Cannondale Tango 2 Ladies 27.5 MTB – 2017



The Tango 2 Trail 27.5, Singletrack Fun Awaits You…


PRICE $819.00



The 2017 Cannondale Tango is your bike if you’re ready to fall in love with mountain biking. With features and Tango technology to keep you confident and fast on the trail, you’ll be ripping in no time.

Cannondale women’s 2nd generation trail geometry strikes the perfect balance between racy quickness and confidence-inspiring stability. While the ideal components being ladies specific that include saddle, slightly narrower handlebar, and short-reach brake levers are specifically chosen to achieve the best fit possible.

The Tango 2 27.5 review is fast, surprisingly fun, and will inspire you.

Featured Specs

  • SmartForm C2 Tango aluminum frame gives lightest-in-class performance with exceptional stiffness, durability and smoothness
  • SR Suntour XCM-RL front suspension fork with 100mm travel and lockout absorbs shock and reduces vibration
  • Reliable Shimano crankset, shifters and derailleurs shift smoothly through the gears to efficiently power your way up hills and across flat terrain
  • Powerful Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes provide smooth deceleration
  • Proprietary flattened and shaped seat stays and chain stays provide a surprisingly smooth ride
  • Designed with 650b. wheels for a combination of agility and momentum to offer the best possible blend of fast and fun
  • Cannondale lifetime warranty for 27.5 bike
  • Tango Specs are subject to change

2017 Cannondale Tango 1 27.5 Nearly Black Review


Tango 1


The 2017 Cannondale Tango 27.5 fits into your budget quite amazing, due partly to it’s list of worthwhile parts that are yes very worthy for getting bounced around down your favorite local trail system. The bike makes a change up though for this year from the 29er it was built around for the past few seasons, and now employs 650b wheels, that are lighter and require less effort to get them rolling than a 29er version. On the Cannondale bike you will still have a larger contact surface with the ground and will experience extremely high grip with very low rolling resistance on whatever surface you roll over. 650b tires still allow for low air pressures at lower margins of danger as the rollover behavior is still improved compared to smaller 26 inch wheels. This is a great hardtail for ladies across the globe.

Tango 2 version


Bike Frame made w/ Aluminum

The Tango aluminum frame is not only both rigid and light where it needs to be, but it’s quite a bit less expensive than what a carbon frame would be. Modern aluminum frames are actually close to carbon visually, and they are actually pretty hard to distinguish by the some of new technology and manufacturing process. So now thanks to that hydroforming technology, the production of a complex aluminum frame is made possible, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight savings, ultimately a lighter bike than ever before.
Check out not only the sizing details, but the Cannondale Bike Test Review is available and more..
The 7 major features of the Women’s MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube, giving you better standover clearance
  2. Lightest for Tango trail models /29 lbs. 1.8 oz.
  3. Hardtail with perfect front-suspension
  4. low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!

Spec List

Model Name Tango AL
Wheel size 27.5
Frame Material Tango SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE
Fork RockShox XC30 100mm,PopLoc remote lockout, rebound, coil spring, custom colors
Seatpost C-Dale C3, 6061 alloy, 27.2x350mm
Grips C-Dale Dual-Density
Handlebar C-Dale C3 riser, Alloy, 4 degree upsweep, 9 degree backsweep, 740mm
Derailleurs Shimano Altus Front/ Shimano Deore Rear, 9-speed
Shifters Shimano Alivio, 3×9 speed
Crankset Shimano M392 Acera, Octalink, 44/32/22
Cassette Sunrace, 9-speed
Chain Shimano
Brake Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc
Saddle Tango Stage 3 Women’s Ergo
Headset FSA 1-1/8″ Semi Integrated
Tires WTB Bee Line, 2.2″
Rims Tango DC 3.0, double wall, 32h

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2017 Cannondale F-SI Carbon Women’s 1

