The Cannondale Jekyll is the precision instrument of high-level endurance riders. This 27.5-inch wheel version of the Jekyll is more nimble and control-driven than its 29-inch cousin. This bike is ready to dance around obstacles without missing a beat on the trails. Equipped with a full suspension and a long wheel base, the Cannondale Jekyll is perfect for bombing technical descents. The addition of a very short stem along with wide handlebars make this bike perfect for stability on the most difficult rides. Dominating technical terrain is a breeze when you get your hands on a Cannondale Jekyll 1.
The frame of the Cannondale Jekyll 1 is made with BallisTec carbon, giving it a lightweight and stiff feel without sacrificing its durability. The carbon frame is complimented by carbon swingarm and carbon shock link, striking a balance of lightweight performance and the necessary durability needed for endurance riding. Outstanding stability is achieved through a 65-degree head tube angle along with ultra-short chainstays which allow for uncanny agility. A steep seat angle promotes powerful pedaling, especially through tough climbs. The geometry of the Cannondale Jekyll has all your bases covered in a true all-mountain bike.
Fox jumped in to co-develop the suspension system on this bike with Cannondale. The Gemini Shock gives you full freedom of your suspension, helping riders excel in all areas of the ride from technical terrain to climbs and flat sprints. You can choose “Hustle Mode” which shortens the travel to 130mm or “Flow Mode” which is good for 165mm of travel. The suspension mode is easy to change on the fly so you can quickly adjust to the terrain ahead. A single-pivot design link between the swingarm and shocks to keep the suspension active through braking. Flatmount disc brakes assure that stopping is always a confident endeavor in any weather.
The Jekyll is compatible with all shifting systems and is Di2 ready in case you want to switch to an electronic group. An internal battery mount is featured for a clean look while leaving clearance for an internal dropper post. This version features a SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed groupset. Clean cable management securely houses all cables regardless of configuration. A water bottle mount is integrated into the frame in a way that keeps it safe from spray and mud while keeping it within an arm’s reach, topping off the convenience of this bike. If you want endurance performance with the best handling on the marker, the Cannondale Jekyll 1 is a brilliant choice.
- Frame: Jekyll, 165mm travel, BallisTec Carbon Frame and swingarm, carbon shock link, Ai offset drivetrain, ISCG05, PF30, flat mount brake, tapered headtube
- Fork: Fox Float 36, 170mm, FIT Grip2 Damper, Kashima coating, 15x110, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
- Shock: Fox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL with Gemini dial mode air spring system (165/130mm), remote-actuated, 3-position adjustment
- Headset: Integrated 1 1/8 – 1 1/2“ sealed angular contact bearings
- Seatpost: Fox Transfer dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 150mm (125mm small)