Unfortunately, this deal is no longer available
Cannondale Quick 7 2019 Aluminium Hybrid Bike In Acid Red £239.99 Using Code @ Rutland Cycling
917° Expired

Cannondale Quick 7 2019 Aluminium Hybrid Bike In Acid Red £239.99 Using Code @ Rutland Cycling

£239.99£34931%Rutland Cycling Deals
EDITOR 127
Posted 27th Dec 2019

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Best price ever now on this model? Certainly looks a bargain for what it is. You get this price by using code SAVE10 at checkout. Delivery states "DX 24 Hour Delivery" But due to the time of year you'll be looking at Tuesday the 31st at the earliest (at time of posting)

Key Specifications
  • Frame - Quick, SmartForm C3 Alloy
  • Fork - Quick, Steel
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Acera
  • Brakes - Cannondale V-Brake

3375706-RV4K9.jpg
Full Specification
  • Frame - Quick, SmartForm C3 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" headtube
  • Fork - Quick, Steel, 1-1/8" steerer, 55mm offset
  • Shock - N/A
  • Number of Gears - 24
  • Shifters - Shimano Easy Fire EF500, 3x8
  • Chainset - Shimano, 48/38/28
  • Chainrings - 48/38/28
  • Cassette - Shimano HG31, 11-32, 8-speed
  • Chain - KMC Z51, 8-speed
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Altus, 31.8 clamp
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Acera
  • Bottom Bracket - Tange Cartridge
  • Pedals - Cannondale Fitness
  • Rims - Cannondale C4, double wall, 32h
  • Front Hub - Alloy, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
  • Rear Hub - Alloy, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
  • Front Tyre - Kenda Kourier, 700 x 35c
  • Rear Tyre - Kenda Kourier, 700 x 35c
  • Front Brake - Cannondale V-Brake
  • Rear Brake - Cannondale V-Brake
  • Brake Levers - Shimano Easy Fire
  • Handlebars - Cannondale C4, 6061 double-butted, 25mm rise, 8° sweep, 6° rise, 640mm
  • Grips - Cannondale Ergo Fitness Dual Density, Lock-on
  • Headset - Semi-Integrated, cage retainer
  • Stem - Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 12°
  • Saddle - Cannondale Fitness Ergo Double Density
  • Seatpost - Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm
Community Updates
If you click through or buy, retailers may pay hotukdeals some money, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.

Groups

127 Comments
Cracking deal
As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work everyday doesnt mean you know how an engine works!)
Whats the difference between this and the hybrids halfords sell for this price like the subway or crossfire. Apart from different types of cack naming

Ta!
r200ti27/12/2019 15:55

As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work …As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work everyday doesnt mean you know how an engine works!)Whats the difference between this and the hybrids halfords sell for this price like the subway or crossfire. Apart from different types of cack naming :)Ta!


Hopefully be lighter. Halfords bikes are heavy in my experience.Guy at work has the crossfire after a few months it's looking poor and he only stays 10 mins away.
Edited by: "sandstone1" 27th Dec 2019
r200ti27/12/2019 15:55

As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work …As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work everyday doesnt mean you know how an engine works!)Whats the difference between this and the hybrids halfords sell for this price like the subway or crossfire. Apart from different types of cack naming :)Ta!


Probably no difference at this price level.
That said - I've had a Cannondale Quick Hybid for 6 years (bought it cheap in the Evan's winter sale ) and it's a great bike - fast, light, indestructible (almost), comfortable, it just goes and goes.
Good price, shame the Quick 5 disc on this site only has size small left as I would have bitten. Not sure on the old V brakes.....
M_L27/12/2019 17:39

Good price, shame the Quick 5 disc on this site only has size small left …Good price, shame the Quick 5 disc on this site only has size small left as I would have bitten. Not sure on the old V brakes.....




I was keeping an eye on that Quick 5 - they dropped it to £349.99 a few weeks ago. They only had large and small left but both got dropped to £349.99 overnight. By early morning the large had sold so unless you were an early riser you would have missed it. I was up that night and I spent a couple of hours angsting whether to buy the large or not. They had extra large in stock but that was something like, IIRC, £574.99. I am XL on the Quick as they come up small IMPO so I was keeping almost an hourly eye on it.

