||2 Jul 2016
The Cannondale Trail 6 is a hardtail bike designed for cross-country riding. It has 26-inch wheels, an aluminum frame, 100 mm of travel, and basic-level components.
The most common groupset on the Cannondale Trail 6 is Shimano Acera. These are basic-level components. Basic components will get the job done if you aren't going to need precise and crisp shifting, or be putting the bike through much abuse.The Trail 6 is a cross-country mountain bike.
Cross-country bikes are designed to be lighter and more agile than other mountain bikes. They are designed to handle a mix of climbing and descending over moderately technical terrain.
The Trail 6 has 3 chainrings on the crankset, and 8 gears on the cassette, giving the bike 24 possible gear ratios (speeds).
The Cannondale Trail 6 has 26-inch wheels. 26-inch wheels are the original mountain bike wheel, and still the most common. They are lighter, stiffer, and more robust than their 27.5 or 29 inch counterparts. They are more agile and accelerate better on flat surfaces, but the smaller diameter results in a bumpier ride over rough terrain, and reduced traction compared to larger wheels.
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