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2016 Bike of the Year

"Cannondale’s awesome CAAD12, is a showcase that great design and simply superb all round ability needn’t cost the earth."

Cycling Plus

The world's finest aluminum road racing machine, CAAD12 is the answer for cyclists looking for a high-performance alternative to carbon.

Specifications

Rider Profile

Aspiring racers, fast club riders and anyone else looking for a high-performance alternative to carbon.

Intended Use

Road Racing, Criteriums, Training

Speciality

Tearing through corners and accelerating like a rocket.

Component Overview

DriveTrain

Shimano 105

Brakes

Tektro R741

Crank

Cannondale HollowGram

Frame

Aluminum

Wheelset

Mavic

Wheel Size

700c

Frame

CAAD12, SmartFormed 6069 Alloy, SPEED SAVE, BB30a, Di2 Ready

Fork

CAAD12, SPEED SAVE, BallisTec full carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, integrated crown race.

Rims

Mavic Aksium

Hubs

Mavic Aksium

Spokes

Mavic Aksium

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c, folding

Pedals

N/A

Crank

Cannondale Si, BB30a, FSA rings, 52/36

Crank Option

N/A

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30 Bearings

Chain

Shimano HG600-11, 11-speed

Rear Cogs

Shimano 105 5800, 11-28, 11-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 5800 braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5800

Shifters

Shimano 105 5800

Handlebar

Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy Butted 6061 Alloy, Compact

Grips

Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel 2.5mm

Stem

Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

CAAD12, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap

Brakes

Tektro R741, dual pivot, cartridge pad

Brake Levers

Shimano 105 5800

Saddle

Selle Royal Seta S1

Seatpost

Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 25.4x300mm

Sizes

48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63

Innovation AND Technology

  • Smartformed Alloy
  • SPEED SAVE

Rider Position / Bike Geometry

A flat back for flat out speed. Cannondale's Road Race geometry delivers a  responsive and nimble ride in all handlebar positions to perfectly set you up for the win. 

elite road

Innovation AND Technology

Smartformed Alloy

Cannondale aluminum construction is focused on delivering the strongest, lightest, best handling frame possible.

Premium 6069 and 6061 alloy tube sets are highly manipulated to extract every ounce of performance. Double-pass welds provide stronger, smoother joints and eliminate the need for internal reinforcements or external welded-on gussets. Each frame is heat treated after welding to maximize the strength and hardness of the aluminum, increasing long-term durability.

These and other processes allow Cannondale to continue to offer a lifetime warranty on each of its alloy frames and forks.

SPEED SAVE

Race‐oriented SAVE features. Much like the suspension on F1 cars, SPEED SAVE features are engineered to help the bike roll faster, not simply to make it more comfortable. Emphasizing light weight and torsional rigidity, SPEED SAVE delivers improved rolling speed, better acceleration, and dramatically improved cornering speed without negatively affecting power transfer.

Rider Position / Bike Geometry

CAAD12 105 5

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