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    Few mods since 2013: Cannondale BadBoy 2 (2013). Hope E4 X2 disc brakes, Hope 2/4 Saw Floating Rotors, Hope Single Spider Crankset, Hope Single Downhill Chainring 40t, Hope MTB 30mm Bottom Bracket, Brooks Swift saddle, Thompson Elite Set Back seat post, Shimano XTR M986 Shadow+ 10 derailleur + shifter, Mavic Crosstrail MTB Wheelset 2014, Maxxis Xenith 1.5 Slick Tyres, Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser Bars 2014, ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBB1974 View Post
    Few mods since 2013: Cannondale BadBoy 2 (2013). Hope E4 X2 disc brakes, Hope 2/4 Saw Floating Rotors, Hope Single Spider Crankset, Hope Single Downhill Chainring 40t, Hope MTB 30mm Bottom Bracket, Brooks Swift saddle, Thompson Elite Set Back seat post, Shimano XTR M986 Shadow+ 10 derailleur + shifter, Mavic Crosstrail MTB Wheelset 2014, Maxxis Xenith 1.5 Slick Tyres, Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser Bars 2014, ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips.
    Looks great

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    Hi guys. Do you now the inner width of Cannondale C3 Bad Boy wheels? What is the maximum tire that I could fit?

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    700c KOJAK tire size question

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    hi everyone,

    I'm thinking about changing the stock KOJAK tires to the wider version. Wondering if anyone has run 700c x 32 or 35 on the stock wheelset

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    The wider you go, the slower you'll go - as a general rule. Why do you want to go wider? Nice forks BTW. Been looking to buy the stealth solo for my BB2(2013) but can only find the rounded type - not as good looking. Search continues...

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    Mine buckled like a fart in the wind - swap them out pronto they are a cheap and nasty. Invest your money in a mid range wheelset, top range Bottom bracket and cranks if pos and it will be tough as nails and smooth as the wind.

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    With bigger tires you can run lower psi and have a smoother ride which is quite important for a full rigid bicycle like my Bad Boy 3. Personally within the following weeks I will change the 28 Kojaks for the 35 version.

    After all speed is quite important but not the only thing that matters in a commuting bicycle.

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    I ran the 35mm Kojaks (foldables) on my Ridley crossbike...
    Itīs not really much more comfort as you run it at a high presure, too...
    The liteskin walls donīt allow lower presures...

    So itīs not much difference...
    If you want something more comfortable but fast enough you should try a semislick cyclocross tire maybe...

    I will try the continental cyclocross speed next. Itīs 622x35mm and you can run it with lower presure than the kojaks...

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    Thank you. I will check it.

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    Maybe interesting too:
    Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 622x32mm

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    I was also thinking about the Schwable Marathon Plus due to their puncture resistance but they are really heavy!

    Do you know what is the maximum tire that we can put on the stock wheels. I did some measurements and I think that it would be a 38c maximum.

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    Following my previous post I have decided to order the Schwable Marathon Plus 32c because at this point puncture protection is more important for me than weight and speed.

    Once I put them on and ride them I will come back with some initial thoughts.

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    Don't buy cyclocross tires if you don't plan to take your bike off road. The tread will slow you down considerably and grip on wet pavement will be reduced in comparison to a road tire. It's not what they are made for.
    When it comes to tires you can't have your cake and eat it too. It's always going to be a trade off between speed (in terms of rolling resistance), weight, puncture resistance and comfort as in many cases those properties are diametrically opposed.

