Bike Check: Jérôme Clementz's Cannondale Habit

Jérôme Clementz was recently on vacation in South Africa to unwind after a hectic season racing the Enduro World Series where he finished third overall. He brought along his Cannondale Habit for a safari ride in Botswana followed by a spot of trail riding with some locals in Cape Town. We interrupted Jérôme's holiday one afternoon for an interview and, of course, a quick peek at his bike.

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For his trip to Southern Africa, Jérôme left behind his enduro racing Jekyll in favour of his Habit. The Habit Carbon SE is sold as a 120 mm 650b trail bike with 130 mm fork travel. Other than the gorgeous deep purple paint job and cranks, Jérôme's model is far from stock.

 

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The Habit Carbon SE features a carbon front triangle and suspension link with an aluminium rear end.

 

Jérôme runs a Monarch Debonair shock and a RockShox Pike. He usually rides the Pike on this bike at 140mm.

 

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Jérôme has his own signature carbon Descendent handlebar with 750 mm width that is held in place by a compact Descendent stem. Shiny silver SRAM Guide RSC brakes are used to slow the bike with the Reverb dropper seat post lever mounted under the left brake. The Garmin 1000 is mounted neatly on the steerer cap.

 


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Jérôme rides for HT pedals and on the Habit SE he has fitted their enduro race T1 model. He sits on a WTB Volt saddle with oval carbon rails and a claimed weight of 148 grams.

 


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The drivetrain on the Habit SE is full SRAM XX1 with the exception of the Cannondale Si cranks which run an XX1 32T chainring.

 


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Jérôme rides SRAMs alloy Roam 50 wheelset wrapped in Michelin Wild Rock'R 2 2.35 tyres.

 

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Specification:


  • FrameHabit Carbon SE
  • ForkRockShox Pike
  • ShockRockShox Monarch Debonair
  • HeadsetTange Seiki
  • CranksetCannondale Si
  • ChainringSRAM XX1 30T
  • Rear DerailleurSRAM XX1
  • ShiftersSRAM XX1
  • CassetteSRAM XX1
  • ChainSRAM XX1
  • BrakesSRAM Guide RSC with 180mm rotors
  • SeatpostRockShox Reverb
  • SaddleWTB Volt Carbon
  • StemTruvativ Descendent
  • GripsWTB Moto X clamp-on
  • HandlebarTruvativ Descendant Jérôme Clementz CoLab Bar, 750mm wide, 20 mm rise
  • WheelsetSRAM Roam 50
  • TyresMichelin Wild Rock'R 2 2.35
  • PedalsHT T1




2 Comments

Puncture Kid, Dec 24 2016 04:59

Holy crap that is a fugly bike

Jaco-fiets, Dec 25 2016 11:04

I'm a huge cannondale fan but I don't want this bike for free