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From your first time off-road to your next big adventure, the hardtail Cannondale Trail 8 bike features progressive geometry and seriously dirt-ready components to take your riding to the next level.

  • Features

    • With 27.5 in. wheels on smaller sizes and 29 in. wheels on larger sizes, the Trail delivers the best blend of fit, fast and fun for every rider
    • Aluminum frame is light and lively, stiff and snappy
    • Dirt-Tailored Geometry brings both quickness and composure
    • Short chainstays provide agility and traction; a slack head angle creates unwavering stability; wide bar and a short stem give you total control
    • Wide range gearing makes it easier when the terrain gets steep
    • Specs and images are subject to change


    Free Adjustment Period:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Mountain Biking

    Mountain Bike Style


    Bike Frame Material



    SmartForm C3 alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8 in. headtube, post mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, BSA-73

    Bike Suspension

    Front Suspension

    Fork Travel

    75 millimeters


    Prowheel alloy, 42/32/22

    Bottom Bracket

    Sealed cartridge


    Shimano Easy Fire EF41, 3x7

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano TY300, 34.9 clamp

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano TX800

    Rear Cogs

    Sunrace, 11-34, 7-speed

    Number of Gears

    21 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Mechanical Disc Brake


    Tektro mechanical disc, 160/160mm rotors

    Brake Levers

    Shimano Easy Fire EF41


    WTB SX19, 32h

    Front Hub

    Sealed alloy disc, QR

    Rear Hub

    Sealed alloy disc, QR

    Tire Width

    2.25 inches

    2.0 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    Cannondale Riser, 6061 alloy, 25mm rise, 8-degree sweep, 6-degree; rise, 720mm


    6061 alloy, 31.8, 8-degree

    Seat Post

    Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, 31.6 x 350/400mm


    Cannondale Stage 2


    Cannondale Platform


    Semi Integrated, 1-1/8 in. reducer


    KMC Z51, 7-speed


    32 lbs. 8 oz.

    Bike Weight

    Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.



  • Size Chart

    S M L XL
    Height Range 5'2" - 5'6" 5'6" - 5' 10" 5'10" - 6'1" 6'1" - 6'4"
    Reach 40.2 42.4 42.5 44.7
    Stack 61.6 62.4 63.3 64.3
    Effective Top Tube 58.5 61.0 63.5 66.0
    Seat Tube Center-Top 40.0 44.0 48.0 52.0
    Standover Height 74.6 79.5 82.0 85.0
    Head Tube Length 10.5 1 11.5 12.5 13.5
    Head Tube Angle (degrees) 68.0° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
    Bottom Bracket Height 30.4 30.8 30.8 30.8
    Wheelbase 110.8 114.0 116.6 119.2
    Chainstay 44.0 44.5 44.5 44.5
    Fork Offset 4.2 5.1 5.1 5.1

    Sizing Notes

    Measurements are stated in centimeters unless otherwise indicated.

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