordable MTB
  • ENDURO / ALL-MOUNTAIN – 140-180mm fork travel, 65-68 degree head angle. For steeper climbs/descends and advanced trails, faster and rougher terrains
  • XC – 70-110mm fork travel with a 70-71 degree head angle. For fast trail riding & racing

Full suspension mountain bikes are bicycles with both front and rear suspension, as opposed to only front suspension like that found on ‘hardtail’ mountain bikes. The key advantage is a smoother ride and softer landing when coming off of big drops or landing jumps in bike parks.

Depending on what kind of cycling you intend to do, full-suspension bikes may have several advantages or disadvantages. Full suspension bikes are usually a bit more expensive and heavier due to the added mechanics on the rear, which can make them less ideal for fast or uphill riding.

However, when it comes to downhill riding, full-suspension bikes are often a necessity. With steep, tricky descents it is far easier and more comfortable, not to mention safer, to ride a full-suspension bike.

Is $3,000 enough for a proper full-suspension mountain bike?

We wouldn’t recommend anything below $2,000 new when it comes to rideable dual-suspension trail MTBs, therefore $3,000 is somewhat great for beginners, or intermediate riders looking for a comfortable ride on tougher terrains!

full-suspension bikes and frames

2021 Ibis Mojo 4 – One of the latest and greatest of traditional FS Trail MTBs (On a more expensive price range)



11 Best Under $3,000 Full-Suspension Trail MTBs for Men

  1. CO-OP CYCLES – DRT 3.1 26″ / 27.5″
  2. SALSA – Spearfish SX Eagle 29″
  3. SALSA – Rustler SX Eagle 27.5″
  4. KONA – Satori SE 29″
  5. GT – Force Aluminum Elite 27.5″
  6. GHOST – Slamr X5.9 29″
  7. GHOST – Framr 4.7 27.5″
  8. NORCO – Range A2 29″
  9. CO-OP CYCLES – DRT 3.2 26″ / 27.5″
  10. SANTA CRUZ – Hightower A D 29″


26″ / 27.5″

co-op drt 3.1 fs bike

REACH – XS: 400 / S: 425 / M: 450 / L: 475 / XL: 500
HEAD TUBE – XS, S: 66° / M-XL: 67° SEAT TUBE: 75° CHAINSTAYS: XS,S: 433 / M-XL: 441

Trail MTB

MSRP $2,199
>> REI

The DRT 3.1 is an excellent entry-level full suspension mountain bike for smaller riders, with 26″ wheels and 10 gears supplied by a Shimano Deore 1x drivetrain. Despite the low price, the DRT 3.1 has excellent RockShox air-sprung suspension which makes light work of even the roughest terrain.

With a remote-control dropper seat post included and deep-treaded WTB 2.8″ tires, you’ll be ready to hit the mountains right out the box with the DRT 3.1. At under $3,000, it represents one of the best value aluminum full suspension mountain bikes available today.


Number of Gears – 10

Forkco-op drt 3.1 rockshox front fork and hydraulic disc brakesRockShox Sektor RL – Rebound adj.
XS, S: 120 millimeters
M – XL: 140 millimeters

Rear Shock – RockShox Monarch R Solo Air – Rebound adj.

XS, S: 120mm travel
M – XL: 130mm travel

Wheel Sizes – XS – S: 26″ / M – XL : 27.5+”

Frame – Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Crankset – FSA Gamma Pro 1X MegaExo
Bottom Bracket – FSA MegaExo
Shifters – Shimano Deore, 10-speed, Rapidfire Plus
Rear Derailleur – Shimano Deore Shadow +
Rear Cogs – Shimano 10-speed 11-42T
Brakes – Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc
Rims – WTB ST i40 – tubeless-ready
Front Hub – Shimano Alivio with thru-axle
Rear Hub – Shimano Alivio 12mm thru-axle
Tires – WTB RANGER (2.8″ width) – tubeless ready
Handlebar – Co-op double-butted aluminum riser
Seat Post – X-fusion Manic dropper with remote; 100mm/150mm (XS – M / L – XL)
Saddle – WTB Volt Sport
Pedals – sold separately

The maximum weight limit is 300 lbs. total, including rider + gear

Check Availability – Co-Op DRT 3.1


SALSA – Spearfish SX Eagle

salsa spearfish full suspension mtb under 3000

REACH > SM: 423 / 425 > MD: – 442 / 444 > LG: – 461 / 463 > XL: – 480 / 482
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 67.8-68°  SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74.3 / 74.5°  CHAINSTAYS 433 / 432

Trail MTB

MSRP $2,649
>> Aventuron

bicycle from the rear

Also available in Yellow

This 29″ full suspension XC trail bike from Salsa is designed for comfortable, long-distance endurance rides. The Split Pivot rear suspension design is highly adjustable, so you can tighten it for speed over flat terrain or slacken it up for steep, technical descents.

