Althea 1

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Advertised Price  US $ 520

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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.


    • 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.

    Althea Women's HeadShok, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE


    HeadShok Fatty DL50, 50mm w/ lockout, OPI


    Shimano M391, 48/36/26

    Bottom Bracket

    Tange Cartridge


    Shimano Alivio

    Cog Set

    Sunrace CSM909, 11-32, 9-speed


    KMC Z99, 9-speed

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Acera, 31.8 clamp

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Deore


    Element Xero C3 CX


    Element Xero C3 CX Disc


    Kenda Happy Medium, 700x35c


    Cannondale Reinforced Composite


    Cannondale Helix 6 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm


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


    Cannondale C4, 31.8, 12 deg.


    Cannondale HeadShok Si

    Brake Levers

    Cannondale Helix 6 hydraulic


    Element Xero Stainless


    Cannondale Ergo Performance, Lock-On


    Cannondale Women's CX Ergo

    Seat Post

    Cannondale C3, 2014 Alloy, 27.2x350mm

    Rear Shock