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Old 03-29-13, 05:34 PM   #5526
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My CAAD10

Campy Athena & Zonda tubeless
Thomson post & 110 stem
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Old 03-29-13, 05:54 PM   #5527
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Nice bike. Quick notes though:

Your saddle is pointing slightly nose-down. It should be level.
The drops of your bars should be parallel to the ground; they are tilted a bit past that. I dig the classic bend, though.

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Old 03-29-13, 06:03 PM   #5528
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Am I a Cult Member? I needed a race bike, and after a lot of research and angst, I picked this up this past Monday:



CAAD 10-3, Specialized Oura Saddle, Fizik tape, Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL, Conti GP4000S
Beautiful bike congrats!!
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Old 03-29-13, 06:22 PM   #5529
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Silver stem and seatpost look really good.
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Campy Athena & Zonda tubeless
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Old 03-29-13, 07:10 PM   #5530
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Silver stem and seatpost look really good.
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Beautiful bike congrats!!
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Old 03-29-13, 07:56 PM   #5532
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Silver stem and seatpost look really good.
I agree. That bike just looks classic.
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Old 03-30-13, 09:57 AM   #5533
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Nice bike. Quick notes though:
Your saddle is pointing slightly nose-down. It should be level.
The drops of your bars should be parallel to the ground; they are tilted a bit past that. I dig the classic bend, though.
Thanks, Jandro! I think the Rotundo is the closest thing I could find to the classic Cinelli bars, and that's what I was going for.

And I think you're right about the saddle and bars. Good eye. For extra credit, can you see why I never got a chance to correct them on this frame? You might have to blow the picture up.

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I agree. That bike just looks classic.
Thanks, guys! I already had the alloy Athena kit and the Thomson seatpost from a previous build, so the matching stem was an obvious choice, especially since the -17 version is a good match for the CAAD10 top tube. Chose the white tape and saddle to keep it simple and clean.

I picked this frame up a few months ago, at the end of the 2012 model year, and the REP scheme was all they could track down in my size - 60cm. My first choice would have been the Gulf blue & orange scheme, but I really like the way this one turned out.
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Old 03-30-13, 10:26 AM   #5534
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This is my 2000 (Millenium) CADD4 I bought new in 1999.
ITM Millennium full carbon seat post and fork, 7075 OS stem and bars with ITM bar tape.
Ultegra 6500 group with 700 compact cranks and Cannondale C1 brakes
2004 Mavic Ksyrim wheels (mint)
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This is my work horse of the stable.
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Old 03-30-13, 01:59 PM   #5535
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This is my 2000 (Millenium) CADD4 I bought new in 1999.
ITM Millennium full carbon seat post and fork, 7075 OS stem and bars with ITM bar tape.
Ultegra 6500 group with 700 compact cranks and Cannondale C1 brakes
2004 Mavic Ksyrim wheels (mint)
Chris King headset and bottom bracket
Custom paint
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This is my work horse of the stable.
Cheers

I have to say that that's a nice bike. Shows how long a c'dale can last if you take even reasonable care of it.
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Old 03-30-13, 05:57 PM   #5536
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This is my 2000 (Millenium) CADD4 I bought new in 1999.
ITM Millennium full carbon seat post and fork, 7075 OS stem and bars with ITM bar tape.
Ultegra 6500 group with 700 compact cranks and Cannondale C1 brakes
2004 Mavic Ksyrim wheels (mint)
Chris King headset and bottom bracket
Custom paint
Classic Flite saddle
This is my work horse of the stable.
Cheers

This is one of the nicest colourways on a Cannondale I have seen in a long while, very unique paint and graphics on the bike and the build grouppo sounds very well thought out.

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Old 03-30-13, 07:10 PM   #5537
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This is my 2000 (Millenium) CADD4 I bought new in 1999.


Beautiful. Makes me have second thoughts about selling my Caad5.
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Old 03-30-13, 08:28 PM   #5538
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Fantastic looking rig cycledogg - green is ALWAYS good on a bike!
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Old 03-31-13, 09:06 PM   #5539
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iFold....you don't need advice, you need to get that CAAD10-5. You said yourself you don't even like the CAAD9. On top of that you are looking at three year old tiagra vs current 105? Get the 10. I am getting a new 10 soon myself, I am waiting for the 2014 models to come out before I jump on something though.

Thank you for the reply seymour1910!

Yup I also thought that the 9spd Tiagra is kinda old al;ready (and I even heard that the 11spd 105 will come out next year). Regarding the CAAD9's paint scheme, I find it too bright but I think I can make it a little less whiter by changing its saddle and bartape to black.