Then we had this drop to £299.99 and everything but the small was sold out. There didn't appear to be an opportunity for someone to buy the XL online. Perhaps someone bought it instore or maybe a member of staff.

Anyhow, there was a small window to buy and it was a week or so before Christmas.
r200ti27/12/2019 15:55

As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work …As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work everyday doesnt mean you know how an engine works!)Whats the difference between this and the hybrids halfords sell for this price like the subway or crossfire. Apart from different types of cack naming :)Ta!


As said above, chances are this will be lighter. Carrera seem to make hybrids by putting slicks on a mountain bike, or if they do use skinny tyres then they stick some pointless suspension forks on.

I'd also hazard a guess the Cannondale will have a sportier ride/position than the carreras.

Final point, and for what it's worth, buy one of these and you'll have a Cannondale and not a Carrera.
Shame there is a £40 delivery charge, for my address at least
Nice deal OP, just ordered one
r200ti27/12/2019 15:55

As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work …As a complete bike noob (ive ridden plenty, but in the way driving to work everyday doesnt mean you know how an engine works!)Whats the difference between this and the hybrids halfords sell for this price like the subway or crossfire. Apart from different types of cack naming :)Ta!


All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the armchair warriors on here. Anything from Halfords has the podgy couch potato experts growling with distain! ' the extra kg of weight might slow you my 0.001km/h on your next Strava sportif' they cry
Good excuse to cycle! For a 5ft 8 lad, which size would be most suitable?
kramer208828/12/2019 02:37

All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the …All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the armchair warriors on here. Anything from Halfords has the podgy couch potato experts growling with distain! ' the extra kg of weight might slow you my 0.001km/h on your next Strava sportif' they cry


Nope, just terrible experiences with halfords.
mailmikey28/12/2019 09:20

Good excuse to cycle! For a 5ft 8 lad, which size would be most suitable?


Probably the medium. Often they are for 5' 8" to 5' 11" range.
Thanks for the responses guys
sandstone127/12/2019 16:26

Hopefully be lighter. Halfords bikes are heavy in my experience.Guy at …Hopefully be lighter. Halfords bikes are heavy in my experience.Guy at work has the crossfire after a few months it's looking poor and he only stays 10 mins away.


I'd stick with halfords (unless you live near rutland) with a similar halfords crossfire you have the backup of hundreds of stores to sort out issues under warranty (should it be needed) and the bikes are designed in the UK by a dedicated experienced team. The rutland bike will likely just be delivered in a box and require assembly and adjustment.
grahamohara228/12/2019 09:35

I'd stick with halfords (unless you live near rutland) with a similar …I'd stick with halfords (unless you live near rutland) with a similar halfords crossfire you have the backup of hundreds of stores to sort out issues under warranty (should it be needed) and the bikes are designed in the UK by a dedicated experienced team. The rutland bike will likely just be delivered in a box and require assembly and adjustment.


It says it comes fully built on the webpage
Built and setup prior to shipping, you need to add pedals and align handlebars and tighten, all jobs a complete novice could do. No fiddly adjustments that require any kind of expertise whatsoever.
I ordered a Medium for my lad as we've been looking for a new bike, had a couple of Carreras before and they've been pretty decent to be fair but this has some superior shimano components (parts which we've had the odd issue with in the past from their entry level ones) so I figured this would be a better buy than the Subway One , which we have previously owned with the derailleur and bottom bracket both failing within 2 years of ownership, used as a commuter on gravel paths and roads so no heavy use at all and well maintained too !
Hoping to have a better experience with this , hopefully more like our trusty Scott P4 Sportster which must be getting on for 12 years old now, still looks like new and besides a couple of inner tubes, brake blocks and replacement tyres has never had an issue and rides perfectly.
For 181 cms .. (5.11 inch ) what's the best size? Is that got to be L?
Further being incomplete novice .. do we need puncture resistant tyres from your experience?
johnnystorm28/12/2019 09:32

Probably the medium. Often they are for 5' 8" to 5' 11" range.



