We’ve already shown you the highlights of Cannondale’s 2010 road and mountain bike ranges. This third and final report from the company’s 2010 launch in Park City, Utah highlights the changes to their urban line, including the Quick, Capo, Hooligan and Bad Boy models.
As with their road and mountain bikes, Cannondale have focused on what they call ‘System Integration’ for their urban bikes – a shared platform of innovations like their Lefty fork (suspended and rigid), BB30 oversized bottom bracket shell and crankset technology, and a mix of aluminium and carbon tubing.
Check out the thumbnails on the right for more details, or scroll down for a quick overview…
The new Quick banner pulls together some very different bikes. What they have in common is versatility. The FC2 is a concept commuter with a Slice-like frameset, while the more conventional looking CX FS offers a new spin on the 29er for trailer-pulling dads.
Cannondale’s more production-friendly quick concept.:Gary Boulanger
Concept bike inspired full-carbon frame and fork
Synapse full-carbon SAVE seatpost
FSA Gossamer compact BB30 crankset
Shimano 105 10-speed drivetrain, R770 shifters
Custom Formula Element paired spoke wheels
Custom Quick ergonomic saddle
Available: January 2010
Quick CX FS
The cannondale quick cx fs, with front suspension.:Gary Boulanger
RST Deuce M29 air suspension fork with custom crown
SRAM X5 eight-speed drivetrain
Custom saddle and Cityscape grips w/ red accents
Kenda Small Block Eight 700X35c tyres
Available: September 2009
Price: US$1,059 (approx £625)
Cannondale have added a flat-barred taxi-racer to their fixed gear Capo range. The Capo 2 joins the existing track-worthy Capo 1, heavily dressed in Cinelli kit, including a revised Unicantor plastic saddle. The double-pass welded 6061-T6 aluminium frame now comes with a new low profile straight-blade aero aluminium fork.
The 2010 cannondale capo 1 fixed-gear bike.:Gary Boulanger
Remember the Delta V frame which debuted in 1992? Cannondale has munchkin-ised it to create the curious Hooligan, a 20in-wheeled freak of a bike. Made with smooth welded 6061-T6 aluminium, the Hooligan is available with an external eight-speed derailleur or three-speed internal drivetrain. It comes with a rigid Lefty fork, disc brakes and an adjustable stem for taller riders. Don’t knock it until you try it!
The 2010 cannondale hooligan 3.:Gary Boulanger
Solo rigid Lefty fork
SRAM I Motion internal three-speed rear hub
Custom FSA Vero crankset with dual bashguard
Avid BB5 cable disc brakes
Schwalbe Kojak 20×1.35in tyres
Available: August 2009
Price: $979 (approx £580)
For nearly 10 years, the Bad Boy has never wavered from its roots as an all-black 700c/29er street bike with a mix of asphalt, dirt and commuter features like front suspension, disc brakes, flat bars, and reflective decals galore.
With the global economic situation prompting many to drive less and ride more, the Bad Boy line is making more sense to more people, especially those who agree with Henry Ford’s motto: “Any colour you want, as long as it’s black.”