Cannondale  Quick CX 3 Bike

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Whether you're commuting in the city or breezing through the country on a sunny day, the Cannondale Quick CX 3 bikes keeps you confident and in control for whatever obstacles lie ahead.


  • Lightweight, yet heavy-duty, SmartForm C3 alloy frame and long-travel suspension are well suited to handle multisurface riding and have the versatility to do it all
  • 63 mm travel front suspension with lockout helps absorb rough bumps along the way; redesigned tapered head tube keeps steering precise and streamlined
  • SAVE micro-suspension technology uses engineered flex in the frame reduce vibrations and increase the consistency of tire contact on uneven surfaces
  • Stay in control going up hills or down with 2 x 8-speed shifting and responsive hydraulic disc brakes
  • Large, Vittoria 700c x 40 mm multi-surface tires provide excellent on- and off-road grip, whether you're riding dirt or pavement
  • Natural upright riding position inspired by mountain biking keeps you comfortable and in control whenever you ride
  • StraightShot internal cable routing makes for clean lines and easy maintenance
  • Fender brackets and universal rack mounts let you customize the Quick CX for riding in foul weather or making trips to the store (fenders and racks not included)
  • An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyperaccurate speed, route and distance info, bike registration, service reminders and more via the free Cannondale app
  • Intellimount stem mount secures any SP-Connect compatible smartphone case to view the app's dashboard display stats
  • Bright 360° reflective elements help to make you more visible to motorists in low-light conditions
  • Specs and images are subject to change


This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
  • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
  • In-store bike assembly
  • Pickup in store or curbside
  • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
REI Co-op Members get more:
  • 20% off shop services
  • Free tubes with purchase of flat tire repair (Co-op Cycles brand tubes only; tube must be installed at time of purchase)
More about our free adjustments:
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

Item #184512
Best Use

Recreational Cycling


SmartForm C3 Alloy, tapered head tube



Bike Suspension

Front Suspension


Suntour NEX-E25, 63 mm, coil, lockout, custom crown

Fork Travel

63 millimeters


Shimano Tourney, 46/30T

Bottom Bracket

Cartridge square taper


Shimano ST-EF505, 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Tourney, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Acera, SGS

Rear Cogs

11-34T, 8-speed

Number of Gears

16 gear(s)

Brake Type

Hydraulic Disc Brake


Tektro HD-T275-HDR280, 160/160 mm

Brake Levers

Tektro HD-T275-HDR280 hydro disc


Cannondale Disc, double wall with eyelets, 32h

Front Hub

Shimano, alloy, sealed, quick-release

Rear Hub

Shimano, alloy, sealed, quick-release

Wheel Size



Vittoria Terreno Dry, 700c x 40 mm

Tire Width

40 millimeters

Handlebar Shape

Riser Bar


6061 alloy, 25 mm rise, 8 deg. sweep, 6 deg. rise, 700 mm


Cannondale 3 with Intellimount, alloy, 31.8 mm clamp

Seat Post

6061 alloy, 27.2 x 350 mm


Cannondale Fitness Ergo


Cannondale Platform


Semi Integrated, tapered


KMC X8, 8-speed


31 lbs. 8 oz.

Bike Weight

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



Size Chart

Height Range4'10" - 5'3"5'2" - 5'7"5'5" - 5'10"5'9" - 6'2"6'0" - 6'5"6'4'' - 6'9''
Effective Top Tube56.658.259.761.262.864.3
Seat Tube Center-Top35.
Standover Height67.772.576.480.284.087.6
Head Tube Length9.010.812.614.316.218.0
Head Tube Angle (degrees)
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)
Bottom Bracket Height29.329.329.329.329.329.3
Fork Offset5.

Sizing Notes

Measurements are stated in centimeters unless otherwise indicated.

How we measure bikes

  1. Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
  2. Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
  3. Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
  4. Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
  5. Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
  6. Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
  7. Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
  8. Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
  9. Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
  10. Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
  11. Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
  12. Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.

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