2016 Cannondale Beast Of The East 3
For truly wild rides, you need a bike that’s just as wild. Cannondale’s Beast of the East 3 draws upon its legendary name as well as Cannondale’s pedigreed SmartFormed aluminum to create a rig that’s light, stiff, and responsive. Leading the way, a plush 120mm of suspension from SunTour’s Raidon fork make this bike eager for lines that make other hardtails tremble. Light, sturdy Cannondale Beast rims are wide and stout to handle the superb ride and increased traction of 27.5 x 3-inch WTB tires. They’re tubeless-ready to boot, so forget flats and focus on fun. A 1×10 Shimano SLX/Deore drivetrain gives you all the gears you need, so you’ll save weight while keeping things simple. Deore discs from Shimano are there when you’ve got to hit the brakes, and tried-and-true handlebars, saddle, and stem from Cannondale are ready to get wild.