CAAD8 7 SORA

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msrp  $ 1000

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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

Fork

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

Crank

FSA Vero, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA

Shifters

Shimano Sora

Cog Set

SRAM PG-950, 12-26, 9-speed

Chain

KMC 9-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora, 31.8mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora

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 7 SORA
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Outstanding value for any cyclist

    By Dave

    from Wa. State

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Comments about cannondale CAAD8 7 SORA:

          I have owned this bike for 3 years now and it is top notch for comfort, speed and handling. I use it as a training bike and good-weather commuter and have not had 1 problem with it in 5000miles, other than changing out the wheel set. Very lightweight, a great bike for century rides. outstanding value.

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          5.0

          Great bike for the money

          By Firefighter

          from Monroe Wi

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about cannondale CAAD8 7 SORA:

                Great bike for the money. I spent a lot of time shopping online for bikes and ended up buying at my local bike shop. Very pleased with the bike fitting and service that I received there. Rode it in two sprint triathlons increased my average speed over the previous year by 3 mph. Bike handles the hills of southern Wisconsin well. The bike did need a few adjustment and the crank tightened after about fifty miles. I am 5'11" 220 lbs the bike is a size 61. I would but this bike again.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great bike for the money.

                By MC biker

                from Kentucky

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Great Components
                • Handles Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about cannondale CAAD8 7 SORA:

                  Great bike for beginner cyclist.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  CAAD 8 Sora

                  By Morris

                  from Huntsville, Tx

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Handles Well
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about cannondale CAAD8 7 SORA:

                    I am very pleased with the CAAD8 Sora I purchased. It has performed better than I expected. As a 51 year old getting back into cycling it is a pleasure to ride. It responds well on the road. I would invest in different tires as the stock tires do not handle well on wet surfaces. The stock saddle works well on rides of an hour or less, after that it wears pretty rough on the backside.

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                    5.0

                    Best starter bike hands down

                    By cannondalespinner

                    from Coral springs ,FL

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about cannondale CAAD8 7 SORA:

                      I ride weekly over 100miles on this bike and its comfortable only bad thing is I live in south florida and the crank they provide does not have enough teeth once you change that bike rides like 3000$ bike

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                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Don't judge a book by its cover

                      By Psyclist

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Competitive Cyclist

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Poor Components

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about cannondale CAAD8 7 SORA:

                      I use the bike for racing, and is just extraordinary...

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                      • No

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