Saturday, July 13, 2013

2013 Cannondale CAAD8 2300 (compact)

Frame> CAAD8 Optimized 6061 Alloy (*SAVE System)
Fork> Cannondale Ultra Carbon
Headset> Tange Seiki, Integrated
Cassette> Sunrace 12-25t, 8-speed
Crankset> Shimano 2300, 50/34t
Derailleur's> Shimano 2300
Hubs> Cannondale C4
Rims> Maddux RS 3.0
Tires> Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c
Brakes> Promax, alloy, caliper
Saddle> Cannondale Stage Ergo
Price> $830.00
"SAVE" - Seat and Chain stay System*
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.

Cyclist with thousands of dollars to spend on a road bike would likely pass by the CAAD8 2300 and look to pricier models but it's nice to know people new to the sport and or on a tight budget can find a dependable road bike with solid components for around $800.00. Definitely one of the best sub $1000.00 bikes out there on today's market.

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