Ultra-light, efficient race bikes engineered to get you to the finish line first.
You’re done being a “rider”—you want to be a “cyclist.” You want to bump up a level on the club rides. You ditched the cut-offs and t-shirt for padded cycling shorts. Yup, you’ve caught road-bike fever. May we prescribe CAAD8. With its lightest-in-class frame, more forgiving Heads-Up Race geometry and tubes inspired by its CAAD10 sibling, your ambition will be swiftly rewarded.
Aspiring racers, fast club riders and anyone else looking for a high-performance alternative to carbon.
- SPEED SAVE Micro-Suspension – Subtle flex zones built into the chainstays, seatstays and seattube allow the rear wheel to track the ground, improving speed, handling and comfort. Tuned to work with the SPEED SAVE Fork.
- SPEED SAVE Fork – BallisTec Carbon and offset dropouts deliver tuned vertical compliance and razor sharp handling. Works as a system with rear triangle.
- SmartFormed 6069 Alloy Construction – The most advanced aluminum manufacturing in the world. A complex mix of hydroforming, mechanical shaping, taper-butting, double-pass smooth welding and heat treating produces a frame that is both strong and super light (just 1150g for anodized version, 56cm)
- Frame: CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE
- Fork: Cannondale Ultra, Carbon blades, 1-1/8″
- Crank: FSA Vero, 50/34
- Crank Option 1: N/A
- Bottom Bracket: FSA Cartridge
- Shifters: Shimano Sora 3500
- Cog Set: SRAM PG-950, 11-28, 9-speed
- Chain: KMC Z99, 9-speed
- Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora 3500, 31.8 clamp
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora 3500
- Rims: Maddux RS 3.0, 32-hole
- Hubs: Cannondale C4
- Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
- Pedals: Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap
- Brake: Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad
- Handlebar: Cannondale C4 Compact
- Stem: Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.
- Headset: Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap
- Brake Levers: Shimano Sora 3500
- Spokes: Stainless Steel, 15g
- Grips: Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm
- Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo
- Seat Post: Cannondale C4, Alloy, 27.2mmx300mm
- Rear Shock: N/A