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Old 01-11-17, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bumnah View Post
Can't help showing off my collection:

Love that green!
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Old 01-11-17, 06:31 PM
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Love that green!

Thanks! I took it out for a ride today. I just love this bike.

Last one for a bit, I promise!

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Old 01-11-17, 06:37 PM
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-1 for non drive side photo...gonna have to coordinate with that pilot and do it over.
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Old 01-11-17, 07:10 PM
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Does that say carytown bicycle on it?
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Old 01-11-17, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bumnah View Post
Thanks! I took it out for a ride today. I just love this bike.

Last one for a bit, I promise!

Nice to see a fellow Northern Virginian. I'm thinking of calling in sick tomorrow so I can go for a ride. Its suppose to be nice.

I've picked up so many women at Gravelly Point while on a break there.
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Old 01-14-17, 08:27 AM
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Anybody tried to fit 28's on a newish model that's not a CAADX?
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Old 01-17-17, 11:27 PM
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Hi everybody

Just brought a used 2013 Caad10 105 last week and I'm loving it so far. Its my first serious road bike.

Anyways got a question for all the caad owners.

i was just cleaning my bike this evening and I noticed a scratch pattern on my right chainstay that looks kinda like oval/cylinder. It couldnt have been caused by a fall or leaning against something because its too perfect in shape. I was wondering whether Cannondale puts it on (for whatever reason that I cannot figure out) or somehow the previous owner caused it.





So I tried googling this and I came across a picture in a review of a 2014 caad10 and it kinda looks like something similar



If anyone can help me out that'll be great because this thing is driving me crazy
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Old 01-18-17, 02:17 AM
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It's helicopter tape to protect the paint from scratches from the chain.
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Old 01-18-17, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by evan326 View Post
It's helicopter tape to protect the paint from scratches from the chain.
AHHHH cool, so thats what it is. Thanks a lot
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Old 01-21-17, 04:47 PM
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Just joined the cult this week. CAAD12 SRAM Red. Weighed in at 16.1 on a 58cm frame. I'll get more pics up after a proper wash and first 40-50 mile ride

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Old 01-24-17, 08:05 AM
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Old 02-09-17, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by drock79 View Post
Just joined the cult this week. CAAD12 SRAM Red. Weighed in at 16.1 on a 58cm frame. I'll get more pics up after a proper wash and first 40-50 mile ride

Please tell me this is the most amazing thing you've ever ridden. My local shop has one in my size on closeout (2k down from 3.2k...), and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Cannondale's site doesn't have the Red version anymore, which makes me think that my be why.
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Old 02-09-17, 04:18 AM
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Even the sign is telling you that your bike is facing the wrong way for the picture.
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Old 02-09-17, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Broodax View Post
Please tell me this is the most amazing thing you've ever ridden. My local shop has one in my size on closeout (2k down from 3.2k...), and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Cannondale's site doesn't have the Red version anymore, which makes me think that my be why.
I've got good and bad news for you. At the moment I cannot honestly say this the most amazing bike I've ever ridden due to the lack of miles she has on her (which is the bad news). I live in Michigan and the current weather patterns are keeping me on my fendered winter bike. That said here's the beyond great news. In the short 5 miles I used to tune the derailleurs I can say this bike is a super bike. It weighs in 2 lbs lighter than my carbon Felt that is equipped with SRAM Rival 22. It accelerates unlike any other bike I've ridden (I currently own 7, soon to be 6 after I sell my carbon Felt). Steering is super responsive and cornering is amazingly stable. I cannot wait until spring arrives so I can put her through her proper paces. Also you'd be hard pressed to find a new SRAM Red groupset for under $1,500 a new Hallowgram crankset for under $800, new Kysriums for under $400, so if I were you and had the money I'd jump on that clearance deal at your lbs before someone else your size snatches it up. You will love the CAAD12 and have no regrets.
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Old 02-09-17, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by drock79 View Post
Also you'd be hard pressed to find a new Hallowgram crankset for under $800
For the sake of reference...NOS SISL crankset for $300 (which is a bit on the high side, I only paid $200 when I picked up mine a few months ago)
NEW** CANNONDALE SISL- HOLLOWGRAM CRANKSET ROAD 172.5 53/39 | eBay

Just gotta wait for the deals!
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Old 02-10-17, 04:05 PM
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Just wanted to add my 2013 CAAD10 105 I've owned since new. Just gave it a 10,000 mile re-fresh. My wife gave me a work stand for Christmas, so new cables and housing, cleaned up, lubed the noisy BB30, new cassette, Fulcrum Quattro wheels, new pedals, bar tape, and added a front Cygolite Dart flasher. I need warm weather so I'm outside riding it instead of spending money.


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Old 02-12-17, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Even the sign is telling you that your bike is facing the wrong way for the picture.
Duco, non ducor .
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Old 02-12-17, 09:39 AM
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What is the difference between CAAD 12 and CAAD 8. So far I see the fork is slightly thinner and it has internal cabling. Anything else?
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Old 02-12-17, 11:49 AM
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Frame material is the biggest, that equals to a decent weight difference.
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Old 02-19-17, 12:42 PM
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Just under 100 miles on this beautiful beast. Every time I take her out she surprises me with something new and wonderful. Best aluminum bike on the road hands down.

















And yes I do need to trim the steerer tube, but I'd like to get fit first, measure twice cut once
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Old 02-20-17, 10:03 PM
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Curous

Im considering a used CAAD 10. Would like to get folks feedback on why they prefer Cannondales. I've wanted one for years. Thanks.
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Old 02-20-17, 10:38 PM
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The unseasonably warm NJ weather allowed me to get out for a quick ride this weekend. Just 11 miles but after not riding at all last year it felt nice to be out there again.

I still have to get water bottle cages, can't decide on green or black and I want to get new tires. I've always had GP4000's but after a few flats 2 summers ago I'm thinking of trying something new, just not sure what yet.

After I sold my CAAD10 I knew when I came back I was sticking with Cannondale, just wasn't sure if it would be a CAAD12 or Super Six Evo but with the deal I got on this bike the decision was pretty easy! Stayin' with the cult!

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(Ignore the gatorade bottle, I just wanted to get out and ride so I took a bottle cage off my mountain bike and put it on there and just grabbed something from the fridge).
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Old 02-21-17, 01:23 AM
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Hi, I have height of 163 cm. And I like CAAD12, is it size 48 to big for me?
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Old 02-21-17, 10:31 AM
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at 5'4", a 48 is probably too small. Try a 52?
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Old 02-21-17, 07:37 PM
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well, i tried the 48 size, and it seems to big for me, because I just have inseam about 77 cm
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