This big boy gets its name from Cannondale’s patented construction techniques that result in a lightweight and comfortable aluminum frame design. Though the tires are a plump 4.8 inches, this sand and snow slayer has the handling skills of an XC racer. As well, the Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 also has the lowest pedal-to-pedal measurement (Q factor) than any other bike in this class, making it much more comfortable on long rides. Cannondale has beefed-up their proven Lefty fork to give this bike’s front-end 100mm of travel and even greater control on rough trails. SRAM X1 and X01 components make for easy shifting with a 10-42 tooth cassette and 30 tooth chainring providing plenty of low gears to keep you moving. Get on the Fat CAAD 1 from Cannondale when you want to ride fast over rocks, sand and snow.
Cannondale designs the Fat CAAD 1 from the ground up to be fast when the going gets rough or buried in snow. Not only will the low pressure, big tires allow you to travel through soft sand and snow, their amazing traction and inherent shock-absorption will keep you upright on any trail surface. To aid the 4.8 inch wide tire’s squish is a Lefty Olaf fork with 100mm of travel to soak up the bigger hits. Cannondale also provides their very lightweight Si cranks with a customized 30t chainring to get the narrowest pedaling stance available on a fat bike and create a much more comfortable fit for most riders. A SRAM 1×11 drivetrain comes standard with an incredible 10-42 cassette letting you ride up, over or through almost anything. A set of 80mm wide, 26 inch MuleFut rims are light for their size and give the 4.8 inch Jumbo Jim tires plenty of support when being ridden at low pressures. Cannondale makes the Fat CAAD frame with super-short chainstays and fat-bike specific geometry that let it keep a lively feel despite its fat, soft tires. Ride the Fat CAAD 1 from Cannondale when you want to keep pedaling beyond the trail’s end or after the snow flies.
The Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 comes in five sizes with XS, SM, MD, LG & XL. The CAAD 1 comes in a classic Cannondale colorway with matte Jet Black with gloss Berzerker Green, Nearly Black, and Jet Black accents.