A short stem paired with the long top tube, combined with a 67.8-degree head tube angle provides confidence at speed without sacrificing agility.

The larger wheels and lightweight aluminum frame make steep hill climbs far easier than on dedicated downhill mountain bikes. Use Salsa’s unique Flip Chip technology to alter the bottom bracket height and head tube angle so you can tweak the bike to perfectly fit your riding style.

The rear Flip Chip adjusts head tube angle and bottom bracket height for terrain, wheel size, and personal preference


Number of Gears – 12

Fork – RockShox Recon RL 120 mm, 51 mm offset

Rear Shock – RockShox Deluxe Select +

Front Wheel & Tire – 29 x 2.35″

  • WTB Serra Hub 110 x 15 mm hub, WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29″ rim, Tubeless-Ready
  • Maxxis Forekaster, 60 TPI, EXO, Tubeless-Ready

Rear Wheel & Tire – 29 x 2.35″

  • WTB Serra Hub 157 x 12 mm hub, WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29″ rim, Tubeless-Ready
  • Maxxis Ikon, 60 TPI, EXO, Tubeless-Ready

Frame – Spearfish Aluminum
Split Pivot suspension design – 100mm travel
Crankset – Truvativ Descendant 7k, 32t
Bottom Bracket – Truvativ / SRAM
Rear Derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
Cassette / Cog – SRAM PG1210 11–50t, 12-speed
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle
Headset – FSA Orbit IS-2
Rear Shifter – SRAM SX Eagle
Brakes & Rotors – Shimano MT401, 180 mm front/160 mm rear rotor
Saddle – WTB Volt Sport
Two full-size bottle cage mounts fit inside the front triangle on all frame sizes
Seatclamp – Salsa Lip-Lock
Seatpost – TranzX YSI05JL, 30 mm. Adjustable travel

  • SM = 125 mm
  • MD = 150 mm
  • LG = 170 mm
  • XL = 200 mm

Check Availability – Salsa Spearfish SX Eagle


SALSA – Rustler SX Eagle

salsa blue full-suspension mountain bike

REACH: > XS: 391/393 > S: 420/423 > M: 439/441 > L: 458/460 > XL: 458/460
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 65.8/66.1°  SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 73.6/74°  CHAINSTAYS: 426/425

Trail MTB

MSRP $2,649
>> REI

This 27.5″ full suspension trail bike is the perfect intermediate bike for all-round adventure cycling over varied terrain. It benefits from SRAM’s excellent Eagle SX drivetrain coupled with Salsa’s Split Pivot and FlipChip frame technology for a highly adjustable configuration.

With a huge 150mm of front travel and 130mm of rear travel, the Rustler SX Eagle can tackle the steepest descents with comfort and confidence. Despite the smaller 27.5″ wheel size and slightly heavy aluminum frame, the wide 12x gear range and dropper seat post make hill climbing an easy task.


salsa rockshox Number of Gears – 12
Fork – RockShox Recon RL w/ 150mm travel
Rear Shock – RockShox Deluxe RT 130mm Split Pivot
Frame – Rustler Aluminum
Crankset – Truvativ Descendent 7k 32t
Shifters – SRAM SX Eagle
Rear Derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
Rear Cogs – SRAM PG1210 11-50t 12-speed
Brakes – Shimano MT401, 180 mm rotors
Brake Levers – Shimano MT401
Rims – WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0
Front Hub – WTB Serra 15 x 110mm thru-axle
Rear Hub – WTB Serra 12 x 148mm thru-axle
Wheel Size – 27.5 inches
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5″ x 2.6″
Rear: DHR II 27.5″ x 2.6″ 60 TPI – EXO/TLR

Seat Post – TranzX YSI05 w/ Shimano Lever, 30mm Travel Adjustable

  • XS/SM = 125 mm
    MD = 150 mm
    LG = 170 mm
    XL = 200 mm

Saddle – WTB Volt Sport
Headset – FSA Orbit IS-2
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle

Check Availability – Salsa Rustler SX Eagle


KONA – Satori SE

kona black mtb

REACH – S: 425 M: 450 L: 475 XL: 510

Trail / All-mountain MTB

MSRP $2,400
>> JensonUSA

This Kona Satori 29″ trail bike is focused on skipping over bumpy terrain at high speed, which it achieves with effortless skill and tenacity. 

