Cannondale Bad Boy 2

Cannondale Bad Boy 2

Cannondale Bad Boy 2 Key Features:

  • Frame Material: SmartForm C2 Alloy.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Altus 18-speed drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Unique Suspension: Lefty LightPipe fork with integrated light.
  • Safety: Alloy seatpost with integrated tail light.
  • City Cycling Ready: Designed for urban rides and crowded city streets.

Our Verdict: The Cannondale Bad Boy 2 is perfect for urban cyclists seeking a blend of robust design, unique suspension and safety-oriented features, making city commutes and leisurely rides a breeze.

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The Cannondale Bad Boy 2 is a tour de force in the urban city bike category. Tailored towards city dwellers who value style, sturdiness, and forward-thinking features, it is a bike designed to navigate crowded streets with panache and performance. Boasting an elegantly assertive design and technology-driven parts, the Bad Boy 2 sets a new standard in urban cycling, offering riders an unrivalled blend of durability and visibility.

Deconstructing the Design of the Cannondale Bad Boy 2

The Bad Boy 2 is crafted around a remarkable SmartForm C2 Alloy frame. This frame, noted for its integrated Urban Armor bumper, serves a dual function of durability and protection against urban misdemeanours. This unique approach to bike design is a defining trait of the bike’s bold, dynamic aesthetic.

The bike's innovative Lefty LightPipe rigid fork further pushes the boundary of design and functionality. With an integrated SuperNova LED light strip and a USB rechargeable battery, the fork creates a blend of vision and stiffness, resulting in a precisely honed handling characteristic.

Completing the feature-rich frameset are the bike's microSHIFT M36L Rear Derailleur and microSHIFT Dual Pull Compact, Steel Cage, Steel Band Clamp Front Derailleur. These provide reliable gear selection across the bike's 18-speed drivetrain, ensuring a smooth ride on variety of urban terrains.

The Ride Experience of the Cannondale Bad Boy 2

Designed for the dams and draughts of urban life, this bike thrives in crowded city landscapes. Equipped with Tektro M275 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors, the stopping power is dependable, even under rainy weather conditions. The WTB Byway, 650bx40c tyres ensure excellent grip on tarmac, and adequately cushion the rider from the gritty realities of city roads, making every commute comfortable and enjoyable.

Technical Specifications of the Cannondale Bad Boy 2

Digging into the technical nitty-gritty of this urban master, the Cannondale Bad Boy 2 brings a host of high-quality components. The drivetrain components from microSHIFT, paired with the Prowheel, 48-32 Crank and the Sunrace 11-32, 9-speed rear cogs, provide a wide range of cycling speeds, easily tuned through the microSHIFT, 9-speed Shifters.

The bike rolls on Cannondale double wall, 32h rims, with stainless steel 14g spokes. The brake system consists of Tektro M275 hydraulic disc brakes with 160/160mm rotors, paired with Tektro hydraulic disc brake levers.

The Bad Boy 2 comes equipped with a Lefty 50 front and a Formula DC-1422 QR rear hub. The Urban Armor integrated top tube bumpers provide protection for the frame, adding to the overall durability of the bike.


Users of the Cannondale Bad Boy 2gush over its urban-inspired design – a fine blend of aggressive elegance and future-forward features. Riders can expect dependable performance, excellent durability, and increased visibility. Added to this, its 18-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes improve ride experience and safety, perfect for the urban cyclist navigating daily commutes or enjoying leisurely weekend rides.

Reviews applaud the bike's blend of style and functionality; particularly, the balance between the assertive design and the practical features essential for city riding, such as the integrated LED lights in the seatpost and fork. Riders highlighted how the aluminium frame, combined with the rigid Lefty fork, offers a sturdy yet responsive ride experience, ensuring this bike remains an urban legend.