Definitely Medium
My understanding was that this is not the Cannondale of old? They aren’t the bikes they used to be, so badge snobbery won’t do you any favours. Check one of the old cannondale threads and somebody explained it all.
Aren’t Carreras made by Giant? halfrauds don’t have the best rep, but this is definitely down to the staff. Find a good cycle department and they will look after you. Never had any issues with the one local to me, when I bought a boardman.
Shrinivas_Naik28/12/2019 11:03

For 181 cms .. (5.11 inch ) what's the best size? Is that got to be L? …For 181 cms .. (5.11 inch ) what's the best size? Is that got to be L? Further being incomplete novice .. do we need puncture resistant tyres from your experience?



Large = 5'10 -6'1"

See here -

bing.com/ima…,10
The only reason i see for choosing the Crossfire over this Cannondale, is that if you really have to have suspension fork..... and it will be cheap low end suspension.
I'd much rather have the rigid steel fork on this Cannondale. For £240 its a great deal.
TheSherriff7028/12/2019 11:14

My understanding was that this is not the Cannondale of old? They aren’t t …My understanding was that this is not the Cannondale of old? They aren’t the bikes they used to be, so badge snobbery won’t do you any favours. Check one of the old cannondale threads and somebody explained it all.Aren’t Carreras made by Giant? halfrauds don’t have the best rep, but this is definitely down to the staff. Find a good cycle department and they will look after you. Never had any issues with the one local to me, when I bought a boardman.



Read the detailed reviews for this particular model, whilst I cannot possibly comment on every model of bike by a manufacturer (and I have no interest in comparing to a 10 year old model as I am just looking at new bikes and comparing sided by side with whats available now at a given price point)

The reviews I read for this bike were very good indeed , the only real negative was the lack of disc brakes but then the review was based on a selling price of £450 so this would not have even been mentioned at a £240 price point !
Precise steering and handling , great frame build, extremely lightweight at around 12.2kg (iirc), damping across the frame , forks and seat posts for a more comfortable ride, very fast and smooth with grippy tyres offering very low rolling resistance. Mid-Level shimano parts (an upgrade on the Halfords Carrera Subway One which use the lower quality entry level Shimano)
I'd say our decision to purchase had nothing to do with brand snobbery and more to do with good research and experience with the Carrera bikes that we've previously owned, this having superior quality mid-level parts fitted and not the entry level parts fitted to the Subway One.
Edited by: "rooney10" 28th Dec 2019
Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have they conveniently left out the weight?
Biker.Jeff28/12/2019 11:24

The only reason i see for choosing the Crossfire over this Cannondale, is …The only reason i see for choosing the Crossfire over this Cannondale, is that if you really have to have suspension fork..... and it will be cheap low end suspension.I'd much rather have the rigid steel fork on this Cannondale. For £240 its a great deal.



Totally agree, more weight, more to go wrong, more maintenance and not to mention that it'll need more pedal power due to the unwanted travel in the suspension forks. Then to top all this off it proves to be completely unecessary for the majority of riders.
Edited by: "rooney10" 28th Dec 2019
saayinla28/12/2019 11:27

Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have …Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have they conveniently left out the weight?



12.2 kg iirc - its incredibly light compared to the Carerra Subway One we previously had !
Edited by: "rooney10" 28th Dec 2019
saayinla28/12/2019 11:27

Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have …Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have they conveniently left out the weight?


I read somewhere that it was around 12kg, which is what i would expect.
TheSherriff7028/12/2019 11:14

My understanding was that this is not the Cannondale of old? They aren’t t …My understanding was that this is not the Cannondale of old? They aren’t the bikes they used to be, so badge snobbery won’t do you any favours. Check one of the old cannondale threads and somebody explained it all.Aren’t Carreras made by Giant? halfrauds don’t have the best rep, but this is definitely down to the staff. Find a good cycle department and they will look after you. Never had any issues with the one local to me, when I bought a boardman.


In so much as not all Cannondales are expensive ones any more. For a given price point they are as good as anything else. I'd certainly rather have a reduced £250 Cannondale that had an RRP of £450 than a £250 Carrera.

