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Frame

Quick, butted 6061 alloy, SAVE

Fork

Quick, carbon blades, 1-1/8" steerer

Crank

Shimano M171, 48/38/28

Bottom Bracket

Tange Cartridge

Shifters

Shimano M191, 31.8 clamp

Cog Set

Sunrace CSM668, 11-32, 8 speed

Chain

KMC 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano M191, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio

Rims

Element C3 - 700c (26" on XS)

Hubs

Element C3

Tires

Kenda Kwick Trax, 700x32c (26x1.5" on XS)

Pedals

Quick Reinforced Composite w/ Kraton inserts

Brake

Cannondale C4 Mini V

Handlebar

Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 25mm rise, 640mm

Stem

Cannondale C4, 31.8, 12 deg.

Headset

Tange Si

Spokes

Element Xero Stainless

Grips

Cannondale Ergo Performance, lock on

Saddle

Cannondale Quick Ergo Performance

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 27.2x350mm

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cannondaleQUICK 4
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Poor components (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (10)
  • Road biking (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid cyclist (7), Commuter (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Took the Plunge His n Her's Quick 4's

Fantastic bike for advanced or beginner. If you are just getting in to biking or getting back in to biking this is the one. A little more pricey than the competition but well worth...Read complete review

Fantastic bike for advanced or beginner. If you are just getting in to biking or getting back in to biking this is the one. A little more pricey than the competition but well worth it. We are in our early 50's and want to stay active. The Quick 4's we purchased are comfortable, fast and make even the toughest hills no problem. Shifting takes some getting used to.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

more is not better

the 3-ring front causes more problems than it solves

the new 2-ring "compact" crank would really help, even it it meant a slightly lower gear ratio spreadRead complete review

the 3-ring front causes more problems than it solves

the new 2-ring "compact" crank would really help, even it it meant a slightly lower gear ratio spread

opposite ring chain drag is noticable from 5 - 8 on both inner and outer crank rings

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4.0

So far, so good

By Share the road...

from Bay Point, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

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        Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

        I bought this bike to get back in shape. So far, I have 437 miles on it according to the cat's eye. My old bike was a 1989 Giant mountain bike. In terms of comfort, I would have to rate this bike way better. I haven't encountered many of the shifting problems others have posted, but most of my riding has been relatively flat for California trails. Likewise, while others have posted about the seat discomfort, I find it way more comfortable than my old Giant. I am currently training for the RAGBRAI. If I had one improvement I will probably make, it would be in the handle bars. Bar ends or Aero bars might improve the overall comfort. As I add miles, I have found that as I approach 40+mile rides, I am suffering from hand fatigue. I am hopeful that this will be easily corrected by offering more hand positions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Bad experience for less than a month !

        By Sinbad

        from Brisbane , Australia

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Reviewer

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              Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

              I use my bike 4 trips a week for 8 km each trip.
              I bought the Carbondale Quick 4 for less than a month. It's light and easy to handle but three things happened so far with me that make think that I will never buy it again ... Firstly the front wheel is moving slightly left and right, the reflectors in the pedal fallen and finally yesterday the left crank loosen and fall as I biked to work. I took it yesterday to the dealer where I bough to it from ,, and even their website and cannondale website said if the bike is not working faulty or unsafe ,, you have the choice to refund or exchange ,, but the shop owner refused that,, and offers only to fix the crank and upgrade it. I tried to call cannondale Australia but there is no number I call and complain . Any help with that.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Happy Bicycler

              By Tink

              from Redwood City, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

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                    Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                    Recently purchased the bike and have put about 30 miles on it. I'm just under 5'6" and got the medium to fit my body proportions. My impression is the bike fits best a woman who has a short toro and long legs. My proportions are more average, so I ended up cutting about 2 inches off the seat stem to lower the seat ... no issue ... just fyi. More of an issue however is the front shifter and derailleur. As several other reviewers have pointed out, they need to be replaced. Not sure why Cannondale doesn't correct this since IMO it's doing more damage to their reputation than the cost for the components. I'm also going to replace the grips. Being a woman with smaller hands, the comfort grips are too large to comfortably reach the break. Ironic isn't it?
                    Overall I'm happy with this bike. It's solid, agile, light weight relatively speaking for a hybrid and comfortable, and think it deserves 4 stars. If I didn't have to muck around with the shifter and derailleur I'd give it 5 stars.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    quik 4

                    By Rand

                    from Staten Island, N.Y.

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                          Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                          I use this bike for keeping my legs in shape.
                          Love the look, gearing and handling.
                          Wish the sadle was more comfy.
                          Was not happy with how many things were wrong with this bike out the box

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Love my ride

                          By MM

                          from Delaware

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

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                                Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                Love the ride and reliability. Hope to enjoy many great years of riding it! No regrets.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Just the seat

                                By Art

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Reviewer

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                                      Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                      I am very satisfied with the Quick 4! It has great response and really moves easily for this average bike enthusiast!
                                      I wish it had a better seat, as most others have pointed out. It just needs more padding in the right spots. I ended up buying a padded cover, but that is temporary, until I find a better saddle.

