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The Cannondale Catalyst 4 27.5 and Catalyst 1 are both 27.5″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bikes with modest components. The Catalyst 1 has a bigger fork.

Catalyst 4 27.5
Catalyst 1
Catalyst 4 27.5
Cannondale · 2018
Catalyst 1
Cannondale · 2019
MSRP$399$630
Online Price
CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountry
Weight31.8 lbs / 14.4 kg
FrameAluminumAluminum
ForkSunTour
SunTour XCT
Wheel Size27.5″27.5″
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeMechanical DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetTourney, Shimano
Acera, Tourney
Drivetrain3 × 73 × 7
Gear Range
Cannondale Catalyst 4 27.5
25 mph
Cannondale Catalyst 1
31 mph
SuspensionHardtailHardtail
Front Travel75mm100mm
Rear Travel--
SeatpostRigidRigid
Brand Sitewww.cannondale.com

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Estimated spec level of the Catalyst 4 27.5 and Catalyst 1 compared to other crosscountry bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.  Learn more »


Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame
SmartForm C3 alloy
Catalyst, SmartForm C3 Alloy, 1-1/8” head tube, rack and fender mounts, 27.5"
Fork
SR Suntour M3030-27, 75 millimeters
SR Suntour XCT, 100mm, Hydraulic Lockout, Coil
Bottom Bracket
Semi-cartridge type, square taper, BSA, sealed bearing
Sealed Bearing BSA
Headset
Semi-integrated, threadless, 1-1/8 in.
Semi-integrated, threadless, 1-1/8"
Stem
Alloy, 31.8, 8
Cannondale C4 Riser, 6061 Alloy, 25mm rise, 8° sweep, 6° rise, 720mm
Handlebar
Alloy, 25mm rise, 700mm, 31.8
Cannondale C4 Riser, 6061 Alloy, 25mm rise, 8° sweep, 6° rise, 720mm
Saddle
Cannondale Stage 2
Cannondale Stage 2
Seatpost
Alloy, micro-adjust, 27.2 x 350mm
Cannondale Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm
Pedals
Cannondale Platform
Cannondale Platform
Grips
Cannondale Dual-Density
Groupset
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Tourney, 7-speed
Shimano Acera
Front Derailleur
Shimano Tourney, 31.8 clamp
Shimano Tourney, 31.8 clamp
Crank
Prowheel, 24/34/42
Prowheel, 42/34/24
Shifters
Shimano EF41 Easyfire, 3 x 7-speed
Shimano Easy Fire EF505, 3x7
Cassette
Sunrace, 14-34, 7-speed
Sunrace, 11-34, 7-speed
Chain
KMC Z51, 7-speed
KMC, 7-speed
Brakes
Jak-7 cable-actuated disc, 160/160mm
Shimano MT200 hydro disc, 160/160mm RT26 rotors
Brake Levers
Shimano EF41
Shimano MT200 hydro disc
Wheels
Rims
DC 6.0, double wall, 32-hole
WTB SX19, 32h
Spokes
Stainless Steel, 14g
Front Hub
Alloy disc
Formula QR front, QR rear w/ HG driver
Rear Hub
Freewheel, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
Formula QR front, QR rear w/ HG driver
Tires
Innova
Freedom Transition Sport 27.5 x 2.25"
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