Quick CX 5

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Sport. Utility.

On-road efficiency meets off-road ruggedness. The Quick CX’s mountain-bike inspired frame, 700c knobby tires, front suspension, and disk brakes make it the perfect vehicle for dirt road adventuring, off-road shortcuts through the park or all-weather commuting.

Quick CX IS:

  • Mountain-bike durability mixed with road bike nimbleness and heads-up comfort.
  • The perfect blend of sport and utility.
  • Ready for any road, any weather, anywhere.

rider profile:

Someone looking for a bike that matches his adventurous spirit, whether that means exploring the fire roads of Big Sur or braving the cobbles of SoHo.


  • Mountain Bike Inspired Frame
    The lightweight but durable Quick CX frame is designed like a mountain bike for the road. With pronounced SAVE features and a smaller diameter 27.2 seatpost, it delivers a crisp yet comfortable ride.
  • OverSized HeadTube Junction
    Massive 1.5” Si headtube is connected to an oversized top tube and down tube for a level of steering precision and control usually found only on the World Cup Circuit.
  • Custom Forks
    For off-road control and on-road comfort, most Quick CXs are equipped with 50mm-travel, 1.5” steerer suspension forks, including the radically light and stiff HeadShok DL50.
  • Disk Brakes
    Disk brakes add all-weather braking power and control.
  • Rack and Fender ready
    With rack and fender mounts, including low-rider fork mounts, the Quick CX is ready for anything from commuting to fully loaded overnight adventures.


Quick CX, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" head tube


SR Suntour NEX w/ lockout, 50mm, 1-1/8" steerer


Shimano M171, 48/38/28

Bottom Bracket

Tange Cartridge


Shimano M310 Rapidfire Plus

Cog Set

Sunrace CSM558, 11-32, 8-speed


KMC Z51, 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Altus, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Altus


Maddux DC3.0, double wall w/eyelet, 32-hole


Cannondale C4


Kenda Happy Medium, 700x35c


Quick CX Reinforced Composite


Cannondale C4 V-Brake


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


Cannondale C4, 25.4, 10 deg.


Tange Si 1-1/8"

Brake Levers

Cannondale by Promax


Stainless, 14g


Cannondale Ergo Performance


Cannondale Quick CX Ergo

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, Alloy, 27.2x350mm

Rear Shock



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Quick CX 5

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Great All Around Bike

By Chris (marathoner in training)

from Clay, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Comments about Quick CX 5:

        I purchased this Quick CX 5 in Spring 2013 as a general riding around with the family bike. While I used it that way the first year, this year I've used it riding 12 - 15 miles per ride, 3 - 4 times a week as an alternative to running. My doctor suggested riding more to give my knees rest; riding gives me nearly the same cardio and leg workout with less stress on the knees. I find the bike well-suited for leisurely rides in the neighborhood and equally suited for hour-plus rides for fitness.

        The Quick CX 5 is a very nice entry-level bike that does everything I want it to. Shifting gears is responsive and accurate. I have zero complaints and I recommend this bike.

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