Cannondale Bad Boy Disc Hybrid Bike

4.33/5 (9 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Bad Boy Si Disc
  • Fork: Fatty Ultra R Disc
  • Rear Shock: N/A
  • Rims: Sun DS-2 Bad Boy w/eyelet, 32 hole
  • Hubs: Cannondale Fire Disc
  • Tires: Continental SportContact Bad Boy w/SafetySystem, 700 x 28c
  • Crank: FSA V-Drive MegaExo, 22/32/44
  • Rear Cogs SRAM PG-950, 11-34
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-7
  • Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by olly a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: August 14, 2016

    Strengths:    cheap, internal cable routing

    Weaknesses:    poorly milled(terrible bb threading leads to cross-threading) , very heavy, geometry doesn't have clearance for 10 speed cassette.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have a 2013 bad boy9, over the last 3 years I've replaced about every component on the bike, most out of necessity. The front bb failed after the first Chicago winter despite regular cleaning. I will say the wheels are pretty bombproof but that is expected with the deep section rim, and weight. That said the fat fork is pretty dumb considering the significantly smaller clearance of the rear. I ended up putting 650b velocity blunt35mm rims with 2inch wide big bens on the front and the rear (couldn't go any wider). The downtube left scratches on my seatposts due to internal roughness. The groupset that came with it (alvio/altera) needed overly regular adjustment, to get to work properly for more than a couple days, but this was expected. The biggest issue I had was with the bottom bracket milling. The threading was visibly marred and flawed, beyond where the bottom bracket threaded in. fortunatly(or not) it was also oversized enough, that I was able to take it out without too much fuss. In summary, a bike with this many "features" like internal cable routing etc. cannot and should not be made at this price point. for for this bike to be manufactured safely and appropriately it would need to cost at least $100 more than the $700 price tag I got it under, and another $50 to be built better. Avoid Kozy's, there is a reason they are so cheap, and it will cost you more in the long run. That said my biggest complaint is with Cannondale. This bike is just a glorified walmart bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   specialized langster

    Bike Setup:   3x8 converted to 3x10

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by davud scott

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2014

    Strengths:    built strong put a lot into for frame proctection. Love the style, have not had a chance to ride it yet. but displaying it, i am just in awe just looking at it.Had alot of OMG gorgeous bike comments never seen anything like it.

    Weaknesses:    seat, but put a gel seat cover over it

    Bottom Line:   
    topeak defender eye glow set up is easy and the fender is really cool on it. the clamp fits through the opening above the rear wheel and mounted it on the down frame.
    front, bought a planet bike splash guard, put a notch in the center so it will sit flat in the angle frame. the notch was put in because of a eyelet that holds the cable. I then put on the 2 rubber strap. the bike is even beefier withe fend and front splash guard on them. TOTALLY AWESOME

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rnew a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: February 22, 2013

    Strengths:    Fast and quiet with quality components. Other bikes advertise belt drive for quietness but this bike is just as quiet. I dont hear a thing. No chain suck!

    Weaknesses:    At this time, I dont know of a fender for the front wheel because of the lefty fork.. In addition, the tires can be a weakness but at the same time, depending on road conditions, it can be a plus. This iis the only reason for the 4 rating. Tire uncertainty.

    Bottom Line:   
    My review is for the 2012 Bad boy 5. I think it is a great commuter bike. I do not trust the tires completly though. I busted my butt going over a small curb and land on top of a smooth well rounded speed bump and I had planned on going off of the speed bump and onto the road from there. Next thing i know I, the front tire slid out from under me and I was on the ground. That being said, other then that, this bike iis just plain fast and very easy to get rolling. I also love the fact that i can get the buuilt-in head light for the handle bars. It weighs 26 pnds and has a wide gear range. I have no problems with hills. Lately my arthritis has been hurting and the weather has been too cold for me to ride fast but on one occasion I still managed to push out 31 mph on flat ground. During warmer weather I'm pretty sure I can hit 35 and probably 40 down hill. The smoothness of the bike is also important too and at 105 psi, I have no problems with bumps. I also would like to mention the seat. Many people buy new bikes and have to change out the seat. I have even read of older bad boys being bought and they have to change out the seat. I even had to change out the seat on my cannondale mountain bike. That will not be the case this time. They even thought about the seat this time. While it may not be soft and cushy, it feels almost as if I am sitting on NOTHING. It is porportioned and supportive exactly right and I can probably last for a 100 miles.

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    Favorite Ride:   Every where

    Purchased At:   Chain reaction

    Similar Products Used:   Cannondale f9

    Bike Setup:   Shimano deore and alivio components.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Giantcfr1 a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2011

    Strengths:    As it's a "Made in the USA" model, it has a very strong paint job with a dupont coat so it rarely gets scuffed. It's welds are smooth and beutifully finished.

    Weaknesses:    The spring in the Avid BB5 calipers both front and back snapped after just 13 months and I couldn't get replacements. The rear SUN rim developed cracks around the eyelets after only 7 months. This bike has never been ridden "off road".
    The stock pedals were crap.

    Bottom Line:   
    I replaced my full carbon Giant with the Cannondale after an accident cracked the Giant's fork. I wanted something that could handle city riding and a frame I could have confidence in.
    The Bad Boy's M size geometry perfectly fits my body. This bike is by far the most comfortable bike I've ridden in a city situation and I absolutely love riding it. What first attracted me to it was the all black look BUT I quickly got bored with the black black and more black look, so I had to add some colour.
    I wanted to make it even more road / city compatible so I made some changes to the gearing ie. triple to double chain rings, swapped the deraileur to a short cage shimano ultegra and swapped the cassette to a road. For the shimano deraileur I had to marry it with a Deore shifter as the stock Sram has a diff. actuation. I also run 700 x 23 slicks.

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    Favorite Ride:   2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   LBS Kyoto

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mick_tissa a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2008

    Strengths:    Handling at higher speeds.
    Tuff, Cool looking bike. I like the black matt coloured finish.

    Weaknesses:    The bike is a bit heavy, my sons Giant ATX 1 hard tail is way lighter.
    The Med Frame is a little to big for me.

    Bottom Line:   
    I find the bike to be a firm, fast, commuter, I have only ever owned MTBs, so this is my first road bike and I am loving it. I'm finding my self taking the long way to and from work. It is the bike I should have brought years ago, and as I have been clocking up more k's I have also found a new found love for riding again. The brakes are great for a cable disc type and the sram shiffters are awsome. I test rode the Kona Dr Dew which was also a nice ride and the Kona PHD which also an awsome ride.

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    Favorite Ride:   Bad Boy Disc

    Price Paid:    $1800.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Express

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Dr Dew
    Kona Phd
    Giant CRX Zero
    Avanti Blade
    Specialised Sirrus

    Bike Setup:   Shimano PD-A530 Pedals.
    Conti GP4 Duraskin 700 x 25C Tyres.
    Sram X9 shifters and rear derailleur.
    Sram 11-26 Rear cogs.
    HID Technologies Lumen8r-LED Quad light.

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