Built to excel on tough city streets, the Bad Boy 1 rocks and rolls over cracks and pot holes with speed and comfort so you get to your destination safely. High-volume 650b Schwalbe G-One tires grip with tenacity while cushioning small bumps, and the SmartForm premium alloy frame is lightweight with a responsive feel. Integrated and rechargeable LED lights on the Lefty LightPipe fork and seatpost alert traffic of your presence, and a top tube bumper protects your frame from dings when locking it to a rack or post. Finishing off this utilitarian build is a worry-free Gates carbon belt which drives a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internally geared hub, and all-weather hydraulic disc brakes.
|Frame||New Bad Boy OPI, SmartForm C1 Alloy, integrated Urban Armor bumper, BSA, 1-1/8" headtube, sliding dropout|
|Fork||Lefty LightPipe rigid, integrated SuperNova LED lightstrip, USB rechargeable battery, 1-1/8" steerer|
|Headset||FSA Cartridge Bearing|
|Rims/Wheels||Bad Boy C1, 650b, double wall w/eyelets|
|Hubs||Lefty 50 front, Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal rear|
|Tires||Schwalbe G-One Performance, 650x40c, folding|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA MegaExo|
|Chain||Gates CenterTrack Belt|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal gear hub|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Gates CenterTrack, 22t|
|Shifters||Shimano Alfine, 8-speed|
|Handlebars||Bad Boy, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 720mm x 15mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Fabric Silicone Cell grips|
|Stem||Bad Boy Si, integrated sandwich stem, 60mm|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT2 hydro disc|
|Brakes||Magura MT2 hydro disc, 160/160mm|
|Pedals||Cannondale Urban, alloy with Kraton|
|Saddle||Fabric Scoop Radius Elite|
|Seat Post||LightSkin w/ integrated rear LED light, 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.
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Got the Bad Boy 1 a couple weeks ago and love it! Had to change out the handlebars...the integrated light is ineffective and shines up in your face. When told to flip it over, I laughed...that brought the stem/bar combination to more of a negative rise than an aggressive road bike. As good of an idea as this light is, Cannondale missed the mark on this one. I also changed the grips to some Ergos and the tires to some Panaracer commuters with a little bit of tread, but that's to be expected when considering personal preference. The ride, components and black matte finish are sweet! Aside from a couple minor adjustments mentioned above, this ride is perfect for tooling around town, taking it on the prairie path and exploring Chicago suburbs. It's a blast!
I bought the BB1 two weeks ago and love it. It is a light weight and fast while providing a comfortable ride. I have put almost 300 miles on it already and enjoyed every mile of it. It did take me a little while to get used to the seat and it does not always down shift smoothly on a incline.