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Old 02-04-18, 04:46 PM
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Old 02-06-18, 09:04 AM
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I don't like the colors, paint schemes, of the CAAD12s. I'll stick with my 2 CAAD10s
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Old 02-17-18, 08:16 PM
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So my LBS is selling the Caad12 DA Disc for $2999.00 very tempting
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Old 02-18-18, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hapsmo911
So my LBS is selling the Caad12 DA Disc for $2999.00 very tempting
Get it! I have caad10 sram red disc and i love it. I have dura-ace non-disc on another bike and the shifting is so good. Dura-ace plus disc - that would be the ultimate setup.
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Old 02-18-18, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Skidurts
Get it! I have caad10 sram red disc and i love it. I have dura-ace non-disc on another bike and the shifting is so good. Dura-ace plus disc - that would be the ultimate setup.
Yeah it seemed all good, but I am rethinking. I have a Caad12 Etap bike. In the end, if I make the move to disc, I am thinking I would want Etap disc setup. The DA9100 is more than likely buttery smooth, and the frame color is pretty awesome. I may look at buying the frame and swapping my Etap derailleurs over...
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Old 02-19-18, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Hapsmo911
Yeah it seemed all good, but I am rethinking. I have a Caad12 Etap bike. In the end, if I make the move to disc, I am thinking I would want Etap disc setup. The DA9100 is more than likely buttery smooth, and the frame color is pretty awesome. I may look at buying the frame and swapping my Etap derailleurs over...
Is it the purple one? I've got a purple one and it looks sooooo nice. The DA is fantastic.
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Old 02-24-18, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek
Is it the purple one? I've got a purple one and it looks sooooo nice. The DA is fantastic.
Yeah... I have the OJ Etap now. I am thinking where I ride disc would be awesome. Going to the shop tomorrow. They called and offered me a 2017 Scott Addict premium for $2300 so i've been doing math for a few days lol.. Just not sure you can beat the Caad for what you get for the price.
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Old 03-05-18, 02:07 PM
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After a solid 1500 miles and several attempts to get the BB to stop clicking, my CAAD12 is getting parted out, we are done here. I'm going to just ride the Stigmata everywhere. I tried everything under the sun to fix this short of line-boring the BB which is not round, I'm just going to move on.
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Old 03-27-18, 11:26 AM
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What parts you selling?
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Originally Posted by evan326
What parts you selling?
R8050 Di2
Hollowgram Si crank
White CAAD12 54cm frame (with white Shapeways plugs everywhere)
Cannondale C2 42cm bars/110 stem/carbon fiber Di2 post
Spesh Romin Evo 143 saddle
11-25 cassette
Blue White Industries T-11/DT-460 rims/CX Rays 24/28
Pink White Industries T-11/November Rail 52/CX Rays 20/24

On second thought, it was poorly installed pedal washers so it doesn't creak at all, lol. Wow, that's embarrassing.

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Old 03-28-18, 06:51 AM
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Here's my CAAD 5. 60k plus miles.
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Old 03-28-18, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
R8050 Di2
Hollowgram Si crank
White CAAD12 54cm frame (with white Shapeways plugs everywhere)
Cannondale C2 42cm bars/110 stem/carbon fiber Di2 post
Spesh Romin Evo 143 saddle
11-25 cassette
Blue White Industries T-11/DT-460 rims/CX Rays 24/28
Pink White Industries T-11/November Rail 52/CX Rays 20/24

On second thought, it was poorly installed pedal washers so it doesn't creak at all, lol. Wow, that's embarrassing.
At least maybe now you'll get to keep an awesome bike
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Old 03-28-18, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by evan326
At least maybe now you'll get to keep an awesome bike
I still have problems with my hands going numb on the R8000 levers.

I hate to admit it, but I never thought to even consider the washers after torquing them since they were installed by the fitter. Oh well, I'd rather admit to my faults than hide them or defame a quality product.
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Old 03-29-18, 06:35 AM
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I wonder how the Diverge DSW compares to the CAAD12. Thinking of trading for a more dedicated road bike.
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Old 03-30-18, 08:21 PM
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[QUOTE=SirHustlerEsq;20104569]Gum walls came in today:

What is that frame color?
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Old 03-30-18, 08:32 PM
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The carbon steerer tube on my 2011 CAAD 10 sheared in half. Fortunately I wasn’t seriously injured. Anyway I’m using the occasion to buy a new bike while I source a new fork. I like to ride all day on 50-100 mile rides. The bike shops want to sell me an endurance bike, but I didn’t feel like I had an issue with the CAAD which is more racing geometry. If you have a CAAD and an endurance bike, like a Roubaix, Domane, Infinito, I’d like to hear your experience and how the endurance bike differs.
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Old 03-31-18, 01:35 PM
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I started with a synapse as my first bike, then wanted something that felt faster. I also felt like I was too "compacted" on the synapse if that makes sense. I thought I would alternate between my caad12 and synapse like I've done with running shoes. I haven't found myself wanting to ride the synapse at all in a year though. It feels super upright and 10x heavier now. I'm looking to sell it actually because it is just collecting dust now.
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Old 04-03-18, 08:51 PM
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I decided to go with a racier geometry rather than the endurance bike. I’m going with a cervelo r5.
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Old 04-06-18, 08:45 AM
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I'll show some Caad8 love since I don't see many in here. I recently picked this on on Craigslist for a couple hundred bucks. It was my size and I loved the frame and paint. It's going to replace my backup road/ trainer bike. I swapped over a bunch of stuff, nicer wheelset/tires, saddle/carbon post, pedals, cages and others. New cables and bartape in black. I upgraded the brakes to 105 after 2 rides and one terrifying decent. Rides great now, I'm happy with it, before and after


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Originally Posted by evan326
At least maybe now you'll get to keep an awesome bike
Well, I was wrong, it's back.
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Originally Posted by Harumph
Here's my CAAD 5. 60k plus miles.
60k, that's awesome.
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Hi

Im wondering if anyone has fitted a Silca frame pump into a CAAD12? Id love to see what it looks like if you have.

Thanks for your time
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Originally Posted by Scotty_dubya
Hi

Im wondering if anyone has fitted a Silca frame pump into a CAAD12? Id love to see what it looks like if you have.

Thanks for your time
Nevermind - I pulled the trigger and got one. It looks a great and fits the frame fairly well (if anyone is thinking of getting one).

Safe riding
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