BAD BOY 9

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Frame

Bad Boy, Optimized 6061 Alloy,1-1/8" head tube

Fork

Cannondale Fatty Rigid, 1-1/8" steerer

Crank

Shimano M171, 48/38/28

Bottom Bracket

Tange Cartridge

Shifters

Shimano Altus, 34.9 mm clamp

Cog Set

Sunrace CSM668 11-32, Bad Boy, 8-speed

Chain

KMC Z51 Black, 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Altus, 34.9 mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio

Rims

Maddux C3 Urban, 32 hole

Hubs

Cannondale C4 front and rear

Tires

WTB Freedom Thickslick, 700x28c

Pedals

Cannondale Reinforced Composite

Brake

Tektro Novela mechanical disc

Handlebar

Cannondale C4 alloy, flat, 620 mm

Stem

Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg

Headset

Tange Si 1-1/8"

Spokes

Stainless XD Black, 15g

Grips

Cannondale Urban, lock-on

Saddle

Cannnondale Bad Boy Urban

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, alloy, 31.6 x 350 mm

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cannondaleBAD BOY 9
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Handles well (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Great components (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (7)
  • Road biking (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4), Commuter (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

speciality

By hehey

from istanbul, turkey

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

        this is my "the" dark knight. i feel special when i am riding.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        So Fresh and So Clean!

        By Poolguru

        from Fremont Ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

              This is my 1st new bike in 10+ years. Very fast and efficient. The fit is nice and handling is sharp. The seat is not comfortable at all. Quick fix. Components are decent for the pricepoint. I like it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love it

              By T

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Commuter

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                    I've had my Bad Boy for about three months now and absolutely love it! I've slowly been modifying it into a touring bike, but the basics of the bike are beautiful. The only negatives are the following; the saddle is uncomfortable, the pedals are basic, and the grips are terrible (all cheap to replace). I ride 30+ miles a day to/from work and it has been great!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    My first 'real' bike

                    By theforestgirl

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Commuter

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                          Best bang for the buck, easily customizable, but why would you want to change what is already perfect.
                          I did upgrade to a more all-terrain tire, as I've been known to take short cuts through the rough, but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.
                          Whether your are a newbie like me, and in the 50+ category, or a seasoned road warrior, this bad boy takes whatever you dish out!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing bike

                          By Dave

                          from Thailand

                          About Me Commuter

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                          • Poor Components

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                          This bike is amazing

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Best bike I owned

                          By Neutrino

                          from Belgrade, Serbia

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Fantastic Frame
                          • Fast
                          • Grip
                          • Handles Well
                          • Stiffnes

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Paint Easily Scratching
                          • Paint Eeasyly Scratching
                          • Panit Easily Sratching
                          • Poor Components

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                          I bought this bike last year and I'm still in love with it. Fantastic and incredibly popular and trend-setting bike. Great frame, decent wheels and components for this price range. Superbly fast and responsive bike. Mayor issue is mate black paint scratches so easily, probably because of the lack of varnish layer and there's no official Cannondale repair kit on sale. Problem with cheaper components is fixable with upgrades and this frame deserves better components. With a little carbon, it could be much lighter.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Buy one you wont regret it

                          By vulcan

                          from Lancashire England

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Great Components
                          • Handles Well
                          • Lightweight
                          • Look Good
                          • Looks Good
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                              Get the cheep one you dont need any more bike.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Intro To Cannondale Products

                              By DavEnzoF1

                              from Riverside, CA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Durable
                              • Great Components
                              • Handles Well
                              • Lightweight
                              • Lots Of Looks
                              • Sturdy
                              • Tougher Than It Looks

                              Cons

                              • Seat At First

                              Best Uses

                              • Afternoon Ride
                              • Commuting
                              • Local errands
                              • Road Biking

                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                              Its a great first (other than my first Huffy in the 80s) great first adult bike. The seat was hard, but I got used to it after 2 weeks.
                              Tires have massive grip for slicks. I even rode it in the rain. My clumsy self didn't fall.
                              Bike is tougher than its already tough looks.
                              Some bikes were expensive, but you can tell this bike is worth the price.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great all around bike

                              By dennis

                              from long island, ny

                              About Me Commuter

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Bad Choice In Tires
                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Commuting

                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                              Great all around bike didn't like the thick slicks traded them in for some armadillos and being a lil on the heavy side but all in all awesome bike I wouldn't trade it in for anything else

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              True Bad Boy

                              By jay the jetsetter

                              from New York, Ny

                              About Me Avid Cyclist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • BMX Biking
                              • Commuting
                              • Road Biking

                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                              Bike is all that is cracked up to be. Greatly built. Don't have any complaints expect weight.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great bike!

                              By Johan

                              from Sonoma coast, CA

                              About Me Avid Cyclist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • The Seat Is A Bit Harsh

                              Best Uses

                              • Commuting
                              • Indoor Exercise Bike
                              • Road Biking
                              • Shopping
                              • Touring

                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                              Very pleasantly surprised at how great a bike this is. What a bargin.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              2012 Bad Boy

                              By A commuter

                              from Asheville, NC

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Customizable
                              • Performance
                              • Styling

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Commuting
                              • Errands

                              Comments about cannondale BAD BOY 9:

                              I commute 5 days a week in the varying weather and terrain of Western NC on my Bad Boy 9. Got it outfitted from a local independent bike shop with fenders and a back rack. They had to do a little work to fit the front fender but everything else came together easily. The bike looks and rides beautifully, but parks under the radar so I feel comfortable leaving it outside the pub or grocery store. Love the upright more MTB approach to the geometry. Just a great ride.

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