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    Hi all. This is my first post
    I wanted to ask if any of you BB owners has ever gone from 700x28 tyres (disc brakes) down to 26 and if so what did you go for and was it an easy straight forward swap?
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBB1974 View Post
    Few mods since 2013: Cannondale BadBoy 2 (2013). Hope E4 X2 disc brakes, Hope 2/4 Saw Floating Rotors, Hope Single Spider Crankset, Hope Single Downhill Chainring 40t, Hope MTB 30mm Bottom Bracket, Brooks Swift saddle, Thompson Elite Set Back seat post, Shimano XTR M986 Shadow+ 10 derailleur + shifter, Mavic Crosstrail MTB Wheelset 2014, Maxxis Xenith 1.5 Slick Tyres, Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser Bars 2014, ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips.
    I love the wheelset and tyres! Are they 26"? Always been that size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1181427 View Post
    I love the wheelset and tyres! Are they 26"?
    I could only find 26" Maxxis Xenith 1.5 with a quick googling, but why do you want to convert? Can you not fit wider 700c tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    I could only find 26" Maxxis Xenith 1.5 with a quick googling, but why do you want to convert? Can you not fit wider 700c tires?
    As silly as it sounds I would like to go from 700c to 26 but don't know if it's doable...I think it is but would like someone confirming and possibly advising on what to go for

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    yeah it is doable. the frame is basically the same as the 26" mtb frame. Cannondale just put 700c wheels on it. you can run up to about a 2.3"is mtb tire if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    yeah it is doable. the frame is basically the same as the 26" mtb frame. Cannondale just put 700c wheels on it. you can run up to about a 2.3"is mtb tire if you want.
    Anyone try a 27.5 on a headshok or lefty Bad Boy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    yeah it is doable. the frame is basically the same as the 26" mtb frame. Cannondale just put 700c wheels on it. you can run up to about a 2.3"is mtb tire if you want.
    that's great to know, thanks!

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    So your limiting factor is the overall diameter. so if you can get a 27.5 rim and tire combo that is less in diameter than a 700c x 35ish tire then yes it will work. This is on a headshok. not so sure on the BB lefty but the regular lefty can run 29" tire with the appropriate spacers.

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    Anyone try a 27.5 on a headshok or lefty Bad Boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1181427 View Post
    As silly as it sounds I would like to go from 700c to 26 but don't know if it's doable.
    If you have disk brakes, it's easy, but WHY? 26 is slower and less efficient. The only good reason for smaller rims would be if you want fat tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    If you have disk brakes, it's easy, but WHY? 26 is slower and less efficient. The only good reason for smaller rims would be if you want fat tires.
    I do have disk brakes.. I would like to have 26" fat tyres like the Maxxis in the pics above. As for speed I don't really need to go fast so speed doesn't bother me.
    I've always preferred the look (stupid I know) of BBs on 26" tyres. Not a big fan of 28"/29" ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    If you have disk brakes, it's easy, but WHY? 26 is slower and less efficient. The only good reason for smaller rims would be if you want fat tires.
    Where do you come up with such bull?
    Running 27x2.1 and at about 2 bar of pressure and the speed I lost on commute does not exist. Even over 100km rides I do almost weekly no time loss and in fact a much better ride on more surfaces. Want skinny buy a road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (807) Recordings View Post
    Where do you come up with such bull? ...
    Cool story, bro. Wildly different from my own first hand experience, though. Running 70 psi 700x40 tires on my FSR added 4 mph to my cruising speed (on pavement). My road bike with 700x23 110psi tires cruises average of 6 mph faster than my F500 with slicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c1181427 View Post
    I do have disk brakes.. I would like to have 26" fat tyres like the Maxxis in the pics above. As for speed I don't really need to go fast so speed doesn't bother me.
    I've always preferred the look (stupid I know) of BBs on 26" tyres. Not a big fan of 28"/29" ones
    Check out the F series thread to see a bunch of 26" commuters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    Cool story, bro. Wildly different from my own first hand experience, though. Running 70 psi 700x40 tires on my FSR added 4 mph to my cruising speed (on pavement). My road bike with 700x23 110psi tires cruises average of 6 mph faster than my F500 with slicks.
    Road bike vs mtb? Completely different geometry and a road bike will always be more efficient in power because of this on pavement. Also many road bike racers are now going back to 25mm or 28mm with psi around 80 because it is faster with less rolling resistance.

