Cannondale Trail 7 2020 [Review]

Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on March 21, 2022

Trail 7
Mountain Bike

Cannondale Trail 7 Mountain Bike 2020 (Review)

The Cannondale Trail 7 is a bike built specifically for people who have a huge passion for mountain biking. This mountain trail bike is well suited to the physical demands of intense mountain biking as it comes with a frameset made from quality high-performance aluminium. It also comprises a Shimano shift lever system that makes for seamless gear shifting for smooth ascents and descents, and hydraulic disc brakes that provide sufficient stopping force.


Lightweight aluminium frameset

The body rack of this mountain bike is built from high-performance Smart C3 Aluminum, which facilitates smooth riding over difficult topography effortlessly and at prime velocities. The rider is able to glide over tricky mountain trails without feeling aftershocks from the quality suspension fork integrated into it’ is design. The movable frame gives the mountain rider the ability to swiftly change direction as the bodyweight is evenly dispersed along the expanse of the mountain bike. 

All-terrain tires 

Trail 7 is furnished with tires that are adaptive to the numerous mountain terrains encountered during mountain biking. They are broad and adequately big to provide excellent surface grip and cope with the conditions on wet or dry mountain surfaces. The density and terrific grip levels guarantee considerable bike controlling, good body symmetry, and momentum when desired. Furthermore, this mountain bike comes with an excellent hydraulic disc brake system that provides great halting power when required.   

A quality shift lever system

The Trail 7 arrives with a shift lever mechanism that helps the mountain rider to make light work when riding uphill or downhill. The gear system is designed to facilitate sharp and easy shifting of bike gears. The Shimano shift levers are fitted with 8-speed levels that facilitate quick gear shifting when encountering tough mountain trails. In short, the biker does not experience the early onset of upper arm fatigue as he rides through mountain trails.

See specifications


Sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large

Weight: 14.9 kilograms

Body frame: light aluminium, Smartform C3, straight-shot cable freak management, dropper post, rack, and fender mounts, SAVE mini suspension, BSA 73 integration 

Fork set: Alloy, 100mm travel, Suntour SR, XCT, offset 46mm, post mounted disc

Tires: WTB ranger, DNA composition, 27-inches for small, 29-inches for large, 2.25

Rim: Alloy, 32-hole, WTB

Spokes: stainless steel, 14 grams, 

Front-wheel: Alloy, disc mechanism

Back wheel: Alloy, disc mechanism, QR

Crankset: Alloy, 42-tooth, 

Chainset: KMC z72, 8-speed levels

Bike Cassette: Shimano, 8-speed levels, Sunrace

Lower bracket: internal cartridge bearing, covered 

Front derailleur: clamp 34.9mm, Shimano, Altus

Back derailleur: Shimano, tx 800

Shift lever: Shimano, 8-speed levels, Altus, rapidfire 

Pedals: Alloy, Chrome

Braking system: hydraulic disc, Tektro, m275

Brake rotor: 160mm 

Bike Stem: Alloy, 31.8mm wide,  

Headset: internal cartridge bearings, 1 1/8-inches

Handlebar: 6061 Alloy, 720mm width, 25mm elevation, Cannondale branded, 68 degrees 

Hand grips: Cannondale branded, dual-grip

Seat post: Alloy, Cannondale branded, adjustable, 31.6 x 400mm

Seat saddle: stainless steel, Cannondale branded

  • Solid, aesthetic build 
  • Quality braking system 
  • Terrific bike handling 
  • Neat cable management 
  • Outstanding dirt holding tires 
  • The seat saddle is not so comfortable 


What makes the Cannondale Trail 7 ride so fast?

The light, high-performance aluminium core rack fosters top speed mountain biking.

How many acceleration levels does the shift lever possess? 

The shift lever is furnished with 8-speed levels


Are you searching for a bike that can cope with the demands of mountain biking? The Cannondale Trail 7 is designed to take on tough mountain routes. It comes with a sophisticated aluminum frameset for great bike handling at top speed, a shock-absorbing fork, and hydraulic disc braking mechanism that provides instant stopping power when employed, and all-terrain tires that provide good surface grip for biker stability and balance. 

Latest Price: Cannondale Trial 7