Cannondale Bad Boy 2

2018
 
4.0 stars
 (2 Reviews)
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Description

Built to excel on tough city streets, the Bad Boy 2 rocks and rolls over cracks and pot holes with speed and comfort so you get to your destination safely. High-volume 650b Schwalbe G-One tires grip with tenacity while cushioning small bumps, and the SmartForm premium alloy frame is lightweight with a responsive feel. Integrated and rechargeable LED lights on the Lefty LightPipe fork and seatpost alert traffic of your presence, and a top tube bumper protects your frame from dings when locking it to a rack or post. Finishing off this utilitarian build is a sprightly 1 x 11 Shimano drivetrain and all-weather hydraulic disc brakes.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Cannondale Bad Boy geometry chart

Consumer Reviews

 
4.0 stars

(2 reviews)

50% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Looks 
  • Ride 

Cons

  • Heavy 
  • Headshock 

Best Uses

  • Commuting 
  • Fun Rides 
  • Urban 

 
5.0
Oct 04, 2017

Perfect all around bike

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Light, clean and simple. The integrated lights, internal cable routing leave nothing but the frame to see. Surprisingly light for an alloy frame. It's comfortable and highly maneuverable. I like the 1x11 drivetrain over the interval hub of the Bad Boy 1 because it gives more range and is way lighter. the lack of front derailuer eliminates most causes of chain drop. Has to be ridden to be appreciated.
by Jess Herbst from New Hope Texas

 
3.0
Jun 11, 2016

Nice bike...but...

Pros:
Looks, Ride
Cons:
Headshock, Heavy
Best Uses:
Commuting, Urban, Fun Rides
My bike is a 2015...same bike. I really want to love this bike as it's the most expensive bike I've ever bought. The components are OK, though the brakes are entry level discs and the overall quality--fit and finish--is also good. I doubt the flat paint will hold up as well as a glossy finish and there is already a spot where a cable is rubbing it down. The bike handles pretty well but it's also on the heavy side. Still, I reckoned, it would be tough enough to handle Denver's roads and not stand out to thieves. The 'but' is a pretty big one. I'm already on my second HeadShock cartridge and it, too, is leaking. It starts with telltale dirt accumulation around the bottom of the rubber gator, then the oil starts dripping out of the bottom of the shock, after which safe riding is impossible. Cannondale replaced the first one (requiring FACTORY service and three weeks' downtime) without a whimper but they're balking at doing it again. It's $120 to get it done and it has to be done by Cannondale. Before the shock fails, it works really well. I take my bike out two to three times a month, mostly on concrete bike paths, so abuse isn't a factor. Cannondale makes good bikes--my last one was going strong after twelve years...it was stolen or I'd still be riding it. I'd heartily recommend any of its other frames...but I'd go for one with RockShox forks. I'm afraid I'll be buying a LOT of expensive cartridges for this bike until I get tired of it and trade it in for something more durable...
by Holden from Denver

Specifications

Frame
New Bad Boy OPI, SmartForm C1 Alloy, integrated Urban Armor bumper, BSA, 1-1/8" headtube
Fork
Lefty LightPipe rigid, integrated SuperNova LED lightstrip, USB rechargeable battery, 1-1/8" steerer
Headset
FSA Cartridge Bearing
Rims/Wheels
Bad Boy C1, 650b, double wall w/eyelets
Hubs
Lefty 50 front, Formula Disc QR
Spokes
Stainless, 14g
Tires
Schwalbe G-One Performance, 650x40c, folding
Crankset
Cannondale Si
Chainrings
SpideRing X-Sync 38T
Bottom Bracket
FSA EVO8681 - BSA to BB30 adapter
Chain
KMC X11, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Metrea, 11-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs
Shimano 105, 11-32, 11-speed
Shifters
Shimano Metrea, RapidFire, 11-speed
Handlebars
Bad Boy, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 720mm x 15mm rise
Tape/Grips
Fabric Silicone Cell grips
Stem
Bad Boy Si, integrated sandwich stem, 60mm
Brake Levers
Magura MT2 hydro disc
Brakes
Magura MT2 hydro disc, 160/160mm
Pedals
Cannondale Urban, alloy with Kraton
Saddle
Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
Seat Post
LightSkin w/ integrated rear LED light, 31.6
Accessories & Extras
Fender Bridge, Kickstand Plate, USB Charger