Cannondale CAAD 12 Disc Alluminium Road Racing Bike
Size 58cm – Suitable for a rider between 5’9” and 6’2”
* Super low mileage example!* Legendary CAAD 12 Frame.* Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc Shifters/Mechs* 11 Speed 11-28 Ultegra Cassette* Cannondale SpideRing Semi Compact 52/36* Mavic Aksium Disc Wheelset* Fi’zi:k Arione R7 Premium Saddle* Just serviced ready for sale including new chain.The CAAD 12 is the Hatori Hanzo sword of Alluminum frames. If you’re not already a CAAD connoisseur then just give it a google or youtube search and read the 5 star reviews. It’s just legendary!Ignore the end of season 48cm Frame sale price of £1500, this is a £2399 bike and worth every penny. You get a LOT of bike for the money. As pictured this 58cm bike weighs UNDER 8kg.This example has spent most of its life in the garage. One look at the factory tyres and you can see how little mileage it has done. There are a couple of tiny marks on the frame, a scuff on the saddle but otherwise it looks good as new.The spec speaks for itself… Shimano Ultegra Derailleurs and Hydraulic Brakes, 11 Speed gearing, Semi Compact SpideRings, the Fi’zi:k Arione. It was built to go fast and the parts are there to make it do just that!I’ve just serviced the bike and replaced the chain as the original had some tiny rust spots. I had a brand new SRAM Chain in my drawer so I figured it was a shame to see this bike let down with such a silly flaw.
I’ve cleaned the brake pads/rotors, indexed the gears and checked all the bolts so this bike is ready to hit the road this weekend in total confidence. Included in the sale price I can throw in a couple of bottle cages and (if you want them) a set of brand new Continental UltraSport 25mm Tyres. Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to tyres but I can imagine no one prefers the factory Mavics.
If you have any questions about the bike then just give me a shout. I’m a cycle mechanic and I prepare all the bikes I sell meticulously so that I can offer you complete piece of mind when buying a 2nd hand road bike. If you have a bike you’d like to part exchange then that can be arranged. Just drop me a message with the details.
Collection only from Walkley, Sheffield. I could possibly ship the bike but that would have to be at your risk/cost. Please come and view the bike if you’re serious about buying. Please DO NOT click “buy-it-now” without messaging me first as the bike may have already sold elsewhere.
I can include a set of flat pedals in the sale if you need them or I can offer a range of clip in pedals for purchase. If you’re new to cycling then come and have a sit on the bike and ask as many questions as you like. I’ll do my very best to help.
Once again, any questions then please give me a shout and be quick. My bikes don’t last long.
PS if this bike isn’t your size but you’d like me to find you one then just drop me a line. I have a list of customers that I’m currently sourcing bikes for which will then be serviced and prepared before sale. All I need is your size/spec requirements and I’ll get on the hunt for you…
The Cannondale CAAD12 Disc Ultegra Road Bike 2017 delivers an unbeatable blend of weight, stiffness and smoothness, creating a supremely quick ride perfect for aspiring racers.
The Cannondale CAAD12 Disc Ultegra Road Bike 2017 is part of the most sophisticated, high performance aluminium race bike range in existence, delivering an unbeatable blend of weight, stiffness and smoothness to cater to the needs of aspiring racers, fast club riders or just the everyday rider looking for a reliable and seriously quick ride. A flow-modeled smartformed 6069 alloy construction method is a brand new and revolutionary process, flowing, organic shapes that yields a lower weight whilst significantly improving compliance, whilst maintaining its trademark frame stiffness.
SPEED-SAVE micro-suspension transforms how the road bike performs over rougher roads, with redesigned seat and chain stays for even more vertical deflection without losing out on that important stiffness laterally and torsionally, allowing for great rear wheel tracking for improved speed, cornering, grip and comfort. This technology is also present in the BallisTec carbon fork of the Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra 3 Disc, further boosting compliance and lateral stiffness for unbeatable confidence at any speed.
Elite race geometry is the same used in the top of the line SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod, its razor-sharp cornering and aggressive race positioning is a perfect match to the frame. Equipped with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain the Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra 2017 produces quick and accurate shifts even under heavy stress.