The large wheels and tight frame geometry make for a quick and agile bike that can tackle obstacle-filled trails with ease. Although not ideal for tricky downhills, the addition of a dropper seat post and generous front and rear travel make descents an easy enough job.

Large wheels and fun geometry

Our only critique is the 10x Deore drivechain which is adequate but a 12x SRAM groupset would have been a nice touch. At under $2,500 though, you can’t really complain!


rear derailleur

Number of Gears – 10

Fork – RockShox Recon RL Solo Air, 140mm Travel

Rear Shock – RockShox Deluxe RL DebonAir Trunnion, 130mm Travel

Frame – 6061 Aluminum Butted
Headset – FSA No. 57B
Shifters – Shimano Deore, 1×10
Front derailleur – Not Today
Rear derailleur – Shimano Deore
Crankset – Race Face Aeffect, 28T
Bottom bracket – Shimano PF92
Chain – Shimano HG54
Cassette – Shimano Deore, 11-42T
Brakes – Shimano MT401 Hydraulic, 180mm Front, 160mm Rear
Wheelset – WTB ST i30 TCS Rims, Shimano Alivio Boost Hubs
Tires-  WTB – Vigilante, 29 x 2.3″
Handlebar – Kona XC/BC 35
Stem – Kona XC/BC 35
Grips – Kona Key Grip
Seatpost – TranzX Dropper Internal 31.6mm
Seat clamp – Kona Clamp
Saddle – WTB Volt Sport

Check Availability – Kona Satori SE


GT – Force Aluminum Elite

gt force full suspension mtb

REACH XS: 390 S: 415 M: 440 L: 465 XL: 490

Enduro / All-mountain

MSRP $3,200
>> JensonUSA

This downhill beast is one of the best full suspension mountain bikes you can get in the $3,000 price range. The new 2020 model features a massive 160mm of travel on the front and 150mm on the rear, making even the steepest downhill descents possible.

Designed to satisfy the needs of a professional enduro racing team, you know the GT Force doesn’t cut any corners. With top quality parts including RockShox suspension, SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, and TRP Slate hydraulic disc brakes, this is a machine built to tame the harshest mountain trails.


Number of Gears– 12

Fork – RockShox Lyrik Select RC, 160mm, Charger Damper, BOOST 15x110mm, tapered steerer, 46mm offset

Rear shock – RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select R, Coil, 185x55mm, Metric Trunnion

Frame – Force Alloy 27.5”, 150mm Travel, BSA 73mm, LockR Pivots, Tapered Head Tube, Boost 12×148 Thru-Axle, 185x55mm Trunnion Shock Mount, ISCG05
Headset – FSA NO.42, Semi-Integrated, Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Shifters – SRAM GX Eagle, 1×12
Rear derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
Crankset – Truvativ Descendant 6K, Dub, 32t, 170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL)
Bottom bracket – SRAM
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette – SRAM XG-1275, GX Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
Brakes – TRP Slate T4 Hydro, 203/180mm Rotors
Wheelset – WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0, 32h, tubeless ready, Formula Hubs
Tires – Schwalbe Magic Mary Performance, 27.5 x 2.35″, TwinSkin, Addix Compound, tubeless-ready, Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO, 27.5 x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, Addix Soft Compound, tubeless-ready
Seatpost – TranzX Dropper, 31.6, Internal Routing, 120mm (S,M), 150mm (L,XL)
Saddle – WTB Silverado Sport, steel rails

Check Availability – GT Force


GHOST – Slamr X5.9

Ghost SL AMR

REACH – S: 398 M: 422 L:446 XL: 476


MSRP $3,000
>> REI

This 29″ full suspension trail bike is built for tough, long-distance riding over all types of terrain. The 2020 model includes SRAM Eagle SX gearing and RockShox air-sprung suspension on the front and rear, with 150 and 145mm travel respectively.

