Although Barney got to see the Habit earlier this week here in the UK, we also have a man on the ground in Germany preparing to actually ride the thing. He’s apparently currently enduring 37 degree heat, fine German BBQ and draught wheat beers on tap at Cannondale’s German centre of operations in the town of Freiberg. Oh and it’s based in the grounds of one of Germany’s finest breweries! What a hardship! However, there is method in the madness as he’s there at the European press launch and ready to ride the 120mm, oh so on trend 650b, Lefty forked, Habit.
Here in the UK, we have a bit of an obsession with longer travel bikes. Whether we actually need 160mm front and rear to have fun is debatable (we’ll resist the temptation for double entendre here) and in the Habit, Cannondale have, on paper at least, created a bike that could be ideal for a large cohort of UK riders. Not just a bike that they want but need too. He’ll be putting it properly through its paces tomorrow but an initial spin gives the impression of a fast and nimble bike that can be thrown around with ease. On first acquaintance, the Habit looks very promising indeed.
From a secret location deep in Germany…
And here’s some more pictures of that Habit
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