2017 Cannondale CAAD 3

2017 Cannondale CAAD 3


Fatbike with racing soul!

A full-traction, multi-terrain adventure vehicle with super fat tires, low Q-factor and a light rigid fork. The FatCAAD is a more nimble, agile, high performance approach to fat biking. Fat bikes don’t have to be slow and cumbersome, the Fat CAAD was made to rip no matter what the season. Thanks to their Si cranksets and offset spiders, Cannondale was able to keep the chainstays to just 456 mm for surprisingly agile handling, even with room for big 4.8″ tires.
Cannondale tweaked all the angles and infused from their XC learning to create a super nimble, speed craving machine.

Cannondales CAAD heritage shines again in the SmartFormed frame of the Fat CAAD. Incredibly light, stiff and smooth riding, the Fat CAAD is a testament to Cannondale’s decades of aluminum crafting expertise.
With their huge, grippy contact patch and heavy rotational mass, fat bike tires don’t really like to turn, especially at slower speeds. To overcome that tendency, most fatbikes have pretty steep head angles, which works, but also can make the bikes more nervous and twitchy at speed. Fat CAAD takes a totally different approach. The Fat CAAD2 features a relatively slack head angle for high speed stability and pairs it with forks that have up to 15 mm more rake (offset) than other forks, to reduce the “trail” measurement for exceptional slow-speed agility.
Thanks to the System Integrated components, the Fat CAAD has the lowest Q-Factor in the game (198 mm for 1x, 204 mm for 2x), which is up to 2.5 cm narrower than other 4.8″ tire compatible bikes! The 120 mm BB30XL bottom bracket and custom offset chainrings on the Si cranksets allow them to move the crankarms further in without affecting chain clearance, so it feels like riding a bike, not a horse.

Shimano Deore 2×10-speed shifting components underline the standards of this bike, provide a wide gear range and guarantee highest precision and durability. The stiff Cannondale Si crankset in connection with the BB30XL bottom bracket does not waste a single watt.
Proven mechanic Tektro Novela disc brakes enable a powerful and save brake performance in all conditions. A strong wheelset with Cannondale rims forgives even tough line choices and are prepared for tubeless setup.

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Frame SmartForm alloy
Fork Cannondale Fatty-Fat Rigid, 150x15mm thru, 1.5 tapered steerer, 55mm offset
Bike Suspension No Suspension
Crankset Cannondale Si, BB30a, Ai Offset Spider, 34/22
Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30XL 166mm spindle / 120mm shell
Shifters Shimano Deore, 2×10
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 10-speed
Rear Cogs Sunrace 11-36, 10-speed
Number of Gears 20
Brake Type Mechanical Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 180/160mm
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy
Rims Cannondale FAT 80, alloy, single wall , 32-hole
Front Hub Formula CDH-1651 150x15mm thru
Rear Hub Formula DHL-1971, 197x12mm thru 32-hole
Wheel Size 26 inches
Tires Kenda Juggernaut 26 x 4.8″, 60 tpi
Tire Width 4.8 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Cannondale C3 riser, 6061 double-butted alloy, 740mm, 6 deg. rise, 9 deg. sweep
Stem Cannondale C3, 1-1/8″, 31.8, 5 deg.
Seat Post Cannondale C3, 1-1/8″, 31.8, 5 deg.
Saddle Cannondale Stage 2
Pedals Sold Separately
Headset Tange Seiki 1-1/8 to 1.5″, integrated
Chain KMC X10, 10-speed
Weight 35 lbs. 6.6 oz.

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