Cannondale’s cyclocross history shows through with the CAADX Disc Ultegra, with the curved carbon blades of the UltraX fork carving precisely through hairpins as we switched line mid-corner. The 175mm cranks and stiff BB30 bottom bracket also make the most of meagre efforts.

Although not the lightest wheels, the Formula hubs have large disc side flanges to counteract braking stress and stiffen the wheels. Mated to a smaller 140mm rear disc rotor and the more common 160mm front, there was braking force to spare, steep descents were dispatched nonchalantly, and at 9.67kg (21.32lb) the CAADX isn’t a hindrance to carry...continue reading the full review at