Cannondale's CAAD 10 is light years ahead of any other aluminum bike on the market. It doesn't look like any other aluminum bike and it sure as hell doesn't ride like any other aluminum bike out there. Repeatedly compared to carbon models in ride feel and performance, it's an all - out racer that not only corners like a race car in the crits, but also puts the average carbon fiber frame to shame in stage races or your local training ride.
OPTIMIZED TUBES SHAPES
Oversized, round down tube flares to meet the head tube for maximum stiffness. The massive, horizontally ovalized top tube measures a huge 47.5x42mm where it meets the head tube, narrows through the middle for knee clearance, then widens again to meet the seat stays.
SPEED SAVE STAYS
The SpeeD SaVe chain stays and seat stays are shaped and butted to allow them to flex vertically but stay extremely stiff laterally and vertically. functioning like the suspension on f1 cars, SpeeD SaVe offers improved rolling speed, better acceleration, and dramatically improved cornering speed and control without negatively affecting power transfer.
SPEED CARON FORK
The 1-1/8' to 1-1/4' tapered carbon steerer is lighter than 1.5' tapered forks and stiffer than the 1-1/8' forks. The 360 gram SpeeD SaVe fork also features offset dropouts, allowing more fork angle for vertical compliance without affecting the handling. Tuned to work with the SPEED SAVE rear stays.