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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CAADX geometry

I am finding this chart a bit hard to interpret. It would seem Cannondale would just fill in the chart instead of putting the asterisk in some fields. I mean how difficult is it just to put the proper number in the field? Anyway, the wheelbase does not look right to me on the size 58. Give ... Read More »

Cannondale CAADX vs. Foundry Harrow... Worth the extra $$$$?

I'm looking at a Cannondale CAADX 105 model and the Foundry Harrow B3 (105 model). I would be upgrading the wheelset to NoTubes but wondering if the $500 price difference (foundry being $500 more than CAADX) is worth the extra dough? Thoughts? Reviews? Thanks! [URL="Foundry Harrow"]http://f ... Read More »

caadx

Hey, I am looking at getting a CAADX and maybe trying cross racing this fall. I'm wondering how the maintenance will be with the bb30 on a cross bike. I have bb30 on my supersix and CAAD10. I can keep the creak out as long as I relube with PL-1000 a couple times a season. Anyone have any expe ... Read More »

CAADX 5 105 (2014) plus road wheels or separate road bike next year?

I'm test riding the CAADX 5 105 tomorrow and am talking to my LBS about getting a separate set of wheels (WTB with stainless spokes) for the bike with Continental Gatorskin 28c tires for road use. The extra wheels with tires, brakes, etc. will cost ~$500. I'm wondering whether the stock cross wheels ... Read More »

Need advice: Fuji Cross 1.3 vs. Cannondale CAADX Disc 5 105 (both 2014 models)

[COLOR=#333333]I need some advice. [/COLOR] [COLOR=#333333]I live in the Chicago area and have been riding down to 40 degrees (so into November; I ride in dry and wet weather). About half of my rides are paved trail and the other half is on crushed stone (Des Plaines River Trail mostly). I have not ... Read More »

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