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With what we’ve learned making high-end road bikes, we’ve taken a performance-based approach to recreational cycling. The new Quicks’ combination of light weight, smooth-riding comfort and balanced rider position provides a true Cannondale riding experience; on a new Quick, you’ll go a little faster, ride a little further, and push yourself a little harder than you ever thought possible.

Quick SL and Quick are:

  • Cannondale performance with flatbar convenience and comfort.
  • Light, agile, smooth and fast.
  • Available in a wide range of models, so there’s a Quick for everyone.

rider profile:

People looking to take their fitness goals out of the gym and experience more, whether it’s morning hot laps around Central Park, completing an important charity ride or simply feeling the sun on their morning commute.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • New Quick Frames
    The Quick gets a new frame for 2014; lighter weight, with sportier SAVE features, clean internal brake routing and more SL-esque styling. The SL version is even lighter, with a stylish integrated seat clamp and BB30 (on some models).
  • New Custom Forks
    Each Quick is paired with a custom Cannondale fork designed specifically for the frame, for a seamless look, great handling and noticeable weight savings.
  • Comfort features
    All Quicks have SAVE features in the rear triangle to absorb shock, soft-grip flat pedals and ergonomic grips and saddle for comfort and control.
  • Rack and Fender Ready
    Full rack and fender mounts expand the Quicks’ versatility and usefulness.

Frame

Quick SL BB30, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE

Fork

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

Crank

FSA Gossamer Compact, BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano Tiagra flat bar

Cog Set

Shimano Tiagra, 12-30, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105

Rims

Element Xero C2

Hubs

Element Xero C2

Tires

Kenda Kwick Roller Sport 700x32c

Pedals

Quick Alloy w/ Kraton Inserts

Brake

Cannondale C2 Mini V, Cartridge Pads

Handlebar

Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 25mm rise, 620mm

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8, 12 deg.

Headset

Tange Si 1-1/8"

Brake Levers

Tektro MT5.0 Carbon

Spokes

Element Xero Bladed Stainless

Grips

Cannondale Ergo Performance, Lock-On

Saddle

Cannondale Quick Ergo Performance

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, Alloy, 27.2x350mm

Rear Shock

N/A

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Quick SL 1
 
4.9

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        5.0

        Great bike

        By Rudy

        from Fort Washington, MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Comments about Quick SL 1:

              Upgraded from the Quick 4. What a ride. I have about 100 miles on it so far. The only issue I had was the crank locked up on me while going uphill. This only happened once and the problem went away just as fast as it occurred. Other than this one incident, I really love riding this bike and look forward to riding it for a long time.

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              4.0

              Fun,

              By Steve

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                    Comments about Quick SL 1:

                    I've had my Quick SL1 for about 2 weeks now. Its a fun, light, quick bike. I have a Cannondale road bike and also a high-end XC mountain bike. I was looking for something I could just hop on and ride with the family. Also, as I'm getting a little older, my back is not what it used to be. The quick's upright riding position is perfect for me in that regard.

                    I did have one small issue where my cranks / bottom bracket clicked a little bit. My LBS added some grease and tightened them up, and so far so good.

                    Anyway, if you are looking for a good alternative to your road or mountain bike, this is a great choice. It's light, fast, and fun.

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                    5.0

                    Lives up to its buiding

                    By redberry

                    from Thomaston, CT

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                          Comments about Quick SL 1:

                          Do to health problems I had to go from a Synapse 105 road bike. The dealer strongly suggested this bike and took his advice and he order it for me. It rides great and as I get into shape I am really enjoying this bike. But I have to admit I miss riding a road bike. It smooth and looks great. Hope to have it for along time.

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                          5.0

                          Great upgrade from my previous bike

                          By chuckles

                          from eastern pa

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                                Comments about Quick SL 1:

                                I am a weekend rider who wanted a more upright position without sacrificing performance. This bike has exceded my expectations. I usually go on 10-25 mile rides and this bike has proven to be very comfortable, handles well, quick, and shifts smoothly. Performs well on both asphalt and crushed stone bike paths. My old bike was a good bike, this is a great bike!

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                                5.0

                                Nicest bike I've ever had

                                By OC MAN

                                from Orange County, Ca

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                                      Comments about Quick SL 1:

                                      I've got about 50 miles on my bike now, it's a really sweet ride.Shifting is amazingly crisp. The carbon forks really do their job and reduce vibration quite a bit.
                                      The black spokes look great.

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                                      5.0

                                      Best Bike I've owned

                                      By Beach Rider

                                      from Huntington Beach, Ca

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                                            Comments about Quick SL 1:

                                            After much research, looking at many bikes I chose the Cannondale Quick SL 1. The last Cannondale I bought, well, I've been riding it for 17 years. I can't change brands after such a great experience.

                                            I've only put 16 miles on it the first day but WOW, it's a nice bike. The ride is smooth and I'm looking forward to enjoying it for a long time to come.
                                            I had a hard time finding a shop with an SL 1 but the kind folks at Cannondale Corporate were able to point me in the right direction.

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                                            5.0

                                            Incredible!

                                            By Chris

                                            from Marlboro, NJ

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                                                  Comments about Quick SL 1:

                                                  An incredible cycling experience. Whether on a day out or off to the market, this bike does you right. Smooth handling and gearing. A truly enjoyable ride. Would highly recommend.

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