BAD BOY 1

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msrp  $ 1780

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Frame

Bad Boy Stealth, Optimized 6061 Alloy, HeadShok

Fork

HeadShok Solo DL50, 50 mm w/lockout, OPI

Crank

FSA 42/32/24

Bottom Bracket

Tange Cartridge

Shifters

Shimano Deore, 34.9 mm clamp

Cog Set

Shimano HG81, 11-34,10-speed

Chain

KMC X10 Black, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore, 34.9 mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, Shadow

Rims

Maddux C2 Urban SL, 32 hole

Hubs

Cannondale Lefty SL front, Shimano M525 Deore rear

Tires

WTB Freedom Thickslick, 700x28c

Pedals

Cannondale Urban 6point3 alloy

Brake

Magura MT2 hydraulic disc

Handlebar

Cannondale Si Urban OPI Stem/Handlebar w/ Si Light, 7 deg.

Stem

Cannondale Si Urban OPI Stem/Handlebar w/ Light, 7 deg.

Headset

Cannondale HeadShok Si

Spokes

Stainless XD Black, 15g

Grips

Cannondale Urban, lock-on

Saddle

Cannondale Bad Boy Urban

Seat Post

Cannondale C2, 2 bolt, alloy, 31.6 x 350 mm

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cannondaleBAD BOY 1
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Handles well (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (8)
    • Road biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7), Commuter (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    nearly perfect

    First thing I noticed about the badboy1 is how comfortable and ergonomic it is to ride, secondly the acceleration from stand still is surprisingly quick and precise, the esthetics are radical and aggressive,...Read complete review

    First thing I noticed about the badboy1 is how comfortable and ergonomic it is to ride, secondly the acceleration from stand still is surprisingly quick and precise, the esthetics are radical and aggressive, however from a distance no one would know its a badboyd1, the word "stealthy" comes to mind right now, until you park it, you start to notive the heads turing and eyes scoping this unique machine with positive admiration, but don't turn your head for too long cos it might disappear. Now as far as the componentry for the price it all seems to be in please however I found the drive and gearing to be a bit out of place with the rest of the goods, by that I mean lacking in quality and smoothness, but mostly the lack of higher gearing is what holds it back from a score of 5/5 I find myself peddling like crazy and running out of push as soon I hit a decline, which is annoying because you know and feel the bike is capable of greater velocity.....

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Stylish & cool,wished better performance

    Initially I have been fascinated by the light weight design and got the bike as a motivator to get back in shape using it for a 8.5mi daily commute roundtrip. However I quickly discovered...Read complete review

    Initially I have been fascinated by the light weight design and got the bike as a motivator to get back in shape using it for a 8.5mi daily commute roundtrip. However I quickly discovered two deficiencies with the most important the gear ratio. For a 30 speed bike I truly wished I could still speed up when going slightly downhill. That would require a pretty good sprint however, which I am not willing to engage in on the way to work. The other part is the built in light: Super cool feature initially, but completely useless however. When riding down the unlighted bike path at night, the light actually glares in your face and provides no illumination on the road whatsoever. If you need to ride at night, you will need to purchase a separate light unfortunately. So, considering the price: There are probably better and less expensive bikes out there.

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    4.0

    I will modified this product

    By Ran

    from Israel

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

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          Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

          I'm using those bike for work and back (60-70 mile per week). I think that for city riding it׳s better with alfine 8 speed and with regular fork with the same head shock. Because its less caching the eye of a thief and much less maintaining.
          Cannondal! Modified those bike is very expensive in some countries. Make them stock bike and it will be great

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect bike for around town

          By Jim Bob

          from Georgia

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                I bought this bike looking to upgrade from a single speed for around town gallivanting. I use it to bike anywhere from 7-12 miles around my town when I don't feel like taking my car. This puts so much fun into riding it is unbelievable. Very versatile and with the headshock it makes a HUGE difference around the bumpy roads where I live. This thing is a tank, not the lightest bike in the world, but it feels very strong and able. Some people complain about the light on the handlebar reflecting high and personally for my type of riding in town this is great because my priority is to be seen by cars, and it is angled a little higher to allow for this.

                The riding position is aggressive but comfortable, the seat is also comfortable. Lock out is very very rigid which is a blessing on those occasional "nice" roads.

                Get a good lock - this bike is a looker.
                very pleased with purchase.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Commuter

                By runrabbitrun

                from los angeles

                About Me Commuter

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                      Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                      Bought my badboy1 approximately 4 months ago, been using it for my 7 mile commute every day. Now i don't have a point of referrence as far as other bikes, I don't know much about other bikes and how they compare to the Badboy1 i was guilty of going by looks and not really looking at anything comparable from the other brands. But this bike has changed my life, the first day i've had this bike it kicked my butt just going less than half a mile, due to my smoking habits and thc consumption, now i can say that i have no urges for nicotine wether it be physical or mental. I drive my car maybe once or twice a week now, mostly on the weekends. I believe this is a testament to how great this bike in my humble opinion.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      great bike

                      By wong5150

                      from northern utah

                      About Me Commuter

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                            Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                            great handling. very fast and light (~26lbs) for a commuter bike. only complaint is that the bad boy 1 has a front crank of 42/32/24 -- wish the 42 were a 48

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect for casual riding

                            By jimoto

                            from Bay Area

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Reviewer

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                                  Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                  Just picked up the bike today and went out for a short ride (~6 mi). I didn't want a MT (too slow on pavement) or a road bike (sad to admit that my figure is not quite there for those tights), I thought this would be a perfect compromise and I chose well. This is one and only bike for me as such in near future I plan to change the tires with something that's more suitable for little off pavement time. I did a quick search and it seems like there are plenty of options. With the lefty fork I don't even need to take out the front wheel!!!!!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  After a few adjustments,it's a blast!

