Cannondale Quick 4

2018
 
4.5 stars
 (20 Reviews)
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Description

Grab fitness by both grips with Cannondale's Quick 4! For the weekend warrior, the daily commuter, and the greenbelt explorer, the Quick is the perfect avenue from point A to point B, and the perfect escape from the indoor elliptical. With nimble 700c aluminum rims, a peppy aluminum frame, and high quality Shimano components, you'll be dreaming about logging miles and working up a sweat. Cannondale supplies the brakes, handlebar, stem, and saddle to tie the bow on this utilitarian machine.

Consumer Reviews

 
4.5 stars

(20 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (14)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Great Components  (6)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Handles Well Off-road  (4)
  • Stylish  (3)

Cons

  • Cheap Gear-set 
  • Poor choice of some parts 
  • Seat Uncomfortable 
  • Brakes 
  • Riser Handlebar 
  • Tough Saddle 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (10)
  • Commuting  (8)
  • Commuting/City  (3)
  • Off-Road  (2)
  • Putting Around 
  • Leisurely ride 

 
4.0
Mar 12, 2017

Nice little entry level ride

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I call this my "sidewalk" bike. I ride an aggressive road bike (also a Cannondale) and wanted something totally casual to ride in sneakers and shorts. I bought the Quick and it's been a great little bike for tooling around. It's pretty heavy, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I wouldn't take it on group ride, but a casual trail ride or jaunt around the neighborhood is just fine. I used it to rehab my knee after surgery before getting back on the road bike. It's nice and simple and I would def recommend it. It is NOT for off road. I tried the Apopka loop on it and it was a disaster. I had to turn back so now I'm shopping for a mountain bike. You can't go wrong with cannondale. I've owned 5 of them at all price points.
by JK_cyclist from Orlando

 
4.0
Dec 30, 2016

2016 C-DALE Quick 4

Pros:
Great Frame, Stylish, Comfortable Geometry
Cons:
Cheap Gear-set
Best Uses:
Commuting, Training, Putting Around
I bought my 2016 Quick 4 second hand, at a great price. 'Lightly used' it said. Paint and condition were beautiful but gears were badly miss-adjusted. I decided to upgrade front and rear derailleurs and shifters to Deore, changed pedals to some nice Wellgo and changed tires to Kenda 700/32. I've made no other changes and now the shifting is spot-on and I can't wait to get out and do some serious miles. (I did also add a computer). I put myself down as an advanced rider because I've ridden about 10 centuries and I'm looking forward to riding one on this bike. I changed to this hybrid style from a Cannondale CAAD9/Ultegra. Much more comfortable since I'm in late 50's. All told, total cost less than retail!
by RANDYGUNNY from Spotsylvania, VA

 
4.0
Jun 27, 2016

Cannondale Quick 4 - 2016

Pros:
Stylish, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Comfort
I enjoy the Cannondale 700 M Quick 4 AGR. I just purchased it last Friday. I had a gift card that was given to me by my grandchildren for Father's Day. I just got rid of my Giant mountain bike with a kickstand. It was 15 years old. I enjoy riding the bike. I go maybe 15, 20 miles the most. It is very light. I bought the lime green. I have to get a cushion for the seat. I'm 71 years old. I hope to have this bike for another 15 years. It is a little slow. Everybody passes me who has a road bike, but for what I use it for, it's terrifi
by Jogger from Blauvelt, NY

 
5.0
May 05, 2016

great ride, no regrets!

Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Stylish
Cons:
Seat Uncomfortable
Best Uses:
Limestone Trails
The 2015 Cannondale Quick 4 is a 27-speed bike (typo in specs). This bike can be ridden either upright or more aggressive, depending on the height of the seat, etc. My seat is as high as the handlebars. I absolutely love the bike and how it handles. I ride on limestone trails, thus, changed the tires out to a Specialized Hemisphere 38-700c, which did slow the bike down somewhat, but not much. The only complaint I had, which was fixed, was that the seat squeaked. I applied anti-seize grease, and it has not made a squeak since! Purchased the bike 11 months ago, and have over 1,700 miles on it. No regrets---love riding the bike!
by Ms. C from Columbia, MO

 
5.0
Oct 18, 2015

Great Bike

Pros:
Durable, Versatile, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
I love this bike I wanted a lighter frame bike. this bike is much better them other Hybrid which is a Trek.
by Steve from Houston Texas

 
5.0
Jun 04, 2014

Great ride!!

