Cannondale Bad Boy 3

Cannondale Bad Boy 3

  • Type: City Bike
  • Frame: SmartForm C2 Alloy with integrated Urban Armor bumper
  • Fork: Lefty Rigid
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 16-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Our Verdict: If you’re looking for an urban bike that includes forward-thinking features, traffic-slaying performance and an elegantly aggressive style, the Cannondale Bad Boy 3 is worth considering. Its sturdy yet lightweight alloy frame paired with a Shimano 16-speed drivetrain guarantees a smooth ride in city landscapes.

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The Cannondale Bad Boy 3 is an urban legend of city bikes. A blend of aggressive style and forward-thinking features, this machine boldly stands out. Long known for its traffic-slaying performance, it's a favourite among urban riders seeking durability and fantastic visibility. With an emphasis on design and functionality, it's well-suited for the hustle and bustle of city rides, and leisurely weekend strolls alike.

The Cannondale Bad Boy 3 Design and Materials

The Bad Boy 3 is designed with SmartForm C2 alloy, which is known for its lightweight and resilient properties. This solid material not only contributes to the bike's sleek aesthetic but also ensures its durability. An integrated Urban Armor bumper, coupled with a BSA threaded bottom bracket, enhances the bike’s structural integrity, particularly beneficial for hardcore city riders.

Technology Behind Each Component

The bike is not just about design and materials. Beneath its super-sleek aesthetic, the Bad Boy 3 boasts a suite of advanced features. A Lefty rigid fork provides great stability and maneuverability, while the 1-1/8" steerer brings ultimate control.

The Cannondale Bad Boy 3 Ride Experience

Whether you're leisurely cruising through city streets, hacking through bustling traffic, or taking it off-road on a gravel trail, you can expect a smooth riding experience with the Bad Boy 3. In any weather condition, its performance does not falter thanks to its Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and 160/160mm rotors. Delivering quick stops with minimal effort, you can be confident of a consistent, stable performance.

Technical Specification of the Cannondale Bad Boy 3

Front and Rear Derailleurs of the Bad Boy 3 are facilitated by microSHIFT RDM36L and Dual Pull Compact respectively. The microSHIFT TS39-28 shifters ensure smooth gear transitions. The bike is kept nimble yet robust with KMC Z8, 8-speed chain. Equipped with a double wall, 32h rim and WTB Byway, 650bx40c tires, this bike can take on any urban terrain with ease. The Bad Boy 3 also includes Cannondale Comfort grips and a Cannondale Urban saddle for optimal comfort for the rider.


The Bad Boy 3 has earned rave reviews for its cutting-edge features, compelling design, and versatile performance. Riders have particularly praised its comfortable saddle and responsive braking. The recommendation from riders is clear: whether you're a daily commuter, an urban adventurer, or someone who enjoys casual leisure rides, the Bad Boy 3 is a solid choice.