Cannondale Fat CAADCannondale’s revered CAAD series of aluminum road bikes has been around since the CAAD 3 in 1997 (according to Wikipedia) and that model designation is still in use today with the CAAD12 series. For 2016, Cannondale is bringing their CAAD heritage to the dirt side with the all new Fat CAAD fat bike.
Olaf ’s wider clamps and inset axle offers the largest tire clearance of any fork. (click to enlarge).
One of the key feautres of the Fat CAAD is the 120mm BB30XL bottom bracket that is Cannondale’s own spindle mated with their custom offset chainring(s) and the Si crankset allows them to move the crankarms further inward without sacrificing chain clearance. This creates a fat bike with the narrowest Q-factor on the market (198mm for 1x, 204mm for 2x) which provides a more natural stance and pedaling platform.
Check out this highlight reel featuring the Fat CAAD ripping it up on both snow and dirt.
The Fat CAAD 1 (shown above – black w/green highlights and Lefty Olaf) is spec’ed with SRAM’s X01 1×11 drivetrain, SRAM Guide disc brakes, Sun Ringle MuleFut rims, DT Swiss spokes and Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26×4.8″ snakeskin tubeless tires.
The Fat CAAD comes in five sizes (XS, SM, MD, LG, XL) and 2 models. The Fat CAAD 1 is the top-of-the-line with the Lefty Olaf and retails for $3730.00. The Fat CAAD 2 (below) comes with a Fatty-Fat rigid fork and SRAM X5/X7 2×10 drivetrain with a retail price of $2130.00.
To learn more, visit www.cannondale.com.
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