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Cannondale Habit Series Overview

By Sam Millers   /  Last updated - May 3, 2024   /  Cannondale, Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Reviews

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The Cannondale Habit is a bike that you should approach with caution, as it may result in a serious addiction – to fun!

Aptly named, this adventure-packed trail bike is known to cause habitual trips into the mountains for days on end. Whether you love charging down dirt tracks at speed or snaking along rocky mountain trails, the Habit will happily feed your addiction.

  • Tires: 29×2.5″ & 29×2.4″
  • Head Tube Angle: 66° / Seat Tube Angle: 74.5° / Chainstay: 435mm
  • Travel: 140mm front, 130mm rear

Why Choose Cannondale?

Cannondale has produced a variety of Habit mountain bikes to suit all needs, including an e-bike, a women’s specific version, and a structured pricing system to suit beginners, intermediates, and pros. From the full-carbon, tricked-out Habit 1 down to the tough and ready alloy Habit 5, there’s something for everyone, no matter your budget.

The Cannondale Habit range combines quality materials like SmartForm alloy and BallisTec carbon frames with carefully selected components, including SRAM or Shimano drivetrains, Maxxis tires, and Fox Performance or RockShox shocks.

All bikes come with hydraulic disc brakes, dropper seat posts, 29” Stans NoTubes rims, and quality Cannondale finishings to provide the best results at an affordable price.

Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes by Cannondale

  • Jekyll – 29″ / HT: 65° / ST: 75° / Chainstay: 442mm / Travel: 150mm, 150mm
  • Habit – 29″ / HT: 66 / ST: 74.5 / Chainstay: 435mm / Travel: 140mm, 130mm
  • Scalpel – 29″ / HT: 67° / ST: 74° / Chainstay: 436mm / Travel: 120mm, 120mm

Hardtail Mountain Bikes by Cannondale

  • Trail – 29″ / HT: 66.5° / ST: 72.6° / Chainstay: 435mm / Travel: 75mm – 120mm
  • F-Si – 29″ / HT: 69° / ST: 73.1° / Chainstay: 427mm / Travel: 100mm

Table of Contents

Habit Men’s

Habit Women’s

Habit Electric

Size Charts

Cannondale Habit Men’s Bikes

Cannondale Habit SE


cannondale habit SE mountain bike, purple

MSRP $4,750

  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select Plus, 140mm travel
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus RT, 130mm travel
  • SRAM Code R Hydraulic Disc Brakes – 200/180mm rotors
  • DownLow dropper post

Cannondale Habit 1


green cannondale mountain bike

MSRP $4,200

  • 12-Speed Shimano XTR drivetrain
  • 29×2.5″ on the front, 29×2.3″ in the rear
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate RC2, 140mm
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT, 130mm
  • Cannondale C1 Carbon Handlebar
  • Downlow dropper seat post
  • Shimano XTR Trail, 4-piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes w 180mm RT900 rotors

Cannondale Habit 2


cannondale habit black mountain bike

MSRP $5,250

  • 12-Speed SRAM X01/GX Eagle
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Select Plus R, 140mm travel
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RCT, 130mm travel
  • Stan’s NoTubes ARCH MK3 rims, 29×2.5″, 29×2.3″ tires
  • DownLow dropper post
  • SRAM G2 RSC Hydraulic disc brakes, 180mm Centerline rotors

Cannondale Habit 3


green full-suspension mountain bike

MSRP $4,200

The Habit 3 is a full-suspension trail bike with a fun, agile feel. The lightweight BallisTec carbon frame is kitted out with a C1 alloy four-bar suspension system that links to a pivot near the top of the chainring and a shock connected to the down tube. The old-school frame geometry is designed to achieve a flat-out speed over rocky terrain – and it does this with outstanding results! 

Riders can switch the suspension to ‘Climb Mode’ when heading uphill to get better traction out of the 130mm of travel on the Fox Float Performance rear shock. For tight and agile descents, the 140mm travel Fox fork will keep you steady and the grippy Maxxis Minion 2.5” tires offer excellent traction.

  • 12-Speed SRAM SX/GX Eagle
  • SRAM Guide R Hydraulic Disc brakes, 180mm rotors
  • Fork: Fox Float Performance 34, 140mm travel
  • Fox Float Performance DPS Evol, 130mm travel
  • 29×2.5″ / 29×2.3″ tires

Cannondale Habit 4


cannondale habit 4 mountain bikecannondale habit mountain bike

MSRP $3,250

  • 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle
  • RockShox 35 Gold RL, 140mm
  • RockShox Deluxe Select+, 130mm
  • Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc Brakes w/ 180mm rotors

Cannondale Habit 5


MSRP $2,700

With shorter stays, a slack head angle, and a steep seat angle, the Habit 5 is a full-suspension MTB with an aggressive attitude. Take it down the mountain at speed or flatten out bumpy backcountry trails with the excellent Proportional Response technology. The ability to adjust the suspension by size means you’ll get perfect traction and control at all times, no matter who is riding. 

  • RockShox 35 Silver R coil, 140mm
  • RockShox Deluxe Select shock
  • Drivetrain: 11-speed, Shimano Deore M5100
  • 29×2.4″ & 29×2.5″
  • Tektro M275 hydraulic disc brakes, 180/180mm rotors

With the reversible Flip Chip, you can easily adjust the geometry or swap between 29” and 27.5” wheels, while an Ai Offset drivetrain provides greater tire clearance for those seriously tough conditions. The C1 alloy frame makes the Habit 5 a bit heavy, but they balance this out with the excellent rear suspension performance. An 11-speed Shimano Deore groupset provides smooth shifting while upfront you get a RockShox 35 fork with 140mm of travel.