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I've owned the bike for eight months and ridden almost eighty hours on mostly paved road. It's a great bike, fast, solid, comfortable, shifts easily etc. I like it much better than my previous Trek hybrid. I am 65 years old and I ride mainly for exercise. Lost 50 lbs in 6 months. I am 6 ft and could have bought the size large but I went for the x large.
by Harry from Lexington, KY

 
5.0
Jul 16, 2013

Great recreational fitness bike

Pros:
Versatile, Shifting Smoothness, Comfort, Lightweight, Durable
Cons:
Saddle Is Uncomfortable
Best Uses:
Commuting/City, Fitness Exercise
I bought this bike for exercise and fitness. I started to use it for commuting too. The shifters are butter smooth whether on flat surfaces or going up a hill. I use it for ten to fifteen mile rides and have been very happy with it. It is more for fitness and comfort and is not a speed burner. I am over 55 and not in the best of shape but still manage 12 mph on the bike over an hour course. The seat is very hard, an add on cushion worked fine to correct that. Cannondale has good add on options available for the bike.
by Brad from Sacramento, CA

 
5.0
Oct 18, 2012

Great intro to cycling

Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
I recently started cycling for a excercise. Not quite ready for a road bike, but this bike suits my level of expertise, is comfortable, and I can keep up with some of my more advanced friends. No hill in Langley can stop me. Also, the service at my LBS was great.
by Fred from Langley, BC

 
5.0
May 29, 2012

Great bike!

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement
I bought the Quick 4 about 3 months ago as a new cyclist and love it! I'm 6 foot 4 so I purchased the Jumbo and it feels very comfortable. I ride 3 times a week now and looking forward to increasing that as time allows. I should be trying out for the Liquigas/Cannondale team in no time...okay maybe not, but I'm having a great time!
by Alex from Plano, Texas

 
5.0
May 16, 2012

Awesome Bike

Pros:
Lightweight, Shimano Components, Versatile, Carbon Forks
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Commuting/City
I purchased this bicycle at [...] (Great helpful staff)a month ago and have put well over 200 miles on it already. the bike handles great, is very nimble and fun to ride. as a side note it looks great and I cant count the number of comments I've received on this bike. Definately no regrets in purchasing this bicycle and I am looking forward too many great rides.
by Brian from Maple Shade NJ

 
5.0
Apr 07, 2012

Perfect Commuting Bike

Pros:
Wheels, Carbon Fiber Fork, Lightweight, Versatile, Durable, Fast on the Road
Cons:
Riser Handlebar
Best Uses:
Commuting/City
I tested every bike in the category before going with the Cannondale Quick4. I've put 100 miles on it this week and couldn't be happier. The carbon fork is what sets it above the rest and I can't wait to keep using it!
by trojan415 from Palo Alto, Ca

 
5.0
Jun 13, 2011

2011 Quick 4 - women model

Pros:
Great Components, Handles Well Off-road, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement
It was the best gift I've given to myself in recent years. It took me a long time to find a bike that was reasonably priced, that would fit my petite frame, that was lightweight and in a color scheme that was not pink, or purple, or light blue as it is usually the case with women bikes. I chose the Quick 4 in the white & orange scheme. It has a beautifully designed carbon fork. The bike is light, fast and responsive and it helps me climb hills with ease. I'm very happy with my new bike.
by Quick4Speed from waldorf, md

 
5.0
May 05, 2011

Love this bike

Pros:
Well built quality, Lightweight, Durable, Handles Well Off-road, Quick
Cons:
Brakes
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
I love this bike. Its lightweight and very quick. Brakes could be a little better, but that was to be expected. I have put about 100 miles on this bike so far and I don't have any complaints. It has the holes to mount a rack or fenders. I used to have the Trek 7.2 Fx but returned it, didn't really care for it after I bought it and put some miles on it. Very happy I traded for the Quick Four. You won't be disappointed in this bike.
by JJ from Columbus, OH

 
4.0
Apr 16, 2011

Great commuter bike at a great price

Pros:
Comfortable Ride, Durable, Smooth shifting, Responsive, Great Components, Price
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
I love my 2009 Quick 4! I used to ride a Cannondale 105-equipped criterium bike years ago and loved how responsive it was. As I got older and was looking for something easier on my back to ride 6 miles each way to work, I narrowed it down to this bike, the Quick 6, and the Specialized Sirrus Elite. All three were nice rides, but I am glad that I picked the Quick 4. The components and carbon fork lead to a much better ride quality than the Quick 6, and that is important to me. Between the Quick 4 and the Specialized, there was not enough difference for me to make it worth the extra money for the Specialized bike. I prefer the Sirrus's top tube, seat stays, and cable routing, but I prefer the SRAM X5 shifters and rear derailleur on the Quick 4. I've been riding this bike heavily for a month now and have no regrets! It is a great bike at a great price point.
by Daniel M from Orlando, FL

