Cannondale's brilliant CAAD10 Black Inc. is the sleeper at the starting line. It looks may be understated, but beneath that stealthy paint job is an unbridled racing machine. Cannondale's masterfully engineered SmartFormed aluminum frame is light, stiff, and ready to sprint away from the pack. Its BB30 bottom bracket and ovalized seat tube make it blindingly efficient for maximum power transfer and excellent acceleration, while the flattened SPEED SAVE stays and tapered carbon SPEED SAVE fork create a ride that's fast and smooth, so you can ride stronger, longer. When a frame has this much podium potential you have to have components to match. Carbon CZero clincher wheels absolutely fly up the climbs, hand-made Schwalbe ONE tires sail through the turns, and the Pro Tour-proven SRAM RED 22 drivetrain with Cannondale's own Hollowgram Si crank offers blisteringly fast shifts. SRAM RED HRD hydraulic disc brakes keep everything under control, with smooth, powerful braking and all-weather stopping power. Cannondale's own ultra-light cockpit components are the icing on the cake, while a sleek Fizik saddle provides a supportive perch from which you can plan your next attack off the front.
For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2-inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8-inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Cannondale CAAD10 Disc SmartFormed aluminum, Di2 ready w/Speed Save|
|Fork||CAAD10 Disc full carbon w/tapered steerer, Speed Save|
|Rims/Wheels||CZero Carbon, 20mm clincher|
|Hubs||CZero centerlock disc|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Aerolite|
|Tires||Schwalbe ONE, 700x 25c|
|Crankset||Cannondale Hollowgram SI|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Red 22 Yaw|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Red 22|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 11-speed: 11-28|
|Shifters||SRAM Red 22|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C1 Ultralight, compact|
|Stem||Cannondale C1 Ultralight|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Red 22, HRD hydraulic|
|Brakes||SRAM Red HRD, hydraulic|
|Saddle||Fizik Arione R7 MG|
|Seatpost||Cannondale C1 Ultralight, aluminum|
* Subject to change without notice.