Cannondale H400 Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

May 28, 2020

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Cannondale H400

Very durable and built from high-quality components, this hybrid bicycle will last forever. Cannondale H400 is the perfect choice for you if you are looking for the perfect commuter bicycle.

It's narrow wheels, and excellent frame make the H400 faster on the street, than most mountain bikes

If you're an all-weather ride, it's durability will be much more attractive to you than a road bikes'

Built with a high quality, Shimano 105 component set for added speed

The seat can be uncomfortable on longer rides (seat cover will fix the problem).

Don't expect to keep up with any touring bikes, as you'll struggle to maintain similar momentum to them.

Cannondale H400 exemplifies an amazing hybrid bike. It comes equiped with narrow wheels, plus a specialized frame, making it faster on the street than most mountain bikes. It beautifully combines the speed of a road bike, with the durability of a mountain bike.

This bike is extremely comfortable and easy to ride. The handling is good and although this is an entry-level hybrid bicycle, the overall product is top quality. You'll be equipped with 24-speed Shimano drive-train (for a smooth gear shifting experience), and Tektro linear-pull brakes. These give the H400 incredible stopping power and help you keep it under control. 

Doesn't sound like your kind of bike? We recommend checking out the Marin Nicasio, which is a gravel bike perfect for commuting, exercising and leisure.

The H400 can be a difficult bike to find, but we recommend checking out Cannondale's store, here.

Who is this bike for?

The Cannondale H400 is ideal for someone looking for:

  • An affordable hybrid bike, with high quality components you can rely on for years to come.
  • Entry-level cyclists looking for something to get them on the paves and trails, fast! It's capable of handing much more than you'd think it could.
  • A bike suited towards all-weather riders, as it provides the durability of a mountain bike, but swiftness of a road bike.
Cannondale H400

Performance

Hybrid bikes are made to perform on the road, and on the trial, which is exactly what the H400 does. However, if you're looking to keep up with your friends on their touring bikes, this might not be what you're after.

It's worth mentioning that this bike does have an aluminium frame, making it lightweight. It also means it doesn't handle as smooth as a steel, or carbon fibre framed bicycle.

After a long duration, it's seat can become uncomfortable, but this can easily be addressed with a decent seat cover. Or, simply replace the seat with something more suited towards your needs.

Conclusion

While the H400 has a slightly outdated aesthetic, it really is a beautiful bike (especially for it's price). You'll reap the benefits of both a mountain bike, and a road bike with this well-crafted hybrid.

If you're a beginner cyclist looking for your entry into the world of hybrid bikes, the Cannondale H400 might just be what you're looking for.

Specifications

Frame:

Aluminum

Suspension

Fork:

Spinner

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Shimano STX, 22/32/44 teeth

Bottom Bracket:

Shimano BB-LP27

Shifters:

Shimano Alivio RapidFire Plus

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Deore

Number of Gears:

8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth

Brakes:

Tektro 824A linear-pull brakes, Tektro 379A levers

Wheel Size:

Weinmann Zac 19, 32-hole

Tires:

700 x 35c IRC Advantage Pro

Handlebar:

Steel hi-rise

Stem:

Alloy Ahead

Seat Post:

Polygon PM-780, suspension

Saddle:

Supercush 4000

Headset:

1 1/8" threadless YST

Chain:

SRAM PC-38, 1/2 x 3/32"

Cannondale H400

Very durable and built from high-quality components, this hybrid bicycle will last forever. Cannondale H400 is the perfect choice for you if you are looking for the perfect commuter bicycle.