The ultimate hybrid bike just got a whole lot faster. Cannondale's Quick Carbon 1 is racing-bike light while maintaining its renowned comfort and ease of use. This versatile roadster is perfect for all your riding fun, from joining group rides and getting in better shape, to tackling charity centuries, and everyday commuting. Its full carbon frame and fork naturally soak up road vibrations for a velvety-smooth and lively ride. The 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain with FSA cranks, and lightweight Maddux wheels float up hills, and powerful Magura hydraulic disc brakes help you keep your speed under control. The ergonomic grips, Cannondale saddle, and upright geometry all contribute to the comfy ride, no matter if it's five blocks or 100 miles.
|Frame||Cannondale Quick carbon w/BB30 bottom bracket, SAVE stays|
|Fork||Cannondale Quick Si carbon|
|Rims/Wheels||Maddux CX 2.0, disc|
|Tires||Schwalbe Lugano, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||FSA Omega Compact|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 12-30|
|Shifters||Shimano Tiagra, flat bar|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale Ergo Performance lock-on|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT2|
|Brakes||Magura MT2 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Cannondale Quick Ergo performance|
|Seatpost||Cannondale C3, aluminum|
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I would call this bike a "Rybrid" i.e. a cross between a road bike and a hybrid. It is fast, light, and a pleasure to ride and to look at. I was a C* rider with my Trek Fx 7.5 and this bike alone added about 3 mph and allowed me to join B rides. It is not difficult to maintain 15mph overall and 17mph on the flats with this bike. I took several trial rides to compare this bikes speed and handling with the "relaxed" road bikes made by Cervello and Cannondale. The small decrement in power transfer compared to a road bike that you may give up due to the upright geometry is more than compensated by the safety and comfort of the upright position. Beware that if you purchase this bike and go on group rides you will encounter at least one person every day who will ask something like "What is that? That is some cool looking bike"
I take this bike from Financial District to George Washington Bridge and Back in about an hour twenty minutes on West Side Highway bike path (approx 24 miles.) It is smooth, excellerates quick past mindless rent a bike riders and is quite nimble navigating around smart phone talking tourists that wonder unconsciously into the bike path near The Intrepid on 42 nd street. You can really appreciate the acceleration and handling in rapid city traffic where your life is at stake....superb stopping power...excellent exceleration from a red light stand still...absorbs street vibration beautifully even on cold days no buzzing fingers after dismount. I was going to sell this bike after a year of getting into shape and buy a lighter, faster racing bike in the $5000-$7000 range but in the city this bike is so versatile from central park to west side highway to Tribeca cobble stone streets that I can't bring myself to part with it.
Great bike. Handles well. Very comfotable. I am very happy with this bike.