CAAD8 5 105

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msrp  $ 1450.00

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Cannondale Aluminum crafting and CAAD10 DNA in a class of its own

SAVE Stays

Optimized chain stay and seat stay shaping provides lateral rigidity while providing vertical compliance for bump absorption and comfort with no loss in power transfer.

HeadsUp Race Geometry

The CAAD8 shares the proven race geometry of its more expensive brethren but with a slightly taller head tube (+1.5 mm) for a more relaxed riding position.

Smooth Welds

A true smooth weld, rather than the sand, putty, and paint smooth welds found on other bikes, 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.

Frame

CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, BB30

Fork

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

Crank

FSA Gossamer, BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano 105 5700

Cog Set

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700, 31.8mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700

Rims

Maddux RS 3.0 Speed, 32 hole

Hubs

Formula, RB-51 front, RB-52 rear

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c

Pedals

Wellgo

Brake

Tektro R540, dual pivot, cartridge pad

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8mm, 6 deg.

Headset

Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 15g

Grips

Cannondale Suede Bar Tape w/ gel, 2.5mm

Saddle

Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, alloy, 27.2x300mm

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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cannondaleCAAD8 5 105
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Handles well (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Great components (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4), Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Horrible bike!!!

    By Bummed

    from Running springs , ca

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

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          Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

          Bottom bracket clicks!!! It's been in the shop more than it's been ridden. Now I'm dealing with the factory warranty (another nightmare) .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Rides as Good as it looks

          By Nochis

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                Great bike for the price. It rides smooth and is a great entry into the the recreational cycling world with room to spare with upgrade of rims and/or tires. 40 to 70 mile rides are a joy and an upgrade on the seat might be all you need to go to the 100 mile rides. I will be enjoying this great bike for a long time. You can not go wrong the CAD 8.

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                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Head Turner.

                By Haris

                from Karachi, Pakistan

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                      CAAD 8 5. A Bike worth Riding.  Quite Comfortable & Accelerates Faster with Good Components, I, ve Black / Grey Color. Very Light weighted as if its Carbon bike, People can't stop noticing it. Well Reputed Brand, Cannondale & Outstanding Bike for its Price.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      AHead Turner.

                      By Haris Khoso

                      from Karachi, Pakistan

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                            CAAD 8 5. A Bike worth Riding. Quite Comfortable & Accelerates Faster with Good Components, I, ve Black / Grey Color. Very Light weighted as if its Carbon bike, People can't stop noticing it. Well Reputed Brand, Cannondale & Outstanding Bike for its Price.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            IT WORTH AND IT IS VERY GOOD!

                            By Chintziadis Michael

                            from Rhodos

                            About Me Competitive Cyclist

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Biking

                              Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                              If you áre biginer and you also train hard for competitions it worth to take it! The frame is TOP! for aloy bikes also the 105 shimano .The only thing that is not good is the weels.This is better to upgrade with something for sure much better!it doesnt need any changes and upgrades.exept if you willing to transform it to EVO 6 ;-).

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                              5.0

                              My first ride on the CAAD8

                              By Lashan

                              from Sri Lanka

                              About Me Competitive Cyclist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Handles Well

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Biking

                                Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                                I have always ridden a Giant and this is the first time that I have changed brands and to Cannondale.I prefer riding an alu bike since our roads here in Srilanka are not too good. The handling and comfort is amazing. I ride on a regular basis and in training for the Granfondo Sri Lanka to be held in Aug this year.

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                                5.0

                                Just what I was looking for

                                By Daily rider

                                from Jacksonville, North Carolina

                                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Biking

                                  Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                                  I compared a lot of bikes. I needed something for daily commuting, group rides and trips to the store. Being an avid cyclist I'm pretty picky. This bike has the comfort, durability, components and price I was looking for. This is a great bike for riders at any level.

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Plenty of Bike!

                                  By Crash

                                  from Sugar Land, TX

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Great Components
                                  • Handles Well
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Biking

                                    Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                                    Just started training for the BP MS150 in Houston, TX. I chose the Cannondale Caad 8 for it's looks, color, design, quality and best of all it's great price for all that comes with it. I handles great and I really like the ride feel. I am so happy with this bike.

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                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I feld in love with it

                                    By Peet68

                                    from Belgium Europe

                                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Brakes Could Be Better
                                    • Brakes Not 105 But Tektro

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Biking

                                    Comments about cannondale CAAD8 5 105:

                                    Beautifull bike. "It's all you need, but not all what you want". Probably some day, I buy a carbon bike, but I think it will be my premium bike for a long time. I love the smooth handeling and ride. Maybe you could upgrade the rims because they reasonably heavy, but they are certainly not bad at all. If you get Mavic Cosmics rims, with a Shimano 105 cog set for about 320€, it will be probably 500 grams less, and you have the best bike you find for that money.
                                    Replace also the tires (Shwalbe Lugano) because they are a poor quality.

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