I am new to the forum. I came across this forum because I was trying to do research on the Cannondale Quick 2 a week ago, and there really isn't a lot on the internet about this bike.
I ended up trying the Trek 7.5, the GF Mendota, and the Cannondale Quick 3. The Quick 3 was my first bike that I tested, and I was really pleased with it. I then tried the Trek 7.5 and the GF Mendota in another store a few days later (so I didn't have a chance to really do a perfect comparison) but neither the GF or the Trek had any better ride than the Cannondale. All of them felt comfortable for my 6 ft, 32" inseam, 210 lb body.
In the end, I chose the Cannondale Quick 2 (ordered through the Ski Rack in Burlington, VT) because the of the awesome Cannondale frame, the color (matte black) and the components (FSA crank, and Shimano 105 rear drlr). And yes, call me a sucker, but I have always been a fan of carbon. I would rather have carbon seatstays than the little plastic "spacer" in the seat stay that the Trek 7.6 and above have. The fact that all of these bikes had carbon forks was great. However, I was not a huge fan of the way the fork looked on the GF (note, I am a HUGE GF fan, and still have a killer 1999 Big Sur in Acid Green that is in perfect condition that I love to this day).
Also, on the Treks, I really didn't like the prevalence of welds - even where the seatstay converges has a 3-4 inch weld. I am not sure what that is even necessary? Cosmetically, the only thing I didn't like about the Cannondale Quick series is I think the word "quick" should be on the top tube, and the perfunctory "CANNONDALE" on the down tube. But this was a minor detail compared to the overall value / look / feel of the bike.
Pics of the new Quick 2 will be posted next weekend as I am out of country and will be picking the bike up next weekend.
Any other Quick owners out there? Please share photos, experiences good and bad. Thanks!