Cannondale Habit 4 Bike - 2020

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A 29er trail bike with its priorities straight, the Cannondale Habit 4 AL bike has a progressive design that delivers playful agility and serious capability—all in the name of fun.

  • Features

    • From weekslong backcountry adventures with friends to solo singletrack jams after work, the Habit 4 delivers performance and fun for every rider
    • The head angle is slack, the stays are short and the seat angle is steep: This long, low modern geometry helps you wring a little more flow out of every kind of trail
    • Since riders come in all sizes, Proportional Response design tailors the suspension layout by size so every rider gets optimal traction, suppleness and control
    • The suspension linkage arrangement for each size is tailored so each rider gets suspension performance while braking and improved overall pedaling efficiency
    • Asymmetric Integration allows the Habit to have 435mm chainstays that are nimble and capable in corners while still having loads of tire clearance and stiffness
    • 29 in. wheels, grippy tires, wide bar, short stem, powerful brakes and a dropper post deliver straightforward performance
    • Included Cannondale DownLow dropper seatpost with internal routing is an infinitely adjustable, easily serviceable, air/hydraulic unit with a sweet cable remote
    • DirectLine cable routing means no rattle and no fishing around for cables
    • Ai Offset Drivetrain opens up the rear triangle for more tire clearance, while keeping chainstays short for nimble handling
    • Post-mount brakes; frame is compatible with ISCG05-standard chain guides (not included)
    • Pedals not included
    • Specs and images are subject to change


    This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
    • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
    • In-store bike assembly
    • Pickup in store or curbside
    • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
    REI Co-op Members get more:
    • Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
    • 20% off shop services
    More about our free adjustments:
    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



    130mm travel, SmartForm C1 alloy

    Bike Suspension

    Full Suspension


    Fox Float Rhythm 34, Grip Damper, sweep-adj., 51mm offset

    Fork Travel

    140 millimeters

    Rear Shock

    Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL, 3-pos adj.


    SRAM X1-1000 Eagle DUB, 30T, Ai offset

    Bottom Bracket



    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM NX Eagle

    Rear Cogs

    SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed

    Number of Gears

    12 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc, 180/180mm Centerline rotors

    Brake Levers

    SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc


    WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 32h, tubeless ready

    Front Hub

    Formula 15x110

    Rear Hub

    Formula 12x148 with HG driver 12x148

    Wheel Size

    29 inches


    Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 in. WT; rear: Maxxis High Roller II 29 x 2.3 in.

    Tire Width

    2.5 inches

    2.3 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    Cannondale 3 riser, 6061 alloy, 15mm rise, 8° sweep, 4° rise, 780mm


    Cannondale 3, 3D Forged 6061 alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 0°


    Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport, steel rails


    Not included


    Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1-1/2 in. tapered, sealed angular contact bearings


    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

    Dropper Post



    33 lbs. 4.8 oz.

    Bike Weight

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



  • Size Chart

    Height Range5'2" - 5'6" 5'6" - 5' 10" 5'10" - 6'1" 6'1" - 6'4"
    Reach40.043.0 46.049.0
    Stack60.761.6 62.563.4
    Effective Top Tube57.360.663.967.1
    Seat Tube Center-Top40444852
    Standover Height72757778
    Head Tube Length10.511.512.5 13.5
    Head Tube Angle (degrees)66.0°66.0°66.0°66.0°
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees)66.3°66.3°66.3°66.3°
    Bottom Bracket Height33.933.933.933.9
    Fork Offset5.

    Sizing Notes

    Measurements are stated in centimeters unless otherwise indicated.

    How we measure bikes

    1. Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
    2. Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
    3. Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
    4. Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
    5. Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
    6. Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
    7. Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
    8. Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
    9. Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
    10. Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
    11. Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
    12. Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.
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