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Cannondale Contro-E Rigid

Cannondale Contro-E Rigid

2016

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2016 Cannondale Contro-E Rigid

Stealthy, refined, and utterly practical, Cannondale's Contro-E Rigid redefines how you move about the urban scene. The light aluminum frame utilizes Cannondale's System Integrated design principles for a completely unified ride, with a signature Lefty Rigid fork, fenders, and custom kickstand. 250 watts of power from the pedal assist Bosch motor system will have you burning pavement, but not your legs, and the 400 watt lithium-ion battery pack keeps the juice flowing for miles. Light, sturdy 24-inch aluminum wheels are paired with tough, fast Schwalbe tires for urban cycling reliability. Shimano's 8-speed Alfine hub's smooth, silent gear shifts and awesome gear range make it the gold standard in internal gear hub shifting, as well as the perfect choice for urban adventures and every day commutes. Shimano's powerful hydraulic brakes provide confidence-inspiring, all-weather performance right under your fingertips. Plus, Cannondale's selection of high-quality aluminum components to complete this exceptional electric ride.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Cannondale CONTRO-e Rigid
    Fork Cannondale Lefty Rigid
    Motor Specs 250W
    Drive System Bosch Performance Cruise
    Battery Type/Weight BOSCH PowerPack 400Wh
    Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
    Handlebars Cannondale E-Series
    Bicycle Drivetrain Shimano Alfine, 8-speed Internal
    Wheels SunRingle Singletrack
    Tires Schwalbe Crazy Bob, 24 x 2.35
    Brakes Shimano Deore T615
    Pedals Wellgo CO98
    Accessories & Extras Trelock FS200 Folding Lock

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    • Comfortable 
    • Dream handling 
    • Exceptional assist power 
    • Well built / quality 

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    5.0

    70 yrs old and this wonderful system has me back on the road

    By Dog watch

    from Farmington, mi

    About Me Intermediate

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        Incredibly natural to operate, dial in level of assistance to add to your pedaling, I can make it up any hill and maintaining 10 mph or more. It's heavier at 50 lbs, but the gearing and Bosch e drive fully compensate. Love it, and it's allowed me to get out on the bike and keep up with the kids for 15 miles or more.

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        5.0

        More than I expected,,,,

        By Miky

        from Sarasota, FL

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Strong
        • Dream Handling
        • Exceptional Assist Power

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          Best Uses

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            Having ridden for the first 55 years of my life then finding myself battling with cancer caused me at 66 years old to look for an assist. The first question was Pedallic vs Throttle,,, The second was brand,,, The third was Beach vs Road,,, and then after researching, sitting on, riding, After trying about 25 different brands I chose a 2016 Cannondale Contro-E Rigid (with my second choice being a Specialized Turbo-X). Both were priced almost the same so that did not come into play. Pedallic vs Throttle was a no-brainer,,,, if I want to twist a throttle I would buy a Vespa. I put MY Saddle on both of them, rode them both on several occasions each for about 25 miles, and chose the Cannondale for two basic reasons: if not for which I could live with either one. First I prefer the Bosch mid motor rather than the rear hub motor on the Turbo-X. It makes more sense, Bosch is Best, and the bike was built around it; rather than the motor being slapped in the front or rear hub. Second the Contro-E just feels more controllable for the Urban riding. Other than adding some extra lighting (the neighbors are old and cannot see), replacing the stock seat with my comfy 'butt' worn-in gel which I had custom made years ago and adding a "BodyFloat" Isolation Seatpost (a God-Send in itself for ease of lower back and other pain sufferers). After my first 2,100 miles (average ride is 30 miles) since I purchased it I have no qualms suggesting the bike for any urban traveler. The most important thing to remember is decide what you require/want in and from a bike, put your seat on them and try them out. Get the one that fits you and your body. Any good bike store will fit the bike properly to your body. Enjoy the ride,,,,,

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