How do you set up your stem and why? I thought it might be interesting to hear this from some CAAD peeps.
As for me, I slam my stem. I like to have an aggressive position. It rotates my hips forward and gives me better power transfer to the pedals.
Thanks guys for the pricing help!
Any links to 2011 CAAD10 4 and 5 color schemes?
Also any weight difference between the 2011 and 2012?
 Also what would be considered a good price on a slightly used (less than 300 miles) 2010 CAAD9-5, he wants $850.
Last edited by 0100; 12-19-11 at 02:24 AM.
Here are the two color schemes for the 2011 10-4.
As for the weight: shouldn't be any appreciable idfference.
Here is a link to Nytro, they still have new 2011's. You can check out the specs:
Not to sure about the used prices. Try checking ebay and craigs list.
Awesome thanks for the help!
0100: There are too many variables to consider on what a good price would be. Does the weather suck in the winter where you live? Plus, a lot of shops will throw in heavy discounts on things like pedals, shoes, and other accessories if you're buying a bike.
Make sure you test ride a couple of other bikes in the same price range, which will show you what a good deal the CAAD is in the grand scheme of things.
Got my 10-4 for $1200…its good to know people
Where is my Darn POP Corn!
In order by year
2011 Schwinn Varsity
2010 Cannondale CAAD8
2010 Cannondale CAAD9
2004 Cannondale Warrior 1000
1977 Pro Cycle Racy Rabbit
1972 Ross Euro-tourer
1967 Schwinn Breeze
1950 J.C. Higgins Colourflow
I found a few for $1,499.
That Force crankset looks PERFECT on with that black/white theme.
The only thing the '12 has on the '11 IMO is the "Raw" Option.
I'd say the 2011 would be preferable to the 2012
with the '12 going Rival (S500?) for the crank.
Yeah I am in MA just north of boston so we have bad winters but it's been 50's 60's so far. Not helping with prices I am sure, plus I would really like to start the snowboard season. lol It will get bad soon though. I would love to get a -5 for around $1100. After xmas I will start going around to the LBS's.
Good advice! I think I will just do some test riding to see what CAAD I like, before the snow comes. Also to figure out what size frame I should go with.
Still confused on what size would be good for me.
The cc fit calculator puts me at this.
The Competitive Fit (cm)
Seat tube range c-c: 52.6 - 53.1
Seat tube range c-t: 54.3 - 54.8
Top tube length: 53.8 - 54.2
The 54 with a 54.5 TT is a tad too big and the 52 with a 53.5 TT is a tad too small.
I am 5'8" 150 lbs with a 32 measured inseam.
I won't be riding long distances, mostly shorter sprint interval type training. That said, once a week I will probably go for a long ride.
I am thinking the 52 would be the right size for me, but really not sure.
Any advice is appreciated.
Anyone about my size, what do you ride?
I am in Beverly. I will for sure, if I get down to Cambridge.
Last edited by Vaportrail56; 12-20-11 at 06:55 AM.
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