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Caad10 for a bigger lad

Old 07-16-14, 09:17 AM
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Caad10 for a bigger lad

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First time poster here! I am getting a bike upgrade and have got my heart set on a cannondale caad10. I was just wondering if any bigger guys have had any experience with one of these? Am a little worried I may be too big....
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Old 07-16-14, 09:20 AM
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First, welcome to the forum.

Secondly, I have no personal experience with it, however, you'll get better responses if you tell us what "bigger" really means. I'm 240 and would have absolutely zero reservations about riding one of those. VERY well regarded bike.
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Old 07-16-14, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the reply!
Sorry I forgot my weight! I'm currently at 225. I am gonna try and arrange a rest ride but am dreading the people in the shop telling me I may be too heavy!
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Old 07-16-14, 10:49 AM
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225 is fine for any modern bike. You should probably steer clear of super skimpy wheels but the frames will be fine.
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Thanks a lot!! Really appreciate the reassurance. Now to find somewhere to test ride!
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Old 07-16-14, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Milam111 View Post
I'm currently at 225. I am gonna try and arrange a rest ride but am dreading the people in the shop telling me I may be too heavy!
Not a problem at all. I'm currently tipping the scales at 270, put on some weight recently, and my CAAD10 holds me up just fine. I did upgrade the wheels though. Running DT Swiss RR585 32 spoke 3 cross laced to 105 hubs with Continental GP4000S,
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Originally Posted by Milam111 View Post
Thanks for the reply!
Sorry I forgot my weight! I'm currently at 225. I am gonna try and arrange a rest ride but am dreading the people in the shop telling me I may be too heavy!
CAAD 10 rider here, 218ish as high as 240. Never had a problem or felt insecure. They are great bikes, you will love it!
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Originally Posted by tom25 View Post
CAAD 10 rider here, 218ish as high as 240. Never had a problem or felt insecure. They are great bikes, you will love it!
Thanks for the reply mate. Made me feel much more confident. Going for a test ride on Monday and cannot wait. My specialized secteur just doesn't cut it anymore!
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I ride a CAAD10. I was over 300lbs when I got it. I'm about 260lbs now. Never had any issues with the bike, but I did build better wheels after breaking a few spokes.
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I had a CAAD9 for 5 years all over 300 lbs. I did get some different wheels though. I had some Velocity Fusion laced up to to some Ultegra hubs 36 spoke. Sweet bike.
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Old 07-18-14, 09:01 PM
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I am about your size and have had no problems with mine. Great bike.
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I just upgraded to a CAAD10 in April. It's my do-all bike. Just did a hilly century last weekend and then a few days of commuting during the week.

My CAAD10 was a warranty frame replacement. I put tons of both commuting and recreation miles on my CAAD9 during the four years I had her. Frame died of metal fatigue at the bottom bracket. Best I can figure out is there wasn't such a great match between the crankset and frame, which caused the failure. It wasn't my weight. C'Dale came through and replaced it.
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Old 07-19-14, 01:51 PM
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260lbs here, all stock and a great ride!
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