Cannondale Habit Waves


cannondale waves - 12-speed mountain bike

The Habit Waves is a playful aluminum trail bike from Cannondale, featuring RockShox dual-suspension and a 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain. The tubeless-ready WTB STi29 rims have been fitted with thick-treaded 2.5” Maxxis Minion tires – great for attacking steep ascents!

With 140mm of front travel and 130mm rear, the Habit Waves floats over hazards and obstacles with ease and charges down trails with speed. Admittedly, the 6061 aluminum frame isn’t the lightest on the market, but it’s tough and ready to take on the mountains. As an introductory full-suspension MTB, it offers excellent value for money.

  • 140mm f, RockShox Jari
  • 130mm r, RockShox Deluxe Select
  • 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle
  • SRAM G2 R Hydraulic disc brakes – 200/180mm rotors
  • 29×2.5″ / 29×2.4″

Cannondale Habit Women’s Models

Cannondale Habit 1 Women’s


MSRP $4,200

This female-specific MTB from Cannondale features a highly versatile carbon frame with top-notch components and weight-responsive suspension. It features quality parts like the 12-speed SRAM Eagle NX drivetrain and matching Guide R hydraulic disc brakes with Stan’s NoTubes rims and Maxxis Minion tires.

The BallisTec carbon front triangle is complemented by a SmartForm C1 alloy swingarm that provides 130mm of rear travel on a Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL shock. Up front you get a Fox Float Performance 34 fork with 140mm of travel, providing an ideal balance of rigid upward traction and comfortable downhill absorption. The combination results in a killer trail bike that can tackle any kind of terrain with ease.

  • Fork: Fox Float Performance 34, 140mm travel
  • Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL, 130mm travel
  • Stan’s NoTubes ARCH S1 rims
  • 12-Speed SRAM GX/NX Eagle
  • DownLow dropper seat post
  • Tires: 29×2.5″ front, 29×2.3″ rear
  • Est. weight: 31.5lbs

More for women:

    • Habit 2 Carbon Women’s
    • Habit 3 Women’s
    • Habit 4 Women’s
    • Habit 5 Women’s

Cannondale Habit NEO – Electric bikes

Habit NEO 1

cannondale neo 1 high-end e-mtb

  • 12-Speed Shimano XT
  • Fork: 140mm RockShox Pike
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT, 130mm travel
  • Magura MT5 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, 220/203mm MDR-Rotors
  • 29×2.6″ Maxxis Dissector/Rekon


  • Bosch Performance Line CX – Kiox color display
  • 625Wh Bosch Powertube battery
  • Range up to 67mi (108km)

Habit NEO 2

cannondale neo grey full-suspension mountain bike

Let’s be honest – for most people, cycling up steep, rocky ascents is not a fun day out. The old days of “no pain, no gain” is gone – it’s time for all the gain without the pain! Introducing the Cannondale Habit Neo 2, a full suspension electric trail bike that takes the sweat out of a full day of downhill charging.

  • 12-Speed Shimano SLX
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 140mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT, 130mm travel

With explosive pedal-assistance provided by a Bosch Performance CX motor and Shimano SLX drive unit, you’ll float up those rocky mountain passes with ease. Coming down is just as fun with the Proportional Response rear suspension – tailored to provide optimal traction, suppleness, and control. It’s power up and powers down in equal measures, you just provide the passion.


  • Bosch Performance Line CX – Kiox color display
  • 625Wh Bosch Powertube battery
  • Range up to 67mi (108km)

Cannondale Habit NEO 3

cannondale blue full-suspension emtb

  • 12-Speed Shimano SLX/Deore
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 140mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select R, 130mm travel
  • Magura MTThirt Hydraulic 4-piston disc brakes w/ 220/203mm rotors


  • Bosch Performance Line CX – Kiox color display
  • 625Wh Bosch Powertube battery
  • Range up to 67mi (108km)

Cannondale Habit NEO 4


Cannondale Habit Neo electric mtb

  • Drivetrain: 12-Speed Shimano Deore
  • Fork: RockShox Recon Silver RL
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select R, Debonair
  • Brakes: TRP Slate G4, 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes, 200mm rotors


  • Bosch PowerTube 500Wh Battery
  • Bosch Purion Display

NEO 4+comes with a slightly larger battery

Bosch Performance Line CX drive unit, 625Wh battery with a range up to 48miles (78km)

Cannondale Habit Size Charts

Men’s Size Chart
Women’s Size Chart
Cannondale Habit NEO
5’2″ – 5’6″ (157-165cm) 5’2″ – 5’5″ ( cm)
5’2″ – 5’7″ (157-170cm)
5’6″ – 5’9″ (167-175cm) 5’6″ – 5’9″ ( cm)
5’5″ – 5’10” (165-177cm)
5’8″ – 6’0″ (172-182cm)
5’8″ – 6’1″ (172-185cm)
6’1″ – 6’5″ (185-195cm)
5’11” – 6’5″ (180-195cm)


Where to Buy Cannondale Habit Online?

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About the Author

Sam Millers

Sam Millers is the guy behind Bikexchange.com. From the early days of three wheels to conquering challenging mountain trails, Sam's love for cycling knows no bounds. With a background in web development, Sam seamlessly combined two of his greatest passions – cycling and technology. As the creative force behind Bikexchange.com, he shares insightful stories, expert tips, and engaging content for fellow cycling enthusiasts. When he's not exploring new biking routes or tweaking website codes, Alex enjoys sipping on a post-ride espresso and planning his next cycling adventure. 

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