As my CAAD4 was stolen I plumped for another C'dale, this time a Synapse Carbon 105 5 2015 model. All stock parts at the moment although I have a fizik arione R5 on it's way as the standard saddle is a gouch botherer. Plus I am using speedplay for the first time rather then Look Keo pedals.
The CAAD4 I had was dialled in for me, no aches or pains on long spins. As this bike has a slightly different geometry it will take me a while to test out different parts to get a proper fit. At this point my feet get sore and numb I think the speedplay's need some float adjustment. While the purpose of the frame is to provide a more up-right seated position I do prefer the front end to be low, I want to cut the steerer to remove the spacers and get a smaller headset cap/top.
Here it is...
The bike is so smooth on the road, very little feedback from the saddle or handle bars. The 105 gear changing makes a mechanical clunking noise, the tektro brakes are a bit soft and the wheels are make the bike heavy. I will endeavour to upgrade bits and pieces over the coming year.