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Wide-ranging 24-speed gearing, upright position and tires with small, tightly spaced knobs encourage exploration and enhance confidence as you ride the Cannondale Althea 3 women's bike on any surface.

  • Features

    • Althea has been redesigned with a focus on a performance-oriented fit that's better suited to multi-surface riding and commuting
    • Low stand-over means easy mounting and dismounting, and smaller 650c wheels on the XS size means a perfect fit for every rider
    • SR Suntour 50mm travel front suspension (63mm travel on XS) absorbs washboard and bumps, while 1-1/2 to 1-1/8 in. tapered head tube keeps the steering precise and confident
    • Thanks to Cannondale aluminum expertise, Althea is lightweight but offers heavyweight performance, on-road or off
    • SAVE micro-suspension seatstays and chainstays work with a smaller 27.2mm seatpost, heads-up riding position and an ergonomic saddle and grips for comfort and control
    • Big 35c multi-surface tires are fast and grippy on dirt and pavement alike; rack and fender mounts let you customize for your type of riding (rack and fenders not included)
    • Specs and images are subject to change


    Free Adjustment Period:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Recreational Cycling

    Bike Frame Material



    SmartForm C2 alloy



    Bike Suspension

    Front Suspension


    S/M: SR Suntour NEX with lockout, 50mm, 1-1/8" steerer; XS: SR Suntour M3030 with lockout, 63mm, 1-1/8" steerer


    SR Suntour XCE 48/38/28

    Bottom Bracket

    Tange Cartridge


    Shimano M310 Rapidfire Plus, 3x8

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Altus 31.8 clamp

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Acera, 8-speed

    Rear Cogs

    Sunrace 11-32, 8-speed

    Number of Gears

    24 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    Tektro M285 hydro disc, 160/160mm

    Brake Levers

    Tektro M285 hydro disc


    Maddux DC 3.0, double wall with/eyelet, 32-hole

    Front Hub

    Alloy Disc, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h

    Rear Hub

    Alloy Disc, sealed, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h


    S/M: Kenda Happy Medium 700x35c; XS: Schwalbe G-One, 650x38c

    Handlebar Shape

    Flat Bar


    Cannondale C4, 6061 double-butted, 12mm rise, 660mm


    Cannondale C3, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm, 12 deg

    Seat Post

    Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 27.2x350mm


    Cannondale Women's CX Ergo


    Cannondale Reinforced Composite


    VP Si 1-1/2"- 1-1/8"


    KMC Z72, 8-speed


    29 lbs. 8 oz.

    Bike Weight

    Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.



  • Size Chart

    XS S M
    Height Range 4'10" - 5'2" 5'2" - 5'6" 5'6" - 5' 10"
    Reach 38.1 38.9 39.8
    Stack 56.4 58.4 59.9
    Effective Top Tube 55.3 56.7 58.1
    Seat Tube Center-Top 35.0 4.0 45.0
    Standover Height 67.9 71.9 75.7
    Head Tube Length 10.7 10.7 12.3
    Head Tube Angle (degrees) 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
    Bottom Bracket Height 29.6 29.3 29.3
    Wheelbase 105.7 107.8 109.3
    Chainstay 43.5 45.0 45.0
    Fork Offset 4.5 4.5 4.5

    Sizing Notes

    Measurements are stated in centimeters unless otherwise indicated.

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