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Cannondale Fat Caad

  • Model2017 Fat Caad 1
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $4899
  • Model2017 Fat Caad 2
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $3199
  • Model2017 Fat Caad 3
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $2399

Mountain bikers have long known the virtues of wide tyres. A fatter tyre offers more grip, smoother rolling and greater versatility across a wider variety of surfaces. Fat bikes take that same theory to the next level, with enormous width rubber that’s designed to be run at super low pressures for maximum traction. In the case of the Fat CAAD from Cannondale, that’s a 4.8” wide tyre, which is just as capable on snow, sand and scree as it is on regular singletrack. In this sense, a fat bike is possibly the most versatile go-anywhere mountain bike available. Of course it’s not the lightest bike out there, so racer heads will want to look elsewhere. But if you simply want a fun all-terrain vehicle for mixing it up on all kinds of different terrain, then it doesn’t get much more versatile than a Fat CAAD.

Like the Beast Of The East plus hardtail, the Fat CAAD is equipped with a lightweight alloy frame that has been reinforced in key areas to ensure it remains stiff and strong on the trail. One look at that massive downtube will indicate that Cannondale has gone to some lengths to give the Fat CAAD a solid backbone. Despite the enormous tyres, the Fat CAAD has been designed with handling that is more alike a regular mountain bike, with short chainstays and a slack head angle offering up a nimble, but planted feel on the trail. The riding position is relatively upright, so you don’t feel like you’re going to be sent over the handlebars when you point the Fat CAAD downhill.

Each Fat CAAD model features powerful all-weather disc brakes, lightweight Cannondale cranks, and a wide handlebar to increase your leverage over the front wheel. Want more comfort? The Fat CAAD 1 and 2 models use a Lefty suspension fork up front that significantly increases the bikes capability for tackling more technical trails.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeFat Bikes

  • Drive trainSRAM X01

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeFat Bikes

  • Drive trainSRAM X7

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeFat Bikes

  • Drive trainDeore

  • Gear ratios2x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame Fat CAAD, SmartFormed Alloy, BB30XL, 1.5 Si head tube
  • Fork Lefty Olaf, 100mm, PBR Isolated Damper Technology with Enduro tune and updated controls, 60mm offset

  • Wheels Sun Ringle Mulefüt
  • Tyres Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.8", Snakeskin, tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM XO1
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1
  • Crank Cannondale Si, BB30a, Fat Offset SpideRing, X-Sync®, 30t
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1195, 10-42, 11-speed
  • Chain SRAM X1, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30XL, 160mm spindle / 120mm shell

  • Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Race, CroMo
  • Seatpost Cannondale C2, 2 bolt, 7075, 31.6 x 400mm
  • Stem Cannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, 5 deg.
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
  • Grips Cannondale Locking Grips
  • Frame Fat CAAD, SmartFormed Alloy, BB30XL, 1.5 Si head tube
  • Fork Cannondale Fatty-Fat Rigid, 150x15mm thru, 1.5 tapered steerer, 55mm offset

  • Wheels Sun Ringle Mulefü??t
  • Tyres Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.8", Snakeskin, tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM X5
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
  • Front Derailleur SRAM X5
  • Crank Cannondale Si, BB30a, Ai Offset Spider, 34/22
  • Chain KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30XL 166mm spindle / 120mm shelll

  • Saddle WTB Silverado Comp
  • Seatpost Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.6 x 400mm
  • Stem Cannondale C3, 1-1/8", 31.8, 5 deg.
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
  • Grips Cannondale Locking Grips
  • Frame Fat CAAD, SmartForm C1 Alloy, BB30XL, SAVE, 1.5 Si head tube
  • Fork Cannondale Fatty-Fat Rigid, 150x15mm thru, 1.5 tapered steerer, 55mm offset

  • Wheels Cannondale FAT 80
  • Tyres Kenda Juggernaut 26x4.8", 60TPI

  • Shifters Shimano Deore, 2x10
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
  • Crank Cannondale Si, BB30a, Ai Offset Spider, 34/22
  • Cassette SRAM PG1030, 11-36, 10-speed
  • Chain KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30XL 166mm spindle / 120mm shell

  • Saddle Cannondale Stage 2
  • Seatpost Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.6 x 400mm
  • Stem Cannondale C3, 1-1/8", 31.8, 5 deg.
  • Brakeset Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 180/160mm
  • Grips Cannondale Locking Grips

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