@chaser97, to be clear - if you have the chance, by all means do try a 50cm with all the contact points set up to match your current fit. As much as all the points might make sense in theory, what feels better is better
My beloved CAAD10 was stripped a while back by bike thieves. Lil' turds jacked everything except the frame/BB/Cranks/Rear wheel.
Don't have the funds for a fork as of yet, but I'd like to know what rake I should be looking for. I have a 48cm frame. The Cannondale website list the rake as 50mm, but I've read another discussion where another person getting a fork stated that the website is incorrect on the rake info.
Any Caad10 48cm owners know if the rake is 45 or 50? Thanks!
So I demoed my first CAAD10 (2013 SRAM FORCE) & holy crap this is an amazing & smooth & fast accelerating feeling bike. I liked the responsiveness & the way the power gets put down better then the low end Supersix I rode immediately after. It was also my first time trying SRAM which I was quite impressed with. I currently ride a Carbon bike and the CAAD10 felt great! So much so I must find one. The CAAD10 feels like a nice Carbon bike. I want to join the CAAD10 Cult but only flat/matte black will due. I explored painting options and it seems that is just money down the hole($400?). Found some great deals on 2013 BLK INC, but refuse to buy since I cant upgrade it to a mechanical group. I must either get a 2014 CAAD10 3, or 2014 Black Inc the later of which a little hard to justify price-wise but it does have the SRAM & I wouldn't need to change a single thing ever other then maybe a seat. I am trying to convince myself now that I probably would spend the same amount as the current BLK Inc cost over the course of 1-2 years with upgrades so maybe its cheaper bite the bullet. I think I would be pretty happy geting the 2013 SRAM FORCE model and possibly attempt to paint a flat/matte black myself. My current bike is a FELT Z4 which I will probably keep, but I need to join the CULT!
Gives you motivation to ride at least
But if you can afford the black inc then why not. I settled for a color choice was not fond of and even though it's growing on me, it still has a ways to go.
I have the same frame and I agree it looks great. Just wanted to point out it's not fully matte black since it sounded like igotyofire was really looking for matte black.
The black and yellow one was hideous
The gulf colors are ugly enough to be liked for its ugliness I actually like this for some reason
I call them, "Cannondale's 1 and done" schemes.
^^ To me that is the ugliest of them all. To each their own I guess.
2013 CAAD10 4
2011 Giant XTC 29er
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CAAD10 5 105
It does. All CAAD10 model years frames are completely identical, except for paint.
BTW, "speedsave" is just a marketing giberish for small diameter stays. Thin stays are allegedly more comfortable, but everyone makes stays pretty thin these days.
About 2700 mile on the 1098r, all of them on the track. I have a 1098 tricolore for the street that's my poser.