No one has ever complained about having too much rubber in their life. Cannondale’s Fat CAAD1 mountain bike is a cheeky chunky monkey that will leave you giggling like a school child on a day trip to the zoo.
It may be fat, but it sure can dance! Cannondale are among the world leaders in aluminium wizardry, and the fat CAAD takes full advantage of that. The SmartFormed C1 alloy keeps the bike light, while the SAVE micro-suspension technology gives it just a little bit of controlled vertical flex in the rear triangle, taking the sting out of any rough terrain.
Cannondale’s own SI crankset uses custom chainring offsets to make sure the extra width of the Fat CAAD doesn’t leave it with an uncomfortable Q-factor. The frame & fork are also designed with a long front centre and a short trail, giving the bike outstanding high speed stability, with fast-response steering for low-speed agility.
Talking of the fork, let me introduce you to Olaf, the 100mm travel Lefty with a big heart and soul. Cannondale’s Lefty uses needle roller bearings for a super-smooth motion, which also gives the it incredibly stiffness which matches and surpasses traditional forks. The Fat CAAD’s Olaf has been designed specifically to work in conjunction with the big balloon tyres, absorbing everything the trail can throw at you.
Those enormous tyres are 26×4.8 inch wide Schwalbe Jumbo Jim’s, with snakeskin puncture protection. They’re just at home floating along on top of the snow as they are kicking up the dirt and ironing out the braking ruts on your favourite mountain bike trail.
The Fat CAAD 1 gets a 1×11 speed drivetrain courtesy of SRAM’s X01 set. Gearchanges are quick, crisp and you get a wide range of ratios to suit any terrain. Massive tyres mean massive grip, and the SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes have plenty of power, making sure you can use all the available grip when you want it.
- SmartFormed alloy with SAVE micro suspension system keeps the weight down and the comfort up
- Cannondale Lefty Olaf 100mm travel fork is stiff, smooth and super plush in its travel
- SRAM X01 1×11 speed gearing has a wide range and gives razor-sharp gearchanges
- SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes make full use of the massive tyre grip
- Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26×4.8in tyres with Snakeskin puncture protection
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
- Colour: Matte Jet Black
- The Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 is available with 0% APR finance
The Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 2016 Features are:
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
Headset: Cannondale HeadShok Si
Bars: Cannondale C2 riser, 7075 double-butted alloy, 740mm, 6 degree rise, 9 degree backsweepCannondale Locking Grips
Stem: Cannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5″, 31.8, 5 deg.
Shifters: SRAM XO1
Rear Mech: SRAM XO1
Chainset: Cannondale Si, BB30a, Fat Offset SpideRing, 30t
Bottom Bracket: Cannondale BB30XL, 160mm spindle / 120mm shell
Cassette: SRAM XG-1195, 10-42, 11-speed
Chain: SRAM X1, 11-speed
Front Brake: SRAM Guide hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear Brake: SRAM Guide hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rims: Sun Ringle MuleFut 80 SL, 26″
Front Hub: Lefty 73
Rear Hub: Formula DHL-1971, 197x12mm thru, 32 hole
Tyres: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26×4.8″, Snakeskin, tubeless Front Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26×4.8″, Snakeskin, tubeless Rear
Seatpost: Cannondale C2, 2 bolt, 7075, 31.6 x 400mm
Pedals: Not Included