CAAD10 4 RIVAL

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msrp  $ 2000

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The world's finest aluminum road racing machine.

SmartFormed 6069 Alloy Construction

A complex mix of hydroforming, mechanical shaping, taper-butting, double-pass smooth welding and heat treating, SmartForming is the most advanced aluminum construction in the world, for lighter, stronger frames.

Elite Race Geometry

Unlike much of the competition at these price points, the CAAD10 is a thoroughbred racer. Its geometry is virtually identical to our SuperSix EVO for razor-sharp cornering and aggressive race positioning.

SPEED SAVE Stays

The flattened shape and internal butting of the CAAD10's seat stays and chain stays allow them to flex vertically, but stay stiff laterally and torsionally. This lets the rear wheel track the ground, improving speed, cornering, grip and comfort.

Frame

CAAD10, Smartformed 6069 Alloy, SPEED SAVE, BB30

Fork

CAAD10, SPEED SAVE full carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" tapered steerer

Crank

FSA Energy BB30, 50/34 (Option 53/39)

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

SRAM RIVAL

Cog Set

Sram PG-1050, 11-26, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

SRAM RIVAL

Rear Derailleur

SRAM RIVAL

Rims

Fulcrum Racing 7

Hubs

Fulcrum Racing 7

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c, folding

Pedals

n/a

Brake

SRAM Dual Pivot

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8mm, 6 deg.

Headset

CAAD10, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap

Spokes

Fulcrum Racing 7

Grips

New Cannondale Bar tape with gel, 2.5mm

Saddle

Prologo, Kappa EVO

Seat Post

Cannondale C3 alloy, 27.2mmx300mm

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cannondaleCAAD10 4 RIVAL
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Handles well (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Great components (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    I love it

    By John

    from Indiana

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

          I bought this bike mainly to be competitive in training rides with a very fast group I ride with 2 or 3 times a week. My "plush" carbon bike that I had purchased in 2011 just wasn't getting the job done. The CAAD10 has now become my bike of choice for most rides...simply put, I LOVE IT! Never thought I'd buy another aluminum bike (CAAD 5 is my "rain bike" and I also owned a CAAD 3) but the CAAD 10 is a completely different animal.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          New bike after 14 years

          By Rider Boy

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                This is a great bike, butter smooth, fast and comfortable. I went to the shop to buy something else and walked away with this and couldn't be happier. The test ride sold me right away. The SRAM Rival is a great groups and the wheels are good enough for what riding I will do.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Smooth as silk

                By JCN

                from Connecticut

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Handles Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                  I came into the LBS looking for a flat bar road bike.

                  I walked out with this.

                  Comfortable. Fast. In my price range. Shifting is like a rifle bolt.

                  Every time I ride this, it puts a smile on my face!

                  Downsides? Feeds the "44 years old body 16 year old brain" syndrome.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I have a 2011 CAAD10 4

                  By slim

                  from Surrey,BC CANADA

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Seat Is Garbage

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking
                  • Training For Mtn Biking

                  Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                  I bought this to bike to ride In the ride to conquer cancer, we rode to Seattle from Vancouver BC. The bike was fantastic , After training for six months, I am in love

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Best for the buck and even then still!

                  By Joe

                  from Salem, OR

                  About Me Competitive Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Handles Well
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                    I'm on the most economical frame in the group, yet I'm the one getting all the attention. Constant comments on how great the paint looks, "what a pretty bike," and many who ask, "Is that carbon?"

                    Thanks Cannondale for making me proud. Keep up the great work!

                    However, first model year was spec'd better. Would be nice to see that continued.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Performs flawlessly

                    By Man Court

                    from La Verne, CA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Handles Well
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                      Enjoying every ride!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great buy

                      By Tony

                      from Tupelo, MS

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Biking

                        Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                        I've been riding road bikes since 2005, and was ready for an affordable 2nd bike that would but be race worthy and had SRAM components (Rival at minimum). I've been riding a carbon fiber, Ultegra equipped bike for years, and had been wanting to try SRAM for some time. Now that I have adjusted to the SRAM shifters, I love the Rival so much that my CAAD10 Rival has become my main bike. Yes, the aluminum rides great.
                        My only complaint, which I've is discovered is a problem with all bike brands, is that the stock wheel sets which come on the larger frame sizes (58cm and up. I ride a 58) don't have enough spokes to properly support larger riders (190 lbs and over). I have yet to buy a road bike (this is my 3rd) that I haven't snapped spokes on the stock wheels (20 front/24 rear, for example). I had a custom set made (28 front/32 rear) which works great.
                        Having said that, I LOVE my CADD10 Rival.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        What a Bike !

                        By Sparkie

                        from Savannah Ga.

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                          I have not had a bike for a few years and I have always heard great things about Cannondale bikes and I have always liked there design so I bought myself a CAAD10 4 RIVAL, I believe I made the right choice, great bike, handles well, rides great!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          love this bike

                          By sormani

                          from new jersey

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about cannondale CAAD10 4 RIVAL:

                          best bike I ever had

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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