CAAD8 5 105

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Legendary DNA. Exceptional performance.

With someone's all-important first road bike purchase, it's the details that determine whether it gets ridden regularly or hung in the garage. With its lightest-in-class frame, more forgiving Heads-Up Race geometry, CAAD10-derived tubeshapes and unmistakable Cannondale ride-feel, the CAAD8 is designed to turn people into cyclists.


  • Incredible level of race performance for an entry level road bike.
  • Racy handling, but with a comfortable riding position.
  • Cannondale Aluminum crafting and CAAD10 DNA put it in a class of its own.

rider profile:

Fast group rides. Lycra. The first crit. This is the bike for people who've been inspired by the peloton and are ready to start being a "cyclist".

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Asymmetric Chain Stays
    Just like on our premium race bikes, we oversize and reshape the driveside chain stay to better handle the loads from the drivetrain, while keeping the non-drive stay svelte for weight savings.
  • Externally Machined Head Tube
    A technique Cannondale has used for years, excess material is precisely machined out of the low stress areas of the head tube, saving significant weight with no loss of strength.
  • BB30 System
    Found on both the 105 and Tiagra equipped models, BB30 is the epitome of System Integration. Cannondale invented BB30 13 years ago to take crank and frame performance to the next level and it has become THE industry standard for stiffness and light weight.


CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, BB30


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


FSA Gossamer, BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket



Shimano 105 5700

Cog Set

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed


KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700


Maddux RS 3.0 Speed, 32-hole (36h 58 -61cm)


Formula, RB-51 front, RB-52 rear


Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c


Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap


Tektro R741, dual pivot, cartridge pad


Cannondale C3 Compact


Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg.


Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap

Brake Levers

Shimano 105 5700


Stainless Steel, 15g


Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm


Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, Alloy, 27.2x300mm

Rear Shock



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        Comments about CAAD8 5 105:

        I try to find the best values in bikes and doing searches many times I read the CAAD 8 is the best value for performance out there. Its is completely correct. Upon riding you noticed how terrific the power transfer is from your legs to the cranks to the wheels. Its goes! So much that my old bike is sadly going on sale so, its blows it away and it is similar priced and year model. I wish I had found the CAAD bikes earlier in my biking life to save time and money. I now want a CAAD 10 for those days when I want go fly maybe a bit faster. Really for those looking to save and get top performance this bike can't be beat, just search reviews no letdowns at all.

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