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  • With its low stand-over height, mountain-bike-inspired frame, knobby 700c tires and 50mm suspension fork, the Althea 3 was born to share your adventurous spirit
  • Hybrid design blends the speed of a road bike with the sturdy, heads-up ride of a mountain bike; low stand-over height makes mounts and dismounts easy
  • Shimano shifters and derailleurs let you move smoothly through the 24 gears
  • Specs are subject to change


All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.

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Best Use Recreational Cycling
Frame 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork SR Suntour NEX, 50mm travel
Fork Travel 50 millimeters
Crankset Shimano M171, 48/38/29
Bottom Bracket Tange cartridge
Shifters Shimano M310 Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs Sunrace CSM558, 11-, 8-speed
Number of Gears 24 gear(s)
Brake Type Rim Brake
Brakes Cannondale C4 V-Brake
Brake Levers Cannondale C4
Rims Alex DC 5.0
Front Hub Cannondale C4, 32h
Rear Hub Cannondale C4, 32h
Wheel Size 700c
Tires Kenda Happy Medium, 700 x 35
Tire Width 35 millimeters
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Cannondale C4
Stem Cannondale C4
Seat Post Cannondale C4
Saddle Cannondale Women's CX Ergo
Pedals Cannondale composite platform
Headset Tange Si
Chain KMC Z51, 8-speed
Weight 28 lbs. 14 oz.
Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Gender Women's
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can this bike take fenders & pannier rack?

Asked by: bungalow
The Althea 3 can take a rear mounted bike rack. Fenders can also be mounted, however, you would need a front fender that will work with the front suspension.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-17

What is the weight of a women's medium Cannondale Althea , on sale May 19-29, . The specs do not answer the question - just says "Based on medium size, as sold, or on 2 medium sizes". thank you

Asked by: noscreenname
The weight listed in the specs as 28 lbs. 14 oz. and is the weight of the medium.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17

Can I put a child seat on this model? (the specific model is the Yepp - GMG Maxi Bicycle child seat) 

Asked by: Minani
We do not have that information available. We encourage you to contact Thule directly with your question on the Yepp child seat.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-24

I am around 5'7" which bike size would you suggest, medium or tall?

Asked by: kmor
The key to find the correctly sized bike is by measuring your inseam – not pant inseam – while wearing your cycling shoes, and comparing it to the standover height of the bike. We attach sizing charts to every bike we sell on to help you determine the correct size and fit. For more information on sizing a bike and measuring your inseam, please click the following link:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-06
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