CAADX DISC ULTEGRA

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Cross. Functional.

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.

CAADX is:

  • Race on Sunday, commute on Monday. Race performance meets functional versatility.
  • Light, stiff and comfortable - Cannondale’s aluminum expertise at work.
  • Precise and stable handling, with a comfortable riding position thanks to its Relaxed Race geometry.
  • Equipped with disc brakes on some models for all-weather power and control.

Rider Profile

With its mix of high performance and durability, CAADX is perfect for cyclocross racers, fast commuters, winter training, or general rough-road riding.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Relaxed Race Geometry
    The CAADX has a slightly taller head tube and slightly slacker head tube angle than the SuperX, providing a more upright position and stable handling.
  • SAVE Stays
    The flattened shape and refined butting of the stays offer significant vertical compliance for comfort and control over rough surfaces, while remaining laterally rigid for solid power transfer and confident handling.
  • Smooth Welds
    A true smooth weld, rather than the sand, putty, and paint “smooth welds” of our competition. Cannondale’s trademark double-pass smooth weld technology eliminates the stress-risers and weak points found on traditionally-welded frames, enabling us to build lighter, stronger frames.
  • Taper-Butted Tubes
    Like the legendary CAAD frames of the past, the CAADX features 6061 aluminum which has been taper-butted and heat-treated to a T6 hardness. The smooth transitions provided by taper-butting eliminate the internal stress risers of traditionally-butted frames, again allowing a lighter, stronger frame.
  • Full Rear Rack/Fender Mount and Front Fender Mounts
    Rack and fender compatibilty makes the CAADX ready for duty as a fast commuter or winter training rig.
  • Disk brake equipped
    The top model comes with disk brakes for all-weather power and control.
Frame

CAADX Cyclocross Disc, Optimized 6061 Alloy, BB30

Fork

Cannondale Ultra X Disc, carbon blades, 1-1/8"

Crank

FSA Gossamer Pro, BB30, 46/36

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Cog Set

Shimano 105 5700, 11-28t, 10-speed

Chain

Shimano 105 5700

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6700, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Rims

Maddux CX 3.0 Disc

Hubs

Formula, DC-20LW front, DC-22LW rear

Tires

Schwalbe Sammy Slick, 700x35c

Pedals

Wellgo

Brake

Cannondale MB700T Disc

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

CAADX Si, 25mm top cap

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 15g

Grips

Cannondale 3.5mm Suede w/ gel backing bar tape

Saddle

Cannondale Stage CX w/ Crmo Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, carbon wrap, 27.2x300mm

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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cannondaleCAADX DISC ULTEGRA
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Handles well (6)
  • Great components (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (5)
    • Road biking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (6), Competitive cyclist (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By Pistol

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

          Thank you Dorel/Cannondale for this bike! I like to ride 3-4 times a week in all 4 seasons for fitness purposes and this bike just works great! I was concerned about it being an aluminium frame but comfort and speed are not issues what so ever. Nothing really negative to say about this bike other than I hope no one else buys one (sorry Cannondale) because I like being unique out there!!!!

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          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This bike = Amazing

          By Jason <3 WA

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                I use this bike for two things... going fast and going fast in mud. Seriously, I use it for my daily commute (25 miles round trip) and on the weekends it can be found careening through the mud, sand, grass and barriers of a cyclocross race. I love this bike.

                My favorite features are the "Save" stays. They are pretty amazing for the commute and they help in the races as well. I also like the Ultegra components. BB30 and FSA cranks are nice.

                Things that I think need improvement... wheels. They are kinda heavy. The seat stay is carbon. I would have preferred aluminum for the beating that it takes in a race. Black. Seriously, why does every bike have to be black these days!!! Have we lost our creativity?

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Cannondale CaadX X- Rocks

                By HupHup

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                      After riding the caadx as a rain bike since the first of the year, I finally rode the bike like it was intended, in my first Cyclocross event. On all surfaces - pavement, wet grass, gravel, mud bogs, barriers, and off camber corners - the bike was an amazing ride. Smooth shifts and great brakes. Padded Bartape was a nice touch. Nicely done Cannondale! Love this bike.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I AM IN LOVE

                      By TBox

                      from Northern Indiana

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

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                            Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                            The wife and I are Rails to Trails-aholics. We travel the country riding these wonderful trails. We usually ride 50-ish miles a day, 100 to 150 miles per weekend, depending on the trail. Most of the trails we ride on are paved, but a few are crushed stone. I wanted a bike that was equally good on both. This bike is the ticket. I LOVE THIS BIKE! I honestly do not have any negative comments whatsoever. For me, it's the perfect bike. I've been riding a hybrid style bike and was a little worried about comfort when switching back to a road-style ride. NO problem whatsoever. Super comfortable on this bike. I did upgrade the saddle, but everybody does that. The looks of this bike is the icing on the cake. It's not only the best performance bike I've ever been on, but it's the coolest looking bike I've ever seen. The flat-black finish is awesome and it really hides any nicks and/or scratches. Can't speak to how this bike performs in a cyclocross situation, but if you're looking for a bike to ride long distances on multi-surfaces, your search is over. Cannot recommend this bike highly enough.

