CAAD10 5 105

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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 Gossamer, BB30, 53/39

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano 105 5700

Cog Set

Shimano 105 5700, 12-27, 10-speed

Chain

Shimano 105 5700

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700

Rims

Shimano RS-10

Hubs

Shimano RS-10

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c, folding

Pedals

n/a

Brake

Tektro R580

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8mm, 6 deg.

Headset

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

Spokes

Shimano RS-10

Grips

New Cannondale bar tape w/ gel, 2.5mm

Saddle

Prologo, Kappa EVO

Seat Post

Cannondale C3 alloy, 27.2x300mm

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cannondaleCAAD10 5 105
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well (21)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Comfortable (18)
  • Durable (16)
  • Attractive (15)

Cons

  • Poor components (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (19), Casual/ recreational (8), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Forget about carbon!!

I looked at the Super Six and it is awesome but in a 105 I felt that the Caad10 was as lite, maybe a touch lighter. Handles great and wherever you point this...Read complete review

I looked at the Super Six and it is awesome but in a 105 I felt that the Caad10 was as lite, maybe a touch lighter. Handles great and wherever you point this bike, you're going to get there in a hurry! The regular guys at the shop cautioned me about aluminum.... then I blew their doors off! In my opinion, best bike out there for the $$

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wonderful except the crankset

On a routine 15 mile ride, the crank arm came off and was dangling from my shoe. The bike store that assembled it apologized profusely and put lock-tight on the bolt,etc. The...Read complete review

On a routine 15 mile ride, the crank arm came off and was dangling from my shoe. The bike store that assembled it apologized profusely and put lock-tight on the bolt,etc. The crank then worked it's way loose again 1 week later, but didn't get to the point of coming off.
This is extremely disturbing.....

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5.0

Very very good bike

By Jimmy

from Singapore

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        Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

        My first bike. Bought after test riding numerous bikes, mostly carbon and lots of research. Have loved my decision ever since then. Used it to race gran fondos, long 150 mile rides and weekend club rides and races. Awesome performer, one that puts most carbon bikes to shame.

        Pros:
        - Light (for a non-carbon frame)
        - Responsive
        - Stiff
        - Loves speed

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My dream bike!

        By Hardroad

        from Bloomington, IN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

              I bought the 2014 caad10 105 because 2013 version were sold out. However, it is really a good bike. To a green hand who wished to begin his road bike life, this is a good choice!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Amazing handling & response

              By Roadrunner

              from Toronto, Canada

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                    Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                    Knowing that this is the aluminum version of the Super6EVO, I can be assured that it rides and handles like the purebred racing machine it was designed to be. Unbelievable responsiveness and still amazes me every time I'm out riding. It has the right amount of stiffness when you need it in climbs and acceleration. If you want to spend double, triple, even 5 times more money for a bike go ahead, but you'll be totally amazed at how great the legendary CAAD10 compares to all of them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    i want to complain your bike

                    By will smith

                    from CHINA

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                          Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                          As a bicycle enthusiast,i love your brands,i love your bike. i love the CAAD10 when i first look this bike. And i use one year take money to buy this bike. but it is so disspoint that this bike only have the size 48.as a big manufacture,you don`t have size of 46. i`m so dissapoint that i only can buy another brand

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                          5.0

                          Fast, Agressive, Smooth

                          By Yasha

                          from Netanya, Israel

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                                Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                I usually ride 3-4 times a week. This bike is amazing. It's very light and stiff, and i don't feel tired after 120+ km rides! It's easily going uphill, and when i ride downhill i go faster than the cars around me. The bike is comfortable even for long rides. I don't know how to explain it, but it feels better than my car!

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                                5.0

                                CAAD 10 5 105

                                By CME

                                from Carlisle, PA

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                      Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                      I bought my CAAD 10 in Feb 2013 and rode 550+ miles to-date. I'm new to cycling and this has been a superb starter bike. It is light yet very durable. It handles very well and my seasoned rider buds have given it their stamp of approval. Glad I opted for the 10 with Shimano but the 8 is more economical. Looking forward to many more miles...

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                                      5.0

                                      Speed

                                      By Exxon Roller

                                      from Houston TX

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                                            Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                            I have used my Caad for the last four riding events I have done. I am faster. I exert less energy and have began to fine tune my techniques.