2017 Cannondale F-SI Carbon Women's 1 matte black



  • $4,260

2017 Cannondale F-Si Carbon Women’s 1



Cannondale’s F-Si Carbon Women’s 1 is a Terminator among XC-focused bicycles. Sure, it looks innocent enough—but beneath that understated exterior, there’s a skeleton of super stiff, lightweight BallisTec carbon that rides like a fibrous dream. The Lefty 2.0 fork has 100mm of travel to help you charge into the rough and stick your line. 27.5-inch carbon CZero rims roll whip-quick over obstacles that dare to cross your path, and they’re tubeless-ready, so prepare to shred! This cross country rocket’s unheralded performance continues with Shimano’s XT/XTR drivetrain, a 22-speed setup that offers unbelievably fast, nearly effortless shifting. Matched to Cannondale’s own Hollowgram Si crank, the competition will have no idea how you got so fast. And, total control is at your command with Magura’s MT-Race brakes. Your XC domination will only excel with the inclusion of Cannondale’s lightweight aluminum components. So, when you fly off the starting line at the gun, don’t worry: You’ll be back.


For the racer who wants the best all around performance hardtail available.


XC Racing

F-Si Women’s Geometry

fs-i womens geometry

Hollowgram Si Crankset

Feature MTB Hollowgram Si


Shredding every section of XC race courses


FRONT: 100mm | REAR: Rigid

2017 Cannondale F-SI Carbon Women's 1




F-Si Asymmetric Women’s, BallisTec Carbon, SPEED SAVE, PF30A, 1.5 Si Head Tube, 27.5″


Lefty 2.0, 100mm, PBR Isolated Damper Technology with XC+ tune and updated controls, Offset – 50mm




Cannondale CZero Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 28 hole, 23mm ID, tubeless ready (Ai offset lacing)


Lefty 60 front, CZero rear (Ai offset lacing)


CZero (Ai offset lacing)


Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 27.5×2.1″, tubeless ready


Cannondale Si, Ai, BB30, FSA 26/36 rings


Cannondale Alloy PressFit30


Shimano HG600 11-speed


Shimano M8000 XT, 11-40, 11-speed


Shimano M8025 XT High Direct Mount


Shimano M9000 XTR Shadow Plus, 11-speed


Shimano M8000 XT, 11-speed


Cannondale C2 flat 700mm


Cannondale Locking Grips


Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 1.5″, 31.8, -5 deg.


Cannondale HeadShok Si


Magura MT-RACE w/ Storm SL Rotors, 180/160mm


Magura MT-RACE w/ Carbotecture body, reach adjust, Shiftmix


Prologo Kappa Evo Dea T2.0


Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 27.2x350mm


XS, S, M

Cannondale F-Si Carbon Women’s 1


2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Men’s 29 and Women’s Carbon 27.5 Models

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si _lifestyle
Photo: Cannondale

The all-new 2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si goes further than ever down the “Systems Integration” path to become a far more capable XC race bike. One capable of the increasingly rough courses at on World Cup circuit. Fortunately, there’s a massive spread of price points and builds to suit those of us just dreaming of the week night training race.

See the spec sheets and pricing on the entire lineup, a close up of the Scalpel Si Black Inc. version, and a sizing chart to show which versions (women’s, some men’s) get the 27.5″ wheels and which go big with 29er.

2017 cannondale scalpel si mens-and-womens-size-comparison

In order to make the Scalpel Si fit everyone well, they did more than tweak the geometry to make it handle better. The entire size run now has a more linear stack-and-reach growth, and they used two different wheel sizes to keep overall bike size more appropriate. There are two Scalpel Si women’s specific models in the lineup, both carbon, and both with 27.5″ wheels. The only real difference between them is spec, with the “men’s” bikes getting 760mm wide bars and “women’s” getting 740mm handlebars and a women’s specific saddle. The frames are identical, and there’s no pink/salmon/fuschia/purple to be found on any of the paint schemes. So, really, they’ll work just fine for small guys, too, and vice versa.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Black Inc