                                  By Dan

                                  from Naperville, IL

                                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                                  Verified Reviewer

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                                        Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                        Got the Bad Boy 1 a couple weeks ago and love it! Had to change out the handlebars...the integrated light is ineffective and shines up in your face. When told to flip it over, I laughed...that brought the stem/bar combination to more of a negative rise than an aggressive road bike. As good of an idea as this light is, Cannondale missed the mark on this one. I also changed the grips to some Ergos and the tires to some Panaracer commuters with a little bit of tread, but that's to be expected when considering personal preference. The ride, components and black matte finish are sweet! Aside from a couple minor adjustments mentioned above, this ride is perfect for tooling around town, taking it on the prairie path and exploring Chicago suburbs. It's a blast!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        A great choice

                                        By Jerome

                                        from France

                                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                                        Pros

                                        • A Great Concept
                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable
                                        • Handles Well

                                        Cons

                                        • One More Height End
                                        • Poor Components

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Adventure Cycling
                                        • Commuting
                                        • Mountain Biking
                                        • Road Biking

                                        Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                        A great bike value for your money

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        It's bad.

                                        By bad girl

                                        from seattle, wa

                                        About Me Commuter

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Expensive

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting
                                        • Road Biking
                                        • Urban Cycling

                                        Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                        This bike LOOKS AMAZING. It is also pretty comfortable.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Comment attractor to say the least.

                                        By Sole Collector

                                        from Key Largo, FL

                                        About Me Commuter

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Components
                                        • Handles Well

                                        Cons

                                        • Stupid Light

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting
                                        • Road Biking

                                        Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                        This is my first decent bike and I have to say it get my zzz in the saddle a lot more than any other bike that I've had. It really puts the fun back into riding. I ride from Key Largo to Tavernier daily and to Big Pine or Key West once per month. This bike eats up the roots that are popping up the bike path. And you have to stay on the bike path or get run over by an old as RV.

                                        My one big complaint is that the light just shines in my face and doesn't sine on the road. I guess if I were shooting a scary movie maybe that would be cool... but I'm looking for cinder blocks on the bike path...

                                        I'm very pleased with the bike and tomorrow will be picking up a Bad Girl 1 for my significant. Hope she likes it as much as I.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great Bike, except light

                                        By Dan

                                        from Redondo Beach, CA

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Durable
                                        • Handles Well
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Useless Light

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting

                                        Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                        This bike is amazing. My only complaint is that the light is not bright enough to see the road at night, and secondly, it shines up in your face making it even harder to see at night.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Super bike!

                                        By Little Mike

                                        from Charleston, sc

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Commuting
                                          • Road Biking

                                          Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                          Everything on the bike is great; design is eye catching. Light is worthless at night,
                                          shines in rider's eyes. Needs hood for the light or cap to fill the hole where the light is located. Your Techs act like they don't know what is issue is when you try to explain it to them. Suggested they might want to ride the bike at night. The bike is a great product, fix the nagging light issue.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          nearly perfect

                                          By bomber

                                          from Sydney, Australia

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Durable
                                          • Handles Well

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Commuting
                                            • Road Biking

                                            Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                            First thing I noticed about the badboy1 is how comfortable and ergonomic it is to ride, secondly the acceleration from stand still is surprisingly quick and precise, the esthetics are radical and aggressive, however from a distance no one would know its a badboyd1, the word "stealthy" comes to mind right now, until you park it, you start to notive the heads turing and eyes scoping this unique machine with positive admiration, but don't turn your head for too long cos it might disappear. Now as far as the componentry for the price it all seems to be in please however I found the drive and gearing to be a bit out of place with the rest of the goods, by that I mean lacking in quality and smoothness, but mostly the lack of higher gearing is what holds it back from a score of 5/5 I find myself peddling like crazy and running out of push as soon I hit a decline, which is annoying because you know and feel the bike is capable of greater velocity.....

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great bike even for us old guys .....56

                                            By Otto BB

                                            from Knoxville, tn

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Handles Well
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Commuting

                                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                              Bike trails and green ways. Had for couple weeks. Absolutely love it. Totally different and awesome looks.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Stylish & cool,wished better performance

                                              By heli2reg

                                              from San Luis Obispo, CA

                                              About Me Commuter

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Handles Well
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Impractical Light
                                              • Poor Gear Ratio

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Commuting

                                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 1:

                                              Initially I have been fascinated by the light weight design and got the bike as a motivator to get back in shape using it for a 8.5mi daily commute roundtrip. However I quickly discovered two deficiencies with the most important the gear ratio. For a 30 speed bike I truly wished I could still speed up when going slightly downhill. That would require a pretty good sprint however, which I am not willing to engage in on the way to work. The other part is the built in light: Super cool feature initially, but completely useless however. When riding down the unlighted bike path at night, the light actually glares in your face and provides no illumination on the road whatsoever. If you need to ride at night, you will need to purchase a separate light unfortunately. So, considering the price: There are probably better and less expensive bikes out there.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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