Cannondale is an International bicycle brand considered to be one of the best. This American manufacturer of bicycles are known for revolutionary design, technology and engineering in all their bicycles which enables superior build quality to provide smooth and comfortable riding experience.
The Cannondale Quick 6 features a lightweight, high-quality CAAD aluminium alloy frame. Cannondale are one of the industry leaders in aluminium frame design and the Quick frame features SAVE vibration damping for a smooth ride over rough road surfaces. The frame geometry is comfortable with a slanting top tube which gives more standover clearance. The rigid alloy forks look bladed but are strong enough to handle rough patches.
The Quick 6 which I test rode came in a full black frame with minimal Grey/Green stripes in a few parts on the frame. The design ideology of the Quick series has always remained more or less the same, simple yet elegant. The matte finish paint job quality is the best you can ever see on a bicycle. For the price of this bicycle I was expecting internal cable routing, which was missing.
The Cannondale Quick 6 is equipped with Shimano’s Acera at the rear and Shimano’s Altus at the front. These gears and are mid-level componentry in Shimano’s hybrid hierarchy. This drivetrain with a 27-Speed combination (3x9) helped have a wide range for steep climbs and accelerations. The ST-EF65 shifters were comfortable to use with easy clicks.
The ProMax V-brakes handle the stopping power on the Quick 6. During the test ride these brakes performed well with good performance on dry roads. Sudden brakes on slightly muddy or wet roads weren’t the most efficient but still felt balanced. For the price of this bicycle I was expecting mechanical disc brakes from Tektro/Shimano at the least as that would give better braking performance.
Schwalbe’s Spicer 700x35C tires were fast rolling and had perfect treading for providing good traction on urban roads. Fast turns and sudden brakes were also balanced on the tarmac surface. The stock Cannondale saddle was deigned ergonomically to make sure the rider’s sit bones are perfectly placed on the widest part of the saddle. The overall ride quality was smooth and fast on urban roads.
This hybrid bicycle is lightweight and is responsive which is easy to pedal. The mid-level Shimano drivetrain with 27-Speed drivetrain was efficient in shifting with no lags. The 700C tires were fast along and contributed to the speed of the cycle. The lack of mechanical disc brakes and internal cable routing were a small setback. Priced at Rs.45,500 the Cannondale Quick 6 is the perfect hybrid bicycle for fast and comfortable urban riding.
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