Cannondale CAAD12 Disc Ultegra 2017 Features
Light Makes Right – Under 1100 grams frameAluminium Experts – Nothing is lighter, stiffer and smootherSPEED SAVE Micro-Suspension – Superb ride quality that can’t be matched by carbonExplosively Stiff – A sprinter’s dreamPoint & Shoot Handling – Stiff and smooth frame produces unbeatable handling
CAAD12 Disc Ultegra 2017 Component Highlights
Shimano Ultegra drivetrainShimano disc brakesCannondale HollowGram SiSmartForm C1 Premium AlloyMavic wheelset
Cannondale CAAD12 Technology
Smartformed C1 6069 constructionSpeed Save rear triangleContinuous Carbon Speed Save forkBraze-on Disc MountsDelta Seat Tube/BB30A
A flat back for flat out speed. Cannondale’s Road Race geometry delivers a responsive and nimble ride in all handlebar positions to perfectly you up for the win.FrameCAAD12 Disc SmartForm C1 6069 Alloy SPEED SAVE BB30a Di2 Ready flat-mount discForkCAAD12 Disc SPEED SAVE BallisTec Carbon 1-1/8 to 1-1/4 post-mount discRear ShockN/ARimsMavic Aksium Disc WTSHubsMavic AksiumSpokesMavic AksiumTiresMavic Yksion Elite Guard folding WTS 700x25cPedalsN/ACrankCannondale HollowGram Si BB30a w/ OPI SpideRing 52/36Crank OptionN/ABottom BracketFSA BB30 BearingsChainShimano HG701 11-speedRear CogsShimano Ultegra 11-28 11-speedFront DerailleurShimano Ultegra braze-onRear DerailleurShimano UltegraShiftersShimano R685 Hydraulic DiscHandlebarCannondale C2 2014 Alloy CompactGripsCannondale Bar Tape w/Gel 2.5mmStemCannondale C2 7050 Alloy 31.8 6 deg.HeadsetCAAD12 1-1/4 lower bearing 25mm top capBrakesShimano BR785/805 Hydraulic Disc 140/140mmBrake LeversShimano R685 Hydraulic DiscSaddleFi’zi:k Arione R7 MG RailsSeatpostCannondale C2 UD Carbon 25.4x300mm
Cannondale Men’s Road Bike Sizing Guide
HeightInseam LegBike Frame Size4’10” – 5’1″22.5″ – 27″46 – 48cm5’0″ – 5’3″26.5″ – 28″48 – 50cm5’2″ – 5’5″27.5″ – 29″50 – 52cm5’4″ – 5’7″28.5″ – 30″52 – 54cm5’6″ – 5’9″29.5″ – 31″54 – 56cm5’8″ – 5’11″30.5″ – 32″56 – 58cm5’10” – 6’1″31.5″ – 33″58 – 60cm6’0″ – 6’3″32.5″ – 34″60 – 62cm6’2″ – 6’5″34.5″ – 36″62 – 64cm
The CAAD12 Disc Ultegra is a stunning do-it-all package. An 11 speed Ultegra groupset in conjunction with Cannondale’s Hollow forged Hollowgram Si crankset with 52/36 SpideRing offers smooth reliable shifting, time after time. The BR785/805 Hydraulic discs lend a bucket load of confidence regardless of conditions thanks to superb modulation and discreet 140mm rotors, whilst Mavic’s stiff and reliable Aksium Disc wheels keep you planted.
Aluminium has long been used for the manufacture of racing bikes but it’s use for the production of high-end race machines has dwindled in the past 10 years with the rise of Carbon as the material of choice. Cannondale however, have bucked this trend and although they produce some of the finest Carbon road frames in the industry (the last major Grand Tours of the Aluminium age were won on Cannondale), continue to push Aluminium at the mid to high end.
Cannondale see the value in Aluminium as a material for the creation of lively and responsive race bikes and have invested significant amounts in the R&D of materials and processes in order to create some exceptional frames that weigh less than even their own Standard Modulus Carbon SuperSix Evo race frames. The CAAD 10 has received high praise in the industry and has often bested carbon bikes in group tests. Indeed, if you were to walk into many a bike shop, you would likely find that a member of staff owned a CAAD 10 or would happily ride one, be that as winter bike or race bike.
It is testament to the material then, that Cannondale have decided – not to stop making the CAAD series – but to invest further in developing their flagship aluminium frame : so it is that the CAAD12 is born.
The Cannondale CAAD12 is the most sophisticated, highest performance aluminium race bike on the market and is lighter, stiffer and smoother riding than many elite carbon frames. It exudes a lively and communicative ride-feel that comes from the most advanced aluminium forming techniques in the world. Cannondale’s new Flow-Modeled ‘Smart forming’ is a complex mix of hydro forming, taper-butting, double pass smooth welding, heat treating and mechanical shaping that yields lighter and stronger frames. The new Flow-modeling yields more organic shapes whilst reducing frame weights: The new CAAD12 is up to 170g lighter than the excellent CAAD 10!
