Cannondale Quick CX 4 Review 

 November 25, 2021

By  Max Shumpert

Cannondale Quick CX 4


Light frame, kickstand included, suspension


Limited gear options


The Cannondale Quick CX 4 is a fast commuter bike that doesn't have a problem with off road trecks, with a great frame it provides stability and comfort on your daily commute.

Our Rating



The Cannondale Quick bike line includes different Cannondale models.

The Quick series offers a combination of affordability, high-speed commuting, and great steering. The Quick is not without its limits, but the result is a bike that is a hybrid commuter. A jack-of-all-trades bike.

Quick is ideal for city rides, with plenty of reflective accents and mounts for rack and fender, and it's sporty enough for harder riding to keep you healthy and fit.

Cannondale Quick CX 4 Tech Specs

FRAME: SmartForm C3 alloy, 1-1/2 to 1-1/8 in. tapered head tube
BRAKE TYPE: Mechanical Disc Brake, Promax mechanical disc, 160/160 mm rotors
SHIFTER: Shimano Tourney, 7-speed
RIMS: Cannondale Disc, double wall with eyelets, 32h
TIRES: Vittoria Terreno Dry, 700c x 40 mm, reflective strip

The Cannondale bikes are versatile, from road bikes like the Cannondale Synapse to their CAAD12 series, and now they bring us the Cannondale Quick.

Cannondale Quick bikes offer an incredibly smooth biking experience that doesn't sacrifice stability. Reflective accents on the frame and tires guarantee safe riding in the city during the day or night.

Reflective sidewalls are even included in Models 1 through 6 making it almost impossible to not be seen on the road. Other than the commuter bike, if you are a mountain bike enthusiast one should definitely check on the Cannondale topstone 105 review.

The flattened and angled design for the suspension ensures the best shock absorption. The bike head's angle guarantees comfortable long rides without compromising control.

Speed and lack of excess weight are also critical components to the Quick line. The bikes have integrated kickstands that make the bikes lighter. The build of the SL Quick bikes also frees up to 200 grams of weight.

Cannondale Quick Series Model

Frame Size

Cannondale Quick 1 models through three feature the New Quick SL Disc, Optimized 6061 Alloy with a new Quick Si Disc fork.

Cannondale Quick frames for models 5 and 8 are built with New Quick, Butted 6061 Alloy. New Quick, SmartForm C3 Alloy composes the frame of the Quick 7. All frame head tubes measure out to 1-1/8 inches.

Cannondale Quick Carbon
cannondale quick cx-1


The Quick Disc models feature the Tektro M-285 Hydraulic disc brakes. The other models in the Quick series feature Cannondale V-Brakes cartridge pads. The cartridge pads offer resistance to bending or flexing, offering better stopping power.


The Quick Bike series offers two types of shifters, both made by the Shimano brand. The basic models include Shimano ST-EF65, and Shimano E-Z Fire Plus gear shifters. The convenience of the E-Z Fire Shifter comes from the simplified gear shift system. You can manipulate the gear easily with a single finger.

The shift offers up to 27-speed options, increasing your adaptability to different environments.

The Cannondale Quick Disc models come equipped with a Shimano Sora gear shifter. The lever system works as well as higher-end competitors but is offered at a lower cost. The Quick Disc models provide up to nine bike speeds. While it provides fewer options than other bikes, it's still more than enough for most riders.


The Quick bikes feature Maddux DC3.0 Disc rims with double walls and 32-hole. They also feature Cannondale C4 with a double-wall, 32 holes on the Quick 4 through 7. The Maddux wheelset

Cannondale Quick Speed


The Quick Series use three brands of Tires. The Quick 5 Disc and the Quick 6 feature Schwalbe Spicer tires. They measure up to 700x35c.

The puncture protection makes for reflective sidewalls. The Quick 1 Disc through Quick 4 offers Schwalbe Spicer with a wheel size or 700x30c. The wheel tread makes for a swift and comfortable ride through the city.

The sidewalls along with the other reflective elements increase the safety of riding.

Quick 7 and eight feature the Kenda K192, 700 x 35c, and Duro 7044, 700 x 35c wheels.

Price Range

Potential buyers can always check the Cannondale website.

The site tells the prices of any of the Quick bike models and the locations of nearby dealers. Although prices are subject to change from store to store, The Online price listings are as such:

  • Quick 1 Disc= $1350
  • Quick 3 Disc= $900
  • Quick 4= $790
  • Quick 5 Disc= $685
  • Quick 7= $525

Cannondale does not sell their bikes directly online but through third-party local dealers.

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What We Like

The bike offers a bit of versatility that we like. The Quick bike can operate off the road, and handle the city streets as well. It's a solid tool for exercise. 

The reflective accents and reflective sidewalls on Quick models 1 through 6 ensure safety while biking on the road. The bike offers a lightweight frame along with a tight suspension.


  • Lightweight frame and integrated kickstand
  • Reflective elements increase safety
  • Build and suspension ensure security and control with sacrificing speed or comfort.

What We Don’t Like

As far as bikes go, There aren't that many negatives about owning any models from this line. Some of the models only offer nine speeds, which is nowhere near as many as other competitors. 

The manufacturers placed versatility and stability over outright speed.


  • Not for people who want a faster bike
  • Limited options on the gear shift

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With the small battery size, it still offers a silent performance even on the most ambitious rides. The Bike has three separate levels of assistance and can offer a top speed of 20mph.

The Bike Runs and rolls fast on 700c wheels and narrower tires. What we didn't like about this bike is the top tube-mounted display/controls.

Buyer’s Advice

For people seeking a well-rounded bike that is durable, any bike under the Cannondale Quick name is worth looking at. The Quick 7 and Quick 8 models are incredibly affordable, and look great.

The Cannondale Quick is just flat out pretty. Plenty of sites noted getting compliments because of how cool the bike looks. Most of the bikes come regular black or dark colors. The Quick 4, 6, and the Quick 7 come in grey, bright green and orange as well. Of course performance matters more, but it is always good to have options.

The bikes offer users durability and speed. The lightweight aluminum frame guarantee speed and quick momentum. The carbon blade fork suspension, and 11 speed rear derailleur ensure quick handling. This allows you dart in and out of traffic on your commute through the city.

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How much does a Cannondale Quick CX 4 weight?

The approximate weight of the cannondale quick cx 4 is 29.8lbs.

Does Cannondale make a hybrid bike?

The Cannondale is a real hybrid, combining the company's road and mountain bike expertise to create a stylish and enjoyable bike to ride.

Is the Cannondale Quick a good bike?

The Cannondale Quick is a lightweight, comfortable, and quick-rolling urban road bike that's great for anything from exercise to commuting to fun rides around town. The quick is also a good option for getting out of town for individuals who like a more upright cycling stance with a flat handlebar.


The Cannondale Quick offers riders an excellent buying choice for an affordable bike for high-speed commuting. It is a versatile tool that can comfortably handle smooth city streets and some hilly areas.

Plain and simple, this bike is made mainly for urban transportation. The bike handles well and offers nimble responses, especially while navigating traffic. The Cannondale Quick bike series would be an excellent choice for any casual rider who needs to upgrade their commute.