Cannondale have re-designed the bad Boy urban commuter. Featuring a Lefty fork it’s a sharp looking machine to rip around the city on. With integrated front and rear lights you can rest assured you will be seen while disc brakes ensure you can count on predictable braking.
“Bad Boy was the original lean and mean urban bike and has always been at the
forefront of commuter bikes,” said Burton Avery, urban product manager at
Cannondale. “It’s a bike known for its iconic look. Therefore, we honored it’s minimal, stripped down style, while taking integration and design to the next level.”
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All models of the bike have Cannondale’s one-piece Lefty rigid fork. The Bad Boy 1 and 2 models have an integrated, micro-USB rechargable SuperNova LED light stripe for riding at night or in variable conditions. These models also have lights mounted in the seatpost so vehicles approaching from the rear will also see you.
Aesthetically, Cannondale have made sure the bike lives up to it’s name with a single block of aluminum making up the headtube and downtube that’s been 3D forged for an aggressive, sleek look.
The 650b wheels on the Bad Boy allow riders to pair the bike with big tires for added comfort, traction and puncture protection over gravel or pot-hole riddled streets. Being able to fit wide tires on a commuter is great for those who ride in the winter or in messy conditions allowing riders to choose tires that precisely fit their needs.
Disc brakes on all Bad Boy models provide the control and predictable breaking avid commuters seek in the bike that serves as their primary mode of transportation. Internal cable routing keep the look clean while reflective graphical details are another element to ensure riders are seen. Cannondale also use what they call Urban Armor on the top tube to avoid the alumium frame getting dents and dings when the bike is leaned against racks and walls.
The Bad Boy will be available in four models ranging in price from US$870 to US$1,840.