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Old 03-10-14, 08:39 PM   #7776
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I cannot get over the sexiness that is this bicycle:
I love the brushed finish. I have thought about going a similar route with the blue accents, but I am still debating which color since half my bike is black

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Old 03-11-14, 07:53 AM   #7777
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dang brushed finish and that green accent one. Cannondale schemes gotten GOOD!
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Old 03-11-14, 08:13 AM   #7778
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dang brushed finish and that green accent one. Cannondale schemes gotten GOOD!
Those are both 2012's.

Cannondale colorways got bad lol.
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Old 03-11-14, 10:18 AM   #7779
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Those are both 2012's.

Cannondale colorways got bad lol.
I agree. Hopefully the CAAD11 disc which I'm buying in 10 years does the classic paint design.
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What do you guys think the future of the caads will be?

With the synapse making a name for its self, I think cannondale will merge the caad8 and 10 when they bring out the caad 11(or what ever number) and have two different frames for the same name like the allez with the normal, the e5, and the sworks.

Kinda how what they did to the ss and the sse
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Old 03-11-14, 10:46 AM   #7781
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Those are both 2012's.

Cannondale colorways got bad lol.
I agree. Hopefully the CAAD11 disc which I'm buying in 10 years does the classic paint design.
I expect the next CAAD bike to get dummed down because at some point Cannondale will realize that people are saving a ton of money with the CAAD10 and would spend more if the performance gap were larger between the CAAD10 and the SS.
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I sure hope they don't dumb down the CAAD10, but I could see it be a viable business solution. If I catch wind of that, I might have to purchase another CAAD10 just for safe keeping and a spare.

I keep holding onto the delusion that the CAAD10 will adopt a semi-aero downtube. I know it's a long shot, but that could be pretty cool IMO. Only time will tell.
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If it got any "aero" tubing I'd defect.
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Old 03-11-14, 02:30 PM   #7784
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If it got any "aero" tubing I'd defect.
+1. I'm always on the look-out for a cheap CAAD10 frame, just in case. The current design will probably be the high water mark for us; clean and classic lines, affordable, lightweight, fairly durable. I'd like to see us eventually get disc on the current design.

I bought my frame about 40 days ago and I rode a ton of frames, I was really shocked by how good this frame is and how little increase in performance you scored when going up to a $4000 Evo. I wonder if the composite bicycle marketing is strong enough to overcome our realization and Cannondale not take notice that they producing too good of a frame for $1000?
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If I ever get a brush caadx I am getting gum wall tires
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gum walls are a thing of beauty aren't they? shame that there aren't many options though...
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Let me derail the thread a bit.......



I love this thing I made the mistake of putting black tires on it

Back on topic. Someone gave me the finger when they rode by as I snapped this picture lol That ever happen to anyone else?
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Old 03-11-14, 07:40 PM   #7788
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I looked at the 2014 8 and 10 this morning while picking up some bar tape at the LBS, I like the new routing for the rear brake cable on the 10's and the colourways are pretty nice. I see either a CAAD 11 or even more advanced tubing profiles and maybe some aero (only a little) for the aluminum C'Dales. The Allez with the smartweld technology is giving the CAAD 10 a run for the money, I looked at the Specialized Allez, too. Actually I looked at a lot of bicycles just because I like to look at them any time. My '12, 10 4, is here to stay, only an addition to the garage is in the future, it will be alloy and most likely whatever CAAD XX is out there.

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where is pic taken?

what area or nearest city?
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what area or nearest city?
Fresno, Cali
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looked familier, i've been on some rides in the hills around there.
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Old 03-12-14, 06:50 AM   #7793
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I had this same bike got stolen from my garage 2years ago. this it was my very first bike. this was at our old house, got stolen at our new house i miss this bike, even though it was a tad to big for me.
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Schwinn/Caad...all the same.
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I had this same bike got stolen from my garage 2years ago. this it was my very first bike. this was at our old house, got stolen at our new house i miss this bike, even though it was a tad to big for me.
Thanks for posting in the CAAD thread.
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I think that guy's spoke tension is off or something.
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Bad news... Me and the CAAD 10 got T-Boned by a driver that somehow missed the fact that I was passing a junction and wearing a hi viz jacket! She was travelling towards me, no traffic on the road, decided to turn right into a side road and just went for it as if I was not there.
I have a broken shoulder blade [scapula] and my lovely CAAD 10 custom is dead.
The only up side is that I am now planning my next CAAD 10. I'm going to go for a frame only and Campag Record Groupset. Wheels? not sure yet.
I also don't know whether to go for a 52CM again or downszize to a 50cm. I know a couple of you on here have done that. Pls do you have any thought and comparisons?
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Bad news... Me and the CAAD 10 got T-Boned by a driver that somehow missed the fact that I was passing a junction and wearing a hi viz jacket! She was travelling towards me, no traffic on the road, decided to turn right into a side road and just went for it as if I was not there.
I have a broken shoulder blade [scapula] and my lovely CAAD 10 custom is dead.
The only up side is that I am now planning my next CAAD 10. I'm going to go for a frame only and Campag Record Groupset. Wheels? not sure yet.
I also don't know whether to go for a 52CM again or downszize to a 50cm. I know a couple of you on here have done that. Pls do you have any thought and comparisons?
That stinks, sorry for your shoulder and your bike. Hope you get better soon

As far as downsizing I am on a 56 and should be on a 58.

You definitely feel a sense of dominance over your bike
Steering is a little more twitchy (I feel in a good way)
if you like the position you're in now, you will have to show more seat tube and run a few spacers
Longer stem
I feel more confident on fast down hill descents because you have more control from the longer stem

One thing to check out would be knee clearance w/your head tube/back of stem/steerer tube. Out of the saddle riding/sprinting may give you an issue (like your knees hitting) I don't have this problem.

Overall, I am loving my downsized frame.
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