The most sophisticated, highest performance aluminium race bike ever made.
The CAAD 12 is a brand new model from Cannondale. It takes over from the CAAD10 which was one of the best aluminium bikes available. The CAAD12 now takes this to the next level; using the Flow-modeled smartformed 6069 alloy construction Cannondale have made the CAAD12 170 grams lighter and 50% more comfortable than the CAAD10.
Even though the CAAD12 has a very race orientated geometry it still remains very comfortable. The SAVE stays give the bike lots of vertical compliance but with minimal lateral flex. This is thanks to some very unique processes that Cannondale use to shape the alloy tubes. The ride quality this gives is unmatched, it’s so good that some carbon frames cannot compare to the CAAD12.
Up front are the new carbon Speed SAVE forks, these allow for greater compliance and improved handling. The large tyre clearance also has better aerodynamic performance.
The CAAD12 range offers lot of choice, with both disc and caliper brake options and it has Shimano 105, Ultegra and DuraAce options too.
If you are looking for a new race bike or just want a fast yet comfortable road bike then the CAAD12 is a fantastic bike. Aluminum seems to be making a bit of a comeback at the moment and the CAAD12 is undoubtedly the best alloy road bike available today.