Cannondale Quick Speed 3 Alloy Hybrid City Bike 2016
Cannondale Quick Speed 3 City Bike
Whether tracing the tour route through the Pyrenees or cafe hopping on the Almafi coast, let the kilometres roll by as you savour the sights. The Quick SPEED blends the speed and agility of a road bike with an upright sportive position and the versatility of 700x30c tyres. If a credit card tour is your idea of a great vacation or you simply like taking the long way to work in the morning, the Quick Speed is a perfect partner. Features 18 speed Shimano drivetrain with compact road chainset Schwalbe Spicer 30c tyres with puncture protection & reflective sidewall Quick Si fork with carbon blades Upright sportive geometry More information is available in the details tab. Model Number BYCDM6QKSP3NSP Brands Cannondale Gender Mens Age Adult Model Year 2016 Colour Yellow Frame Quick Speed SL Optimized 6061 Alloy SAVE 1-1/8 head tube Fork Quick Si Carbon blades 1-1/8 steerer Shifters Shimano Sora Derailleur (Front) Shimano Sora Derailleur (Rear) Shimano Sora Brakes Cannondale C2 Mini V Cartridge Pads Brake Levers Cannondale CBL 9.1 forged alloy Crankset FSA Tempo Compact 50/34 Cassette Shimano Sora 11-30 9-speed Chain KMC Z99 9-speed Bottom Bracket FSA BSA cartridge Hub Front Alloy sealed loose ball bearings QR 32h Hub Rear Alloy sealed loose ball bearings QR 32h Rims Maddux R3.0 double wall 32-hole Spokes Stainless 15g Tyres Schwalbe Spicer 700x30c puncture protection reflective sidewall Handlebar Cannondale C3 6061 double-butted Flat 640mm 25 deg rise Stem Cannondale C3 6061 alloy 31.8 6 deg. Headset Tange Si 1-1/8 Saddle Cannondale Quick Speed Ergo Seatpost Cannondale C3 6061 Alloy 27.2x350mm Pedal Quick Alloy w/ Kraton Inserts Wheel Size 700c Number of Gears 18
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Cannondale was founded in 1970 by Joe Montgomery and Murdock MacGregor, in an industry totally unrelated to cycling - manufacturing precast concrete housing. Ron Davis joined the company, and after Montgomery went on a camping trip with his son, the idea for a bike trailer was born. Unfortunately named the "Bugger", the trailer didn't take off as expected at the resulting Bicycle Shoe in New York, but remarkable demand for bike bags led them to focus on this area instead. Within 6 months Cannondale had the monopoly on bike bags in America, with 2500 dealers stocking their products within 20 months. Todd Patterson joined the company shortly afterwards, and his expertise in working with aluminium led them to venture into the bicycle market. Manufacturer of CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) road bike and touring frames began in 1983, with Mountain bike frames being born a few years later. Early Cannondale bikes are distinctive because of the oversized tubes designed to increase stiffness. Their first frame partially constructed from Carbon was in 2004 with the Six13, with the full carbon Synapse being released a year later. Notable riders to have competed and won on Cannondale bikes include Cipollini, Gotti, Simoni, Cunego, Di Luca, Basso, Juarez, Chausson, Giove, Sydor, Sauser, Lopes, Martyn Ashton and Cadel Evans.
To read more about Cannondale, you can check out their Wikipedia page, or view their old bike ranges on the official website. Alternatively if you can see their current bike ranges available to the UK market, or view the Vintage Cannondale fansite, an unofficial yet extensive resource for Cannondale fans!
Start Fitness (or Start Cycles!)
Start Fitness (otherwise known as Start Cycles) started life in 1991, founded by a group of fitness enthusiasts. Primarily based in the North of England, they stock a whole host of products, from running to football, but more importantly (from our perspective!) also a reasonably wide selection of cycling gear. In particular, in recent months they've been selling road and mountain bikes at huge discounts, so if you're after a new bike then this is one of the first places I'd recommend looking (Handy quick link to their Bikes & Frames in order of discount!). I've never personally ordered from them, but several of my website's visitors have got in touch with positive feedback after snagging a bargain.
They have three main stores located in Newcastle, Durham and Darlington, but offer UK delivery via their website at (Clothing is currently £2.95 P&P, Footwear is £4.95). You can read more about their history here.