2014 Cadent 3
2014 Cadent 3

2014 Cadent 3

Featuring a Shimano Alivio Rapidfire Plus 9-speed drivetrain, the Cadent 3 is always up for a good fitness challenge. The Cadent 3 is ideal for the advancing rider who enjoys commuting, family riding, urban pedaling and daily fitness maintenance. New for 2014, the custom alloy frame features updated geometry for a better fit out of the box and the bike shed weight thanks to a carbon alloy fork.

Highlights
Updated frame geometry for a better fit out of the box
Carbon/Alloy fork for a lighter and smoother ride
Shimano Alivio 9sp drivetrain
Schwalbe Road Cruiser with Kevlar Guard 700x32c
Tektro Alloy Mini V-Brakes

Size Guide: Cadent Series

Geometry

Size 52cm 54cm 56cm 59cm
Seat Tube Length ** 480.0mm 510.0mm 540.0mm 570.0mm
Standover Height 775.0mm 795.0mm 835.0mm 855.0mm
Top Tube Length * 540.0mm 560.0mm 580.0mm 605.0mm
Head Tube Length 145.0mm 175.0mm 200.0mm 225.0mm
Head Angle 70.5° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
Seat Angle 74.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
Chain Stay Length 435.0mm 435.0mm 435.0mm 435.0mm
Fork Offset 48.0mm 48.0mm 48.0mm 48.0mm
BB Drop 72.0mm 72.0mm 72.0mm 72.0mm
Stem Length 90.0mm 90.0mm 105.0mm 105.0mm
Handlebar Width 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm

* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center

Technology: 2014 Cadent & Alysa series

Fast, Comfortable, and Versatile

Increased Comfort

Increased Comfort

All 2014 Cadent and Alysa frames received updated geometries for a better fit and feel. One of the highlights is the slackened seat angle. This shifts the rider’s center of gravity back and takes some weight off the handlebars. The result: reduced strain on wrists, elbows, neck and lower back. We know that all parts on a bike are interconnected, this is why we switched to a 27.2mm seatpost and a new ergonomic grip. The smaller diameter post is both lighter and more compliant, and our new ergonomically shaped grip is a perfect match for your hands. These three seemingly small details all add up to make your rides more comfortable and more enjoyable.

Internally Geared Hubs

Simplicity, low-maintenance and reliability are all things that represent Shimano’s internally geared hubs. Shifting is silent, instant, and precise. With these internally geared hubs, there is no cross chaining, no missed shifts and no dropped chains. Instant shifting comes natural to internally geared hubs; you can even change gears without moving the pedals. Low cost replacement parts, care free maintenance and less hassle are a great combination on a bike used every day for commuting. If you just want to be able to grab a bike and go without having to worry about tuning the gears before every ride, Cadent and Alysa won’t let you down.

"But I Won't Have Enough Gears!"

The biggest misconception is that internally geared hubs have nowhere near the same bandwidth as a traditionally geared 3x9 drivetrain.This is where our love for data comes to the rescue. We created gear inches graphs to compare internally geared hubs against traditional drive trains.The 11 gears of Alfine i11 covers 24 of the traditional 27 speeds. If the gears aren’t working for you it’s easy to customize the gear ratios to your specific needs. Whether its up, down or flat, Shimano’s internally geared hubs will work for you.

"But I Won't Have Enough Gears!"

Specs
Sizes 52cm  54cm  56cm  59cm 
Frame AL-6061 Hydroformed, Butted Tubing, RE2P Geometry
Fork Carbon Road w/Alloy Steer
Headset FSA 1-1/8" Intergrated
Cranks Shimano Alivio 26/36/48t w/Chainguard
Bottom Bracket Shimano Octalink ES25
F. Derailleur Shimano Alivio
R. Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Shifter Shimano Alivio Rapidfire Plus 9spd
Cogset Shimano 9spd (11-32t)
Chain KMC 9spd
Brakes Tektro Alloy Mini V-Brake
Brake Levers Shimano Alivio
Front Hub Shimano HB-RM70 Alloy QR 32h
Rear Hub Shimano FH-RM70 Alloy QR 32h Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Weinmann DA17 Double Wall
Tires Schwalbe Road Cruiser w/Kevlar Guard 700x32c
Handlebar Raleigh 200 Series FlatTop 600mm, 31.8
Grips Raleigh Comfort
Stem Raleigh 200 Series, 3D Forged, 31.8
Seatpost Raleigh 100 Series 27.2x300mm
Seat Raleigh Road Series
Colors Dark Red
Note Specifications Subject to Change
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