The Cannondale CAAD12 105 road bike promises a high-speed ride at an affordable price, thanks to the highly sophisticated Aluminium frame, and premium quality components.
The Cannondale CAAD12 frame is a real work of art, and a true testament to just how advanced Cannondale’s Aluminium technology has become. The SmartFormed C1 alloy frame is flow-model designed, uses Cannondale’s proprietary BB30a extra-wide bottom bracket shell, and is made from a high-grade 6069 alloy, giving it an incredible strength-to-weight ratio. At under 1100 grams for both disc and non-disc models, the CAAD12 goes head-to-head with some of the lightest carbon fibre road bike frames on the market.
What’s more, Cannondale have incorporated their SAVE micro-suspension technology into the CAAD12’s frame. SAVE is available in 4 variations, with the SPEED SAVE featured on the CAAD12 allows a small amount of vertical compliance in the frame/fork, not only for added comfort, but to simultaneously reduce rolling resistance by allowing the bike to smoothly track over poor road surfaces. The CAAD12 is built around Cannondale’s Elite Race geometry, giving the bike a race-ready ride position and razor-sharp handling to match.
The CAAD12 105 Disc features a disc-specific BallisTec full-carbon fork, with integrated SPEED SAVE technology that both enhances comfort and promotes smoother rolling at speed. The tapered steerer bestows the bike with responsive handling and a stiff front end during high-intensity sprinting efforts.
Cementing the bike’s high-speed capability is the full Shimano – 105 groupset, matched to Cannondale’s own Si chainset with semi-compact 52/36T chainrings and an 11-28T cassette. The resulting gear ratios are suitably wide for racing, with close gaps between gears to help you maintain your optimum cadence.
Stopping power comes in the form of a set of Shimano BR785 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors. The resulting performance is a sublime blend of highly responsive fingertip braking control, with easy to control braking power that isn’t diminished when you ride in the rain.
Who says aluminium bikes can’t win races? From the frame to the components, the Cannondale CAAD12 105 Disc road bike has podium-topping DNA throughout.Cannondale CAAD12 review
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|Frame:||CAAD12 Disc, SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy, SPEED SAVE, BB30a, Di2 Ready, flat-mount disc|
|Fork:||CAAD12 Disc, SPEED SAVE, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4", post-mount disc|
|Headset:||CAAD12, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap|
|Stem:||Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg.|
|Bars:||Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy Butted 6061 Alloy, Compact|
|Front Brake:||Shimano BR785/505 hydro disc 160mm|
|Rear Brake:||Shimano BR785/505 hydro disc 160mm|
|Brake Lever:||Shimano RS505 hydro disc|
|Front Mech:||Shimano 105, braze-on|
|Rear Mech:||Shimano 105|
|Shifters:||Shimano RS505 hydro disc|
|Rims:||RD 2.0, 28H|
|Front Hub:||Formula Disc CX-20|
|Rear Hub:||Formula Disc CX-22|
|Front Tyre:||Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c, folding|
|Rear Tyre:||Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c, folding|
|Seat Post:||Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 25.4x300mm (44-56), 400mm (58-63)|
|Chainset:||Cannondale Si, BB30a, FSA rings, 52/36 (CE 50/34)|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA BB30 Bearings|
|Chain:||Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|Cassette:||Shimano 105, 11-28, 11-speed|
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