Cannondale Quick Althea 3 Bicycle - Women's

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Sometimes fun, fitness and commuting are the same thing. Built for every corner of the urban world, this sweet ride moves from dirt trails to bike lanes without a hiccup. Its relaxed geometry lets you keep your head up in the city, and you can add on fenders to make this an all-season riding machine. With a versatile gear range, you'll find just the right speed to haul loads, hit trails or just head home.

  • Smartform C2 alloy frame and Suntour NEX suspension fork, with relaxed riding geometry.
  • Women's specific features: Women's saddle and narrow handlebars.
  • 2x8 drive train pairs 46-30T chain rings with a 11-34T cassette.
  • Shimano Tourney and Altus components, with an alloy Prowheel crank.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • KMC Z8 chain.
  • Double-wall alloy rims.
  • 700x35c clincher tires.
  • Wheel sensor pairs with your phone via the free Cannondale app and uses Garmin™ technology to record your rides, provide your: time, speed, distance, calories, etc. and it even tells you about your carbon offset. The app also provides reminders for needed services, tracks service history and more.
  • Wheel sensor works with ANT+® or Bluetooth® and uses an easily replaceable 2032 battery that lasts more than a year.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Cycle commuting
  • Urban cycling
Frame Cannondale SmartForm C2 Alloy aluminum
Fork SR Suntour NEX
Stem Alloy
Seatpost Alloy
Headset Alloy
Handlebars Cannondale C4 6061 680mm
Grips/tape Cannondale Ergo Fitness Dual Density Lock-on

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

Shimano MT200 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Tektro HD-M285
Shifters Shimano EZ-Fire EF505
Derailleur (front) Shimano Tourney
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Altus
Crank + rings Shimano Tourney 46-30T
Bottom bracket BSA
Pedals Cannondale Fitness Alloy
Hub (front) Alloy
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.


Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

Sunrace 8-speed 11-34T
Chain KMC Z8.1
Rims Cannondale Disc
Tires Kenda Happy Medium 700 x 35
Saddle Cannondale Quick CX Ergo
Made in China