                                      Otherwise 555 !!

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love this bike

                                      By GW

                                      from Kokomo, IN

                                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                                      Verified Reviewer

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                                            Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                            Had this bike a month, just got 500 miles on it. Like everything but had to change the saddle. Rides like my road bike but more comfortable, and can ride it everywhere.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Great Bike.

                                            By Ad

                                            from Chelmsford UK. (nr. London)

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                                  Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                  Had old cheap and heavy MTB stolen. Wanted to push boat out so bought this with view to recreational cycling/commuting. Within weeks I was trawling for a proper road bike as this has found an inner cyclist. Joined club and completed 60mile rides on this.

                                                  Flipped stem and lowered handlbars. Adjusted brakes/gears inwards to make narrower and lobbed the ends off. Added bar ends and 28mm tyres.

                                                  This is now my winter ROAD bike after buying a Synapse Carbon 105 for summer.

                                                  Only draw back is I'm a little disappointed by the crankset which needed replacing after adding SPD-SL pedals and removing them to put on the new road bike.

                                                  Lots of comments about the groupset.. I've not had an issue with mine although the triple could do with being a double as I don't use the 28T.

                                                  Overall, well pleased. Wife not so much as it got me out and about covering over a thousand miles in a year and spending more money on a summer bike. :)

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Ride continues to surprise

                                                  By Rokkit

                                                  from Durango, CO

                                                  About Me Commuter

                                                  Verified Reviewer

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                                                        Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                        This bike started out as a commuter bike for me. 17 miles one way to work. It turns out it has become much more than that. My girlfriend rides a road bike. Now I am no road bike rider, but on this Cannonadale Quick 4, I can keep up and compete. I have sustained speeds of 30 mph on flats and it cruises effortlessly at 20-24 mph. The shifting is quick, (no pun intended) and the derailleurs on the front and back are slick smooth. Peddaling is almost unnoticable. The headset has a negative or positive angle and spacers to adjust your comfort level as you please. The brakes are more than adequate as I have put myself over the handlebars once in a panic situation. (Totally my fault) Before we purchased this (multiple person family gift) I rode 5 other brands in this price/style/category. the Cannondale was the most comfortable, the second lightest and the smoothest overall. And, after I choose this bike, I found out there are several cool Cannondale accessories made specifically for this bike. I like that.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • Yes

                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        So Far, Nothing But Love

                                                        By TyoCycle

                                                        from Fishers, IN

                                                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive Design
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Great Components
                                                        • Handles Well
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • "starter" Road Biking
                                                          • Road Biking

                                                          Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                          I am new to riding for fitness and performance and this is my first bike not purchased at your local big box retailer. Wanted a road bike, but with a large family and camping excursions to state parks, was recommended to get into a "performance hybrid" class bike like this. I have put about 500 miles on this bike so far and have absolutely NO regrets. Once I had it fitted, I've taken on 26 mile road trails and the bike performs famously. So far, the bike is sturdy, the quality is solid, the components perform flawlessly, and I am overall very happy with the investment. My first full road bike will likely be a Cannondale after this.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          FAST FAST FAST!!!

                                                          By Petey

                                                          from Miami, FL

                                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Attractive Design
                                                          • Comfortable
                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Great Components
                                                          • Handles Well
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Commuting
                                                            • Mountain Biking
                                                            • Road Biking

                                                            Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                            Love it. So fast, so comfortable... so light. Best bike I've ever had.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            great overall - needs 2 ring front

                                                            By hero to his grandkids

                                                            from bronx, ny

                                                            About Me Competitive Cyclist

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Attractive Design
                                                            • Brakes Modulate Well
                                                            • Comfortable
                                                            • Fast
                                                            • Handles Fine
                                                            • Handles Well
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Tires Seem Tough

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Front Shift Is Ambiguous
                                                            • Sloppy Front Shifting
                                                            • Too Many Chain Cross Prob

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Commute With Hills
                                                            • General Use For Fitness
                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                            Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                            i bought this bike to keep up with my grandchildren

                                                            it seems overgeared unless one lives deep in steep hill country

                                                            my other bike is an inexpensive road bike which, however, benefits from the new 50/34 2 ring gearing.

                                                            a lot fewer missed or sloppy shifts; it shouldn't take a surgeon's finesse to accomplish a middle to large ring shift

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Awesome cannondale quick 4

                                                            By Jaymz68

                                                            from Rhode island

                                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                            Verified Reviewer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Attractive Design
                                                            • Comfortable
                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Great Components
                                                            • Handles Well
                                                            • Lightweight

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Commuting
                                                              • Mountain Biking
                                                              • Road Biking

                                                              Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                              Whether its commuting or serious biking this bike offers a great combination for the price. I love the ride and feel. It is so smoothe and comfortable. I love this bike and are looking to get one for my wife. Thanks cannondale , great job!

