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Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 Mountain Bike 2017 - Hardtail MTB

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No one has ever complained about having too much rubber in their life. Cannondale’s Fat CAAD1 mountain bike is a cheeky chunky monkey that will leave you giggling like a school child on a day trip to the zoo.

It may be fat, but it sure can dance! Cannondale are among the world leaders in aluminium wizardry, and the fat CAAD takes full advantage of that. The SmartFormed C1 alloy keeps the bike light, while the SAVE micro-suspension technology gives it just a little bit of controlled vertical flex in the rear triangle, taking the sting out of any rough terrain.

Cannondale’s own SI crankset uses custom chainring offsets to make sure the extra width of the Fat CAAD doesn’t leave it with an uncomfortable Q-factor. The frame & fork are also designed with a long front centre and a short trail, giving the bike outstanding high speed stability, with fast-response steering for low-speed agility.

Talking of the fork, let me introduce you to Olaf, the 100mm travel Lefty with a big heart and soul. Cannondale’s Lefty uses needle roller bearings for a super-smooth motion, which also gives the it incredibly stiffness which matches and surpasses traditional forks. The Fat CAAD’s Olaf has been designed specifically to work in conjunction with the big balloon tyres, absorbing everything the trail can throw at you.

Those enormous tyres are 26x4.8 inch wide Schwalbe Jumbo Jim’s, with snakeskin puncture protection. They’re just at home floating along on top of the snow as they are kicking up the dirt and ironing out the braking ruts on your favourite mountain bike trail.

The Fat CAAD 1 gets a 1x11 speed drivetrain courtesy of SRAM’s X01 set. Gearchanges are quick, crisp and you get a wide range of ratios to suit any terrain. Massive tyres mean massive grip, and the SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes have plenty of power, making sure you can use all the available grip when you want it.

Key Features:

  • SmartFormed alloy with SAVE micro suspension system keeps the weight down and the comfort up
  • Cannondale Lefty Olaf 100mm travel fork is stiff, smooth and super plush in its travel
  • SRAM X01 1x11 speed gearing has a wide range and gives razor-sharp gearchanges
  • SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes make full use of the massive tyre grip
  • Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.8in tyres with Snakeskin puncture protection
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colour: Matte Jet Black
  • The Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 is available with 0% APR finance

The Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 2016 Features are:

Frame: Fat CAAD, SmartFormed Alloy, BB30XL, 1.5 Si head tube

Fork: Lefty Olaf, 100mm, PBR Isolated Damper Technology with Enduro+ tune and updated controls, 60mm offset

Headset: Cannondale HeadShok Si

Bars: Cannondale C2 riser, 7075 double-butted alloy, 740mm, 6 degree rise, 9 degree backsweepCannondale Locking Grips

Stem: Cannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, 5 deg.

Shifters: SRAM XO1

Rear Mech: SRAM XO1

Chainset: Cannondale Si, BB30a, Fat Offset SpideRing, 30t

Bottom Bracket: Cannondale BB30XL, 160mm spindle / 120mm shell

Cassette: SRAM XG-1195, 10-42, 11-speed

Chain: SRAM X1, 11-speed

Front Brake: SRAM Guide hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake: SRAM Guide hydraulic disc, 160mm

Rims: Sun Ringle MuleFut 80 SL, 26"

Front Hub: Lefty 73

Rear Hub: Formula DHL-1971, 197x12mm thru, 32 hole

Tyres: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.8", Snakeskin, tubeless Front Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.8", Snakeskin, tubeless Rear

Seatpost: Cannondale C2, 2 bolt, 7075, 31.6 x 400mm

Pedals: Not Included

Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 Mountain Bike 2017 - Hardtail MTB Reviews

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4.25
Performance
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Value For Money
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Customer Reviews (2)

4
Amazing Fat Bike!

I've been riding my new Fat Caad 1 for over a week now and in my opinion, this easy out performs my full suspension bike. It's so confidence inspiring on the rooty descents and surprisingly quick on the climbs, even with just 11psi in the tyres. The rolling resistance is surprisingly low on road sections too. This is my first Cannondale and they've done an excellent job with the handling on this one. I highly recommend this to anyone thinking about buying a fat bike. You won't be disappointed.

I've been riding my new Fat Caad 1 for over a week now and in my opinion, this easy out performs my full suspension bike. It's so confidence inspiring on the rooty descents and surprisingly quick on the climbs, even with just 11psi in the tyres. The rolling resistance is surprisingly low on road sections too. This is my first Cannondale and they've done an excellent job with the handling on this one. I highly recommend this to anyone thinking about buying a fat bike. You won't be disappointed.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Whooo Hoooo!

What fun. Brilliant bike, very well specked. Very fast, grips the corners like stuff to a blanket. Super stiff and great looks. 10/10 for grin factor

What fun. Brilliant bike, very well specked. Very fast, grips the corners like stuff to a blanket. Super stiff and great looks. 10/10 for grin factor

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5