Cannondale CAAD10 4 Compact - 2012

Cannondale CAAD10 4 Compact
The CAAD10 4 in 40 Blue/40 Orange
  • Color: Brushed Aluminum
$1,799.99 - $2,000.00
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Benefit from the culmination of Cannondale's years of aluminum framebuilding experience with their thoroughbred CAAD10 4. Their expertly crafted frame is impressively light, stiff in all the right places and amazingly efficient, meaning all your pedal power turns into forward momentum. And, up front, Cannondale's Speed carbon fork with a tapered steerer deftly carves the corners and damps vibrations to smooth rough roads. This fine bike boasts excellent components, too, from the easy-rolling Fulcrum wheels, to the hill-flattening SRAM Rival 20-speed compact drivetrain and powerful brakes, to the Cannondale bar, stem and seatpost and comfortable Prologo seat.

Specs

Frame Cannondale CAAD10 aluminum
Fork Cannondale Speed SAVE carbon w/tapered steerer
Rims/Wheels Fulcrum Racing 7
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Schwalbe Lugano, 700 x 23c
Crankset SRAM S500, BB30
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival
Rear Cogs SRAM, 10-speed: 11-26
Shifters SRAM Rival
Handlebars Cannondale C3 Compact
Tape/Grips Cannondale Suede w/gel
Stem Cannondale C3
Brake Levers SRAM Rival
Brakes SRAM dual-pivot
Saddle Prologo Kappa
Seatpost Cannondale C3 carbon

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
40Blue/40 Orange / 48cm 884603354476 2RAX4C48/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 50cm 884603354483 2RAX4C50/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 52cm 884603354490 2RAX4C52/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 54cm 884603354506 2RAX4C54/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 56cm 884603354513 2RAX4C56/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 58cm 884603354520 2RAX4C58/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 60cm 884603354537 2RAX4C60/BLU
40Blue/40 Orange / 63cm 884603354544 2RAX4C63/BLU
Brushed Aluminum / 48cm 884603354551 2RAX4C48/RAW
Brushed Aluminum / 50cm 884603354568 2RAX4C50/RAW

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5.0

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Handles Well  (4)
  • Responsive  (4)
  • Comfortable  (2)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (3)
  • Barrel adjuster creeps 

Best Uses

  • Racing  (3)
  • Serious Training  (3)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Exercising  (2)
  • Climbing  (2)

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4

Road rocket

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from Portland, OR

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Good Geometry
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Barrel adjuster creeps

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Serious Training

Comments:

Stiff and responsive when you mash on the pedals. Compliant enough over the bumps to take on longer rides 70+ mile rides. Great bang for your buck. Wish we could get the brushed aluminum color too, but that only came in the women's specific model.

5

Best Aluminum Bike Around

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from Emeryville, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Responsive
  • Good Geometry
  • Handles Well
  • Fast

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Racing
  • Serious Training
  • Exercising
  • Climbing

Comments:

I bought this CAAD 10 4 about a week and a half ago and I couldn't be any happier. Just competed in my first sprint triathlon and I was flyin by my fellow competitors with tri bikes 2-3x as expensive. Weighing in at about 17.5 lbs w/pedals (my salesperson weighed it in front of me), this bike is lighter than many of the carbon frame bikes out there- & cheaper! The bike is very stiff, handles well, and descends quickly. I absolutely love the SRAM Double Tap shifters-so much easier to use than the 2 lever sort. If you're looking for the best "bang for your buck" deal, this is it!...[...]

5

Great handling rocket ship

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from Marin, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight
  • Fast

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Climbing
  • Serious Training
  • Racing

Comments:

So you're wondering if this a good bike? Put it this way, I've owned a full carbon Giant TCR composite and a carbon Cannondale Synapse in the past, and neither one was in the same category as this one. This thing is very snappy, responsive and descends like a dream. Obviously, Cannondale had to come up with a stellar frame to improve on the legendary CAAD9 design, and in my opinion they have. Something to consider with this particular model (CAAD10 4) is the carbon Force cranks. That in conjunction with the BB30 bottom bracket make for super solid platform. The only negative I would say is that since it's an aluminum frame, you'll feel the really big bumps on the road more than a carbon ride. But that's a very small price to pay when you consider that this machine can easily go up against 3k carbon bikes.

5

Rides like a Dream

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from Indianapolis

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Exercising
  • Commuting
  • Racing

Comments:

Just got my first road bike about a month ago and I Love it! It rides like a dream. The bike is lightweight and fast – it almost feels like carbon. I was riding a performance hybrid to commute to work and participate in some Olympic distance triathlons. I really liked my Trek 7.3 fx – but the CAAD 10-4 blows that bike out off the road. I have probably increased my speed by 2.5-3.0 mph and pedaling is soooo much easier. I have only been able to put about 250 miles on it due to rain and cold weather. I can't wait to start riding to work 15 miles every day this summer while suckers are paying $4+/gallon of gas. Go to a bike shop test ride this bike and don't hesitate to make this purchase. I think that I am going to upgrade the tires and the seat and slap some aero bars on it! 1/2 ironman this summer here I come!

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