Cannondale CAADX Cyclocross Bike

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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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kaizen   Recreational Rider [Feb 24, 2014]
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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.

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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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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