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Sport. Utility.

With its low-standover, mountain-bike-inspired frame, its 700c knobby tires and 50mm suspension fork, the Althea can take you from pavement, to dirt, to gravel and back...with a smile on your face.

The Althea is:

  • Like a sport-utility vehicle. Fast and comfy on the pavement and confidently capable off-road.
  • Ready for any adventure, from gravel paths to full loaded touring.
  • An all-new frame design that trims weight, increases comfort and maximizes standover clearance.
  • Rider profile:

    An adventurous bike for adventurous spirits. From rugged urban commuting to dirt-road exploration, Althea is the perfect mix of sport and utility.

    TECHNOLOGIES

    • Mountain-inspired frame
      The women’s frame design matches the ruggedness of a mountain bike with the speed of 700c wheels. Super low standover means easy mounting and dismounting.
    • Rider-Tailored Geometry - Althea
      The women’s specific geometry of the Althea delivers the speed and agility of a city bike, with the stability and heads-up comfort of a mountain bike.
    • Better SAVE Features
      Comfort gets a boost on the Althea with the SAVE micro-suspension rear triangle soaking up bumps and chatter better than ever.
    • Custom Forks
      For comfort and control, the Altheas come with forks that range from our proprietary HeadShok DL50 (easy to use lockout), to custom tuned suspension forks.
    • Adventure Ready
      Full rack and fender mounts mean the Althea is up for any adventure you can think of.
    Frame

    Althea Women's HeadShok, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE

    Fork

    HeadShok Fatty DL50, 50mm w/ lockout, OPI

    Crank

    Shimano M391, 48/36/26

    Bottom Bracket

    Tange Cartridge

    Shifters

    Shimano Alivio

    Cog Set

    Sunrace CSM909, 11-32, 9-speed

    Chain

    KMC Z99, 9-speed

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Acera, 31.8 clamp

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Deore

    Rims

    Element Xero C3 CX

    Hubs

    Element Xero C3 CX Disc

    Tires

    Kenda Happy Medium, 700x35c

    Pedals

    Cannondale Reinforced Composite

    Brake

    Cannondale Helix 6 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm

    Handlebar

    Cannondale C3, 6061 double-butted, 15mm rise, 620mm

    Stem

    Cannondale C4, 31.8, 12 deg.

    Headset

    Cannondale HeadShok Si

    Brake Levers

    Cannondale Helix 6 hydraulic

    Spokes

    Element Xero Stainless

    Grips

    Cannondale Ergo Performance, Lock-On

    Saddle

    Cannondale Women's CX Ergo

    Seat Post

    Cannondale C3, 2014 Alloy, 27.2x350mm

    Rear Shock

    N/A