The Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra road bike is race ready out of the box, with an industry-leading aluminium frame and a generous component spec for the price.
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 Ultegra features a 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.
Equipped with Shimano’s latest R8000 Ultegra groupset, the CAAD12 Ultegra delivers gear shifting that is rapid, precise, and infallibly reliable. Matched to Cannondale’s own HollowGram Si chainset, with semi-compact 52/36T chainrings and an 11-28T cassette, this bike is geared for speed, without giving anything away in the climbs.
Also from the new R8000 groupset, the Ultegra rim brakes have ample stopping power as they bite down on the Mavic Aksium wheelset. The Aksiums come with Mavic’s ‘Wheel-tyre-System” technology, meaning they are perfectly matched with the Mavic Yksion tyres to give the bike ample grip & traction.
When there are races to be won, the Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra road bike is the tool of choice.Cannondale CAAD12 review
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|Frame:||CAAD12, SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy, SPEED SAVE, BB30a, Di2 Ready|
|Fork:||CAAD12, SPEED SAVE, BallisTec full carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, integrated crown race.|
|Headset:||CAAD12, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap|
|Stem:||Cannondale C2, 7050 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg.|
|Bars:||Cannondale C2, 2014 Alloy, Compact|
|Front Brake:||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Rear Brake:||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Brake Lever:||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Front Mech:||Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on|
|Rear Mech:||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Shifters:||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Rims:||Mavic Aksium WTS|
|Front Hub:||Mavic Aksium|
|Rear Hub:||Mavic Aksium|
|Front Tyre:||Mavic Yksion Elite Guard, folding, WTS, 700x25c|
|Rear Tyre:||Mavic Yksion Elite Guard, folding, WTS, 700x25c|
|Seat Post:||Cannondale C2, UD Carbon, 25.4x300mm (44-56), 400mm (58-63)|
|Chainset:||Cannondale HollowGram Si, BB30a, w/ OPI SpideRing, 52/36T|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA BB30 Bearings|
|Chain:||Shimano HG701, 11-speed|
|Cassette:||Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-28, 11-speed|
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