CAAD8 8 Claris

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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.

CAAD8 IS:

  • 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.

Frame

CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy

Fork

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

Crank

FSA Vero, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA Cartridge

Shifters

Shimano Claris

Cog Set

8-speed Sunrace 12-25, 8-speed

Chain

KMC Z89

Front Derailleur

Shimano Claris 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Claris

Rims

Maddux RS 3.0

Hubs

32-hole (36h 58 -61cm) Cannondale C4

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c

Pedals

Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap

Brake

Tektro R315, dual pivot Shimano Claris 2400

Handlebar

Cannondale C4 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

Cannondale C4

Brake Levers

Shimano Claris 2400

Spokes

Cannondale C4 Stainless Steel, 15g

Grips

Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm

Saddle

Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Steel Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, Alloy, 27.2mmx300mm

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        5.0

        AMAZING

        By Alejandrito

        from Miami FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Comments about cannondale CAAD8 8 Claris:

              This is the first new bike i purchase, and it is amazing. Have had mine for 6 months and have ridden countless miles on it, its a tough yet lean bike. Rides smoothly, well worth the money. Can't imagine it getting any better.

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              5.0

              This bike is excellent for me and light.

              By sal

              from Hialeah, Florida

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                    Comments about cannondale CAAD8 8 Claris:

                    All i need to say is this bike is fantastic. I'm happy with it.

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                    4.0

                    great bike, and excellent price!!!

                    By javier dv

                    from Caguas, Puerto Rico.

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

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                          Comments about cannondale CAAD8 8 Claris:

                          For me and my expectations this bike is very good, if someone will begin in cycling believe me this bike is a great option

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                          4.0

                          This bike is light and tight

                          By Otter

                          from New London, PA

                          About Me Commuter

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                                Comments about cannondale CAAD8 8 Claris:

                                So far in 2 months I have 300 miles. I ride 9 miles to work after driving 15 miles. This bike makes me feel like I'm flying. Light & tight. Sometime there is a clunking noise when I pedal. It happens at each pedal revolution. I love it for a begginer bike.

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