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Old 11-05-18, 02:14 PM
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Assistance Needed - Quick vs. Quick CX for husband and wife

Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your help! My wife and I are both looking for our first hybrids and I've been looking at the Cannondale Quick 3 and Quick CX 3. From looking around on this forum, both seem to have a fairly good reputation. While we'll primarily be riding on paved trails and roads, we do plan on some gravel trails (and some of the roads in our town are...not great). At the same time, we'd like to ride for some longer distances (20K). So the conundrum is, will the Quick do okay in those conditions? If not, will attempting to ride a CX for that distance be miserable? We're both in fairly good shape but still want to have fun. =) Next thing, I know there is a women's version of the Quick series but not the Quick CX, at least that I saw. Do any women (or anyone's female counterparts) ride these? My wife is about 5'4 and fairly athletic.

Thanks again!

edit: thanks for the replies so far! Much appreciated.

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No experience with any of those but, as has been said. If you are racing, fast riding maybe not. But if you are casual with a steady clip, you should do fine on any hybrid.
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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your help! My wife and I are both looking for our first hybrids and I've been looking at the Cannondale Quick 3 and Quick CX 3. From looking around on this forum, both seem to have a fairly good reputation. While we'll primarily be riding on paved trails and roads, we do plan on some gravel trails (and some of the roads in our town are...not great). At the same time, we'd like to ride for some longer distances (20K). So the conundrum is, will the Quick do okay in those conditions? If not, will attempting to ride a CX for that distance be miserable? We're both in fairly good shape but still want to have fun. =) Next thing, I know there is a women's version of the Quick series but not the Quick CX, at least that I saw. Do any women (or anyone's female counterparts) ride these? My wife is about 5'4 and fairly athletic.

Thanks again!
Just wanted to say that a quick CX will do just fine on a 20k ride, maybe not road bike fast but quite comfortably.
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20k isn't really that long a distance, and if you are in decent shape then once your butt has gotten used to riding, it's easily doable on pretty much any bike. The right fit and saddle will make most of the difference.
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20k isn't really that long a distance, and if you are in decent shape then once your butt has gotten used to riding, it's easily doable on pretty much any bike. The right fit and saddle will make most of the difference.
Thanks for info. The particular ride Iím thinking of would be 20k each way. Thatís what I get for posting with a 2 year old in my face... will definitely take fit and saddle into consideration.
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I agree that fit is one of the most important things. Beyond that, buy what you like. I have a Giant Roam (similar to the CX) and my longest ride on it so far is 30 miles (nearly 50km). At the pace that I ride (about 12-15 mph), that's about as long as I have (in terms of an uninterrupted block of time), so that's the limiting factor for me.
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Originally Posted by blakesimus View Post
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your help! My wife and I are both looking for our first hybrids and I've been looking at the Cannondale Quick 3 and Quick CX 3. From looking around on this forum, both seem to have a fairly good reputation. While we'll primarily be riding on paved trails and roads, we do plan on some gravel trails (and some of the roads in our town are...not great). At the same time, we'd like to ride for some longer distances (20K). So the conundrum is, will the Quick do okay in those conditions? If not, will attempting to ride a CX for that distance be miserable? We're both in fairly good shape but still want to have fun. =) Next thing, I know there is a women's version of the Quick series but not the Quick CX, at least that I saw. Do any women (or anyone's female counterparts) ride these? My wife is about 5'4 and fairly athletic.

Thanks again!

edit: thanks for the replies so far! Much appreciated.
I have the men's version of the Quick. Bought it as a gravel/winter bike. Pretty much only use it for winter riding now, but it is a very capable hybrid. Aside from the saddle and color, there is no difference between the unisex version, or the women's. I'm a 5'7" women, and ride the men's medium. I could easily have ridden the large too, there's little difference in reach, and I have a long torso/arms. I'd let preference rule on that one, as there is no other difference. I always swap out saddles and pedals anyway, and tires. I initially put Compass Bon Jon's on there for summer gravel. It was a really cushy ride, suspension would have been overkill. As a winter bike, I just leave the 45Nrth Gravdal tires on there, it rides really nicely, and is substantially lighter in weight, even with the studded Gravdals on there than my Trek FX 7.2 I keep at the office as a lunch time errand bike.
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Awesome, thanks for the info! I'm pretty torn between the CX and just regular Quick. I've read from a lot of people that the suspension adds a lot of tedium to the ride and may not be worth the hassle. (this may just be the 'suspension doesn't belong on a hybrid regardless' crowd). How's it been for you? Our roads are kind of crappy...
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