Cannondale Bad Boy AL 2011 Hybrid Bike

The Cannondale Bad Boy AL lives up to its bold name tag by looking like the black knight of the hybrid biking world. You might be forgiven for thinking that it is an oversized BMX but a closer look at its specs will show you that it is much more practical than this type of focused cycle. What makes the Bad Boy stand out is its price point because whilst it is a rung or two above the basic generic bikes offered by mainstream retailers, it is not priced so high as to become a boutique item. The money is well spent considering that you get disc brakes, 27 Shimano gears and a peerlessly cool look. Although this is not going to be to everyone’s taste, it is certainly a unique take on the hybrid bike.

Cannondale Bad Boy AL Overview

The alloy frame benefits from chunky tubing that is deliberately exaggerated to ensure that it retains its rigidity to give you extra acceleration. This is not uncomfortable and Cannondale is really aiming at the fashion conscious commuter with the Bad Boy AL. Disc brakes from Tektro and custom Bad Boy tyres from Schwalbe give the bike a high-end, bespoke feel which is difficult to find at this price point. This is no bike for kids but rather a dedicated cycle aimed at adults who need it for multiple purposes and there is a lot to like here. It’s worthwhile examining the specs properly to appreciate it fully and there is certainly value for money on show.

Cannondale knows that whatever current trends may be, black is always a safe colour to choose. Of course with the Bad Boy, it stands out as a classic black machine, there being barely any other colour visible on this bike, with only the reflective grey decals to break it up. In short, it is a bike, which a serious rider would be proud to ride and will appeal to people who want a tasteful sort of design.

Cannondale Bad Boy AL Specifications

  • Frame: Bad Boy SL Classic
  • Front Fork: Cannondale Fatty SL disc
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-360
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano SL-m360
  • Chainset: FSA Alpha Drive
  • Chainrings: 48/36/26
  • Bottom Bracket: Cartridge
  • Cassette: CS 66 11-32
  • Chain: KMC Z51
  • Pedals: MTB-M21
  • Front Brake: Tektro Disc
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Disc
  • Brake Levers: Cannondale XL95
  • Handlebars: Cannondale Urban Flat 31.8
  • Stem: Cannondale C4
  • Headset: Cane Creek Black
  • Grips: Cannondale Cityscape
  • Rims: Cannondale C3 black, 26″
  • Front Hub: Shimano RM30
  • Rear Hub: Formula
  • Front Spokes:
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  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Kojak Bad Boy Edition 559×50
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Kojak Bad Boy Edition 559×50
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage
  • Seatpost: Cannondale C4
  • Seat Binder:
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