We've done it again. As the rest of the industry was tr ying to figure out how to make an aluminium race bike as good as the CAAD10, we've taken a quantum leap all the way to CAAD12, a road bike so light, so stiff and so smooth that it's going to fundamentally change the way people think of aluminium performance. It is simply the world's finest aluminium road racing machine.
RIDER PROFILE: Aspiring racers, fast club riders and anyone else looking for a high-performance alternative to carbon.
FLOW-MODELED SMARTFORMED 6069 ALLOY CONSTRUCTIONCAAD12 is the first bike to be designed with our new Flow Modeling process and the results are striking. Flowing, organic shapes that yield lower weights (sub-1100 gram frame weights for both disc and non-disc) and radically improved compliance, while maintaining our trademark frame stiffness.
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BRAZE-ON DISC MOUNTS (PATENT PENDING)CAAD12's minimalist flat-mount disc mounts are not only ultra light (the disc frame is actually a few grams lighter than the non-disc one!) but they are incredibly strong. They're such an advantage that we patented the design!
ELITE RACE GEOMETRYUnlike much of the competition at these price points, the CAAD12 is a thoroughbred racer. Its geometry is virtually identical to our SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD for razorsharp cornering and aggressive race positioning.
DELTA SEAT TUBEFor increased stiffness, the seat tube flares to a dramatically wide, ovalized section where it meets the BB.
"CANNONDALE HAS PRODUCED AN ALUMNINIUM BIKE THAT IS LIGHTER THAN A KEY COMPETITORS CARBON BIKE MARKETED ON BEING A FEATHER WEIGHT. IMPRESSIVE ENGINEERING INDEED." - Cycling Weekly
"THE COMBINATION OF A POISED AND FINE-HANDLING CHASSIS AND HIGHLY CONTROLLABLE BRAKING MAKE IT A SERIOUSLY RAPID DESCENDER. ON THE LUMPS AND BUMPS OF THE GRAVEL FARM TRACKS THE CAAD12 WAS NOTICEABLY SMOOTHER THAN ITS CAAD10 PREDECESSOR" - Bike Radar