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Old 05-28-10, 06:51 PM
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Caad9 5

planning on upgrading to a better bike, what do you guys think about the caad9 5.
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Originally Posted by gpr View Post
planning on upgrading to a better bike, what do you guys think about the caad9 5.
If you're looking for a race oriented bike, the caad9 is very highly regarded as one of the best racing frames. 105 components are solid as well. I would rather get a 9-4 but that's because I'd rather have sram components.
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I don't think we've discussed that one on bikeforums.net before.
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Old 05-28-10, 07:18 PM
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any idea how much a 50 frame weights
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Originally Posted by gpr View Post
any idea how much a 50 frame weighs
fify
and
Why would it matter? Seriously I'm curious.
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Old 05-28-10, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
fify
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Why would it matter? Seriously I'm curious.
cause that is my size and would like to know the specs on the bike that i purchase
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Old 05-28-10, 11:14 PM
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Before this turns into a BikeForums CAAD9 lovefest/hatefest thread I suggest we discuss the merits of aluminum versus carbon frames first...
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Old 05-28-10, 11:20 PM
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Before this turns into a BikeForums CAAD9 lovefest/hatefest thread I suggest we discuss the merits of aluminum versus carbon frames first...
whats there to hate about the bike.
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It's top tube has a high squeezability rating.
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any idea how much a 50 frame weights
Cannondale does not list weights for their frames. You are going to have to go to the shop and ask them to weigh the version you want in your size.
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Old 05-28-10, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
It's top tube has a high squeezability rating.
what do you mean by that
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Old 05-28-10, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
Cannondale does not list weights for their frames. You are going to have to go to the shop and ask them to weigh the version you want in your size.
he only had a 54 in stock. 17.1 lbs no pedals. no sorry that was a caad9 4

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Old 05-28-10, 11:31 PM
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whats there to hate about the bike.
To me, not a whole helluva lot. That's why I own a 2010 CAAD9-5 and put 200 miles a week on it.
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My 58cm 2010 CAAD9-5 with Ultegra SPD-SL pedals was just a smidge under 19lbs at the LBS when I took delivery of it. I can shave a pound off with new wheels and probably drop another half pound moving from 105 to Red...maybe some day....
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A full 5600 105 group weighs 3156g and a full rival group weighs 2281g. Now the 5 has a Gossamer crank while the 4 has a Force BB30 crank so that reduces the weight of the 4 even more. I would say the difference in weight all else being equal is 1000g so thats 2.2lbs. So that makes the 5 in a 54cm over 19lbs.
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I LOVE my 50cm CAAD9 5. Although I wish I would have waited a year to pick up the 4 with Rival, premium fork, and BB30. Oh well, I'm not missing anything. It's great on a very fast paced 30 mile group ride, and it's a breeze to ride on a 80 mile charity ride. I have zero complaints about it. What's even better is if I total it, I can easily afford its replacement (almost happened to me once already).



If you're worried about weight, get the 4 with Rival. SRAM's group is much lighter than Shimano 105. Very soon I will be moving my groupset to full Rival from 105.
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Originally Posted by alpha_bravo View Post
I LOVE my 50cm CAAD9 5. Although I wish I would have waited a year to pick up the 4 with Rival, premium fork, and BB30. Oh well, I'm not missing anything. It's great on a very fast paced 30 mile group ride, and it's a breeze to ride on a 80 mile charity ride. I have zero complaints about it. What's even better is if I total it, I can easily afford its replacement (almost happened to me once already).



If you're worried about weight, get the 4 with Rival. SRAM's group is much lighter than Shimano 105. Very soon I will be moving my groupset to full Rival from 105.
That black on red letter looks pretty awesome.
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That black on red letter looks pretty awesome.
Red with white looks better.
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Red with white looks better.
What are you, racist?
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can't go wrong with a CAAD9. There is nothing to hate about the bike, and it seems it is infinately upgradable. I agree with the purchase of the sram components, but you never said what bike you are riding now.
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Originally Posted by gpr View Post
cause that is my size and would like to know the specs on the bike that i purchase
Sorry, didn't mean to come off as that rude.

What kind of determining factor will the weight make? Are you looking for an x lb bike, or are there other bikes you are thinking about?
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Yes, I hate bright red people. That's why my bike is red, so I can beat on it.
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The Caad9-5 is a good deal, however the Caad9-4 is an even better deal, if you can afford it.

CAAD9 is more of a racing bike though. Don't expect it to be too comfortable. I'm not saying it's not comfortable.
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thank for the replys guys, currently i am riding a fuji newest 4.0. I just want the best bang for the buck and get the most i can with my very hard worked $1200 dollars, just like anyone else would too. Does'nt have to be any specific weight but if the other brands for example, allez ellite, jamis ventura race, giant defy 1 are heavier bike, then caad it is and from what i've heard caad9's have alot of potential. I just started riding not too long ago so i listed to the guys with more experience and come to my own conclusion.
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