Written on: 12/03/2011 by kevin crofts (1 review written)
I bought a cannondale bad boy 2 years ago based on their good reputation and I have never been so disappointed or frustrated with a bike.
1)The factory fitted tyres were incredibly tight for the rims. This made it impossible to change a puncture at the roadside, leaving me miles to walk home. Even in the shop they have broken tyre levers and punctured tubes whilst trying to repair the puncture . A new brand of tyre has helped a little but its still very difficult to change a tyre due to the odd rim size.
2)The chain snapped in the 1st year under mild load, impaling the front chainset into my leg.
3)The disc brakes seize and rub after a slightly wet ride
4)The rear hub has made a disconcerting noise on cornering from day 1
5)The front derailler seizes easily despite frequent shop visits and the most expensive bike lube
The shop has been very helpful but the bike seems very unreliable, certainly not living up to the much-hyped brand image and proving very poor value for money