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    It's a flat-bar road bike, so the geometry isn't completely different. They even have identical grips, seat and Ultegra 6650 cranks. And what about the FSR versus itself with different tires? Aero and tires are the two most important parts of speed, and fat tires push a lot of air. There is even a huge difference between slicks and micro-knobbies in the identical size and pressure.
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    Going back to my post regarding 26" tires. Here is what I would like to achieve.
    I'd like to go from this (my current setup with 700x28)
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    Please confirm it's doable

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    There is no reason why it won't be doable since you have disc brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    It's a flat-bar road bike, so the geometry isn't completely different. They even have identical grips, seat and Ultegra 6650 cranks. And what about the FSR versus itself with different tires? Aero and tires are the two most important parts of speed, and fat tires push a lot of air. There is even a huge difference between slicks and micro-knobbies in the identical size and pressure.
    I can crank out on a road bike 53x12 gearing on 28mm.
    Never could do that on the BB with even 23mm tires.
    BB Geo is closer to a MTB and was basically the older F frames (at least mine).

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    So I think why the OP wants 26" wheels is irrelevant. Which ones are faster is also irrelevant. At the end of the day one guy like skinnies and likes fatties.

    To another topic, I am looking at an slk crank and I am wondering if I can but chainrings for "road" use and then also get some for "off-road" use. I have 700c and 26" wheels for both but I don't want to try and clear the rock garden with a 50+ tooth chain ring. Do they even make a 36 tooth ring for the slk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1181427 View Post
    Going back to my post regarding 26" tires. Here is what I would like to achieve.
    I'd like to go from this (my current setup with 700x28)
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    Please confirm it's doable
    Yes this doable. If you going to switch often I would suggest you get the same hub for both sets so the disc brake caliper does not need to be adjusted each time you change. If you are just going to 26 and staying then it does not matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    Do they even make a 36 tooth ring for the slk?
    36t rings are available for the 110 mm five bolt cranks but won't fit the 130mm.
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    hi guys
    i was wondering if i can change the alfine hub on a 2015 bb1 and put a derailleur and a casette, what should i do if of course is feasible
    thanks

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    SS action M2000

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    Most people on here keep on about losing speed if not using the right tyres etc , and it makes me laugh. I know we don't want to waste energy, but if your really that concerned then there are plenty quicker road bikes around. Yeah I realise I've opened a can of worms.

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    Actually I agree with you.

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    Thought I would post a positive story about Cannondale warranty frame replacements. I discovered a crack in the lower back end of my bad boy 2 - 2013 - frame (near the bottom bracket) two weeks ago and took it to Evans Cycles (bought it from Evans Spitalfields but took it to Evans Wandsworth) the next morning. They sent the bike off to Cannondale the next day. (After daily calls) Two weeks later (today) I get a call from Evans saying a new replacement frame has a arrived and they'll swap all parts from my old frame over to the new frame today. Picked the bike up that evening. I know some people have had nightmare experiences from getting a replacement frame sometime waiting 6 or more months only to be told Cannondale wouldn't replace the frame ...but I am proof there is hope they can and will replace your broken frame.

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    I had the same great experience from Cannondale as well Small hole in Bad Boy head tube weld.

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    has anyone commuted on their BB in the snow? if so, what's your set up? Thanks.

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    For riding in snow, I prefer a wide tire 2.3 or 2.4 with large knobs and low air pressure. To get that width on this bike, you will probably need a 26" wheel set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmojoe View Post
    has anyone commuted on their BB in the snow? if so, what's your set up? Thanks.
    Schwable Ice Spiker Pros. I can ride up ice river banks with them, and I run them tubeless to drop the PSI ratings. Some pictures in the thread somewhere of the setup, but they are the 26 wheels.

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    My BB-0 with new rims
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    First thing I would recommend is a seat. Haha. J/k. Could not resist.

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    looking to do upgrades,would like and appreciate and recommendations.
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    Nice choice!! i would say get out and ride and see what you don't like. that way you will know what is working and what is not.

    if you are looking to shave weight, carbon bars and seat post are quick and easy. Also may want to go to a 1x or 2x depending on where and how you ride.

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    i don't like the way the gears switch and it also makes noise,depending on what gear its on.idealy,I tinhk,If its practical.Single front gear and few in the back.But i'm not sure how i would set that up,what would fit.Thanks for the input fellas

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