CAAD8 6 TIAGRA

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msrp  $ 1280

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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 Omega BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano Tiagra 4600

Cog Set

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 31.8mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra 4600

Rims

Maddux RS 3.0, 32 hole

Hubs

Cannondale C4

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c

Pedals

Wellgo

Brake

Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad

Handlebar

Cannondale C4 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C4, 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/ Steel Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C4 alloy, 27.2mmx300mm

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cannondaleCAAD8 6 TIAGRA
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Great components (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    CAAD8 6 tiagra

    i use this bike daily.
    i like the smooth shifthing, and the nice design (got me to buying it)

    i use this bike daily.
    i like the smooth shifthing, and the nice design (got me to buying it)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    CAAD 8 6

    Cheap wheel and spoke units

    Cheap wheel and spoke units

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Great entry level road bike

    By Marc

    from Victoria, BC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

          This is my first actual road bike after riding a performance hybrid for years. Since buying it, I've put around 1500KM on it in around 3 months. Thus far, I have to say it's been a wonderful bike - I feel like it's "hardcore" enough to get me going without being as expensive. It's stiff, and the components all feel and work great. Great purchase and it enables my new found cycling addiction very well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By iMan

          from Santa Monica, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                I am a teen without a car so I mostly use this bike to get around LA, but I also occasionally go for long weekend rides. I have been on two multi-day long-mileage trips with this bike as well. I could not have asked for a better bike in this price range (I got it for <1K at a local shop)! It handles really well and it is actually quite light. I have never had any technical problems. Great buy!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good bike, poor quality paint

                By Max

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                      Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                      Nice bike that works great, shifts smoothly, light enough, rigid enough. I like the fat down tube and overall "race" design. One aspect I really dislike is the poor quality of the paint. Have used the bike for 2 months, haven't crashed but used public transportation several times (=leaning my bike on racks or other bikes)and it is now littered with scratches and paint chips. Might affect the resale value.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      I love this bike

                      By MMP

                      from South Orange NJ

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

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                            Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                            I bought the CAAD 8 Tiagra 2012 after ten years without road cycling. I tried several bikes from $1000-$2000, and this was my favorite test ride. I especially liked the easy shifting. I ride about 3 or 4 times a week along hilly roads, usually about 25 miles/ride. Great power transfer, very comfortable, and excellent shifting and braking.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Best bike ever made under $1500

                            By Kelly

                            from Avon, CO

                            About Me Avid Cyclist

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                                  Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                  Bought the 2013 model a few months ago for commuting 24 miles a day to work and back. Efficient power transfer to the rear wheel and responsive, controllable handling with a shockingly smooth ride. This bike makes a buttery smooth ride out of chattery chip seal. The only thing I'm not totally stoked about is the heavyish wheelset that needs to be trued every 100 miles; but this frame at this price, I don't have any right to complain.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  CAAD 8 in PR

                                  By Papo

                                  from Aguirre, Puerto Rico

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                                        Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                        I use my CAAD 8 during weekends and ocassionally during the week. How it handles, comfort, lightweigtht is wgat I like.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great bike for the money

                                        By The Sparrow

                                        from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Biking

                                          Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                          Simply put, a great value for your money. The CAAD8 6 Tiagra turns heads! The ride is smooth. The handling and stability is exceptional. Sleek and efficient. Couldn't be happier. Bravo Cannondale!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          I LOVE IT

                                          By glaucoss

                                          from danbury connecticut

                                          About Me Competitive Cyclist

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Racing
                                            • Road Biking

                                            Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                            its my first road bike , i got the 2012 , and it feels the best bike in the world , im a beginner but dont take me lightly , im hardcore competitive, and this bike its delivering everything the other expensive bikes claim to do , even the caad8 6 tiagra its not cheap just for the record , dont by other brand , and if youre tight on money this is your best bet , i tried and tested other bikes such as giant and trek , and specialyzed , wich this last one its a great bike but it was my second choice , anyway , i beat the bejesus out of it , and so far still looks brand new , so good luck to you .

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great road bike

                                            By Sempia8

                                            from Ny,ny

                                            About Me Avid Cyclist

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Biking
                                            • Training

                                            Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                            Every day riding, I have the 2012 model, logged over 600 miles

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            CAAD 8 6

                                            By Bob

                                            from Sanford, Fl.

                                            About Me Avid Cyclist

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy Construction
                                            • Poor Components

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Biking

                                            Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                            Cheap wheel and spoke units

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            CAAD8 6 tiagra

                                            By RoadRash

                                            from Las Vegas Nevada

                                            About Me Avid Cyclist

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Commuting
                                              • Road Biking

                                              Comments about cannondale CAAD8 6 TIAGRA:

                                              i use this bike daily.
                                              i like the smooth shifthing, and the nice design (got me to buying it)

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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