Cannondale know that not everyone has a pro-team budget, so getting the most bike for your money is incredibly important. The Cannondale CAAD12 105 Road Bike 2018 embodies this notion, incorporating trickle down technology that first found its footing in top end road bikes, such as the CAAD12 Disc Dura-Ace Road Bike 2018. This is a pro bike at a more affordable price point.
The CAAD12 105’s alloy frame is designed to take on carbon frame. It’s lightweight, stiff, strong and durable – as well as giving a more comfortable ride than most without affecting any of the efficiency you need over long distances. The SmartForm C1 Premium Construction allows the frame to come in at under 1098g, making it lighter than a vast variety of carbon frames, too.
SPEED SAVE Micro-Suspension is Cannondale’s approach to attacking the rigours of the road, reducing any bumps and vibrations for a greater ride quality and enhanced comfort. This is further enhanced by the oversized BB30a bottom bracket which delivers optimised power transfer by keeping every stiff where you apply the power.
Cannondale’s Elite Race Geometry adds to the elite race pedigree the CAAD12 is known for. The geometry is for riders who want flat out speed and responsive and nimble handling.
Allowing you to tame all of these ride-enhancing features, Cannondale have sought the help of Shimano’s 105 5800, 11-speed drivetrain and brakes. Renowned as one of the most reliable and capable groupsets in the cycling market, Shimano 105 offers a wide range of gearing to allow you to take on harder gradients and power along the flats. The quick, responsive shifting lets you switch in and out of the appropriate gearing as and when you need it – so when you’re ready to sprint and make a breakaway, your bike is, too.
Shimano 105 5800’s braking is also a feature you’ll be happy to have when you reach the top of the climb. With fast acting, powerful braking, you can hit top speeds for longer and wow the competition with your descending skills. Cornering is also enhanced with more power at your fingertips with a carefully selected combination of Mavic Aksium wheels and Mavic Yksion Elite clincher tyres.
This carefully selected wheelset and tyre combination is perfect for testing your descents, providing ample levels of grip and traction in the corners. The wheelset, much like the rest of the bike, stays strong and agile for responsive, explosive accelerations.
– Lightweight aluminium frame is ready for everything, weighing less than some carbon frames at only 1098g
– SPEED SAVE technology acts as a Micro-Suspension to soak up all the road vibrations for a more comfortable ride
– Shimano 105 5800, 11-speed gearing is perfect for fine-tuning your riding ability and taking on harsher gradients on the climbs
– Shimano 105 brakes instil confidence in the descents and are easy to maintain
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