Cannondale CAAD9 6 Road Bike

4.73/5 (11 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Rims: Shimano, WH-R500A
  • Tires: Maxxis Fuse Foldable, 700 X 23C
  • Crank: Shimano Tiagra, 39/53
  • Chain: Shimano 9-speed
  • Headset: FSA alloy integrated, 25mm top cover

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Perry

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2012

Strengths:    Great stability and handling... excellent accelleration... I adjust the shifting myself and don't know the first thing about components - I have the tiagra though... I love the weight and would argue it is super light and not much heavier than bikes that cost 1000s more.... I also ride once per week only. I also have the rims drilled to fit that shrader valve and heavier tubes and green gunk. So mine is a little heavier.

Weaknesses:    not sure there is any

Bottom Line:   
I am a weekend warrior and a runner. So cycling and me don't fit ... This bike is such a machine... When I am super tired I can sprint and not feel like I went out hard enough at the end.... the biggest difference from the old to this one, is that I always have strength to finish strong and in a sprint.... I thouht it was my vitamins at first. It makes me feel young at 43.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff frame with a good fork.
Excellent power transfer.
No flex.

Weaknesses:    Wheels are cruddy, shifters will need upgrade nafter that, and the stock seat is really bad.

Bottom Line:   
I fell in love with my Caad9 and haven't looked back in 2 years. Stiff frame with great power transfer. No flex, and tough as heck, but reasonable on bumpy roads. I switched out all the tiara stuff for a full Ultegra groupo and am very happy I did. Seat was really bad. The fork is very good. Seat post is my next upgrade. Wheels were horrible, and need immediate replacement with some Eastons. Spend about 400-600 on the SLX90 or comparable. get some good Conti Gators or 4000s tires and you're set. The other posters are absolutely right you buy this bike for the FRAME with plans to upgrade along the way, which I have done. LOVE my Caad9.

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Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Bonzai in Keller

Similar Products Used:   Trek Hybrid

Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra, Selle seat, Easton SLX90, Conti 4000s.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by traydawg a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2011

Strengths:    The frame! Stiff & comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Stock heavy and clunky Tiagra 9 speed drivetrain. Seatpost weighs 12lbs. :)

Bottom Line:   
After talking with some friends that have ridden for awhile and reading some great articles on this bike, I took the plunge into road biking. This has been a GREAT bike overall. I bought this bike for the frame and I have not regretted the decision. I have since upgraded most everything else to lighter, faster components. This bike makes me smile every time I turn out of my driveway.

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Favorite Ride:   Cannondale CAAD 9 R6

Price Paid:    $920.00

Purchased At:   Georgia Cycle Sports

Bike Setup:   Easton EA90 SLX wheels w/ Michelin PRO3 tires, Easton 90 seat post, Easton 90 SLX front fork, Complete SRAM FORCE 10 speed drivetrain & Force brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LA Longhorn a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Strengths:    Fast, light and responsive, without being too harsh.

Weaknesses:    Cheap stock seat and tires. See if the LBS will let you swap them out.

Bottom Line:   
The 2010 CAAD9 6 in Pearl White is easily the best bike I've ever owned; fast, light and responsive, and a heck of a bargain even new (list is around $1150, but I recommend looking for last season's model or picking one up slightly used). The only reason I didn't rate it a full 5/5 is that Cannondale skimped a bit on some of the components; you'll want to replace the uncomfortable seat and crappy tires immediately. Other than that, this bike is definitely a best buy.

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Favorite Ride:   Griffith Park in LA

Price Paid:    $775.00

Purchased At:

Bike Setup:   Stock Tiagara crankset, Shimano M324 SPD pedals, Terry Liberator saddle, Michelin Krylion tires, and a Sigma 1909 computer.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lumberlung a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2009

Strengths:    Cunego won the Giro on this frame. Nuff said.

Weaknesses:    The components will need to replaced if you are serious about racing or performance. But this is still a pretty affordable way to get a top tier racing bike.

Bottom Line:   
Price was in Canadian dollars. Great frame—probably one of the best values for money going. Fast, stiff, responsive bike. I've been riding this bike for just over a month. It's great climbing hills and very efficient; I can feel my energy translating to crank then wheels then road.

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Favorite Ride:   Up

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Tiagra, Shimano stock wheels

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