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                                            5.0

                                            This Bike is AMAZING!!!

                                            By dudeMcSpeedy

                                            from Humboldt County

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                                  Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                  I just started riding on the road because I had to give up mountain biking for a while(broken ankle). This bike rides and handles great, it's really fast and uber racy. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to go fast, and is willing to look to Aluminum for a performance bike.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  great value

                                                  By Biking in NJ

                                                  from Marlboro, NJ

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                                                        Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                        Incredibly comfortable. Lighter than full Carbon frame bikes costing twice as much. Quick and responsive and really reliable. Watched friends with similar or less expensive bikes from other vendors have nightmares during the first 100 miles of break-in. Not an issue with Cannondale. Great value for a bike.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Much better than my Felt F85 with 105

                                                        By Atcbuddy

                                                        from Manchester, NH

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                                                              Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                              Just bought the bike and took it out on my first ride of 30 miles with 3 pretty good hills. This bike is much sweeter than my Felt. Lighter, more nimble uphill and steady on the downhill. both bikes have aluminum frame with carbon fork, and 105 but it does not seem like it. The Cannondale rides so much nicer. I got a lot of hand fatigue with the felt with or without riding gloves, and had no such problem with the Caad 10, very comfortable. I chose the Caad 10 over the trek 2.1 and could not be happier.

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                                                              4.0

                                                              Lead out king!!!

                                                              By Lil' Mikey

                                                              from Annapolis, MD

                                                              About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                                                              Pros

                                                              • Durable
                                                              • Handles Well
                                                              • Lightweight

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Poor Components

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Road Biking

                                                              Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                              Adding a road bike to my collection (carbon fiber TT bike, old aluminum) and did tons of research as well as asking everyone I saw with an aluminum frame what they thought of their bike. Everyone with a CAAD10 raved about the stiffness/responsiveness so I was sold! Bought the 105 for the frame with plans to upgrade wheels/components over time but this thing "hauls" even with the stock components. Delaying my upgrade schedule as a result.

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                                                              3.0

                                                              Wonderful except the crankset

                                                              By Donuts

                                                              from Portland, Oregon

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                                                              Pros

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

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Poor Components
                                                              • The Crank Arm Fell Off

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Road Biking

                                                              Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                              On a routine 15 mile ride, the crank arm came off and was dangling from my shoe. The bike store that assembled it apologized profusely and put lock-tight on the bolt,etc. The crank then worked it's way loose again 1 week later, but didn't get to the point of coming off.
                                                              This is extremely disturbing.....

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                                                              • No
                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              No regrets

                                                              By Whizzer

                                                              from Brooklyn, USA

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                                                              Pros

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

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Road Biking

                                                                Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                Once I made the decision to upgrade to a road bike, it was time to do a ton of research. Some of the best advice I received was to buy the best frame I could afford and upgrade components over time as needed or desired. Then the choice I faced was carbon vs aluminum. That was a no-brainier. I could either buy an entry level carbon frame which would wear out over time or buy a top-of-the-line aluminum frame with the potential of an eternal lifespan.

                                                                After logging a thousand miles, I'm enjoying my CAAD 10 5 more and more. I have zero regrets and expect to have many more miles of smiles.

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No

                                                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Champion Road Bike

                                                                By Magz

                                                                from Staten Island, NY

                                                                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                                                Pros

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

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Road Biking

                                                                  Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                  One of the most impressive, smooth yet aggressive road bikes. It easily becomes part of you with a compelling quick responce.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No

                                                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Very nice bike!

                                                                  By Chief

                                                                  from Largo fl

                                                                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                                  Pros

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

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Road Biking

                                                                    Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                    I ride 80-100 miles per week. This bike feels great. I can ride all day long. The bike components are great. They look like they can hold up a long time. Wheels are just okay. This bike seems a little shorter than my trek 1.1. The bike seems to corner very well. It also handles bumps well. After I get some more miles on he bike, ill add more comments. So far so great.

