I got one for Christmas!
Nah nah naah!
'High performance aluminium is back' say the folks at Canondale and after riding the CAAD10, I'd be inclined to agree. Canondale are experts at the aluminium road bike, producing favourites among those looking for a capable race machine without the price tag of a top-level carbon option. The CAAD 10 is the latest incarnation, available in various finishing kits. We put the Ultegra version through its paces.
2010 CAAD9 Cannondale 54cm Red Tiagra 9spd for sale £699
Last year this model was handbuilt in USA
Legendary ride quality
Cannondale Ultra Carbon fork
Shimano RS10 wheels, new bearings.
Triple 175mm, great for hill climbs
New Shimano hollowtec BB
Aztec road system brake pads
Selle Italia Flite leather saddle
Stem, Bars and seatpost cannondale alu
Pro black bar tape
Complete with black SKS Race Blades if desired
Shimano R540 pedals if desired
No comestic damage apart from a tiny nick (1-2mm) on the r/h side downtube
I'm a relatively newb to the road cycles scene and am looking to pick up my first road bike, with a view to riding a few sportives, few long solo rides without unduly bothering my fickle back.
I'd shortlisted the Specialized Secteur Comp (GBP 1350) but the colour scheme (along with a mild preference for triple over compact) on 2011 model has been keeping me from buying it.
Recently I came across the Cannondale Synapse (GBP 999) and from first viewing it seems to have similar specs to the Secteur Comp - both have alu frame, carbon forks & seat stays, 105 groupset.
Of course, there are differences in zertz inserts, wheels and brakes but I still can't find enough to justify a 35% premium for the Secteur. Wondering if anyone here has the inside info on the big gap in prices.
Looking at getting a 56cm CAAD9 so am now selling my 58cm Liquigas, spec as below, everything in fantastic condition as you can see.
Spec as below:
Cannondale SystemSix f&f, Si h/set
SRAM Rival groupset
Chris King bb
Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset
FSA K-Force seatpost (25mm layback)
FSA OS115 stem (110mm)
Deda Newton bars (42cm wide)
Lizard Skinz DSP tape
£1400 ono as spec'd