Slack head tube angle enhances control on descents; steep seat tube angle creates an efficient riding position for climbs

The excellent Maxxis Minion tires roll nicely over smooth terrain while holding tightly through gravel, stones, or wet mud. With the right frame geometry and large wheels, some descents can feel a bit sketchy when things get really steep but the dropper seat post and instant, one-finger braking certainly help.

ghost slamr x suspension link


Number of Gears – 12

Fork – RockShox 35 Gold RL 29 150mm

Rear Shock – RS SUPER DELUXE Select +, RT, DEBONAIR, 145mm travel

Frame – Ghost AMR aluminum
Crankset – SRAM Descendant Eagle Dub, 32t chainring
Bottom Bracket – SRAM Dub Pressfit
Shifters – SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur – SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Cogs – SRAM PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Brakes – TRP Quadiem Hydraulic, 180mm rotors
Rims – DT Swiss M502, 32h
Front Hub – Alloy disc sealed boost, 15 x 110mm
Rear Hub – Novatec alloy disc sealed boost, 12 x 148mm

Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 in. 3C MaxxTerra, EXO
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHRII 29 x 2.4 in. 60tpi, folding, EXO/TR/WT

Seat Post – JD dropper with remote
Saddle – Ergon SMD20 Comp Stealth
Headset – Strummer semi-integrated
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle

Check Availability – Ghost Slamr X5.9


GHOST – Framr 4.7

ghost framr fs mtb bike

REACH S – 416 / M – 445 / L – 466 / XL – 486


MSRP $3,000
>> REI

The FRAMR 4.7 features intricately detailed frame geometry that allows for aggressive downhill riding without sacrificing power on ascents, making for an ideal all-around mountain bike. The adjustable 170mm of front travel combined with 27’5″ wheels results in decisive steering on descents and exciting bounce over flatter terrain.

ghost framr suspension system

The stiff and strong hydroformed aluminum frame has a slack head tube angle for control on descents and a steep seat tube angle that creates an efficient riding position for climbs

While the FRAMR 4.7 is marketed as an allrounder, it clearly finds its feet best in the park or on an enduro-racing course. It’s quick response, small frame and excellent suspension make it ideal for jumps, drops, and general rock-hopping activities.


Number of Gears – 12

Forks – RockShox® 35 Gold RL w/ 170mm of tunable travel with a lockout option for climbing

Rear Shock – RockShox Monarch Plus R smooths out the trail with 160mm of tunable travel

  • Frame – GHOST AMR aluminum
  • Drivetrain – SRAM SX Eagle
  • Brakes – TRP G-Spec Trail SL hydraulic disc brakes 203/180mm rotors (Powerful 4-piston braking for maximum stoppage)
  • Rims – DT Swiss M 1900 spline
  • Seat Post – JD dropper with remote
  • Tires – Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 in. and DHR 2.4 in.
  • Bottom Bracket – SRAM Dub pressfit
  • Shifters – SRAM SX Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
  • Rear Cogs – SRAM PG1210 Eagle 11-50t

Check Availability – Ghost Framr 4.7


NORCO – Range A2

norco range full suspension trail bike

REACH: M – 432 / L – 456 / XL – 479
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 65° SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 73.2-73.8° CHAINSTAY: 430/435/440


MSRP $3,000
>> JensonUSA

The Range A2 is well-priced enduro and park bike with striking looks and some strong features. The RockShox dual suspension is particularly impressive on a bike in this price range, although air-sprung rather than coil-sprung suspension may have been a better choice.

Another great feature is the SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain and X1 1000 cranks, which together provide super smooth transitions with a broad range of gears. The 6061 aluminum frame is slightly heavy but is clearly strong and holds up very well to all kinds of abuse.

full suspension mtb system


Number of Gears – 12

Fork – RockShox Yari RC, Motion Control, 170mm Travel

Rear shock – RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select R, 150mm Travel

Frame – Aluminum with internal cable routing
Headset – FSA No. 57 ZS
Shifters – SRAM SX Eagle, 12-Speed
Rear derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
Crankset – SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, Boost, 30T
Bottom bracket – SRAM DUB
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle
Cassette – SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50T
Brakes – Shimano BR-MT520 4-Piston Hydraulic, 203mm Front, 203mm Rear
Wheelset – WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 Rims, Shimano Deore Boost Hubs
Tires – Maxxis Assegai 2.5″ EXO/TR, Maxxis Assegai 2.5″ EXO/TR
Handlebar – Norco 6061 Alloy, 800mm, 20mm Rise
Stem – 6061 Alloy, 40mm
Seatpost – TransX YSP18 JL Dropper, 31.6mm, 130mm Travel, 1X Lever
Seat clamp – Norco Alloy Nutted
Saddle – SDG Radar MTN

Check Availability – Norco Range A2


26″ / 27.5″

co-op drt 3.2 full suspension trail bicycle

REACH: XS – 400 / S – 425 / M – 450 / L – 475 / XL – 500
MSRP $2,800

With it’s small but thick tires, long travel, and slack geometry, the DRT 3.2 makes for a surprisingly powerful trail bike for the price. It takes on technical offroad riding with impressive confidence, sailing over obstacles, and shredding up the terrain of all kinds.

