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Cannondale launched their complete range of 2018 bicycles in India recently. The Quick series of hybrids from Cannondale are famous for their number of variants and the ride quality they offer on urban roads. From the 2018 Quick series we got the opportunity to test ride the Quick 7 and here is what we thought.
The Quick 7 is built on a lightweight full alloy frame. To maximize comfort and control, the Quick's SmartForm C2 Alloy frame features Cannondale's proprietary SAVE Micro-Suspension, a system of flex zones in the rear triangle that absorb shock and reduce vibration on rough roads. The slanting top tube gives good stand over clearance and also a comfortable ride geometry. The Cromoly rigid forks are strong and bladed as well.
This hybrid bicycle from Cannondale which I test rode came in a full black frame little bit of white graphics for the brand and model logo. The unique line pattern on the forks, seat post and chain stay look new and refreshing. The matte finish paint job is of a superior quality. Like always this Quick 7 has gone with a simplistic design, which has clearly worked to keep the overall outlook neat. Internal cable routing could have been a welcome addition for the price of this bicycle.
The Quick 7 is powered by a Shimano Altus/Acera drivetrain. This is a mid-level MTB gearing and is perfectly suited for urban commuting and long distance riding on city roads and highways. This 24-Speed gearing was quick in transmission and also helped climb flyovers easily. The Shimano EF51 trigger shifters were easy to operate.
This hybrid bicycle’s stopping power is controlled by Cannondale’s stock V-brakes at the front and rear. With its long brake pads and arms these brakes are sufficient while riding through traffic on city streets. They were also balanced on smooth and slippery surfaces.
Cannondale’s C series of handlebars are known to be the perfect mix of width and raise. Same is the case with this C4 alloy handlebars, which were 640mm in width giving an open chested riding posture.
Kenda’s Kourier 700x35C hybrid tires are built for urban roads. These are fast rolling tires with a nice profile for cornering and though not supple or lightweight, they have have enough volume to take the edge off most tarmacs.
Cannondale’s stock fitness ergo saddle was lengthier than usual but had enough padding to keep the rider soreness free on longer rides. The overall ride quality was smooth and comfortable on city roads.
This hybrid bicycle is at the lower end of the performance packed Quick series of hybrids. Lower end is only by its comparative price tag but the performance of this bicycle is brilliant. The lightweight alloy frame along with a smooth drivetrain gives you a perfect ride on urban roads. Priced at Rs.36,000 the Cannondale Quick 7 (2018) is best suited for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for commuting and longer rides over the weekend.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.