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                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Cannondale trail deluxe rear rack for CA

                            By Cesar Antonio

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Commuter

                            Verified Reviewer

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                                  Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                  In response to the person who lamented that Cannondale doesn't make a rear rack to fit this bike; they do now. The Trail Deluxe Disc Brake Compatible rear rack fits perfectly on my Cannondale Trail 5 mountain bike. I went to a Cannondale dealer and asked them to order me one, after I contacted Cannondale customer service who told me about it. It's a new 2014 product, and very similar to another model that I saw on the internet.
                                  It does not carry the usual Cannondale logo that you can see, but it does have the word Cannondale on the top of the rack, as part of the forging of that top piece.
                                  I ordered mine about five days ago, got it yesterday, and put it on last night. Very simple. A word of advice; put the two lower cap screws which attach to the lower fork, in first. Then do the two cap screws that attach to the rear upper forks (under the seat) in last. Otherwise you'll take longer than necessary, and get a lot of frustration. I know.
                                  One last thing. If you want to use the bike for commuting, or around town, you can also attach fender supports under the rear racks bottom attachment points, the ones on the lower rear fork. You will however need slightly longer stainless socket cap screws than those that come with the rack. I have a collection of them so didn't have to stop to shop for one. It's fine thread, not coarse. You'll strip the machined screw holes if you try to force a coarse thread thru the machined screw hole. Also you need to have the right size socket cap screw screw. I believe, but am not positive, that I used an 18-8 stainless steel, #10-24 x 2". The socket caps for this bottom attachment point that comes with the rack is just a bit shorter, 1 1/2". A 2 1/4 " or a 2 1/2" would have been better, but I didn't have those.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent

                                  By TK1

                                  from Lexington, KY

                                  About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                        Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                        Lightweight, great looks. Love it.

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                                        • No

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        3 Thumbs Up

                                        By Terry the nut

                                        from Irvine, CA

                                        About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                                              Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                              I commute, ride in competitive road groups, and also use the bike as my mountain bike and am able to get away with riding it down technical singletrack. Geometry is 'racey' enough for the road yet slack enough to exude quite a bit of confidence on the dirt. For what it costs this bike is a no-brainer.

                                              CONS - keep in mind that these are first generation and entry level disc brakes. Stopping power is not all that good and you'll find you're constantly having to tinker with these brakes. Upgrade to Avid Road BB7 SL and you'll experience a slight improvement. Not a big deal though as there will be more and more road disc brake offerings in the near future. I have found the rims to not be all that tough, but then again I do a lot of singletrack. Additionally, the bike offers quite a bit of performance and these wheels are the one primary component holding it back in my opinion.

                                              I think the anodized finish and overall look of the bike is a 12 out of 10. I get a lot of complimentary remarks from people, even those that are aware of the pricepoint and frame composition, who say how sporty the bike looks.

                                              FYI, Formula Hubs (Taiwanese Company), doesn't properly list hub specs. I calculated them for those who want to lace up different rims on these hubs. Here are the hub specs:

                                              FRONT HUB:
                                              PCD left: 58mm, PCD right: 45mm
                                              Flange Distance left: 14mm, Flange Distance right 44mm, 2.5mm spoke hole diameter, 229 grams in weight.

                                              REAR HUB:
                                              PCD left: 58mm, PCD right: 45mm
                                              Flange Distance left: 35.75mm, Flange Distance right 21.55mm, 2.5mm spoke hole diameter, 446 grams in weight.

                                              *note, flange distance is from hub center line

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                                              4.0

                                              This bike ROCKS!!

                                              By BM

                                              from Utah

                                              About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                                    Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                    I bought this bike because I live in a rural area where I can get lots of miles off road than the same old road I've been riding and see some new scenery. I have had this bike for a few weeks now and have had some time to test it out and give a review.
                                                    I like the feel of the bike it's comfortable for extended saddle time. The disc brakes do take a bit of getting used to compared to road calipers but not bad. I picked this bike because of the disc brakes.
                                                    The components are fantastic. The Ultegra group is very smooth. The tires are awesome! I have ridden on some very rocky gravel roads and they have held up amazingly well and would have thought I would have got a flat by now.
                                                    I have no plans to race cyclocross as there's no races within 100 miles of my location however, I would recommend this bike to anyone who wants to do some off road riding with this type of bike. You really can't go wrong what you get for the money. Well done Cannondale!