The tubeless-ready rims fit nicely with the 2.8″ WTB tires that take on the sand and slippery surfaces with ease while rolling more than adequately over the tarmac. Add an SRAM Eagle NX drivetrain and you have a fully-fledged competitive trail bike for offers excellent value-for-money.


sram crank 1x drivetrain
Number of Gears – 12
Fork – RockShox Revelation RC
  • XS: 120 millimeters
  • S: 120 millimeters
  • M: 140 millimeters
  • L: 140 millimeters
Rear Shock – RockShox Monarch R Solo Air
Frame – Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Crankset – SRAM NX Eagle Dub™
Bottom Bracket – SRAM DUB™
Shifters – SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur – SRAM NX Eagle; 12-speed
Rear Cogs – SRAM NX 1230 Eagle; 11-50T, 12-speed
Number of Gears – 12
Brake Type – Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes – Shimano BR-MT500 2 piston, post mount hydraulic
Brake Levers – Shimano
Seat Post – X-Fusion Manic Dropper w/remote; 100mm/150mm
Saddle – WTB Volt Sport
Headset – Internal headset
Chain – SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed


  • XS: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 26″,
  • S: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 26″,
  • M: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″
  • L: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″
Front Hub – SRAM MTH 716 15mm with thru-axle
Rear Hub – SRAM MTH 746, 12mm, 11/12-speed with thru-axle

Wheels & Tires

  • XS: WTB RANGER, 26 X 2.8
  • S: WTB RANGER, 26 X 2.8
  • M: WTB Ranger 27.5×2.8
  • L: WTB Ranger 27.5×2.8

The bicycle weight limit is 300 lbs. total, including rider + all gear, carried

Check availability – Co-op Cycles DRT 3.2


SANTA CRUZ – Hightower A D

Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower A D Complete Mountain Bike 2021

REACH: S – 428 / XL – 493

Trail, All-mountain

MSRP $2,999
>> evo.com

Santa Cruz has added a new update to their full-suspension Hightower series for the 2021 year: the Hightower A D Complete. This 29″ trail bike is built for blasting along mountain trails just like the Hightower bikes before, but with a few impressive alterations. 

Firstly, it comes with slightly altered geometry that includes a slackened 65-degree head tube for added pop and tighter landings. In addition, the 145mm of Fox Float rear suspension on a Lower-link Mounted VPP system provides one of the smoothest rides possible without sacrificing power and efficiency. 

Combined, the modifications address the growing needs of competitive trail riders who aim to push the boundaries of mountain biking. Add an SRAM SX Eagle groupset with Maxxis Minion tires and you have a top-quality MTB trail bike that takes no prisoners.


Number of Gears – 12

Fork – RockShox 35 Gold RL, 150mm Travel

Rear shock – Fox Float DPS Performance, 145mm Travel

Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle™
Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle™
Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle™ 148 DUB, 30t
Cassette: SRAM PG-1210, 11-50t
Chain: SRAM SX Eagle™
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide T
Brake Calipers: SRAM Guide T
Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R
Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem: Race Face Ride
Saddle: WTB Silverado Race
Seatpost: SDG Tellis
Hubs:SRAM MTH 716 15×110 Front / SRAM MTH 746 12×148 Rear
Rims:WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0
Spokes: Sapim Race
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxGrip EXO TR | 29″ x 2.4″
Rear Tire:Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO TR | 29″ x 2.4″
Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame and Bearings Only)

Check Availability – Santa Cruz Hightower AD


3 Best Women’s Full-suspension MTB’s

  1. Cannondale – Habit AL 2 Women’s 27.5″ / 29″
  2. Cannondale Habit AL 3 Women’s
  3. Ghost Lanao FS 2.7 Women’s

CANNONDALE – Habit AL 2 Women’s
27.5″ / 29″

cannondale habit al 2 fs womens trail bike

REACH: XS – 366 / S – 400 / M – 430


MSRP from $2,700
>> REI

Habit 3
>> Gravity Coalition

2019 Habit 3 -20% off*
>> REI

Cannondale never fails to impress with groundbreaking new designs and the Habit AL 2 Women’s bike is no exception. At first look, the aluminum frame seems almost bizarre with its sharply indented downtube but one ride, and everything starts to make sense.

