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Anyone have a Cannondale CAAD 2 fat bike?

Old 11-26-17, 11:53 AM
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Anyone have a Cannondale CAAD 2 fat bike?

There's hardly any info on the Cannondale CAAD 2 fat bike around, so I was wondering whether anyone has this bike? I'm really after the good, the bad and the ugly points of this bike from owners of the 2017 model. It's going cheap here in the UK and looks very tempting.
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I decided to go for the Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 bike as the price had come down a lot. I originally bought a Felt DD70 but that had a defect so I returned it and bought the Fat CAAD 2. I had already purchased several accessories and components for the DD70 that I ended up fitting to the Fat CAAD 2 bike.

It's the 2017 model and a couple of points worth knowing about it. The original spec was 4.8inch Jumbo Jims, but Cannondale apparently changed the spec to 4.4inch Jumbo Jim Snakeskins part-way through the 2017 model year season. I've been told that this was down to potential rear stay clearance issues with the 4.8inch tyres. Indeed, there was an addendum in my documentation pack advising owners not to inflate 4.8inch tyres to more than 15PSI.

Anyway, I've replaced/modified/upgraded the following components from stock:

* Pedals: Shimano Saint MX80
* Grips: Ergon GA2
* Brakes: Shimano SLX M7000
* Rotors: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tec 180mm front, 160mm rear
* Saddle: Specialized Phenom Expert (white)
* Seatpost: Cinelli Dinamo (white)
* Seat clamp: Hope bolted seat clamp (red)

Here's a video of the bike I made last weekend.

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