Yeah, it's true that most bikes are made in just a few factories, Halfords have been made by Merida in the past.
rooney1028/12/2019 11:15

Large = 5'10 -6'1"See here - …Large = 5'10 -6'1"See here - https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=A48C835BBE88CB0BA2F985A021FA54698A5FFAA2&thid=OIP.r7h_OXnqYB1UdQgSTUU-hgHaIr&mediaurl=https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/newCMS/userfiles/Cannondale%20MTB%20Hybrid%20guide.jpg&exph=1114&expw=950&q=cannondale+sizing+guide+hybrid&selectedindex=4&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,3,4,6,8,10


Cheers Rooney.. only yet a bit confused on some comment here suggesting that medium caters to 5'11 as well but I guess the sizing chart clears it up .. hopefully they are true to their sizes? Sorry first bike so was only making sure ..
saayinla28/12/2019 11:27

Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have …Why doesnt this list the bike weight? with all the extra info why have they conveniently left out the weight?


Very few bike firms do. You'll have different weights for every size. Some firms will quote for an XXS and not include pedals so others will look "heavy" and so on.
rooney1028/12/2019 11:30

Totally agree, more weight, more to go wrong, more maintenance and not to …Totally agree, more weight, more to go wrong, more maintenance and not to mention that it'll need more pedal power due to the unwanted travel in the suspension forks. Then to top all this off it proves to be completely unecessary for the majority of riders.


I agree.... and this is from someone that has a Crossfire. I only use it as a hack/pub bike, but i would much rather it didn't have the suss fork.
My other 3 bikes are all rigid forks and they all ride much better for it.
Only proper MTB's need suspension IMO.
Shrinivas_Naik28/12/2019 11:34

Cheers Rooney.. only yet a bit confused on some comment here suggesting …Cheers Rooney.. only yet a bit confused on some comment here suggesting that medium caters to 5'11 as well but I guess the sizing chart clears it up .. hopefully they are true to their sizes? Sorry first bike so was only making sure ..


One of the reviews I read from a customer purchase was that the bike was true to size so I wouldn't worry about that. Besides at 5'11" your an inch into the Large sizing and not at the borderline height which would probably just mean that both bikes would suit in any case - this would then be down to personal preference on riding position.

Also , what some people overlook is that the sizing chart is different on a mountain bike to that of a hybrid bike. The chart (provided by Cannondale themselves) provides accurate sizing based on the specific type of bike you are purchasing.
Edited by: "rooney10" 28th Dec 2019
M_L27/12/2019 17:39

Good price, shame the Quick 5 disc on this site only has size small left …Good price, shame the Quick 5 disc on this site only has size small left as I would have bitten. Not sure on the old V brakes.....



The V-Brakes performed as good as the mechanical brakes in the reviews, not worth the extra in my opinion. The review was based on the original price tag (£450) by the way so this would essentially become somewhat irrelevant when purchasing the bike at £240

Heres a quote from a recent expert review back in July ...

'Cannondale’s stock V-brakes handle the stopping on the Quick 7 (2019). During the test ride these brakes performed well with good performance on dry roads. The lengthy arms and brake pads helped get a balanced braking performance and were no less than a Mechanical Disc brake. That being said, I felt it would have been ideal if Cannondale did feature Mechanical Disc brakes rather than stock V-brakes for the Quick 7’s price tag.'
Edited by: "rooney10" 28th Dec 2019
rooney1028/12/2019 11:43

One of the reviews I read from a customer purchase was that the bike was …One of the reviews I read from a customer purchase was that the bike was true to size so I wouldn't worry about that. Besides at 5'11" your an inch into the Large sizing and not at the borderline height which would probably just mean that both bikes would suit in any case - this would then be down to personal preference on riding position. Also , what some people overlook is that the sizing chart is different on a mountain bike to that of a hybrid bike. The chart (provided by Cannondale themselves) provides accurate sizing based on the specific type of bike you are purchasing.


