Back in June we were given the opportunity to ride the all-new Cannondale Jekyll around some of our favourite Lake District trails. What we found was a well-thought-out, impressively developed enduro machine.
Co-developed with Fox, the Gemini system adds two ride modes (Hustle & Flow) to the killer performance of Fox shocks. Flip to Hustle to shorten the travel and ramp up the spring rate for a snappier, more responsive feel for pumping through turns, sprints and traction-challenged climbs. Flip back to Flow for full Fox travel when things get rough.
Nimble to the power of Ai
Asymmetric Integration (Ai) delivers some of the shortest stays on the trail, yet has more tyre clearance and frame stiffness than even Boost frames can muster. Plus a rear wheel that’s stiffer and stronger thanks to the Ai even-dish build. It all adds up to the kind of agility and traction that has to be ridden to be believed.
Delivers all the slack stability you’d expect from a top enduro rig, but with uncanny agility and snap, thanks to the ultra short chainstays of our Ai rear end.
- 65° head tube angle
- Designed for short stems and wide bars for maximum control
- Long front-centre
- Shortest chainstays out there (420mm) thanks to Ai offset drivetrain.
- Properly steep seat angle for efficient pedalling.
Leveraged Single Pivot Design
Placing a link between the swingarm and the shock allows our engineers to customise the system’s leverage ratios for optimal suspension response throughout the stroke and keep the suspension active under braking, while retaining the stiffness, durability and reliability of a single pivot design.
The 2018 Cannondale Jekyll AL 4 is now in stock in our Lake District Store and available to order online.