Fresh off Cannondale’s assembly lines comes the 2010 Bad Boy line of crossover bikes. Originally formulated a decade ago for professional cross-country cyclists, this is a hybrid that resonates masculinity with its speed and power. If you’re an urban commuter with the occasional itch to go off-roading, Cannondale Bad Boys ($700) were made with you in mind. The mountain bike-esque solid aluminum frame is light enough for urban agility yet tough enough for nature’s obstacles especially with the included 700c tires that easily swap for 26-inch mountain bike wheels. Cannondale’s unique approach of system integration means that everything from the design of the frame to suspension fork and integrated disc mounts work as 1 unit rather than separate parts; in other words, this bike was built on research and racing experience. Better yet, the all-black matte finish gives the Bad Boys the sharp look of a stealth fighter (or non-motorizedRough Crafts Iron Guerrilla). 8 versions exist within the Bad Boy line varying in components and price to fit nearly every biker scenario.
Buy Now: $700
By Rikin Shah