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Cannondale CAADX 2013

dyrlacdyrlac Posts: 751
edited August 2016 in Your road bikes
Since being on the losing end of an attempt by a car and a bike to occupy the same space, I find myself with unwelcome free time on my hands, so I thought I'd show off the infection vector that led to my case of (likely terminal) mamilism.

This 2013 CAADX was my first road bike, and my first bike of any kind since uni. I bought it the same day my orthopaedic consultant told me I would need to either run less, run slower or take up a new hobby (my ambitions in running far exceeded my fundamental genetic endowment, manifesting itself in chronic stress fractures, hip adductor strains and knee problems). Bought from Evans because it was on sale, the "fitting" consisted of a stand-beside test and a 10 minute test ride (most of which was spent trying to figure out how to shift new-to-me STI levers). Naturally, the bike is at least a size too large.

I upgraded various components over time as detailed below, effectively converting it from a cross bike to a conventional road bike. I put more than 8,000 km on this bike, the most notable expedition being the 2014 Tour of Flanders sportive. It primarily lives on the turbo these days, hence:


Frame: Cannondale CAADX 2013 (Sora trim) 6061 Alloy, 54cm
Fork: Cannondale Ultra X Carbon
Headset: CAADX SI, 25mm Top Cap
Seatpost: Cannondale C4 Alloy 27.2mm
Saddle: Cannondale Stage CX

Chainset: Shimano 5800 105 (50/34) with Ultegra 6800 Pioneer NDS PM; originally FSA Verso Cross (46/36, changed to 48/36)
Cassette: Shimano 5800 105 11s (11-28); originally Sora 3500 9s (12-25)
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4 Cantilever; changed blocks to cassette-based pads sharpish, still terrible
Shifters: Shimano 5800 105; originally Sora 3500

Bars: Cannondale C4 Compact
Stem: Pro PLT Alloy 110mm; originally Cannondale C4 100mm

Pedals: Shimano PD-M530 (SPD); originally flats, later with half clips and then single sided SPD Click'rs

Wheelset: Mavic Aksium S (rear)/Shimano RS 010 (front); originally Maddux DRX 6000
Tyres: Michelin Service Course Pro 4, 25mm; originally Schwalbe Sammy Slick 35mm ( :shock: )
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