I had a bog standard evo, lovely bike no bb30 issues or nothing. Soon upgraded to the SuperSix Hi-Mod Nano Black Inc just because of the long name.
Last year I went from a CAAD 4 (which was stolen) to a Carbon Synapse 2015. It won bike of the year a few times so thought I go for it. It was difficult to get used to the more upright riding position but it's more comfortable than the CAAD4 now I have it dialled in. One of the reasons I got it was to be able to fit mud guards in the winter. It's my commuter, trainer, sportive and tourer and does all these things quite well.
I do miss the more aggressive riding position at times but I can stay in the drops for longer on the Synapse without a sore back. I got mine from Paul's Cycles at a decent discount as it was the 2015 model in 2016.
I'm running my HM with a Praxis converter BB and Shimano cranks, never creaked once
^ in case anybody wants to own this overpriced piece of awesome:
That's like Amey's dream MTB
Amey's dream MTB
Amey's dream MTB
It's not even #tukt though
It is shit tho
Good point, well made
Some good deals on hargroves. The 2018 carbon synapse 105 looks lovely but for the price of it I think I'd look at the giant defy advanced. Not much help soz 🙈
Oh yes. But I do really want a rigid cdale mtb with exotic forks or lefty
Anyone had a fiddle with the Cannondale Hollowgram SI wheels yet?
Not expecting anything other than rebadged chinese carbon, but are they fashionably wide and bulbous etc etc??
There's some info on weight weenies - 17mm internal IIRC. Disc version is rebadged Stans and the rim brake is Cannondale designed made in Taiwan. Hubs look like formula which isn't a surprise given their use across the lineup.
I think both ed and others have mentioned that because of the axel, it is a PITA to fit standard centrelock rotors, and that you need to get the DT Swiss type which use a Shimano BB style lockring, as opposed to the more common cassette tool lockring
Are all CAAD12 Frame & forks the same through 105-Ultegra, or is there benefit to getting the Black Inc?
I think there was some fork weighing a few pages back and it seemed that the forks on the spendier frames were lighter. IIRC. No idea if it's noticeable when riding.
Ta, i did read that but it didn't seem to tally.
Black Inc maybe anodised rather than painted for saving grams and (possibly?) durability
Here is aforementioned thread on WW, for interested parties.
I rode them on hire bike for a week, unspectacular but seemed stable and not affected by wind. If purchasing think I'd probably want tubeless as well. Braking was fine, not sure it was as good as the basalt braking surfaces of some crabon rims. Think its rivals would be Reynolds Assault for comparison so slightly cheaper.
Cheap CAAD 9 on bike radar in a nice colorway
i approve of the final comment
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