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Cannondale Quick  Review

Cannondale Quick Review

  • Price Range: £449.99 - £1,599.99
  • Discipline: Flat bar road bike or hybrid
  • Usage: Fitness, commuting or leisure
  • Lightest-in-class weights
  • Reflective frame graphics
  • Wide range of to choose from
  • Mudguards not supplied
  • Only one step-thru model
  • Steel fork on entry level bikes

Updated: 1st November 2017

Overview

The Cannondale Quick, Quick Women’s and Quick Carbon are lightweight, smooth riding flat bar hybrid bikes that are ideal for commuting and fitness training. From entry level alloy hybrid bikes to carbon framed flat bar road bikes, we review the whole Cannondale Quick range here. There are 18 models to choose from, with a wide range of component options as well as different frame and fork options. The spec levels of the Quick range are indicated by numbers, with the Quick 8 being the most affordable. The Quick Women’s bikes mirror the unisex range with similar frame, fork and component specs.

Designed to offer a fast, efficient and comfortable ride around town, the Cannondale Quick combines road bike speed with a comfortable upright riding position. This is ideal for urban cycling as it gives you better visibility than a drop bar road bike, while still being faster and more efficient than a mountain bike on the road.

Cannondale Quick Frame

Frame

Carbon and aluminium options

Most of the Cannondale Quick models have a lightweight, high-quality CAAD aluminium alloy frame. Cannondale are one of the industry leaders in aluminium frame design and the Quick frame features SAVE vibration damping for a smooth ride over rough road surfaces. The Quick Carbon models get an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre frame, that shares many of the same features as Cannondale’s high-end road bikes. Rack and mudguard mounts on all models add versatility. The Quick Women’s 8 features a step-thru frame.

The top four alloy models, the Quick 4, 3, 2 & 1 all feature a carbon bladed fork. The Quick Carbon models get a lighter weight, full carbon fork. This also fork enhances the smooth ride of the Quick by absorbing the vibrations you get when riding over rough road surfaces. The Quick 6 & 5 both get a lightweight alloy fork, while a more affordable Cromoly steel fork is fitted to the other bikes.

Reflective graphics on the Quick frame are a nice finishing touch that improves night-time visibility

Cannondale Quick drivetrain

Groupset

A wide choice of drivetrain options

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The drivetrains on the Cannondale Quick range are split into three different types. All the models from the Quick 8 to the Quick 4 feature a traditional mountain bike style triple chainset, with a 7, 8 or 9 speed rear cassette. This gives you a wide range of gears with plenty of low ratios, making it easier to climb steep hills. The Quick 2 gets a more modern mountain bike style drivetrain with a single chainring up front, combined with an extra wide range rear cassette. This gives you much the same range as the bikes with a triple chainring but, with only one shifter to worry about, changing gear is a lot easier and the whole drivetrain runs a lot smoother.

The Cannondale Quick 3 and the Quick 1 both get road bike style drivetrains with a compact double chainset. This gives you more high gears, which means you can ride faster. It is an ideal set up for riders with strong legs or those who want to really push their fitness levels. All the Quick Disc and Quick Carbon models get hydraulic disc brakes, for powerful speed control that works consistently in all weather conditions. The other bikes get MTB style V-brakes that are powerful in the dry but less so in wet conditions.

Cannondale Quick wheels

Wheels

Sealed bearings for a smooth ride

All the Cannondale Quick bikes roll on 700c wheels. This is the same wheel size you will find on a road bike and means you get a fast, efficient ride. Tyres are wider than you will find on most road bikes so you’ll get a smoother more comfortable ride without losing much speed.

The wheel hubs on each model feature sealed bearings. This means that the wheels will run smoother, stay fresh and roll faster for longer, whatever weather conditions you ride in. All the bikes from the Quick 5 upwards get Schwalbe Spicer tyres with reflective side walls for improved visibility in low light conditions.

What the Quick represents is a considered approach to the hybrid, particularly in terms of frame design, but also in its high-quality finishing Bike Radar

Cannondale Quick

Best for

Commuting, fitness or fun

Lightweight, comfortable and safe, the Cannondale Quick is ideal for all types of urban road cycling, from fitness training and commuting to fun rides around the city. Comfort is enhanced with ergonomic grips and Cannondale Fitness saddles. The Quick Women’s models feature ladies’ specific saddles for a comfortable ride.

The added safety features like reflective frame graphics and reflective tyre side walls are a real plus point for the Cannondale Quick. This really cements its place as one of the go-to urban bike for riders that appreciate speed, comfort and efficiency. If your riding ambitions stretch to rougher gravel tracks then have a look at the Cannondale Quick CX, a hybrid bike for all terrains.

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Cannondale Quick range models

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