A trail bike with its priorities straight: progressive design, playful agility, and killer capability – all in the name of fun.

This XC-focused bike tears through singletrack and over rocky trails with reckless abandon, making short work of small and large obstacles alike. It’s certainly better suited to fast trail riding than mountainous descents but although it wobbles a bit, it can take on the downhills with a degree of success.

cannondale habit womens bike in maroon red


Number of Gears – 12

XS: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 140mm, DebonAir, 15×110, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
S: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 140mm, DebonAir, 15×110, tapered steerer, 51mm offset

Rear Shock – Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL, 3-position adjustment

Bike Frame Material: Aluminum
Wheel Size – XS: 27.5 inches / S: 29 inches
Frame – 130mm travel, SmartForm C1 Alloy, Proportional Response Tuned, Ai offset drivetrain, ISCG05, BSA 83, Post mount brake, tapered head tube
Crankset – SRAM X1-1000 Eagle DUB, 30t, Ai offset

Bottom Bracket – SRAM DUB BSA MTB 83
Shifters – SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
Rear Cogs – SRAM PG-1210, SX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Brakes – Shimano MT200 hydro disc, 180/180mm RT30 rotors
Brake Levers – Shimano MT200 hydro disc
Rims – WTB STX i23 TCS, 32h, tubeless-ready
Front Hub – Shimano MT400 15×110
Rear Hub – Shimano MT400 12×148
Tires – Front: Maxxis Minion DHF WT 2.5″ / Rear: Maxxis High Roller II 2.3″
Seat Post – XS: TranzX Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 125mm / S: TranzX Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm
Saddle – Cannondale Stage 3 Women’s Ergo
Headset – Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5 in., sealed angular contact bearings
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Habit 2

  • SmartForm C1 Alloy frame
  • RockShox 35 RL Gold 140mm fork / Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL rear shock
  • SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain/dropper post

Habit 3

  • SmartForm C1 Alloy frame
  • RockShox Recon RL 130mm fork / Deluxe Select rear shock
  • Shimano SLX 11-speed drivetrain / hydraulic disc brakes

Where it thrives

Challenging trails, up and down hills

What it’s built for

Traction, handling, durability

Check Availability – Cannondale Habit AL 2 Women’s FS

Last models of Habit 3 available on Gravity Coalition


GHOST – Lanao FS 2.7 Women’s

ghost lanao fs full suspension bike

REACH: XS – 385 / S – 400 / M – 415



MSRP $1,800
>> REI

Designed by Ghost’s Tina Kutschki, the Lanao FS 2.7 has a unique curved top tube that provides an easier standover height while maintaining strength and agility. It’s an impressive full-suspension aluminum trail bike designed for women, by a woman. 

Best Under $2,000 full-suspension Mountain bike for women!

The choice of 27.5″ wheels helps to keep things quick and nimble without losing control and responsiveness. while the SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain is a strong addition, other components could be better in some parts – particularly the low-quality Tektro brakes and heavy SR Suntour fork.

The aluminum frame has a steeply sloped top tube and low stand-over height, making it easy to mount and dismount and providing a good fit for riders with long legs and short torsos


ghost lanao rock shox fork

Number of Gears – 12

Fork – SR Suntour XCR 34 coil, 130mm travel, 15 x 110 boost, tapered steerer

Rear Shock – SR Suntour DUAIR, 130mm travel

Frame – Ghost Lanao FS aluminum
Crankset – SRAM Style Eagle, 32t
Bottom Bracket – SRAM PowerSpline
Shifters – SRAM SX Eagle
Rear Derailleur – SRAM SX Eagle
Rear Cogs – SRAM PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Number of Gears – 12 gear(s)
Brakes – Tektro HD-M285, 180mm rotors
Brake Levers – Tektro HD-M285, 180mm rotors
Rims – Alex MD27
Front Hub – Formula alloy disc boost, 15 x 110mm
Rear Hub – Formula alloy disc
Wheel Size – 27.5 inches
Tires – Maxxis Forecaster 27.5 x 2.35 in., 60tpi
Seat Post – JD dropper with remote
Saddle – Salle Italia X-Base
Headset – Strummer semi-integrated
Chain – SRAM SX Eagle

Ghost Lanao FS 2.7 – MSRP $1,800
Ghost Lanao FS 3.7 – MSRP $2,400


Check Availability – Ghost Lanao FS 2.7 Women’s


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