I like it....have fun riding it.As of today, I have a 2013 Cannondale CAAD8 2300.One of my local stores (Wooden Wheels) is having a blow-out sale and I couldn't resist the bike.
Plus, after spending some time on their GURU machine, they got the Cannondale fit perfectly to me. Wow, what a joy it is to ride. For a lower-end road bike, it's so much better than my old Trek 1000 and miles apart from my KHS Urban Xpress.
HA HA HA HA HA HA...Wait...What?
I've been riding my Lemond Tourmelet for the last 8 years and love the bike. Its new role will be for winter/rain use as my new BH Primsa arrives on Saturday. I've had the itch to get a carbon bike for the last year + and finally pulled the trigger after riding 6 different rigs. Very excited as the better weather approaches in the PNW and hopefully I can start putting some solid miles on the new bike. Pics to come.
Hi. First post. I hope the picture works...
It's of my first custom build. A Soma ES, 58 cm.
Sram 8-speed cassette
Sugino OX 601D crankset with 48/32-tooth rings
Dia-Compe brake levers and downtube shifters
Shimano derailleurs: Ultegra front, 105 rear
Surly Pacer fork
Tektro R-539 Long Drop Brakes
Hope Pro III hubs with H + Son SL42 rims
Painted her myself and threw on some random stickers for good measure. Really happy with how she turned out (although the paint job is very noticeably amateur when you get up close). I'm waiting on a Tange seatpost. Yes, it's steel. I'm sure it weighs a ton, but I'm not super weight conscious. Hopefully it's as comfortable as it is heavy.
Planning on doing some touring, then sizing down the steerer tube to get more of a leaned-in roadie feel. Or not, we'll see.
I've had her out with a small load on the rear rack, maybe 15 lbs. Very impressed with how she handled it. Also really outstanding on descents. As for acceleration... not her strong suit, but she gets up to a decent speed eventually. Overall just a really smooth all arounder that should last roughly a lifetime.
Just getting started in road cycling. Ridden in a large charity, fund raising event for the last two years (on a cro-mo rigid MTB converted to road tires) and each year it has been more fulfilling.
Decided to bite the bullet and get myself on a an actual road bike for 2014. I enjoy cycling immensely and it is a fitness routine I will actually stick with as I enjoy it too much to consider it work.
I visited a LBS and found a great deal on a brand new 2012 Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora Compact Double. I love this bike.
CAAD8 #1 small.jpgCAAD8 #4 small.jpg
I rode a Trek 1.5 Tiagra and the CAAD8. The difference was like night and day. The CAAD8 was so smooth, comfortable and it seemed to fit me better from seat to bars. The Trek was a bit too compact for my tastes.
Anyway, I have spent the last few months reading, researching, learning and preparing for a summer of riding.
Keeping it high-speed & old-school
Just picked up my first bike in over 20 years... very excited to put some miles on her, get used to clipless pedals, and go on a few group rides...
CAAD8 6 Tiagra. Love it. Already killed the pie plate, reflectors, etc... added some speedplays, and just need 5 o'clock to get here so I can go wreck a few times...
image.jpgScott foil 30. I'm in love with this bike! Can't wait to upgrade the wheels this summer though. And below is my caad 8 wet weather/stationary bike
Last edited by Jbepics; 04-02-14 at 12:31 PM. Reason: Messed up
(insert clever saying here)
I bought this Specialized Secteur Sport Disc a month ago and have only rode the bike twice due to being out of the country for work but I'm looking towards spending more time with it. It came with 700x35 Kenda slant six for commuter riding but I changed them out this evening for these Michelin Pro4. Still got a lot to learn and experience. Happy riding y'all!
A Cervelo for speed? Your Fuji looks like the Scott Foil + Madone, both are aero bikes made for speed...
Last edited by zymphad; 04-04-14 at 02:57 AM.
2011 Scott Addict R1 w/ Sram Red
Here's my three,the Nina(White Fuji),the Pinta,(Grey Fuji),and the Santa Maria (Wilier)
For every uphill there's a downhill.For every headwind there's a tailwind!
2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0 road bike.
2014 Felt Z5 carbon - 234.3 miles
Cardinal vintage bike shop in Palo alto, CA. It rides nice, and I like the black,gunmetal color scheme. It has the New 2013 Sora group set with STI shifters all for under 600$.
2014 Felt Z5 carbon - 234.3 miles
My new bike. Waited 4 months for this baby. Getting fitted on Saturday...very excited. Wilier Cento SR1 in custom color - black and fluo pink. Campy Chorus and Fast Forward wheels....
Wilier Cento APR 14.jpg