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Cannondale cadd 8 or 10

bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
edited May 2012 in Road buying advice
Anyone here ride a Cannondale CAAD 8 or CAAD 10, i would like some info please.
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  • porker33porker33 Posts: 636
    There are quite a few owners on here....fire away!
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    I need some measurements from them to compare to my bike
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • porker33porker33 Posts: 636
    Have you seen this?

    These measurements are for the caad10....the geo for the 8 is elsewhere on the same site.

    Click on "geo" on the left hand side for size and measurements.

    http://www.cannondale.com/gbr/catalog/p ... egory/589/
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,175
    caad 10 is one of the best Alu frames available. I got one a few months ago and I'm very happy with it so far.

    They do appear to be a bit more stretched out than some bikes which meant that I was borderline on sizes. I ended up getting the larger frame and putting a shorter stem on it.
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    porker33 i seen those measurements, but i would like to know the full length of the head tube with the handlebars on the bike.
    On the Cannondale site under geo it is the M one.
    Singleton what size are you and what size bike did you get? what bike did you have beforehand
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,175
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    Singleton what size are you and what size bike did you get? what bike did you have beforehand

    I'm about 6' and have a 33" inside leg for trousers. I tried a 54 and a 56. I bought the 56 and put a shorter (90mm) stem on it and I reckon it's just about perfect for me.

    Last bike was a 2009 56 genesis flyer.
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    Singleton i'm 5ft 10" with a 30" inside leg and the guy at the local bike shop recommended a 56cm for me, he did not have any 56cm bikes in stock for me to try waiting on stock, he said that a 54cm would be way too small. :? :?
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    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    54cm would not necessarily be way too small.

    Dales fit big and you often need a size smaller than most other brands.

    I am 5 10 and have a 54cm CAAD5. A 56cm would give me no stand over room at all and the stretch to the bars would be too long for me.

    A 30" inside leg is not long either for a 54cm

    Suggest you try both before deciding and parting with cash.
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  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,175
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    he said that a 54cm would be way too small. :? :?

    Did you at least sit on the 54? If you have longer arms / torso than me then you may need the extra reach of the 56.

    The guy in the bike shop who fitted me reckoned that I was an easy 56 until I sat on them, and then he reckoned I was borderline.
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    If it helps any my current bike is a Giant road bike in a size medium.
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    Ok i took some measurements from my current bike and compared them to the CAAD 10, size 54cms on here http://www.cannondale.com/gbr/catalog/p ... egory/476/

    CAAD 10 Giant OCR 0
    Size 54 Size M
    A: 54.5 A: 54
    B:52 B:51
    E:40.8 E:40.8
    G:26.8 E:27.5
    H:97.8 E:98
    J:78.5 J:79.5
    L:58 L:58.5
    M:14 M:14.5 with handle bars fitted 22cms.

    Its looking like a size 54cm bike would fit me better or else i have been riding the wrong size Giant bike for years.
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,175
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    Its looking like a size 54cm bike would fit me better or else i have been riding the wrong size Giant bike for years.

    Certainly looks like you ought to try one.
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