Greetings and salutations gents!
My first post here, but enough about me!
Here's my spanking brand new 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-7:
Stock reads Vittoria Zaffiro Tires. I got a set of Maxxis Xenith tires. Nice.
And instead of the stock Sora Fr Der, it came with a Tiagra Front Derailleur.
The stock FSA Vero Crankset never saw the light of day.
I immediately had a brand new Ultegra SL Crankset with a
Dura Ace 7800 Bottom Bracket and my Wellgo GR8 Pedals.
I used to have an '09 Trek 1.5 that I loved (and still do), but I outgrew it.
The CAAD9 is eons better. It is just superior for how I ride.
I knew a CAAD9 would be my next bike and I danced between an '09 and a BB30 '10,
but then, I'd have to buy just a frameset because for me, only one color will do for a
CAAD...BBQ and I wasn't ready for a $3K CAAD9-1 and I'm not a SRAM guy (to get a 9-4).
Plus, I wanted to build my CAAD (The Brits are lucky...they get the CAAD9 Ultegra).
I hunted down an '09 leftover still in a box in the basement of an LBS and snatched it up.
BBQ and in my size!
And best of all...local.
The fact that I got it for $190. below MSRP was also nice.
And FTW! I got one of the last of the Handmade in The U.S.A. frames.
Have a Bontrager XXX Race Lite OS Stem and Fi'zi:k Micro Tex Tape & Gel
ready to go on it, but only after I get my FSA K-Wing Compact Bar.
Further upgrades in the wings:
Fi'zi:k Aliante Carbon Saddle
Deda Superzero Post (if it fits)
BWW Blackset Race Wheels
Continental Grand Prix 4000S Tires
Swiss Stop Brake Pads
Dura Ace 7800 Pedals
Either used Dura Ace 7800 components or a new
Ultegra SL groupset and possibly an Edge Fork.
$4215. - OEM parts sold off $215. =$4000.
(Still have from original bike: OEM Tiagra front derailleur, seat post clamp, Maxxis Xenith tires, Ultra fork,
Mavic CXP22 wheelset, seat post, brakeset worth about $300. I will be putting these items on my SE Racing
Lager SS. I also have some upgrade parts that I did'nt go with after all including a set of Ultegra SL & Dura-Ace
7800 Chainrings, Dura-Ace 7801 Chain, Bontrager XXX Race Lite OS Stem.)