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Cannondale Quick Carbon 1

Cannondale

Quick Carbon 1
2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (7 Reviews)
 

2017 Cannondale Quick Carbon 1

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 22-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain, FSA cranks, and lightweight Maddux wheels float up hills, while 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.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Quick Full Carbon G2, SAVE
Fork Quick Si G2, Carbon, 1-1/8"
Headset Tange Si 1-1/8"
Rims/Wheels Maddux DC3.0 Disc
Hubs Cannondale C4
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Schwalbe Lugano, 700 x 25c
Crankset FSA Gossamer Compact
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket BB30
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 5800
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 5800
Rear Cogs Shimano 105 5800, 11-28, 11-speed
Shifters Shimano 105 5800
Handlebars Cannondale C3, 6061 aluminum, 660mm, 3 deg rise, 10 deg sweep
Tape/Grips Cannondale Ergo Performance lock-on
Stem Cannondale C3
Brake Levers Shimano BL-M396 hydraulic disc
Brakes Shimano BL-M396 hydraulic disc, 160mm/160mm
Pedals Quick aluminum
Saddle Cannondale Quick Ergo performance
Seatpost Cannondale C3, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Durable  (4)
  • Great Components  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Handles Well Off-road 
  • Top quality components 

Cons

  • Brake Tuning Difficult 
  • Hydraulic Brakes Not Diy 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (3)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Road fitness riding, commuting, light off trail 
  • Reduces Back Strain 
  • Long recreational rides 

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

Pre Purchase Research Pays Off

By BobR

from Winnipeg, Canada

About Me

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road fitness riding, commuting, light off trail

      Comments:

      After riding a full suspension mountain bike (Klein) on and off road for 16 years, I finally decided to get a purpose built fitness bike for commuting to work (10 kms) and evening weekend rides. My starting point was finding a bike that was the right fit for me, although I wanted a light bike with good quality gear. I test rode several manufacturer's bikes in the "fitness" category including Cannondale, Specialized and Trek. The Trek was a bit too tight along the top bar making me feel too upright and cramped. The Specialized (carbon) was very light and quick handling, but I felt a bit stretched out on it and didn't care for the swept back handle bars. The Cannondale seemed about right, so I purchased the Quick Carbon 1. In the week or so I've had it, I've been on several rides and am enjoying it more and more with each ride. It is lightweight, has quick steering and the shift mechanism is similarly quick as well as very precise. Brakes have a very good feel and bring the bike to a quick effortless stop with moderate finger pressure and little noise. I haven't experienced any rubbing as mentioned by another reviewer here. The ride quality is exceptional. The bike is stiff when pedaling, but very forgiving over the many road imperfections in my riding area. My bike shop immediately switched the supplied 25 mm x 700 tires to 30 mm x 700 (at no charge) to get a bit more cushion on the road and more versatility on off road trails. I added a pair of Shimano XTR clipless pedals in place of the factory pedals. My only small quibble with the bike is with the rattling noise from the brake and shifter cables that tend to smack into each other on rougher road surfaces, interrupting what is otherwise a serene ride. I fully recommend this bike but if you wanted to save some money, I'm sure the Quick Carbon 2 would be a fine choice. My advice though: shop for the right bike fit first and the brand name second. Having said that, if the Cannondale fits you, get it!

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      5.0

      I love this bike!!

      By Cannon-DALE

      from Alameda

      About Me

      Comments:

      I use this for fun ride and fitness and it is super light for a hybrid bike!!

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      5.0

      Agile, Stable, Comfortable = Quick

      By Dr-Hyde

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Top quality components
      • Light responsive
      • Comfortable Architecture
      • Fun Ride Experience
      • Great performance

      Cons

      • Brake Tuning Difficult
      • Hydraulic Brakes Not Diy

      Best Uses

      • Reduces Back Strain
      • Touring - Distance Rides
      • Road Bike Alternative
      • Light Trail Rides
      • Urban commutes

      Comments:

      I'm a life-long/avid cyclist who typically rides high-end road bikes. After back surgery and a year of PT, I was looking for a stright-bar alternative to a road bike but I didn't want to compromise on performance. I find that with bar-ends the more upright posture allows me to ride my normal 15-20 miles/day without causing back strain. The issue has been that the few straight-bar bikes I've tried have really been mountain bikes with road wheels. They've had mountain bike gearing and components and simply don't perform like a road bike. This bike is at the opposite end of that spectrum; it's a high-quality road bike with straight bars. It's a fun, comfortable, powerful ride. The gearing, high-end components, beautiful carbon frame with SAVE stays, and architecture all lend to a road bike feel and performance. The only complaint I have is the use of hydraulic and not mechanical disc brakes. Hydraulics are a must for hard-core mountain and trail rides. But I'll argue that this bike is more a road bike that will handle a light trail, but with the 700x28c tires I'd be VERY careful riding any non-paved trails. I actually cannot ever see riding this bike on anything but pavement. Mechanical discs on a road application still outperform rim brakes. I wish this bike had been loaded with mechanicals; the fussy (need special tools and experience) hydraulic brakes are a complication I don't want. I will be replacing them with mechanicals and I imagine the bike will ride better once I do. The hydraulics rub no matter what I do and the lack of adjustment capability on them is frustrating. I don't want to buy a whole new slate of special tools (bleed kits, etc...) and then have to take the time to hassle with the oil and learning how to adjust them. Yet neither do I want to have to haul my bike to my dealer for an adjustment every few weeks; the mechanicals I am ordering are fully adjustable - with dials on the caliper! That aside, everything from the seat & post to the stem, bars, gears, rims, etc... is simply stellar. It's not the sort of bike you buy and immediately start looking at the parts you want to replace. This one comes with everything a die-hard gear-head would want. I think it's really the ultimate in fitness/urban/commuter bikes... and I rode/tested several top carbon-bodied straight bar models from other top road-bike makers. The Quick Carbon 1 was more expensive but was head and shoulders above the others regarding the quality of the parts and the enjoyment/performance/comfort of the ride.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Upright Geometry Road Bike

      By Malachi

      from Rockland County, New York

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Great Components
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Pavement

        Comments:

        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"

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        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Holy S#!~ Batman!!!

        By ArthurAdams

        from New York City

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Components
        • Fast in city traffic
        • Handles Well Off-road
        • Handles extremely well
        • Light as a feather
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Perfect City Bike

          Comments:

          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.

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          (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great bike

          By bbq

          from vancouver bc

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Great Components
          • Lightweight
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long recreational rides
            • Pavement

            Comments:

            great bike

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Carbon quick 1

            By Ariz240

            from Tucson AZ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Great Components

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement
              • Commuting

              Comments:

              Great bike. Handles well. Very comfotable. I am very happy with this bike.

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