CAAD8 7 Sora

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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


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


FSA Vero, 50/39/30

Bottom Bracket

FSA Cartridge


Shimano Sora 3500

Cog Set

SRAM PG-950, 12-26, 9-speed


KMC Z99, 9-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora 3503, 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora 3500


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


Cannondale C4


Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c


Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap


Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad


Cannondale C4 Compact


Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.


Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap

Brake Levers

Shimano Sora 3500


Stainless Steel, 15g


Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm


Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Steel Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, Alloy, 27.2mmx300mm

Rear Shock