Improving on the still market leading CAAD10 makes this Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra Disc Road Bike 2016 truly incredible. A frame and fork lighter than most competitors, but with added durability, comfort and ride quality, this bike is then completed with Shimano Ultegra eleven speed components, top end Cannondale Si Hollowtech cranks, Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes and Mavic Aksium wheels for superb performance.
Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra Disc Road Bike 2016
Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra Disc Road Bike 2016
The new CAAD12 from Cannondale has been causing a lot of excitement from the press, including our own media department when they recently attended the Cannondale 2016 launch. This Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra Disc Road Bike 2016 is of particular interest as the Ultegra groupset perfectly complements the aim of this range by being highly performing without a ridiculous price tag.
Cannondale were not happy to sit on their laurels with the CAAD10, despite it still being a market leader, hence the development of this Cannondale CAAD12 range for 2016. Taking even more weight off the CAAD10 whilst simultaneously increasing stiffness and ride quality make this a truly exciting prospect.
A lot of this development comes from Cannondale's new Flow Modelling process. This has allowed Cannondale to shave off some serious weight off. This in itself would give you a tangible performance increase, but Cannondale have not stopped there with vertical compliance being increased for better ride quality without compromising the stiffness that Cannondale has become known for and has set previous bikes apart as superb race machines.
Another area that has improved the on bike experience is the updated Speed Save micro-suspension system that offers you 50% more compliance where you need to be comfortable enough to clock up some serious miles. Add into this the full carbon fibre fork and you can see how serious Cannondale have been about making this useably fast.
One of the most striking features of this bike are the Braze-on disc mounts that actually allow the disc frame to weigh in a few grams lighter than the rim brake version!
All of the above features mean swinging a leg over this bike will make you want to go fast, so you will be delighted that Cannondale have built it to their elite race geometry to help you out even further in your quest for speed. This means it almost mimics the SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD with a low front end and short wheelbase to give you an agressive position with superb handling abilities.
Completing this bike is Shimano's excellent Ultegra 6800 eleven speed components that are paired with hydraulic disc brakes, also from Shimano, as well as Cannondale's own HollowGram Si crankset (which is one of the lightest on the market). The Mavic Aksium wheels are durable, lightweight and responsive meaning you will not feel held back in anyway.
Undeniably then, this bike is perfect for those who enjoy going fast, be that an aspiring racer, competitive club rider or anyone looking to push their boundaries.
- Flow modelled Smartformed 6069 alloy construction saves over 200 grams of system weight
- Delta seat tube with oversized flares for stiffness where it is needed
- Updated Speed Save micro-suspension gives 50% more vertical compliance
- Brand new Speed Save fork in one piece BallisTec Carbon construction
- Braze-on disc mounts allows this to be lighter than the non-disc frame
- Elite race geometry
- BB30A 73 mm wide BB shell
- Di2 electronic gearing ready frame
- Disc brake equipped for exceptional braking performance in the wet and the dry
- Shimano's excellent Ultegra 6800 eleven speed components
- Cannondale HollowGram Si hollow forged with OPI SpideRing, BB30a, crankset, one of the lightest on the market
- Cannondale handlebar, stem and seatpost, are strong, stiff and lightweight
- Mavic Aksium wheels are high performance, durable, lightweight and responsive requiring no upgrade
- Mavic Yksion Elite twenty five millimetre clincher tyres
FRAME CAAD12 Disc SmartFormed 6069 Alloy SPEED SAVE BB30a Di2 Ready flat-mount disc
FORK CAAD12 Disc SPEED SAVE BallisTec Carbon 1-1/8 to 1-1/4 post-mount disc
HEADSET CAAD12 1-1/4 lower bearing 25mm top cap
STEM Cannondale C2 7050 Alloy, 31.8, 6 degrees
HANDLEBARS Cannondale C3 butted 6061 Alloy Compact
GRIPS Cannondale Bar Tape with Gel, 2.5 mm
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR785/805 Hydraulic Disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano BR785/805 Hydraulic Disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 6800, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 6800
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc
CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-28, 11-speed
CHAIN Shimano HG700-11 11-speed
CRANKSET Cannondale HollowGram Si hollow forged, BB30a
CHAINRINGS OPI SpideRing, 52/36
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA BB30 Bearings
RIMS Mavic Aksium Disc WTS
HUBS Mavic Aksium Disc
SPOKES Mavic Aksium
TYRES Mavic Yksion Elite Guard WTS, 700x25c
SADDLE Fizi:k Arione R7 MG Rails
SEATPOST Cannondale C2 UD Carbon, 25.4 x 300 mm
Please note: Image shown for representation of colour way only, specification subject to change at any time. Bicycles do not come with pedals unless otherwise specified.
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