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No more Caad9 after 2010?

Old 07-09-09, 04:54 PM
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No more Caad9 after 2010?

A friend was riding today and was told by a Caad9 owner that 2010 is the last year of production for that frame. My friend can't remember if he meant last year of production in the US or alltogether. I haven't found anything in there forums suggesting as much. Anyone know what's up? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-09, 04:55 PM
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Wouldn't surprise me. Cannondale was just bought out. Prepare for changes.
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Old 07-09-09, 05:00 PM
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Even if they still keep making them, they won't be the same. I'm preparing for the demise of Cannondale...and not happy about it.
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I just bought an 09 for fear this would happen...if it doesn't, I still have a great bike.
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caad 10?
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Old 07-09-09, 05:24 PM
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I ride a Tarmac. As an owner, Specialized fills me in on EVERYTHING about it. Just sayin.
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In 2010, CAAD9s will be sold in Wal*Mart with stem shifters and backwards forks.
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They'll slot a new cheaper Taiwanese CF frame in to replace it.
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I heard the 2010 CAAD9 is going to be sweet and have a lot of updates, along with a price cut.

Sources say that they will now be $299 at your local Walmart and have a nice mix of 2200/Sora (with an option for a flatbar and grip-shifters). No need for American hand fitting as Taiwanese robots and 14 year olds are superior anyways.
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Old 07-09-09, 08:40 PM
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Well this is old news we all know about, but here it is again:

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The company that makes Cannondale bicycles is eliminating 200 jobs at a south-central Pennsylvania facility that will no longer make the bike frames.
The announcement Thursday by Dorel Industries Inc. means the Bedford facility will shrink to 100 workers by the end of 2010.
The bicycle frames will be manufactured at a facility in Taiwan.
Dorel says workers at the Bedford facility will shift their focus to bicycle assembly, machining, testing, warranty repair and more.
Cannondale's senior vice president and chief financial officer Ron Lombardi says the first round of layoffs will happen in early June.
Montreal-based Dorel bought Cannondale last year.

Two years ago I had 4 Cannondales in the stable, along with Cannondale shirts, jerseys, socks, bottles, banners, etc. I've been a Cannondale fanboy since my first one in 1987. All those bikes but one are gone, and I'm working on replacing it for my wife. I no longer wear the other stuff and I'm thinking of holding a bonfire with them. You better believe I let them know my feelings of the move.

If you are unhappy, email them. They need to know people are pissed - and many are when you look around the web.

As for the CAAD9, here is what Velonews said for 2010:

"Cannondale claims that they sold seven times their initial forecast of the CAAD9 last year. Understanding the demand for a quality aluminum frame, Cannondale is expanding the line to suit those on a budget and those looking for elite performance. For just $3,000, the top-of-the-line CAAD9 will now be equipped with Shimano 7900 and is said to weigh 16.4-pounds — the perfect workhorse."

Hmmm, did they sell so many as people wanted the last of the US made frames? They had seriously long time experienced welders doing those frames who were fired. Will it, can it, be the same.

And one last parting thought - consider they "...sold seven times their initial forecast of the CAAD9...", and this was of the US made frames at the US made prices. And yet Dorel still moved production to Taiwan.

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Old 07-09-09, 08:44 PM
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I think the 9's are just going to be made overseas.

Not a big deal imho, the molds are already made and the design is long established. I doubt anything's going to change other than a sticker and potentially the price.

I just hope that the new management is good to its dealers and sponsored teams and such.
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Fine, fine- I'll play the "information please" role:
Read this thread:
In this article Cannondale claims they sold 7 times more CAAD9s than they expected to last year.
So, a bike that sold 7 times more volume than anticipated, which they are selling this year with across the board better spec, up to and including DA7900, ... still think it is likely they are discontinuing it?
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Old 07-09-09, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Japhy View Post
Wouldn't surprise me. Cannondale was just bought out. Prepare for changes.
Yup, they aer now owned by the good folks that bring quality bicycling to every Wal-Mart near you.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
I think the 9's are just going to be made overseas.

Not a big deal imho, the molds are already made and the design is long established. I doubt anything's going to change other than a sticker and potentially the price.
You don't think they'll pass the savings in manufacturing costs on to the consumer, do you?
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No more caad9... does this mean bikeforums is going to cease to exist as well?

Are we all going to have to move to the roadbikereview forum?
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Old 07-09-09, 09:40 PM
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if so pcad's lifelong goal of actually reaching infinity posts will be whiped clean!
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Just ride the bikes.
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
You don't think they'll pass the savings in manufacturing costs on to the consumer, do you?
Did you miss the entire 'potentially' bit in there?

If they're made overseas and they're trying to sell more of them, they might lower the cost.

Face it, as awesome as the frame is, all Al bikes are going out of style to consumers who are easily swayed by carbon this and carbon that. Most companies have been making bikes with atleast carbon stays with claims of stiffness and comfort. People who don't know better, buy that.

Cannondale has made their money off the Caad9, so if they can sell it a little cheaper and sell much more of it, they've got it made.

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have bought anything else except maybe an 8. Actually, I would definitely have bought the 8 that the shop had because it fit me. The 9 I got at the time didn't fit me. I would have saved 200 bucks as well. So it goes.

My 9 has not let me down in anything. It climbs well and I can rip the sprints in a crit. I love racing and riding this bike.
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i dont know if this has been said anywhere else on the forums yet. but word on the street is caad9 will remain to be made in the US of A with higher component options and they are "bringing back" the caad8. only CF frames are being made overseas. reputable dealers words.
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Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
I just bought an 09 for fear this would happen...if it doesn't, I still have a great bike.
I did the same. Ordered in March. Timing couldn't have been better.


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caad 10?
CLAAD 10.
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where's Starnut from weightweenies when you need him?

he's got the straight dope from cannondale. really informative thread on WW that i can't find any more

i bet this 'friend' heard that from the salesman wherever he bought his CAAD9. and it's one of the 'last US made cannondales' too. nothing like a little FUD to move a product.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
Just ride the bikes.
You poor, pathetic, deluded bike weenie. Were it only so simple.
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1. For the forseeable future, the CAAD9 will continue to be made in Bedford. There will be a range of bikes all the way up to BB30 with Dura Ace.

2. They are bringing back the CAAD8 which will give them a lower price point.

Facts can be your friend. You go further in life using them.

They will have an extremely stong line for the next season. Other manufacturers have adjusted to what they did last year with the 6 at $1,700 and this will only do more to make the market adjust.

All is well.

Out.
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Frames being made in a factory in Taiwan? Does anyone know if Kinesis will be making the frames? If so, will bikedirect soon own the rights to the Cannondale brand starting a new BF holy war?
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Originally Posted by billstohler View Post
caad 10?
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