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Bullet proof commuter until cross season

                                                    By Tod

                                                    from Castle Rock, CO

                                                    About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                    • Comfortable
                                                    • Commute
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Great Components
                                                    • Handles Well

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Commuting

                                                      Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                      I bought this bike because I wanted a solid commuter for spring, summer and fall that could support a rack and carry my bags. I also wanted it to be suitable for cyclocross this coming season.

                                                      After getting the disc brakes dialed in, and some conti gatorskins installed for the commute, this bike has been absolutely perfect. I would even consider taking it out on local group road rides if the pace weren't too fast.

                                                      I am really looking forward to some off-road use this summer to prepare for the cyclocross season.

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                                                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      DISC

                                                      By oyster

                                                      from Waukee, Iowa

                                                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                      • Comfortable
                                                      • Great Components
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Cross
                                                        • Road Biking

                                                        Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                        Purchased the CAADX disc for the great components at great value. I upgraded wheels set to Mavic ST disc. I was worried about the rough ride on on the alloy frame but I have to say it was way better ride than my Giant defy carbon frame in terms of comfort. Its fast and smooth ride perhaps due to the 35mm tyres.

                                                        The bengal disc brakes aren't as good as my road bike calipers in terms of dry stopping power but getting used to differences and looking forward to a lot of gravel and trails as weather improves here in iowa.

                                                        sweet look with the mavics

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                                                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Impression After The First Ride

                                                        By Seaflyer

                                                        from Galveston Co., Texas

                                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive Design
                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Great Value
                                                        • Handles Well
                                                        • Solid Drivetrain

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Brakes Could Be Better
                                                        • Stock Handlebar Comfort

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Commuting
                                                        • Cycle Cross Racing
                                                        • Road Biking

                                                        Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                        I am planning to make the Caadx my commuter next year. This morning i took my first ride on it and was pleased. Having the flexibility to hop off the pavement into grass or gravel with confidence is great, all while cranking out road bike speeds. I thought i would hav better braking action with the discs. I get better power to stop on my carbon clinchers !

                                                        The bike looks great and i believe a perfect fit for my needs. My first upgrade is going to be a carbon bar. I have no squeezed al under my hands in a long time and have otten used to the ride and vibration absorption that carbon affords.

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                                                        • No

                                                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Awesome Cross Race Bike!

                                                        By Matty

                                                        from Plano, TX

                                                        About Me Competitive Cyclist

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive Design
                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Great Components
                                                        • Handles Well

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Wheels Are A Little Heavy

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Cycle Cross Racing

                                                        Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                        Just started racing Cyclocross this year, this is a great bike for the price.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • Yes

                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        2013 Cannondale CAADX Disc Ultegra

                                                        By jasstalk1991

                                                        from Indiana

                                                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive Design
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Ultegra Drivetrain

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Anodized Paint
                                                        • Disc Brakes Iffy

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                          The anodized paint is difficult to clean due to texture. Not sure about quality of disc brakes, but they seem to work for now.

                                                          Overall, the bike is excellent and I am very satisfied. I just want to give an honest review.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • Yes

                                                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Takes you safely through the winter.

                                                          By Sten

                                                          from Denmark

                                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Good Grip On Snow And Ice
                                                          • Handles Well

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Commuting
                                                            • Winter

                                                            Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                            I have just bourght the bike, as I don't like using my road bike on snow and ice. The CAADX gives you a safe journey with the feeling of a road bike.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No

                                                            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Best Bang for your buck!

                                                            By Local Wrench

                                                            from Morgantown, WV

                                                            About Me Competitive Cyclist

                                                            Verified Reviewer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Attractive Design
                                                            • Comfortable
                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Great Components
                                                            • Handles Well

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Commuting
                                                              • CX Racing

                                                              Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                              The CAAD X Disc Ultegra is a perfect do it all bike. I raced it every weekend in CX races in the area, then commuted to work and trained on the weekdays. It is by far the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. The ride quality is unparalleled. The Ultegra groupo is a huge perk for such a low priced CX bike. Disc brakes were my main selling point and they don't disappoint! Anodized finish has protected the frame from all types of dings and scratches. Cannondale did a great job with the graphics and design. Recommended to anyone looking for a commuter or sport CX race bike.

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                                                              • No

                                                              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              CAADX Ultegra

                                                              By brian

                                                              from peoria il

                                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Attractive Design
                                                              • Comfortable
                                                              • Durable
                                                              • Great Components
                                                              • Handles Well
                                                              • Lightweight

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Commuting
                                                                • Road Biking

                                                                Comments about cannondale CAADX DISC ULTEGRA:

                                                                Love this bike other than cannondale does not offer a rear rack that fits over the rear disc brake. I am a brand person if I ride a Cannondale I would like as many of the accessories to be cannondale as possible.
                                                                I look forward to a ride every chance I get now

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