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Old 10-13-15, 03:56 PM
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2015 CaadX opinions

My local shop has the 2015 CaadX Sram rival disc for 1300. Is this a good setup for racing? If anyone who owns this bike can give me an opinion I would appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by Hapsmo911 View Post
My local shop has the 2015 CaadX Sram rival disc for 1300. Is this a good setup for racing? If anyone who owns this bike can give me an opinion I would appreciate it.
I realize this is an older thread but you can absolutely race a CaadX and the SRAM rival disc setup is fine. For $1300 that seems like a really good deal.

I've been racing a CaadX 105 for 3 years and it's held up great. It's not as light, smooth or sexy as a SuperX, but it's also cheaper. The savings allowed me to buy some tubular race wheels, which I think make a bigger impact than upgraded components or a carbon frame.
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You can always change component parts if the ones that come on the bike out of the box is not working for You.
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Old 11-01-16, 07:18 AM
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I have '15 CAADX Rival and loving so far. 2 qualms are the paint job and the excessive use of "cannondale" everywhere. It is my commuter, winter trainer, & cx racer. It can run up to 40c
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I picked mine up for half price back in April, let me tell you, it's an awesome bike. Of course my perspective is from someone who rode and raced a Cross Check with downtube shifters, square taper bb, and sucky canti brakes for years. While the Surly had a lot of character and is the king of versatility, the CAADX is a heat seeking missile by comparison. The al frame is rigid and light, the formed tubes make it comfortable for shouldering during CX races and the shifters and brakes are both precise and powerful. The self extracting crank arm makes for easy servicing and the bottom bracket is very rigid. The brakes are very powerful and easy to modulate; hydraulic is definitely preferable to the mechanicals that I have on my mountain bike. The geometry is great, your'e in a head's up position while your center of mass is much more centered in the frame than bikes without the sloping top tube geometry. That said, the front end feels high, but front end grip and handling are sharp. I've raced mine in several CX, monster cross, and gravel grinders, it's been a real pleasure and has held up fairly well (I'm a clyde). The brake pads grind and squeal, but they'll be replaced at the end of the season, and I managed to brake the saddle during a training ride. The rr. wheel was built with the wrong spokes and several popped before I had the wheel totally rebuilt. Since then they've held up to considerable abuse just fine. In addition, the large chainring seems fairly flexy and cheap, but the Cannondale spec components have, otherwise, been good. I could definitely see a hub/wheel upgrade in the future and, maybe, new chainrings, but otherwise this bike has been a solid performer right out of the box. If you get a deal I would not hesitate to buy it.
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Old 11-03-16, 03:11 PM
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I have a 15 CAADX ultegra, and I've had issues with the crank creaking which is endemic in BB30 BBs, but also a slipping seatpost. Anyone have that issue? I've changed the seatpost and clamp but had to install a shim made from an aluminum can to get it to stop slipping
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