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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:42 pm 
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just put a deposit down on a 2010 badboy disc.
are they any good?
has anybody blinged one?
best upgrades?

whats you take on them?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:54 am 
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a friend of mine has one, low end and I was surprised by how heavy it is (only an M size)

looks awesome though and rides well - he uses it as his commuter


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:32 pm 
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I've owned the Badboy in my sig for for two and half years and have clocked up some thousands of miles on it and I can honestly say it's brilliant. Being a Cannondale the original spec wasn't the best and I've had to upgrade it a bit (the original parts were OK tho') but that aside it has represented good value. The build quality is awesome (non US built), the welds are flawless and it feels as solid as a rock on my daily commute. Unfortunately I believe they're a target for the yute to rob so make sure you have somewhere secure to leave it.

saltyman has a Badboy as well, it would be interesting to know his take on the Badboy.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:09 pm 
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am thinking of giving it the full thomson ellete trement along with a new xt rear mech..
should look great then


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:19 pm 
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I have had one for three years as a commutor bike and have covered 6,000 miles. Mine is the 700c disc and has Sram, which has not been as reliable as XT shimano on my mountain bikes. The biggest problem was when the gear cable and plastic guide snapped inside the frame - BIG PROBLEM to sort!!! I suggest a regular change of cables before it snaps. Its also VERY, VERY heavy for a Cannondale. I would give it six stars out of ten :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:30 pm 
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its arrived :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:11 pm 
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beechdaleboy wrote:
its arrived :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



Does yours feel heavy? Mine weighs more than my Marin Mount Vision Full Suspension! :shock: :oops: :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Cracking bikes, I love mine.

I have the v brake model, and yes it's heavy, about 27lbs before I stuck a rack and bag on, do i care? Nope, it's still a flying machine and has never went wrong.....though its still not even run it at 1,000 miles.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Focus Planet is a dead ringer and IMHO is actually nicer.



But then I would say that wouldn't I?
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It'll do anything - single speed.Hub gears.700C and 26".


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:58 am 
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saltyman wrote:
Cracking bikes, I love mine.

I have the v brake model, and yes it's heavy, about 27lbs before I stuck a rack and bag on, do i care? Nope, it's still a flying machine and has never went wrong.....though its still not even run it at 1,000 miles.


Mine has now done 5500 miles and please dont make the same mistake as me and let the gear cable and guide snap inside the farme. Trust me its a very difficult job to fix as you are never supposed to take the cable and sheath guide out at the same time, but i had no choice! My dealer tried to get a new internal sheath guide from Cannondale, but in typical Cannondale fashion it was not possible. I've just had far too many problems with mine and its a Boardman or Specialized next. :( In its favour though, its a very good looking bike that gets more comments from the general public than just about any other bike in my collection. 8)


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