Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
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It's a toss up. The Giant has internal cable routing, which is nice but also sometimes a pain. The C'dale has a BB30 bottom bracket, which is nice unless it starts creaking.
The crank is better on the CAADX. The brakes don't excite me on either one, nor do the wheels.
If you plan to use it for community/utility cycling, the Giant looks like a better choice. The cheap carbon seatpost on the Giant would worry me for racing.
I guess I'm not helping with the going in circles thing.