May 28, 2020
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The Cannondale Bad Boy is a premium commuter bike with striking looks, functional specs, and outstanding performance. This bike is worth buying if you're looking for an impressive city bike.
The Cannondale Bad Boy has an aluminum frame that is light, smooth, and durable.
The bike has hydraulic brakes, which give you confidence that you can quickly stop the bike.
The bicycle has reflective graphics that shine up under car headlights. This feature provides safety and visibility in the dark.
The bike is only available in one color.
The left fork makes it challenging to add a mudguard on the front wheel.
When Cannondale was designing the Bad Boy, they had one goal, which was to create a fun commuter bike. They achieved that goal because this bike has some excellent features which make it so enjoyable to ride.
The bike is available in 3 versions, the Bad Boy 1, 2, and 3. There was a fourth version, but Cannondale seems to have dropped it in 2020. The Cannondale Bad Boy bikes all have SmartForm C1 Alloy frames, 650b wheels with WTB Byway 40c tires, hydraulic brakes, and a lefty fork.
The fork and seat posts on the Bad Boy 1 and 2 have an integrated Supernova LED light strip. These light strips ensure you're visible when riding at night. This bike is available only in one color, matte black, and sizes SM, MD, LG, XL.
If you’re looking at different bicycles before you pick one to buy, checkout our review of the Cannondale H400, a multi-purpose bicycle.
What makes the Cannondale Bad Boy one of the best commuting bikes you can get your hands?
The Cannondale Bad Boy is an excellent choice for a commuter bike. It is comfortable for daily use, requires low maintenance, and its stealth black paint job looks cool. I don't think you can get a better bike to get you to work, school or wherever you choose to go around the city.
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