The front of the CAAD12 features a 11/8” to 11/4” tapered head tube to improve the front end stiffness and handling and like the Evo Hi-MOD frames, features the new one-piece Ballistec construction fork. Employing continuous fibre construction the fork is built using uncut carbon fibres from the drop-out to the top of the steerer. This construction combined with the new in-molded crown race drops the weight (375g for Standard and 290g Hi-modulus versions) whilst simultaneously increasing the lateral stiffness by 6.1% to offer superb handling. The slimmer profile of this new fork also improves compliance by 12.5% over the CAAD10 so the rider has more stable and reactive handling but with increased comfort, making for a bike that sticks to the road even on the rough stuff.
Moving down the frame the top and down tubes are noticeably more flowing than they were on its predecessor CAAD10. The down tube is significantly deeper were it meets the head tube, again to add front end stiffness and improve the handling. The top tube flattens as it approaches the seat tube and runs into the very wide seat stays which aids the broad improvements in lateral stiffness.
Other improvements have come in the rear end of the CAAD12 with refinements to the Speed SAVE micro suspension. The seat and chain stays have been completely re-designed : both are very flat and broad allowing them to flex vertically whilst at the same time being exceptionally laterally and torsionally stiff, allowing the rear wheel track the ground better for enhanced speed, cornering, grip and comfort. The new stays are married to a 25.4mm seat post as found in the Synapse models to further improve compliance. The new design means that the CAAD12 is now a huge 50% more comfortable and compliant than the CAAD10 but without any loss of stiffness.
The rider’s power is transferred back from Cannondale’s new BB30A bottom bracket into the rear wheel. This new standard uses a wider 73mm asymmetric BB allowing for a bigger down-tube junction and larger non-drive chain-stay for stiffness. As with many aspects of the CAAD12 frame design, where stiffness has been increased, so too has the drive to improve the comfort in the same area to counter the inevitable feedback to the rider. The Bottom Bracket junction is no exception; the oversized Delta down-tube is also flared and this profile allows for greater deflection in the seat-tube under seated loads, further improving comfort.
Expect to see an increasing number of disc-equipped frames from Cannondale in the coming seasons. Actively lobbying various Cycling bodies to do more to implement the technology, Cannondale have embraced disc technology to the point where they have attempted to optimise their frames to best make use of the braking improvements. The new CAAD12 uses Cannondale’s Paten Pending Braze-On Disc mounts. This simple innovation is designed to eliminate one of the biggest sources of additional weight on disc frames whilst improving the frame’s strength; indeed the CAAD12 disc frames exceed even Cannondale’s TANDEM brake tests and the disc frames are actually a few grams lighter than the non-disc version.
Ultimately this means that the CAAD12 rides with the comfort found in a quality Carbon frame but with the weight and cost savings of aluminium, all the while handling like a race bike should: super sharp cornering with a a lively and direct feel that keeps the rider informed and ready to react.
All the work Cannondale have put into the CAAD12 has resulted in a bike that is impressive, even when compared with carbon bikes for twice the price. This bike is stiff, even when compared to middle-high range carbon; the flat chain stays really do transfer all your power to the rear wheel, making a bike that is ideal for road racing – the geometry lends itself well to settling down into a smooth line whilst the stiffness allows for fast changes in pace. The Cannondale CAAD12 is light too, impressively so. The frame weighs under 1100g (size 56) which is comparable to a Pinarello Dogma F8. This means that it is easily possible to build the Cannondale CAAD12 up such that it falls below the 6.8kg UCI weight limit.
The ride would be considered firm when pitted against some of the more relaxed endurance style carbon frames around, however the Cannondale CAAD12 has made significant steps to markedly close the gap in that regard; also it is not a sportive bike. This is a bike that is engineered to go fast, which it does admirably. It is a comfortable ride compared to its competition, not least every other aluminium bike out there, but it is also extremely stiff where you want it to be.
We love this bike and the innovation that is attached to it. Road cycling is without a doubt a sport that is made by the fashion that surrounds it, because of this and the trend in the market to try and get carbon at every price point, the potential of aluminium is often overlooked. The Cannondale CAAD12 however is simply stunning and has left us feeling like our wallets should be a little lighter given what we are riding away with.
Current Price: £1395.00
This Cannondale Caad 12 Ultegra Disc Road Racing Bike – A+ Cond./low Miles/serviced! is being sold on eBay by ryans-push-irons from Sheffield, S6***