2014 Cadent i8
2014 Cadent i8

2014 Cadent i8

The Cadent i8 defines simplicity. This low-maintenance, everyday sport bike is perfect for commuting, event rides and causal cruises. Silent, instant and precise 8-speed internal shifting means no cross-chaining, missed shifts or dropped chains. For 2014, the Cadent frame has received updated geometry resulting in better fit and feel. A slacker seat tube shifts the rider’s center of gravity further back, removing weight off the handlebar reducing strain on the wrists, elbows, neck and lower back. A narrower seatpost drops weight and makes for a more compliant and smoother ride. Finally, new ergonomically shaped grips displace the forces over a larger area of your hand, making the Cadent i8 even more enjoyable than previous years.

Highlights
Custom alloy frame with internal gears for low maintenance
Shimano Nexus 8spd internal
Schwalbe Road Cruiser Tires w/ kevlar for additional flat protection
Tektro Alloy Mini V-Brake
Raleigh Comfort grips

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 74.0° 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 80.0mm 90.0mm 90.0mm 100.0mm
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 Alloy Road w/Alloy Steerer
Headset FSA 1-1/8" Integrated
Cranks Alloy Single Speed 42t w/Alloy Guard
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur N/A
R. Derailleur N/A
Shifter Shimano SL-8S30 Nexus Revo Twist 8spd
Cogset Shimano 20t
Chain KMC Z51
Brakes Tektro Alloy Mini V-Brake
Brake Levers Promax Alloy Linear Pull
Front Hub Shimano Alivio QR 32h
Rear Hub Shimano Nexus Internal 8spd 32h
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 Black
Note Specifications Subject to Change
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