Forum home Road cycling forum Road buying advice

Cube Aerial or CAAD 8?

davecaradavecara Posts: 104
edited August 2012 in Road buying advice
Undecided on which to go for, both ending on e*ay tonight, and both seem to be in my price range.
Any suggestion?
Will be used as a get fit tool for now, with a view to doing some distance on over the next few months and maybe do a little competition on once I am fit!!
Both are 2010 bikes btw.

Ta for any advice :D


  • ShutUpLegsShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Buy some cold and wet weather gear for September and October
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    The one with the nicest paint job that matches your wardrobe.
  • davecaradavecara Posts: 104
    I dont mind riding in the rain, I'm not made of sugar!
    Any opinions on which is the better bike?
  • raymondo60raymondo60 Posts: 735
    Never ridden a Canondale but they have great reputation. However.....I'm on my second Cube Aerial - rode the first one over 3,000 miles before donating to a friend's son, current one has done over 2,000 miles. JUST the best bike for the money I've ever bought and ridden. Check if your one (or soon to be your one!) has the carbon Dedeccai Fork - that's the one to go for - with the Tiagra group set and Sora brakes. I changed the saddle on mine, and eventually upgraded the wheels. As long as its in good condition, buy the Cube with confidence.

    Good luck

    "Let's just all be really careful out there folks!"
  • davecaradavecara Posts: 104
    Well,I missed the Cannondale by a tenner and the Cube went to £335 reserve not met. So I'm still bikeless!!
  • davecaradavecara Posts: 104
    Got second chance offers on both now, still dont know which to go for!!
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Do you know which one fits/suits best (have you riden examples of either)?

    Which one is closest?

    Which one is Cheapest?

    Which one has best Spec?

    Which one is in best condition?
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • davecaradavecara Posts: 104
    On the face of it the Cube has the better spec, all shimano running gear as opposed to a sram/shimano mix.
    The cube is in better condition too.
    Theres so little to put them apart, especially at my price bracket.
    The Cannondale has carbon forks whereas the cubes are alu. That might edge it
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    If it's that close and u have no preference get the one u like the look of most
    Yellow is the new Black.
Sign In or Register to comment.