CANNONDALE CATALYST 2 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 2, 2020

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CANNONDALE CATALYST 2 Review

Mountain biking is total fun usually with the best bike. The Cannondale catalyst doesn’t fall short of perfection. Braced with the finest smart form C3 alloy aluminum frame which is super strong and feather weighted, also the SR Suntour XCT DS fork, Tektro hydro disc160mm brake, Shimano Tourney TX clamp derailleurs, WTB SX19 32h for the wheeling system. The features contain sheer quality and power capable of taking down any tough geo area.

FORTIFIED SMARTFORM C3 ALUMNUIM AND A SR SUNTOUR FORK FRAMESET

Meted with the best and strongest material, these framesets are here for good. They create a perfect handling position that can take on any terrain.

Made with the Catalyst Smart Form C3 Alloy, 1-1/8 inches head tube rack and fender mounts, 27.5 inches that provide that final touch to the frame. Also enforced with the SR Suntour XCT DS 100mm Coil fork that enables you to ride upon rocky and even jungle grounds.

THE MAGNIFICIENT DRIVETRAIN SET

This has been undoubtedly one of the important parts of a mountain bike and this Cannondale catalyst is very impressive in it. The KMC Z51 7-speed chain helps the cyclist transfer that quick power from the pedals to the wheel, propelling speed.

The Shimano Tourney 31.8 clamp front derailleurs help adjust the positioning of the bike while the Shimano Tourney TX rear derailleurs switchgear by moving the end of the chain side by side. This drivetrain work is interwoven to give that perfect biking experience even in unfriendly weather.

THE SUPER WTB SX19, 32h WHEELSET

This Cannondale is well equipped for the task ahead on trails and mountains. Freedom Transition Sport 27.5 x 2.25 inches tires are tough species of tires known to ride upon unruly grounds and roll upon rocks, the Stainless Steel 14g power spokes transfer the load of the hub and rim which are caused by the weight of the cyclist, irrespective the weight.

This WTB SX19, 32h rim is so wide and thick holding the tire and tube giving the bike that agility. Formula QR front and rear are the hubs of the bike, supplying stamina at crooked paths.

If you also look out for brake efficiency in a bike, look no further. The Tektro hydro disc, 160/160mm brakes gives that razor-sharp braking function at any time you need them.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Frame:                      Catalyst, 1-1/8” head tube, rack and fender mounts, SmartForm C3 Alloy, 1-1/8” 27.5″

Fork:                            SR Suntour XCT DS, 100mm, Coil

Rims/Wheels:              WTB SX19, 32h

Hubs:                              Formula QR front and rear

Spokes:                            Stainless Steel, 14g

Tires                                Freedom Transition Sport 27.5 x 2.25″

Brake Levers                     Tektro hydro disc

Brakes                                Tektro hydro disc, 160/160mm

Crankset:                       Prowheel

Bottom Bracket:           Sealed Bearing BSA

Chain:                               KMC Z51, 7-speed

Front Derailleur:           Shimano Tourney, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur:                Shimano Tourney TX

Cassette/Rear Cogs;      Sunrace, 12-34, 7-speed

Shifters:                            Shimano Rapidfire Plus, 3×7

Handlebars:                     Cannondale Riser, 8° sweep, 6° rise, 700mm, 6061 Alloy, 25mm rise,

Tape/Grips:                     Cannondale Dual-Density

Seat Post-Cannondale Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm

Pros
  • Featherweight aluminum frame.
  • Agile fork, capable of lifting individual with large body mass
  • Swift speed, easy to maneuver.
  • Durability
Cons
  • Slightly heavy

FAQs

For a beginner in commuting can this bike be recommended.

Yes, very recommended. Its features, despite tough but also beginner-friendly. The aluminum frame gives you perfect handling while cycling, and the fork gives absolute stamina in rocky and rough terrains.

Conclusion

The Cannondale catalyst 2 is a redefined mountain bike that fits your taste with its features. With specs like the smart form C3 alloy aluminum frame, SR Suntour XCT DS fork, Tektro hydro disc brake that stops rider in any instance, and Shimano Tourney TX clamp derailleurs. Your perfect biking experience is sure.

Latest Price: CANNONDALE CATALYST 2