Got a new commuter bike... Cannondale CAADX
No real pictures, just cell phone pictures. Sorry.
I snagged up the last of the 2012 frames. They aren't doing this color for 2014 on any of the CAADX's. This is the 105 build and it's pretty fantastic. Bone stock it's a wonderful bike. I also wanted this one because I'm just not into the disc brake thing. For lots of folks, you'll like the 2014 build much better. They all go to disc for 2014 except for the base model 9-speed Sora.
I've had it for a couple of weeks and the only changes are the seatpost and adding full fenders. This is my first bike with full fenders and they are amazing. I had those quick mount half fenders on my other bike, and those only worked up to a certain point. I wanted to go with an old school touring/rando look, so I got hammered aluminum style. SOme of my bike buddies say they clash too much (different silvers) and some really dig it.
The tires are file tread with knobs on the side, 700x35's for actual CX/offroad type stuff. I will most likely get some fat road tires on there, and am open to suggestions. I plan on occasionally doing some light single track with it, so I want to save the stock tires for that.
The only real weak point is the wheels. Super heavy, very cheap. People also complain about the stock canti's. The key is 1) setting them up properly and 2) filing down the cheap stock pads to remove the outer plastic-like shell that won't stop anything. I've got it to where the from only squeals under super hard braking. Normal braking is silent.
In the future, I want to lace up a dyno hub and add some lights. I'm hoping to do some randonneuring in the future, and of course it will be a perfect touring platform.