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No
                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              I love my new Quick 4

                                                              By dk the biker

                                                              from Brattleboro VT

                                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Attractive Design
                                                              • Comfortable
                                                              • Handles Well
                                                              • Lightweight

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Commuting
                                                                • Road Biking

                                                                Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                This bike is amazing. It has made climbing hills fun! I always thought people were overstating what the right bike could do, but replacing my heavy steel frame hybrid with this bike has made riding fun again. This is the right bike.
                                                                I see hills and see fun. That did not use to be the case. I can ride with road bikers, ( not hard core road bikers ) but I don't get left in the dust just because I am not on a road bike.
                                                                Seriously consider a Quick 4.

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Great ride

                                                                By RN DAD

                                                                from St Joseph, Missouri

                                                                About Me Commuter

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Comfortable
                                                                • Handles Well

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Commuting

                                                                  Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                  I ride to work a few times per week and takes my kids to the park in a trailer. The Quick 4 is a great commuter bike for the money. I have a rack mounted on the back with panniers that carry everything I need for the day. Bike rides good and works consistently. Love this bike.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No

                                                                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Great Bike

                                                                  By Not Dissapointed Dennis

                                                                  from LA...Lower Arkansas

                                                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                                  • Comfortable
                                                                  • Handles Well
                                                                  • Lightweight

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Fitness Biking

                                                                    Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                    I have had this bike for 2 days and have 25 miles on it so far. I chose this bike because I have lower back problems and bum knee and this bike offers an upright riding position that is easy on the back. This bike is a big improvement over my last bike but it's not fair to compare the two since my last bike was an older mountain bike. So far, what I like about this bike is how light it is compared to what I'm used to. The bike is comfortable to ride and very responsive to steering imputs but not "twitchy". The shifts are crisp both on the upshifts and downshifts.

                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No

                                                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Amazing bike on the NYC road

                                                                    By Where there's a Will there's a way

                                                                    from NYC, NY

                                                                    About Me Commuter

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                                    • Comfortable
                                                                    • Durable
                                                                    • Great Components
                                                                    • Handles Well
                                                                    • Lightweight

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Commuting

                                                                      Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                      Great bike for the road , quick on the shifting and handles well.

                                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                                      • No

                                                                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      Great Bike for the price

                                                                      By Missouri Mike

                                                                      from Ft Worth Texas

                                                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                                      • Best Ride Quality
                                                                      • Handles Well
                                                                      • Lightweight

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Poor Components

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Commuting
                                                                      • Exercsie
                                                                      • Road Biking

                                                                      Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                      This bike was perfect, for me, because of the frame and fork quality. I wanted to build a bike that fit my needs without spending thousands of dollars. This platform is top notch and is completely upgradeable which by the way is neccessary for the level of ride you would expect from Cannondale. The crankset and bottombracket needs to be upgraded upon purchace and then move to the front and rear derailer. Rear cassette and derailures are dependent on what type of crank set you get. So you can upgrade one at atime if chosen correctly or go to the extreme and buy the entire drivetrain at once.

                                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                                      • No

                                                                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      LOVE IT!!

                                                                      By Logie

                                                                      from Sartell,MN

                                                                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                                      • Comfortable
                                                                      • Durable
                                                                      • Handles Well
                                                                      • Lightweight

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Poor Components

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Commuting
                                                                      • Road Biking

                                                                      Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                      Last year I got this bike for my birthday in March. Once it was warm enough I was on the road. I got this to help me with biking merit badge. I had to do two 10miles, two15's, two 25's, and a fifty. The first day I tried to go 5 miles. There was no way I could do it. Pretty soon I was going 15 miles a day never going slower than 18 mph. All of it thanks to this bike. I am transformed by this bike. I like everything on this bike except the components. The front derailer is a pain to operate. The rear one was great, but after almost 1000 miles it has a hard time going from forth to fifth. That's probably an easy fix, but I don't know how to do it. Oh and I finished my 50 mile ride in just under 3 hours with a 30 minute stop at a dairy queen.

                                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                                      • Yes

                                                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Great Buy

                                                                      By Jim

                                                                      from Washington D.C.

                                                                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Comfortable
                                                                      • Durable
                                                                      • Handles Well

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Heavy

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Commuting

                                                                      Comments about cannondale QUICK 4:

                                                                      My wife gave me this bike as a gift for turning 50 and for the birth of our daughter. Suzanne (my wife) felt it was important for us and for our newly born daughter that we remain fit and in shape. I was a little skeptical about commuting in DC…but have to tell you, after a few times out I was hooked on this bike. It handles great; street, broken sidewalks, gravel, rain….I feel in control in almost all weather conditions – haven't tried it in snow. I look forward to the start and end of days. Actually, I go to work in a good mood, stay that way all day long and fell like a kid riding home. All around good bike, good deal; hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
                                                                      P.S. Can't wait to go riding with my wife and daughter.

                                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                                      • Yes

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