Cannondale's brilliant CAAD12 Black Inc. is a sleeper at the starting line. Its looks may be understated, but beneath that stealthy paint job beats the heart of an unbridled racing machine. Cannondale's masterfully engineered SmartFormed aluminum frame is light, stiff, and ready to sprint away from the pack. Its BB30 bottom bracket and scalloped seat tube make it blindingly efficient for maximum power transfer and excellent acceleration, while the flattened SPEED SAVE stays and tapered carbon SPEED SAVE fork create a ride that's fast and smooth, so you can ride stronger, longer. When a frame has this much podium potential you have to have components to match. Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheels absolutely fly up the climbs, Mavic Yksion tires sail through the turns, and the Pro Tour-proven Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain with Cannondale's own Hollowgram SiSL2 crank offers blisteringly fast shifting. Dura-Ace caliper brakes provide stop-on-a-dime braking power with excellent feel and modulation. Cannondale's own ultra-light cockpit components are the icing on the cake, while a sleek Fizik saddle provides a supportive perch from which you can plan your next attack off the front.
For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2-inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8-inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||SmartFormed 6069 aluminum, SPEED SAVE, Di2 Ready|
|Fork||BallisTec Hi-MOD full carbon, tapered steerer, SPEED SAVE|
|Rims/Wheels||Mavic Ksyrium Pro|
|Hubs||Mavic Ksyrium Pro|
|Spokes||Mavic Ksyrium Pro|
|Tires||Mavic Yksion Pro SSC, Front: GripLink; Rear: PowerLink 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||Cannondale HollowGram SiSL2, BB30a|
|Chainrings||OPI SpideRing SL, 52/36|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA BB30 Bearings|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-speed: 11-28|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C1 Ultralight, compact|
|Stem||Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 7050 aluminum, Ti bolts|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Saddle||Fizik Arione R3, Kium Rails|
* Subject to change without notice.