Still undecided which one to choose because the CAAD10: is lighter, has better comonents (105) and has nicer color. I think the very reason why I'm holding on to CAAD9 is probably because it is MIA (Made In America) and can be upgraded to better components later. I know that this CAAD9 vs CAAD10 has been on various bike-related forums for almost 3 years now (and I've actually read a lot of it). Is the 2013 CAAD10 better than the MIA CAAD9? If it is then I would go for the 10.

My lbs doesnt have a 10 in stock now, only the 9. Have test riden already and it's very good.
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Thank you for the reply seymour1910!

Yup I also thought that the 9spd Tiagra is kinda old al;ready (and I even heard that the 11spd 105 will come out next year). Regarding the CAAD9's paint scheme, I find it too bright but I think I can make it a little less whiter by changing its saddle and bartape to black.



Still undecided which one to choose because the CAAD10: is lighter, has better comonents (105) and has nicer color. I think the very reason why I'm holding on to CAAD9 is probably because it is MIA (Made In America) and can be upgraded to better components later. I know that this CAAD9 vs CAAD10 has been on various bike-related forums for almost 3 years now (and I've actually read a lot of it). Is the 2013 CAAD10 better than the MIA CAAD9? If it is then I would go for the 10.

My lbs doesnt have a 10 in stock now, only the 9. Have test riden already and it's very good.
Bike looks great. Where did they get a new caad9 from? I thought they discontinued them when the 10's came out.
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it's a left-over from 2010.
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it's a left-over from 2010.
Did you already buy it or thinking about it? I'd grab it. It's an end of era thing and also rides great. Maybe the 10 is better but I think a 9 is a future classic.
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iFold....please don't be mistaken, the CAAD9 is a great bike and you will not be upset with owning it. Heck I am still riding my CAAD7 with eight year old 105/Ultegra and have zero issues. Get the best deal you can and go for it.
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Did you already buy it or thinking about it? I'd grab it. It's an end of era thing and also rides great. Maybe the 10 is better but I think a 9 is a future classic.
Hi bikerjp, Yes I thought of that too (as many have called it "last of its breed").


This bike's already been reserved for me and will get end of this month. But I've informed my dealer too that I'm having second thought whether to get the 9 or 10. Thanks!

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iFold....please don't be mistaken, the CAAD9 is a great bike and you will not be upset with owning it. Heck I am still riding my CAAD7 with eight year old 105/Ultegra and have zero issues. Get the best deal you can and go for it.
Based on the reviews about CAAD9, yes, I'd agree that this is a great race machine. My LBS has actually put this bike on sale (from $1750 down to $1350 (140,000yen), still expensive though).

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Between an American Caad 9 and a non American made Caad10, I will choose the Caad 9 and upgrade it with better components.
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george, you're making a big mistake going with a caad9 over a caad10, just fyi.
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george, you're making a big mistake going with a caad9 over a caad10, just fyi.
Where is the caad10 made? Does it uses the Alcoa 6013 t6 or 6061 t6 tubing? I am curious to know what are the main advantages over a caad9
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Hi bikerjp, Yes I thought of that too (as many have called it "last of its breed").


This bike's already been reserved for me and will get end of this month. But I've informed my dealer too that I'm having second thought whether to get the 9 or 10. Thanks!



Based on the reviews about CAAD9, yes, I'd agree that this is a great race machine. My LBS has actually put this bike on sale (from $1750 down to $1350 (140,000yen), still expensive though).
$1350 is quite a bit for a CAAD9 with Tiagra components but you're in Japan, where everything seems really expensive. FWIW, I just purchased a CAAD9-1 frame and having ridden both CAAD9 and CAAD10, I wouldn't say that the CAAD9 is better or worse. It's heavier but both were built to be serious race machines. I don't think you would go wrong with either.
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My lbs doesnt have a 10 in stock now, only the 9.
That right there should give you your answer. The 10 is such a better seller than the 9.

I have a CAAD-5, and I believe you would be so much happier with better components. go for the 10-5.


on a side note, where are you in Japan? I live in Okinawa.

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Hey Guys, I've had a few questions answered here previously, and I have a new one. I drive a 2010 Toyota Prius back and forth from FL to NY 2x a year. I purchased a CAAD10 in November and have yet to find a bike rack. Which would you suggest? I would prefer to either get a roof rack (that would allow me flexibility if I wanted to carry something other than a bike) or one that mounts on the back (without needing a hitch). I've recently discovered the Saris Bones 3 bike rack which I think could be good, or I've done a little research and seen that THULE and YAKIMA both make roof mounts. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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