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Old 11-07-12, 11:06 PM
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>> Sorry to tell you guys that I won't be in the Cult of Caad much longer, on friday the new baby shows up, and the Caad10 must go.

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Seriously ... wha'd you get, and why?
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I got this…because the team deal was just too sweet to pass up.



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At least post a pic before it's out of your possession!
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Here it is.

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Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3
Two CAADs?! Bit excessive, in my opinion
Should I have checked with you first?
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Originally Posted by Crash716
I got this…because the team deal was just too sweet to pass up.

No offense to the cult, but if somebody would trade me a new BH G6 for my CAAD9, I'd do it...
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Should I have checked with you first?
You can never have too many CAADs! I was just curious as I might have gone with a CAADX for some more options if you are into some cross etc. I can see having 2 if one is a travel bike or second home bike etc.
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Originally Posted by milkbaby
No offense to the cult, but if somebody would trade me a new BH G6 for my CAAD9, I'd do it...
Same here. It's a really nice frame. There aren't many carbon frames I would give up my CAAD for but that is one of them.
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I have the option of a bike to work scheme and been looking at bikes (again) now was looking around and stumbeled across the CAAD 8 2013 with 105 running gear. I did want MBT as i have 2 roadies already but not sure i can pass by this bike.

What ya think?



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Originally Posted by Filthy monkey
I have the option of a bike to work scheme and been looking at bikes (again) now was looking around and stumbeled across the CAAD 8 2013 with 105 running gear. I did want MBT as i have 2 roadies already but not sure i can pass by this bike.

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Looks great! What are the key differences between the CAAD10 frame/fork and the CAAD8?
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Originally Posted by starjag
Looks great! What are the key differences between the CAAD10 frame/fork and the CAAD8?
a decal and the difference of 2.
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Originally Posted by starjag
Looks great! What are the key differences between the CAAD10 frame/fork and the CAAD8?
There is not a lot between them the CAAD8 is 6061 alloy while the CAAD10 is smartformed 6069?
the forks are both full Carbon fibre. Main differences is down to the cassette on the 8 is tiagra the chain is a kmc. The 10 seems to have a fuller 105 spec and about £350 more expensive.

The 8 according to a few sites is a slightly lighter bike around the 9kg mark.

Think I may have developed a CAAD bug and being shouted at by the misses in due course.
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Originally Posted by Filthy monkey
There is not a lot between them the CAAD8 is 6061 alloy while the CAAD10 is smartformed 6069?
the forks are both full Carbon fibre. Main differences is down to the cassette on the 8 is tiagra the chain is a kmc. The 10 seems to have a fuller 105 spec and about £350 more expensive.

The 8 according to a few sites is a slightly lighter bike around the 9kg mark.

Think I may have developed a CAAD bug and being shouted at by the misses in due course.

CAAD10 is lighter and same geometry as the Evo and similar tube shape. The CAAD8 has a slightly different geometry with a longer head tube and shorter top tube.

Also the CAAD8 fork is not all carbon. It has carbon blades but alloy steerer.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine
CAAD10 is lighter and same geometry as the Evo and similar tube shape. The CAAD8 has a slightly different geometry with a longer head tube and shorter top tube.

Also the CAAD8 fork is not all carbon. It has carbon blades but alloy steerer.
I stand corrected, still love it
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The reincarnated CAAD8 is not the same geometry as the original CAAD8.

The current CAAD8 is different geometry from the CAAD10 and there appears to be much more tube shape manipulation on the CAAD10 frame versus the CAAD8 (take a look yourself). CAAD10 comes with tapered steerer which should make for a much stiffer front end (some people can tell the difference, not me on the routes that I ride tho). CAAD8 also comes with much heavier fork (alu steerer) and much heavier wheels.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine
You can never have too many CAADs! I was just curious as I might have gone with a CAADX for some more options if you are into some cross etc. I can see having 2 if one is a travel bike or second home bike etc.
No, one's not a travel bike. I had some bike money and was considering the CAAD10. I had previously had a CAAD7 but sold it and kind-of regretted letting it go. I got the white CAAD10 and really liked it. Still had some bike money left and decided to get the Silver and Black. Even with that I spent half of what some of us spend on one bike. No other bike out there caught my interest like the 10.

AND, I like them both. Later I may set them up differently but for now I want them exactly the same.
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
a decal and the difference of 2.
You can do basic arithmetic. Congrats!
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What would be the current year (2013, maybe 2012) closest replacement to a CAAD7, both in quality and ride? I'm just talking about the frame only. I thought it would be the CAAD8, but based on some of the comments on here, it sounds like the quality has changed on the CAAD8 since manufacturing has moved overseas?? Should I be looking at the CAAD10?
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Originally Posted by lineinthewater
What would be the current year (2013, maybe 2012) closest replacement to a CAAD7, both in quality and ride? I'm just talking about the frame only. I thought it would be the CAAD8, but based on some of the comments on here, it sounds like the quality has changed on the CAAD8 since manufacturing has moved overseas?? Should I be looking at the CAAD10?
You are going to want the CAAD10 frameset. The CAAD8 is different like mentioned. The 10 is the continuation of the frames this thread is based on.
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^^^^ Nice upgrades!
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Very nice. You upgraded the wheels but kept the Luganos. How do they ride? I upgraded the wheels but dumped the tires mostly based on things I read about them.
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Hbueain,
Nice looking CAAD there, hope you enjoy the quality and the ride, I do!
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A CAAD 10 in Ventoux Country

Hi here's My Caad 10 from the land of the Ventoux it rides even better than my Bianchi Luna, I've got two mates one has a SuperSix and the other a Synapse EVO all 54cm and the same white and red colours so we can interchange I'm 10 years older than the other two but the CAAD10 out performs both, the Synapse I would'nt recommend for anybody over 80kg. The only thing I've changed so far is are the Askium wheels with Aksion tyres ( which really are not to be recommended ) to Kysrium Elite and Hutchinson tyres, the brake hoods to red and the saddle to a Super Leggera Aspide triming the all up weight down to 7,1kg. I've already ridden up the Ventoux and the twin sister of the Ventoux the Signale de Lurs in faster times than 10 years ago. Waiting for a pair of WIZI carbon wheels shod with Vittoria tubs. If you are tempted to buy one all I can say is don't hesistate its better than the bulk of the mid range carbons, extremely responsive and just flies away once you get above 30km/h. Initially I had to get used to the fact that its better to windmill rather than push a high gear, I'm not sure why but the frame does'nt budge at all under load.

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