One interesting Scalpel Si spec note is that you won’t find the OPI stem coming stock on any of the bikes. Nor do they get Cannondale’s heavily bent “down low” stem to get the handlebar over and in front of the Lefty’s crown. Cannondale’s mountain bike product manager told us that while there is retail demand for the OPI stem, and their sponsored XC riders like Fontana and Fumic are still using them, they wanted to stick with the one-piece steerer tube and standard stem for production bikes. The OPI stem uses a threaded two-piece design that takes more care to properly install, and so, for now, it’s easier to just stick to the basics. We’re thinking it could be an aftermarket item worth inquiring about at your local C’dale dealer.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Black-Inc spec-sheet

The four top carbon models all use Cannondale’s BallisTec Hi-Mod carbon, and the remainder (including the women’s bikes) use standard modular BallisTec. At the top of the price range is the Scalpel Si Black Inc., coming in at $/€11,999, available in August. Click to enlarge any spec sheet to read them.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Black Inc di2


As usual, it’s built up with Shimano XTR Di2, Chris King/ENVE wheels and a mostly ENVE cockpit.




The price gets you both electronic derailleurs and Cannondale’s top-level SiSL2 cranks, which are paired with FSA double chainrings.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon Team spec-sheet

Next down is the Scalpel Si Team model at $/€8,999, available in August.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon Race spec-sheet

The Scalpel Si Race spec comes in at $/€8,499, available in April.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon-1 specs

Scalpel Si Carbon 1 is $/€6,999, available in April.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon-2 spec-sheet

Scalpel Si Carbon 2 is $/€5,999, available in May.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon 3 spec-sheet

Scalpel Si Carbon 3 is $/€4,999, available in May.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon-4 spec-sheet

Scalpel Si Carbon 4 is $/€3,999, available in May.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si-5 alloy-spec-sheet

The Scalpel Si 5 is the only alloy bike in the line and will retail for $/€2,999. This one’s available in September.

2017 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon Womens 1 specs

The women’s bikes are both available in May and will retail for $/€5,999 for the 1 (above) and $/€3,999 for the 2 (below).
2017 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon Womens 2 specs

For the full tech article on the new Scalpel Si.




Cannondale Women’s Habit 27.5 Alloy 2 Bike

Cannondale Habit Alloy 2 Women's 2016 Bike

New Women’s Cannondale 27.5 Trail Bike

Weight 28.5 lbs

For your 2016 season, Cannondale built an up-for-anything, sweet-handling, women’s Habit Alloy 2,  that’s quite versatile. If your the type who’s habitual nature is fun singletrack, your at the right spot! The new Habit 27.5 is light and efficient enough to dabble in not only XC racing, but very composed and capable to rip it up in big-travel terrain.

Cannondale Habit Alloy 2 Women's 27.5

As noted above the Habit’s truly up-for-anything, to make it sweet-handling they set it up with XFusion’s O2 RL, 120mm rear travel, to compliment the highy capable Rockshox Recon Silver fork which produces 120mm travel as well. It features alloy for the frame making it both stiff and compliant where it needs to be, translating into a smile-inducing, shred-ready trail companion.

Cannondale Habit Carbon 1 2016 Bike

Cannondale Women’s Habit Carbon 1 27.5 Bike

Cannondale Habit Carbon 1 Women's 27.5 Bike


New Women’s Cannondale 27.5 Trail Bike

Weight 28.5 lbs

For your 2016 season, Cannondale built an up-for-anything, sweet-handling, women’s Habit Carbon 1,  that’s quite versatile. If your the type who’s habitual nature is fun singletrack, your at the right spot! The new Habit 27.5 is light and efficient enough to dabble in not only XC racing, but very composed and capable to rip it up in big-travel terrain.

Cannondale Habit Carbon 1 Women's Bike

As noted above the Habit’s truly up-for-anything, to make it sweet-handling they set it up with RockShox’s Monarch RL, 120mm rear travel, to compliment the highy sought after Lefty fork which produces 120mm travel as well. It features carbon for the frame making it both stiff and compliant where it needs to be, translating into a smile-inducing, shred-ready trail companion.

