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Compact V CAAD 10

Old 02-24-11, 06:45 PM
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Compact V CAAD 10

THIS Or the CAAD 10 With Rival


What are the differences? is the compact a better deal even with shipping and the possible need for a fit included?
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Old 02-24-11, 06:59 PM
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Old 02-24-11, 07:01 PM
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Caad10

Why though?
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
Why though?
because bf has an infinite hard on for the caad.
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Old 02-24-11, 07:31 PM
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having never ridden either bike, i'd pick the ridley. i'd even suffer the FSA crank.
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Old 02-24-11, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
having never ridden either bike, i'd pick the ridley. i'd even suffer the FSA crank.
Me too.
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Old 02-24-11, 08:09 PM
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Problem with on-line you cant ride it 1st,
I would never buy on-line , you have to find a LBS you are 100% happy with, then you receive proper fit n service
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
having never ridden either bike, i'd pick the ridley. i'd even suffer the FSA crank.
If you add the bike to the shopping cart, the crank is listed at sram rival compact crank. Man, I wish I have the cash to get this as my back up bike.
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Based on price the Ridley might be the better deal. However, that frame is about 300g heavier than the caad https://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...d-superx-26839. They caad also uses 6069 AL instead of the 7005 of the Ridley which might be a better frame alloy depending on what you read.
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Originally Posted by bikerjp View Post
Based on price the Ridley might be the better deal. However, that frame is about 300g heavier than the caad https://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...d-superx-26839. They caad also uses 6069 AL instead of the 7005 of the Ridley which might be a better frame alloy depending on what you read.
300 grams is a little more than 1/2 pound. All other things equal, I have no doubt that I would not be able to tell the difference based on weight alone. Some BF members probably would...not me.

edit: i'm not necessarily saying the ridley is a better frame. i'd still pick that bike.
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Old 02-24-11, 08:39 PM
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CAAD10. Nothing beats buying a bike from a LBS. They will always be happy to help you out and you will get a free fit when you get the bike.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
because bf has an infinite hard on for the caad.
+1
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Only ridden a CAAD9, not a CAAD10 or the Ridley. The price on the Ridley looks pretty sweet honestly but I admit I do have a hard on for the CAAD bikes. If it was up to me, I'd probably buy the CAAD10 but unless you can find the CAAD for an equally good price, you might as well go with the Ridley.
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
300 grams is a little more than 1/2 pound. All other things equal, I have no doubt that I would not be able to tell the difference based on weight alone. Some BF members probably would...not me.

edit: i'm not necessarily saying the ridley is a better frame. i'd still pick that bike.
Closer to 2/3 lb. People pay a lot of money to drop 300 grams after a bike purchase. Not something that everyone needs to worry about or care about for sure but good to know. Buying a caad locally has benefits too. Free fit, free adjustments and tuneups depending on the lbs and what they offer. Those things have value too and should be taken into consideration.
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Old 02-24-11, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
300 grams is a little more than 1/2 pound. All other things equal, I have no doubt that I would not be able to tell the difference based on weight alone. Some BF members probably would...not me.

edit: i'm not necessarily saying the ridley is a better frame. i'd still pick that bike.
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
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as i've said, i haven't owned either bike. i'd buy the ridley based on price. same groupset and the ridley has better wheels.
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Old 02-24-11, 09:53 PM
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Closer to 2/3 lb. People pay a lot of money to drop 300 grams after a bike purchase. Not something that everyone needs to worry about or care about for sure but good to know. Buying a caad locally has benefits too. Free fit, free adjustments and tuneups depending on the lbs and what they offer. Those things have value too and should be taken into consideration.
absolutely. you are correct.

on the 1/2-2/3 pound. i couldn't tell the difference. if you can, you're better than i am.
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Old 02-24-11, 10:04 PM
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I'm tempted to get the Ridley now...

How come I can't view this model on the Ridley site?
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
absolutely. you are correct.

on the 1/2-2/3 pound. i couldn't tell the difference. if you can, you're better than i am.
I doubt I'm better than anyone. But I just paid $600 for new wheels that will save me about 300g. Partly because I wanted a better wheel, but no one complains about less weight. And yes, rotational weight is more noticeable than frame weight but my only point was that the caad weighs less and worth noting in case it makes a difference to the OP.
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I doubt I'm better than anyone. But I just paid $600 for new wheels that will save me about 300g. Partly because I wanted a better wheel, but no one complains about less weight. And yes, rotational weight is more noticeable than frame weight but my only point was that the caad weighs less and worth noting in case it makes a difference to the OP.
no argument from me. all i meant was that the ridley was the one i'd choose. having ridden neither, i'm sure my opinion is worth squat.
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Consider the following:

1. Geometry: The Ridley has a longer wheel base so if you're looking for a bike with quick handling the CAAD is a better choice. The Ridley also has a longer headtube than than the CAAD.
2. Weight: The CAAD is lighter which makes it a good bike to have if you're looking to take it down to the 15-16lb range, but the Ridley isn't massively over weight compared to the CAAD so it's not as if you'll be riding a 25lb beast.
3. Design: Cannondale has been making aluminum frames for a long time and the CAAD is a race proven design if that means a lot to you.

That said I have the Ridley Compact which I bought as a frameset from Competitive to replace a damaged bike so it was a deal since I switched the parts over and was going to be used as my bad weather bike. I've been riding it since November and it hasn't disappointed, though it is nice having my carbon bike with a shorter wheel base for the quick steering I really like. If you're looking for a race specific bike I'd go for the CAAD but if you want to save some money and get an all around bike then the Ridley Compact is a good deal, especially if you have parts lying around otherwise the CAAD is in that price range. Good luck!
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I just wish you could get the Cad 10 with a full Shimanio 105 or Rivial.
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as i've said, i haven't owned either bike. i'd buy the ridley based on price. same groupset and the ridley has better wheels.
That's a good reason.

I'd pick the caad primarily because of experience with them, good geometry for my body type, and an admitted hard-on
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The wheels on the Ridley vs. the CAAD's RS10's plus its lower price would make me choose it. You will probably want to upgrade the RS's costing at least another $300+. The EA70's are decent though, no real need to upgrade.

You could get the RIdley, sell the EA70's on ebay or here for $250 and get a set of Soul's. Your total would be at $1550 and you will have a 16.5lb. bike with Soul Wheels on it. and still cost $250 less. Use that money and sell the Rival cranks and get some Force or Red's and shave another 1/2 lb. And then you can.............

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CAAD. It's objectively better.
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