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                                                                    • No

                                                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                     
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    I recommend this hi-perf ride

                                                                    By Slick Stevie

                                                                    from Owego, NY

                                                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                                    • Comfortable
                                                                    • Cruises At High Speed
                                                                    • Durable
                                                                    • Great acceleration
                                                                    • Great Components
                                                                    • Handles Well
                                                                    • Lightweight
                                                                    • Smooth Ride

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Don't Like Handlebars

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Road Biking

                                                                    Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                    I find the curve of the handlebars uncomfortable, but I love the bike. This is my second Cannondale, and I would buy another. They just plain perform.

                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No

                                                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                     
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    Got unlucky, but would still recommend

                                                                    By LKP48

                                                                    from TOKYO

                                                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Comfortable
                                                                    • Durable
                                                                    • Easy Riding
                                                                    • Handles Well
                                                                    • Lightweight

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Poor Components

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Road Biking

                                                                    Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                    After 1 week and 300 kilometers, I had to take into bike shop, needed crankset and bottom bracket replaced.

                                                                    Cannondale should avoid the FSA stuff,... its lousy...

                                                                    Hopefully pickup a new set with my bike this week, however i would still recommend, it feels fantastic to ride when it is working.

                                                                    I hope i just got unlucky and the replacement parts will make me 100% happy again.

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                                                                    • No

                                                                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    First Road Bike - Fantastic

                                                                    By Raatty

                                                                    from Dubai, UAE

                                                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                                    • Great Components
                                                                    • Handles Well
                                                                    • Lightweight

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Road Biking

                                                                      Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                      I'm a newbie to cycling and need something low impact as running and football (soccer) are giving me too many injuries. Did a lot of research and visited all of the bike stores in Dubai. Was going to purchase a Trek Madone 2.1 or a Scott Speedster 20. Soooooo glad that i purchased this CAAD10 105.

                                                                      I picked it up today from my bike store in Dubai and took it for a 10KM ride in the desert cycling track. I remember using my brothers Steel Racer with the gear levers between the seat and handel bars. WOW. i gotta say that i am not an experienced cyclist, but am looking to get to ride 100KM at a time frequently. But WOW. Put my foot down and it goes.

                                                                      I don't know what isn't great about it because i have only just got it, but i am absolutely looking forward to riding this bike more and more, and i am glad that the guy at the Bike store was able to give me good info (i know that the info is available online and forums, but its not the same as talking with someone and touching and feeling the bike) and reassured me that the bike was the one to go for.

                                                                      Thanks Cannondale, and to the cycling community for guiding me to the CAAD10.

                                                                      Happy Cycling!!

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                                                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      The Best Ride Yet!!!

                                                                      By Carlobos

                                                                      from Brielle, NJ

                                                                      About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                                      • Best Bang For The Money
                                                                      • Comfortable
                                                                      • Durable
                                                                      • Great Components
                                                                      • Handles Well
                                                                      • Lightweight

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • Road Biking

                                                                        Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                        I have started to get into cycling for almost two years now. Started with an old bike that was about over 20 years old. My wife surprised me on my birthday two years ago - with a present of my choice of bike, I went with the Cannondale CAAD 10 105 after testing Trek bike at my lbs and once on the Cannondale, knew it was for me. Great bike,proud to be spinning my wheels on this. My goal for this coming season, is to do at least 3,000 miles or more, plus longer rides and finally complete a century ride

                                                                        Cannot say enough of the bike, after putting more than 4,000 miles, which was pretty good, since I am kind of new to the sport.

                                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                                        • Yes

                                                                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Amazing Value

                                                                        By Mountain Bike Dave

                                                                        from Port Jefferson, NY

                                                                        About Me Competitive Cyclist

                                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                                        Pros

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

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                          • Road Biking

                                                                          Comments about cannondale CAAD10 5 105:

                                                                          After a year away from road riding (in which time I sold my Trek Madone 5.0) I decided I needed another dedicated road bike to train for my mountain bike races. I saw this bike in my local shop and it immediately caught my eye. In every way, the bike sold itself. Having ridden very high end road bikes, I can say with honesty that Shimano 105 is on par, performance wise, with Shimano Dura Ace-the only difference being in weight. The frame of the bike is feather-lite and actually stiffer than my old Madone. It's snappy, handles well, and is amazingly comfortable for an Aluminum bike. Cannondale did this bike 100% right in every way. The only upgrades I'll make in the future are the wheels and crank. Otherwise, it's perfect!

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