Cannondale pioneered the use of aluminum more than 25 years ago and has refined tube shaping into a literal art form in the decades since. Ride with confidence on the purist's choice.
UNMATCHED ALUMINUM PERFORMANCE
Nobody does aluminum as well as Cannondale. The CAAD9 road frame is the pinnacle of 25 years of engineering and design experience, delivering comfort with thoroughbred, race-winning characteristics.
POWER PYRAMID DOWN TUBE
Cannondale's proprietary PowerPyramid down tube tapers from the head tube to the bottom bracket. Thicker tube walls are used at the head tube for impact resistance and lateral stiffness, while an oversized tube diameter with thinner walls are used at the bottom bracket for resistance to the twisting torsional forces of pedaling.
STAGE-WINNING FRAME DESIGN
Sprinters have piloted this exact frame design to multiple stage wins in pro-Tour races. Durable, dependable alloy design with trademark Cannondale ride characteristics make the CAAD9 a wise choice for serious racers on a budget.