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2ndGen 02-09-12 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Velo_Tut (Post 13830369)
2ndGen, which brakes are those? I'm looking to upgrade my Tektro brakes for something lighter and with better performance. I think the brakes you pictured above are in the $300- range, are they not?

Planet-X CNC Ultralights
I saved 170g when I upgraded from my Tektro R310 brakes.
I paid $175. for them shipped w/SwissStop brake pads.
But, I've seen them sell for less. Excellent brakes.
I'll probably go for forged myself next time.
They come in several colors too.

Velo_Tut 02-09-12 09:45 PM

Thanks for the info on the brakes. The Planet X CNC's look nice, but where do I find the forged and why are they better?

2ndGen 02-10-12 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Velo_Tut (Post 13833118)
Thanks for the info on the brakes. The Planet X CNC's look nice, but where do I find the forged and why are they better?

Try Planet-X USA first. You might get a better deal with lower cost of delivery. They sell booth CNC & Forged.
Planet-X U.K. might have more options and are selling them with SwissStop brake pads (well worth the effort).
Both are on sale now.

I've never ridden the forged set, but I understand that forged aluminum is stronger than CNC'd.

CNC USA
CNC UK
Forged UK

Laufmaschine 02-10-12 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 13833716)
Try Planet-X USA first. You might get a better deal with lower cost of delivery. They sell booth CNC & Forged.
Planet-X U.K. might have more options and are selling them with SwissStop brake pads (well worth the effort).

FWIW, I just received a set of CNC's from Planet-X USA and they also came with the SwissStop pads... Quite a nice brakeset.

2ndGen 02-10-12 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Laufmaschine (Post 13833794)
FWIW, I just received a set of CNC's from Planet-X USA and they also came with the SwissStop pads... Quite a nice brakeset.

Nice. I didn't notice on USA's site if they came with SS's.

slynkie 02-10-12 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Laufmaschine (Post 13833794)
FWIW, I just received a set of CNC's from Planet-X USA and they also came with the SwissStop pads... Quite a nice brakeset.

wow, lucky! I've bought 2 pair over the years from them (including one maybe 4 months ago) and always got the stock pads included. I've been happy with the stock pads for alloy rims anyway, though.

slynkie 02-10-12 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ilovecycling (Post 13832281)
It's not the best pic, but it will have to do for now.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...49/caad9-1.jpg

Lookin' good, I really dig that color frame! What wheels are those, campy?

ilovecycling 02-10-12 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by slynkie (Post 13834008)
Lookin' good, I really dig that color frame! What wheels are those, campy?

Yep. They are Bora Ones with the decals removed.

Pinkbullet3 02-10-12 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ilovecycling (Post 13834186)
Yep. They are Bora Ones with the decals removed.

The CAAD9 looks real slick. Nice job.

vanno.velo 02-10-12 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ilovecycling (Post 13832281)
It's not the best pic, but it will have to do for now.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...49/caad9-1.jpg

campy - check
classic drop bars - check
slammed stem - check
deep wheels - check

HOT!!

arizonamed 02-11-12 07:33 PM

Took my 10 out today for its inaugural ride. About as beautiful to ride as it is to look at :)

2ndGen 02-11-12 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by arizonamed (Post 13840455)
Took my 10 out today for its inaugural ride. About as beautiful to ride as it is to look at :)

Nice. We got about 3-5" of fresh powder in WV w/15mph wind gusts.
How was your ride?

frazeer 02-11-12 08:08 PM

I'll hop in this thread. Guess I'm a member of the cult now. Got my 2012 CAAD10 5 today. Upgraded from a 2009 Jamis Ventura Sport. Now I know what riding a bike is supposed to be like.

I hope to get some white handlebar tape and a white saddle soon.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/676/img0035eg.jpg
By frazeer at 2012-02-11

arizonamed 02-11-12 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 13840577)
Nice. We got about 3-5" of fresh powder in WV w/15mph wind gusts.
How was your ride?

78 and sunny! I forgot to eat before riding, so the last 5 miles of 21 was a little rough haha But, can't complain about 70's in February.

brandenjs 02-11-12 09:12 PM

Nice CAAD 10. If you get white tape make sure you get something like Lizard Skin or Fizik so they are easier to clean. I have a white Prologo saddle off of my CAAD 9 I would be willing to trade for your black one if you are interested.

