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Old 10-11-15, 10:23 AM
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1st Ride on my new 2016 Cannondale Quick Speed 1

My 2016 Cannondale Quick Speed 1 finally arrived. Took it for my first ride today, a 2 and 1/2 hour 30 mile ride on a bike path along the beach. What a pleasure and what a difference from the comfort bike I was riding previously. Felt like there was nothing underneath me while I was riding! So glad that I took my time and picked just the right bike. I had only seen the Quick Speed 2 in my LBS and decided to move up to the Quick Speed 1 for only $100 more, and get the better components. I just assumed that the Quick Speed 1 would be the same flat black as the Quick Speed 2, and I was surprised that it was a glossy black and green. But I do like the way the bike looks. My LBS doesn't stock the Quick Speed 1 and had to order it for me, but once the LBS owner saw it along with the other workers in the shop, he told me that he was going to stock it from now on and show it in his showroom. He said that Cannondale really stepped it up with the 2016 Quick Speed line
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Old 10-11-15, 05:42 PM
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Yeah that's a really sharp looking bike!
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Old 10-11-15, 06:48 PM
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Congrats.

Cannondale do appear to have stepped up for 2016 and the more competition we have, the better products we will get.
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Old 10-11-15, 07:54 PM
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That's a great looking bike! The specs seem to indicate it is a flat bar road bike with Tiagra. Very nice indeed! Taking your time and finding the right bike is difficult to endure, but it really pays off!
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Old 10-11-15, 07:54 PM
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I definitely prefer the glossy paint jobs and Cannondale seems to do it right.
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Gorgeous bike!
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Old 10-11-15, 08:23 PM
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Very nice ride! Please keep us updated with your thoughts as you ride it more. Also more pics please!!!
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Old 10-11-15, 08:48 PM
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Very nice. Congrats!
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I want one!
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I hate being scrunched over when I want to ride fast!

Sharp bike there and have fun!
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Congrats on your new bike. It is gorgeous.
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Old 10-18-15, 06:49 PM
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Glad you love yours as much as I love mine. I'm about 20 rides in and the novelty isn't wearing off yet. I just swapped out the stock Spicer tires for some 28mm Schwalbe Ones. That shaved 18 ounces of rotating weight and bought me one extra gear of speed exerting the same effort. The only ridiculous gripe I have about it is that the freehub is too quiet.

Ride on and enjoy!
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Originally Posted by retlod View Post
Glad you love yours as much as I love mine. I'm about 20 rides in and the novelty isn't wearing off yet. I just swapped out the stock Spicer tires for some 28mm Schwalbe Ones. That shaved 18 ounces of rotating weight and bought me one extra gear of speed exerting the same effort. The only ridiculous gripe I have about it is that the freehub is too quiet.

Ride on and enjoy!
You too! Just 4 rides under my belt and I can't wait for my next ride. So glad I made the right choice. I think I am going to be adding the Ergon GP5's
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I've been looking at this bike a lot lately. I really believe this is what I want to get my wife and I. I just have one major question for now. To those that own one, can you see yourself riding for 4 to 6 hours at a time on one? I'm not really looking for distance as much as time in the saddle for general fitness and fun. Not sure if I would ever try a century on it, but I do like long weekend rides.
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Old 09-12-16, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BrotherDan1012 View Post
I've been looking at this bike a lot lately. I really believe this is what I want to get my wife and I. I just have one major question for now. To those that own one, can you see yourself riding for 4 to 6 hours at a time on one? I'm not really looking for distance as much as time in the saddle for general fitness and fun. Not sure if I would ever try a century on it, but I do like long weekend rides.
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I am fairly certain that Cannondale is no longer manufacturing the Quick Speed line. However, they have come out with the Quick Disc line for the 2017 model year. I have recently purchased a 2017 Quick Disc 1, and it is lighter than the Quick Speed 1. It also has higher grade components from the Shimano 105 line. It is a great bike. My biggest problem now is trying to go slow enough for my wife to keep up with me.
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Thanks Midmod! Do you think you would ever do a century one?
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Old 09-25-16, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by BrotherDan1012 View Post
Thanks Midmod! Do you think you would ever do a century one?
Never say never, but I would be very surprised if I ever try to ride a century. I want biking to be fun, and I right now the thought of riding 100 miles is too intimidating. As I ride farther and get in better shape, I suppose that anything is possible. Right now, I would be ecstatic with a half century.
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Old 10-25-16, 05:41 PM
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sharp looks. is that saddle level when the bike is on the ground?
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Congrats! Very nice looking bike and great color combination.
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Originally Posted by BrotherDan1012 View Post
... can you see yourself riding for 4 to 6 hours at a time on one? I'm not really looking for distance as much as time in the saddle for general fitness and fun. Not sure if I would ever try a century on it, but I do like long weekend rides. Thanks!
No reason one cannot complete a century on such a bike - I managed it on my 2012 Quick SL-1 when I was 68 years young. (Took me well over six hours - enjoyed the experience so much I repeated the experience the following year)

I suggest you work upto those times / distances slowly - and for me the following things were also helpful:
~ getting a proper fitting (partly because I also took the plunge and installed 'clipless' pedals)
~ visits to the gym to improve flexibility / core strength.

I never have changed the saddle on my hybrid - but that is a very individual matter (and is an item you may want to change if you spend long hours on the bike)

Good luck - enjoy the bike
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