 
5.0
Jun 17, 2010

A great all around bicycle

Pros:
Great Components, Handles Well Off-road, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Off-Road, Pavement
The Quick rode smooth and tight. The carbon fork worked well to dampen road vibration and provide a smooth ride. I took it for its first ride ( a 52 miler on paved rodes with hills)- it road almost as if a road bike cruising easily between 15 and 21 mph on the flats. It climbed exceedingly well on hills- some with 6-10% grade. Its push button gearinbg system worked well. For the money it is an absolutely perfect all purpose bike. While riding on grass it held up well without skidding, etc. It is a confortable riding bike. I recommend it highly.
by Biker 1 from Basking Ridge, New Jersey

 
4.0
May 02, 2010

Great Bang For Your Buck

Pros:
Great Components, Smooth Ride
Cons:
Tough Saddle
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
Just purchased this one after a few weeks of researching its competetors and I feel made the right choice in the Cannondale. Feels great, rides smooth. I've only used it on pavement so far so im not sure how it will handle on light trails which is fine because I plan on using it mostly on pavement anyway. I plan on buying one for my wife.
by Jerseyhank from Clifton, NJ

 
4.0
Oct 17, 2009

great bike

Pros:
Lightweight, Handles Well Off-road, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Off-Road, Commuting, Pavement
only problem with this bike has been spokes have broken 5+ times. other than that it is a great bike and i love it and am glad i chose it.
by nonya from san francisco

 
5.0
Sep 29, 2009

Great bike for the money

Pros:
Lightweight, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
This bike is an excellent choice for the money. It's quick just like its name suggests. I have used my Quick all year long and it still rocks!
by Dannyboy from Chicago,IL

 
3.0
Jul 02, 2009

Fantastic ride for the money

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Middle of the road saavy
Cons:
Mediocre components
Best Uses:
Leisurely ride, Commuting, Pavement
I am using this as a 16 mile one way commuter. Bought it on Fathers Day and love this bike! Love the upright position, it's light enough and comfy. I would suggest getting disc brakes on the front becuase its a pain to remove the wheel for transport. I have a Thule roof rack, so I bought the single bike mount that locks the forks in. I have to let the air out to remove the wheel but all in all, really nice ride and its fast enough to get you where you need to go in reasonable time! One of the last made in the USA.
by I lika do da chacha from Sacto, CA

 
3.0
Oct 07, 2008

Deacent Bike but a couple of pet peaves

Pros:
Good Comute Bike
Cons:
Poor choice of some parts
Best Uses:
Commuting
Purchased this bike during the Big sale for [$]. It is definitely worth that price but not the [$] it is now selling for.I carry the bike in the trunk of my Camry. Need to take both wheels off. Because of the large tires the front wheel is hard to take off the bike even when the brakes are disconnected. Had a couple Minor problems:1) The front break spring retainer came lose causing my front breaks to stick. I fixed this problem myself but was told this should not happen.2)One of the Pedals broke. After replacing both pedals saw that the other pedal was about to break... Bad choice of pedals.3) Frame Geometry makes it difficult but not impossible to fit a Rack. If you Buy this bike recommend you have the store install the rack.I use the bike for commuting a couple of days a week.... About 35 Miles/week.The ride and Gearing is just what I wanted.
by bob_q4 from Belmont CA

Specifications

Frame
Quick SL Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2" tapered head tube
Fork
Quick Si, Carbon blades, 1 1/4"- 1 1/8" steerer
Rims/Wheels
Cannondale C4, double wall, 32-hole
Hubs
Alloy, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
Spokes
Stainless, 15g
Tires
Schwalbe Spicer, 700x30c, puncture protection, reflective sidewall
Crankset
Suntour XCM, 48/38/28
Bottom Bracket
Tange Cartridge
Chain
KMC Z99, 9-speed
Front Derailleur
Shimano Altus, 31.8 clamp
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore
Rear Cogs
Sunrace M90, 11-32, 9-speed
Shifters
Shimano ST-EF65, EZ-Fire Plus
Handlebars
Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 20mm rise, 640mm
Tape/Grips
Cannondale Ergo Fitness, Lock-on
Stem
Cannondale, 6061 alloy, 31.8, 12 deg
Brake Levers
Cannondale Forged alloy
Brakes
Cannondale Mini V, Cartridge Pads
Pedals
Cannondale Fitness
Saddle
Cannondale Fitness Ergo
Seat Post
Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2x350mm