Cheers Rooney for a quick and helpful reply, much appreciated..
kramer208828/12/2019 02:37

All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the …All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the armchair warriors on here. Anything from Halfords has the podgy couch potato experts growling with distain! ' the extra kg of weight might slow you my 0.001km/h on your next Strava sportif' they cry



Try carrying it through the house and down to the bottom of my garden and then back again twice a day in both directions , the added weight of not 1kg but 1.8kg (thats 14kg compared to 12.2kg) might not seem much but believe me it makes a huge difference. Uphill Riding also makes a noticeable difference (although more to do with better aerodynamics on lighter bikes), much more so than on flat ground in which the difference would be considerably less.
Plenty of people like yourself quick to brand people 'armchair warriors' but what exactly are you doing in your post if it is not exactly that ? Lol
Edited by: "rooney10" 28th Dec 2019
kramer208828/12/2019 02:37

All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the …All to do with mamil badge snobbery. Cannondale get the thumbs up from the armchair warriors on here. Anything from Halfords has the podgy couch potato experts growling with distain! ' the extra kg of weight might slow you my 0.001km/h on your next Strava sportif' they cry


It's not really that, Cannondale frames are commonly double or triple butted and they spend more time and money on frame design. There's nothing special about Carrera frames, and it's saddle warriors who will be recommending Canmondale over Carrera, I know because I've built hundreds of Carerras and currently own a Canmondale Synapse 6 which is a splendid sportive geometry for 100Km rides.
mailmikey28/12/2019 09:20

Good excuse to cycle! For a 5ft 8 lad, which size would be most suitable?


Medium most likely
Rhythmeister28/12/2019 12:09

It's not really that, Cannondale frames are commonly double or triple …It's not really that, Cannondale frames are commonly double or triple butted and they spend more time and money on frame design. There's nothing special about Carrera frames, and it's saddle warriors who will be recommending Canmondale over Carrera, I know because I've built hundreds of Carerras and currently own a Canmondale Synapse 6 which is a splendid sportive geometry for 100Km rides.


Quite true , this is taken from an expert review back in July ...
'The Cannondale Quick 7 features a lightweight SmartForm Alloy frame. Cannondale are one of the industry leaders in Aluminium frame design and the Quick frame features S.A.V.E (Synapse Active Vibration Elimination) vibration damping for a smooth ride over rough roads. The S.A.V.E micro-suspension technology is featured in specific areas on the frame, fork and seat post that are engineered to flex to absorb shock and vibration. The frame geometry is comfortable with a slanting top tube, which gives more standover clearance. The rigid alloy fork looks bladed but are strong enough to handle rough patches.'
johnnystorm28/12/2019 11:34

In so much as not all Cannondales are expensive ones any more. For a given …In so much as not all Cannondales are expensive ones any more. For a given price point they are as good as anything else. I'd certainly rather have a reduced £250 Cannondale that had an RRP of £450 than a £250 Carrera. Yeah, it's true that most bikes are made in just a few factories, Halfords have been made by Merida in the past.


Halfords nowadays are using Insera Sena in Indonesia and Cambodian factories possibly fuji-ta for many of their adult bikes Carrera, Voodoo and Boardman. Dorel (Cannondale) use fuji-ta a lot and that includes factories in mainland China, Vietnam and Cambodia but it can change all the time with Dorel as they frequently change factories whoever is cheapest. As Dorel are one of the huge suppliers to walmart with many of their brands they have to be incredibly price sensitive so are always using the cheapest factories for most of their brands, Cannondale is treated a bit better as their premium brand but hambini the bike engineer on youtube has criticised Cannondale for using quite low end frames on high end bikes.

However saying that given an identical bike one with the Carrera branding and one with Cannondale I'd rather have the Cannondale not only will it increase its resale value but Carrera are the most stolen bikes as so many are sold in the UK, Halfords have about 40% of the UK bike market by volume so there are so many Carrera bikes on the road with identical looks which helps stolen bikes blend in.

Ultimately there are very few bike brands that makes their own bikes, they are mostly all importers nowadays and so for me brand isn't as important as spec. If you want to buy a bike at a reasonable price that you know is made in a high quality factory with excellent engineering standards Giant would be the brand to go for. However their bottom end models often have poor components compared to Halfords bikes of the same price. Its all about which compromises you are prepared to make at the bottom end of bike prices.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text