Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 2013 Compact Road Bike. Cannondale Aluminium crafting and CAAD10 DNA in a class of its own. With someone's all-important first road bike purchase, it's the details that determine whether it gets ridden regularly or hung in the garage. With its lightest-in-class frame, more forgiving Heads-Up Race geometry, CAAD10-derived tubeshapes and unmistakable Cannondale ride-feel, the CAAD8 is designed to turn people into cyclists. The CAAD8 shares the proven race geometry of its more expensive brethren but with a slightly taller head tube (+1.5 mm) for a more relaxed riding position. Optimized chain stay and seat stay shaping provides lateral rigidity while providing vertical compliance for bump absorption and comfort with no loss in power transfer. A true smooth weld, rather than the sand, putty, and paint smooth welds found on other bikes, Cannondale's trademark double-pass smooth weld technology eliminates the stress-risers and weak points found on traditionally welded frames, enabling us to build lighter, stronger frames.
The CAAD8 5 105 features the CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy SAVE frame, Cannondale Ultra fork with carbon blades, Shimano 105 front and rear derailleur and shifters as well as Maddux RS 3.0 rims, finished off with Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c tyres.