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    2018 Cannondale Fat Cadd 1

    Purchased a 2018 Cannondale Fat Cadd 1. Wow, what a great bike! Been riding it for three days now and starting to really gel into it. I am still not sure if I should have went with the med or large. At 5"10 I went with the medium and plan on changing out the 50mm stem to an 80mm. The stand over height on the large would certainly stuff me good since the medium is right there! Any other riders at 5' 10ish? What frame did you go with?

    The two items I plan to upgrade pretty soon is the seat and bars. The seat simply due to the stock one is too slippery and the bars I want to lighten up. Any suggestions?
    Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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    Lightly rough up the surface of the saddle with some sandpaper.

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    Thats not such a bad idea. The saddle itself is not too bad but wow, it's slick.

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    I use Deity tmo enduro carbon bars or raceface sixC carbon bars on all my bikes. Like both of them good bends and good colors.

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    Part of your fork is missing!



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    Quote Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
    Part of your fork is missing!


    It's not a called a fork but a strut.
    please correct me if I'm wrong as english is not my main language


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    VERY nice looking bike...striking in yellow! Good luck with it!

    PS...remove the "dork" disk!

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    Just got a new 2017 on big sale. Really like this bike...but need to ride it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Just got a new 2017 on big sale. Really like this bike...
    Just worked out a deal on a leftover 2017 too 👍

    I pick it up when Iím back home for the Holidays - stoked!
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    I would have gone large, it's easy make a larger frame slightly smaller with the short stems they have these days, plus more room for stuff, etc. I'm roughly the same size and it seems we were "trained" to go smaller back in the day, but bikes had goofy-geometry back then with crazy-long headtubes and super-high standover with the large frames, which has totally changed now. Plus short stem + wide bars around 780-800mm gives you a lot of leverage to make up for the inherently slow-accelerating fat tires (out of the saddle).
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Just worked out a deal on a leftover 2017 too

    I pick it up when Iím back home for the Holidays - stoked!
    My price was crazy cheap. Couldn't believe it.

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    2018 Fat Caad 1 Update

    The Caad 1 just gets better and better the more I ride it. No upgrades yet but the bars will be the first to be changed. Stock bars have a 6 degree rise, I think a bit more rise will make a huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Flashback View Post
    Purchased a 2018 Cannondale Fat Cadd 1. Wow, what a great bike! Been riding it for three days now and starting to really gel into it. I am still not sure if I should have went with the med or large. At 5"10 I went with the medium and plan on changing out the 50mm stem to an 80mm. The stand over height on the large would certainly stuff me good since the medium is right there! Any other riders at 5' 10ish? What frame did you go with?

    The two items I plan to upgrade pretty soon is the seat and bars. The seat simply due to the stock one is too slippery and the bars I want to lighten up. Any suggestions?
    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    I just got a killer deal on a leftover 2017 model and love the bike so far too. If you get a longer stem, let me know if you'd be interested in selling the stock one. My medium came with an 80mm one and I'd like to give a shorter stem a try before going to a bar with more sweep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    VERY nice looking bike...striking in yellow! Good luck with it!

    PS...remove the "dork" disk!
    DO NOT REMOVE THE DORK DISC👎👎👎👎👎 I repeat do not remove the disc.... I have had all my driveside outside spokes trashed when a good sized rock kicked up and got jammed between the spokes and cassette TWICE 😠😠😠😠 without the disc. Now I have the disc on all my bikes.
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    It will break on its own. When it dies, cut it off

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    2017 Cannondale fat caad 1 fat bike

    I just bought a leftover 2017 fat caad 1 and love this thing.I got a really great deal on it after selling my scott big jon fat bike. by the way 1flashback Im 5' 10" and I got the medium it fits me perfect. I tried a large and didnt like the way it fit me. I would like to get a slightly shorter stem in the future.I just put on a deity skyline aluminum 1 inch riser bar and after I cut it its about 270 grams. fabric saddles are all the rage right now but I prefer a prologo or wtb and will be searching ebay for one.
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    Update to the 2018 Fat CAAD Med / Large frame. Changed out the 50mm stem to an 80mm and it made a noticeable difference. Also, installed a set of Renthal Carbon Fat Bars. So glad I went with the medium frame. Now the bike is a perfect fit. Now, should I go tubeless...humm

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    Always go tubeless.

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    these crazy cheap deals. do you guys mind to tell me how much? im in the market for one. if you dont wanna share it here could you PM me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    these crazy cheap deals. do you guys mind to tell me how much? im in the market for one. if you dont wanna share it here could you PM me?
    My local REI had them on sale for $2448, plus another 20% in-store discount, so it was only $1958 out the door.

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    OMG, thats crazy. how to get the 20% off?
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    I paid 2400.some stores have gone as low as 2239 (probikes pittsburgh pa) but 2017 stock is very low or sold out some sizes all over the country now.
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    Everybody who has a Fat Caad make sure cover the internal dropper hole on back of the seat tube just above the BB or you will ruin your bb spindle and bb bearings as mud and everything bad will shoot down directly off the tire. My suggestion if you use a dropper is get the external dropper routing.

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    for you guys with med or large frames. could you measure the exact length in between the 2 crowns. im buying a fat caad to install lefty on my lynskey fatskey. i need to know if i need med or large to clear the headtube . thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    for you guys with med or large frames. could you measure the exact length in between the 2 crowns. im buying a fat caad to install lefty on my lynskey fatskey. i need to know if i need med or large to clear the headtube . thanks
    Here you go:
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    If you canít read the above:

    SM - 97mm
    MD - 110
    LG - 122
    XL - 134
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    the frame Head Tube Length
    9.7 11 12.2 13.4 in cm
    https://www.rei.com/product/892240/c...ad-1-bike-2017

    thats exactly what it says for the olaf fork. reason i ask is this does not give room for headset/crown race stack. my lynskey headtube is measured at 11cm. should call for a med olaf/Fat caad. but with headset and crown race my stack becomes 12.3cm.

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