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Originally Posted by frazeer (Post 13840585)
I'll hop in this thread. Guess I'm a member of the cult now. Got my 2012 CAAD10 5 today. Upgraded from a 2009 Jamis Ventura Sport. Now I know what riding a bike is supposed to be like.

I hope to get some white handlebar tape and a white saddle soon.

By frazeer at 2012-02-11


ChuBikes 02-12-12 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by frazeer (Post 13840585)
I'll hop in this thread. Guess I'm a member of the cult now. Got my 2012 CAAD10 5 today. Upgraded from a 2009 Jamis Ventura Sport. Now I know what riding a bike is supposed to be like.

I hope to get some white handlebar tape and a white saddle soon.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/676/img0035eg.jpg
By frazeer at 2012-02-11

What type of bottle holder is that?

2ndGen 02-12-12 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frazeer (Post 13840585)
I'll hop in this thread. Guess I'm a member of the cult now. Got my 2012 CAAD10 5 today. Upgraded from a 2009 Jamis Ventura Sport. Now I know what riding a bike is supposed to be like.

I hope to get some white handlebar tape and a white saddle soon.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/676/img0035eg.jpg
By frazeer at 2012-02-11

That 10 loooks WAYYYY better in that picture than it does in on the website.
The I can really see the matte finish on it.

2ndGen 02-12-12 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by arizonamed (Post 13840670)
78 and sunny! I forgot to eat before riding, so the last 5 miles of 21 was a little rough haha But, can't complain about 70's in February.

Oh yeah! AZ!

I once lived in Phoenix for 6 months.

FlatSix911 02-12-12 01:46 PM

A good friend just picked up a new SuperSix Ultegra Di2 (Ui2) ... :thumb:

http://cdn.cannondale.com/catalog/pr...2rssic_bbq.png

WestMass 02-12-12 04:50 PM

Thinking I may pull the trigger soon on the CAAD10 with Rival. Blue+Orange<3

2ndGen 02-12-12 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 13843417)
Thinking I may pull the trigger soon on the CAAD10 with Rival. Blue+Orange<3

Can't go wrong with Ultegra 6700. ;)

http://www.stephen-pinkney.com/wp-co...just-do-it.jpg

frazeer 02-12-12 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by brandenjs (Post 13840831)
Nice CAAD 10. If you get white tape make sure you get something like Lizard Skin or Fizik so they are easier to clean. I have a white Prologo saddle off of my CAAD 9 I would be willing to trade for your black one if you are interested.

That's the only thing that concerns me about white tape. I've seen it get grimy pretty quick. Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for the trade offer, but I'm looking at a Fizik saddle. I forget which model it is.

The bottle cages are Bontrager cages, got em on clearance when I bought the bike. They were $14 a piece, so nothing fancy. Later on I might try to get some in a brighter white to match the Cannondale logo better.

Overall, I'm really happy with this bike. I don't think you can beat it for the price.

arizonamed 02-12-12 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 13842818)
Oh yeah! AZ!

I once lived in Phoenix for 6 months.

Yeah as far as total yearlong riding time I'm betting it can't be beat in the US. No rain, never freezing, wide open roads. Summer gets dicey with seemingly endless months of 100+, but if you're up before the sun is then even that's not a problem. Nevertheless, I'm out of here as soon as I'm done with grad school. The dry brown landscape got really old for me. I need green again! And rain is not a bad thing in my opinion.

arizonamed 02-12-12 05:50 PM

Ok so there is a nib 2012 7900 complete groupset on my local CL for 1299. Not saying I should spend that much money right now, but I'm tempted to spring for it to turn my bike into a true 10-1.

2ndGen 02-12-12 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by arizonamed (Post 13843566)
Yeah as far as total yearlong riding time I'm betting it can't be beat in the US. No rain, never freezing, wide open roads. Summer gets dicey with seemingly endless months of 100+, but if you're up before the sun is then even that's not a problem. Nevertheless, I'm out of here as soon as I'm done with grad school. The dry brown landscape got really old for me. I need green again! And rain is not a bad thing in my opinion.

I was there in '06. Hottest summer in recent history (got up to almost 120).
And I had to work on roofs (at least, supervise these projects).
And, yeah...I need green too. Green n' Mountains.

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Originally Posted by arizonamed (Post 13843619)
Ok so there is a nib 2012 7900 complete groupset on my local CL for 1299. Not saying I should spend that much money right now, but I'm tempted to spring for it to turn my bike into a true 10-1.

That's an excellent price. Would you regret it though when Dura-Ace 9000 starts rolling-out in a few months?


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