2017 Cannondale Beast Of The East 2
Some beasts need a full moon to transform, but you needn’t look further than Cannondale’s Beast of the East 2. Cannondale draws on its pedigreed SmartFormed aluminum to create a 27.5+ rig that’s light, stiff, and ready to rumble. A plush 120mm of suspension from the RockShox Reba RL fork make this bike eager for lines that make other hardtails tremble. Burly 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 1×11-speed GX drivetrain from SRAM gives you all the gears you need, so you’ll save weight while keeping the range to climb. 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 trail-spec’d and prepared for battle. Embrace your inner beast!