Cannondale CAADX Cyclocross Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

A supremely versatile bike, the CAADX cyclocross bikes demonstrate their racing heritage with CAAD10 and SuperX inspired tube shapes, SAVE stays and race-bred geometry while rack and fender mounts and a slightly more upright position expand its usability.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kaizen a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2014

Strengths:    SAVE Stays, Cannondale Fork are the real deal. Both are super compliant while being laterally stiff.
Utility
Fit (endurance geometry is great) - no toe overlap!
Handling - not sure about wheelbase variance, but it handles better than my cross specific bike did.
Ultegra Derailleurs (front and rear), and levers - great shifting!


Weaknesses:    Weight - 21.13oz out of the box
Tires - wire rim Sammy Slicks are just that...slick. I bailed on these things on fire road, wet pavement, and smooth pavers. I'm not sure what conditions they are supposed to hook up on, but certainly none of the above.


Bottom Line:   
This bike jets and is so comfortable! Yes, it's heavy out of the box, but it is an amazing platform (and for an Ultegra equipped disc brake gravel bike it fits the bill. I built this bike up to be my multi-purpose daily commuter, weekend group ride (road rides that is) go to grinder, and occasional fire roars grinder and it fits the bill perfectly. My other road bike is/was a Specialized Roubaix and this bike has similar geometry. It is endurance centered, but has all of the utility of a cross bike. Plus, the braze ons for fenders and racks seals the deal. Looking for "one bike to rule them all"? Then, this is the way to go.

By the way, I am a bit of a weight weenie - so I've swapped out some parts - TRP Hy/Rd brakes with Carver Rotors (awesome!), Stan's wheels, Rotor Cranks, Challenge Grifo Tires, and Carbon bars, stem, seat post. Bike tips the scales at 17.5oz now.

Road, gravel, cross, fire road, centuries - this is the bike for it all.

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Favorite Ride:   Waterdog Lake Rd.

Price Paid:    $1499.00

Purchased At:   GoRide Bicycles (Red

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Roubaix
Novara Buzz - Converted to Cross Bike
Marin Stevio


Bike Setup:   FSA Carbon (Bars, Stem)
Specialized Roubaix Seatpost (w/ zertz)
Stans Alpha 340 with Industry Nine Hubs
Crank Bros - Eggbeater
Challenge Grifo XS 33
Rotor 3F Cranks
KMC X10sl
TRP Hy/Rd Brakes
Carver Rotors (160mm/140mm)
KCNC Titanium Skewers
Specialized Saddle (ti)
Ultegra Shifters, Derailleurs



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SuperX Ballistec Carbon vs. CAADX Optimized 6061 Alloy

I'm about to purchase my first cyclocross bike and I have a dilemma. There's a great deal on a SuperX Carbon Rival or I can go with the CAADX Disc Ultegra. The SuperX is great because its all carbon, with speed save stays, but it doesn't have disc breaks and uses the lower qualit SRAM Rival system. ... Read More »

SuperX Ballistec Carbon vs. CAADX Optimized 6061 Alloy

I'm about to purchase my first cyclocross bike and I have a dilemma. There's a great deal on a SuperX Carbon Rival or I can go with the CAADX Disc Ultegra. The SuperX is great because its all carbon, with speed save stays, but it doesn't have disc breaks and uses the lower qualit SRAM Rival system. ... Read More »

CAADX Aluminum quality

Is it just me, or is the CAADX Aluminum frame set a very good quality design? I've only had the chance to do a couple of rides, but when I took it on asphalt, I expected frame-buzz, and I got smooth riding instead. Normal? Very happy with this bike!Read More »

Would you buy this CAADX?

[COLOR=#000000]Greeting from Taipei. Land of a million bicycle factories and zero retail bikes for the tall expat. A LBS I've visited has a contact at the Cannondale factory. Their contact has a 2011 CAADX 4 that they can build for me. The details are limited and I'll have to buy without seeing it ... Read More »

n+1 = Felt F65x or CAADX?

I have decided I must have a 3rd bike so I am going to get a CX bike. I have also decided on aluminum so its very durable and disc brakes are a must for me. I have them on my MTB and am completely sold on them in wet or muddy conditions. The Felt would probably be fine as is, if I wanted to push it ... Read More »

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