Cannondale Habit Carbon 1 2016 Bike

Women’s Cannondale Tango SL3 Hardtail Bike – 2013

Cannondale SL 3 29r Hardtail Mountain Bike - 2013 Women's



Cannondale Tango SL 3 Hardtail 29er Bike 2013 Women's


A confidence inspiring mountain bike makes for Sheer Fun…!
Funner, 29erCafe

The creative designers have recently been working very hard to steer clear from putting women on men’s rides. And Cannondale is setting a great example with the new Tango SL 3 is a great example of being specific to the female mountain biker crowd.

By providing all the key traits of bigger wheel sizing on the Cannondale Tango SL 29er mountain bike provides for great cornering performance along with exceptional handling characteristics on the single track for those who are looking into what 29ers are all about.

  • Current 2013 SL Color comes with: Tangerine Dream with white graphics
  • Lower stand over height: 29er mtb frame design is female-specific and optimized to have the best possible fit.
  • Frame material: double butted 6061 aluminum Cannondale SL frame is stout, with shaped seat stays and chain stays to optimize comfort and pedaling efficiency.
  • Head tube: Over sized design has a 1.5 inch fork steer tube to benefit rigidity, strength along with precise steering control.
  • Front Fork: Suntour XCR front suspension fork has 4 inches (100mm) of travel with an adjustable lockout to smooth out the rougher trails you might encounter. The XCR is women’s-specific with lower weight springs to deliver the best possible performance for the lighter weight female mountain biker.
  • Shifters: Shimano Acera triggers direct the Shimano Alivio rear derailleur and Acera front derailleur on exactly what to do for precise, easy shifts every time through the entire range of 27 total gears.
  • Disc Brakes include: Shimano mechanical (cable actuated style) disc brakes have a 180mm disc rotor for the front and a 160mm rotor for the back to get the most dependable stopping power possible and trusted management for any condition.
  • The full Wheel set uses: Maddux DC rims and hubs that are mounted up with fast-rolling and versatile Kenda Small Block mtb tires to give you plenty of confidence with traction.
  • Key Sale pricing for the complete SL model is $799.00, along with free shipping as well at the REI link below…Enjoy!


2014 Women’s Cannondale Tango SL2 29er Bikes

2013 Women's Cannondale Tango SL 2 29ers



2013 Women's Cannondale Tango SL 2 29ers


Bigger 29 inch wheels, bigger fun factor.. this is what these hardtail Cannondale Tango SL bikes are all about, to serve up nothing less. Cannondale worked hard to make the Tango jive specific to the way women ride, with a tuned lower top tube frame design to make the bike even more confidence inspiring than it already is. They made sure as well to not fall short with having capable components for total trail riding bliss…

For more info and pricing on the Women’s Tango SL Model Shown Above.. Click Here —

2014 Cannondale Tango SL 2

  • The women’s specific platform has been optimized for an overall more comfortable fit with a lower stand-over height.
  • The alloy 6061 Tango frame is stout, with multi-butted tubing, but the designers applied  specific shaping on the seat-stays for improved comfort and small bump compliance.
  • The bigger 1.5 inch head-tube makes for superb steering precision.
  • Rock Shox handles the front fork department with a Recon TK with 80mm of travel, supplied with a lockout for different control needed on varied terrain.
  • Shimano’s Alivio shifters take charge of their Deore rear derailleur and Alivio front derailleur to get easy shifting that is still precise through twenty-seven total gears.
  • Cannondale’s house brand hydraulic disc brakes are dubbed the Helix and they utilize a 160mm rotor up front with a 180mm for the back making for powerful, and quick speed reduction management in whatever condition your faced with.
  • The 29er can’t tango without both the wheelset from Maddux DC3.0 that are mounted up with versatile Kenda Small Block tires for confidence inspiring traction control.