Cannondale CAAD9

  • Price Paid:$1,100.00
  • User rating:
    (4.7)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 1 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"I'm very happy with my choice. During my research leading up to this purchase, almost every website and forum rated this bike 4.5 - 4.75 out of 5 and I would have to concur with that rating. For the price, I can't imagine getting a better bike."JoeBWan

(5)

Ease of use

This bike really shocked me. Everything I ask it to do, it does without hesitation. Shifting is very smooth, even under pressure on hills. The stiff aluminum frame transmits every ounce of energy to the bike.

(5)

Quality of Construction

So far, I haven't noticed a single defect or anything that is not working the way it should.

(4)

Fit

I might still be getting used to riding a road bike after years of mountain biking, but I feel just a little awkward while in the drop position. If the feeling doesn't go away within a couple of weeks, I might go back to the LBS and check my fit.

(4)

Comfort

I haven't had any really long rides yet, but I have noticed that the instant power transfer I mentioned above also translates into instant transmission of every road feature. I really feel the cracks, bumps and gravel on the road. So far, it hasn't really caused me any serious discomfort and I'm willing to sacrifice a little flex for the huge gains in speed and power.

(5)

Value

Shimano 105 all the say around, carbon seat post and fork and this incredible aluminum frame; for the price I paid, I'd say it's a really good value

(5)

Appearance

Smokin'! I have the gloss black with red letters. I wish the girls were looking at me, but I know they only see the bike.

(5)

Performance

Again, this is "so far," but I'm really blown away by this bike. I feel very comfortable, and the bike just inspires confidence through it's handling, power and stability. I was weighing this bike against several similar models over a 2-month research period and I am VERY happy about my choice.

Strengths

Weight - very light at less than 19lbs
Power - stiff frame = instant power transmission
Handling - inspires confidence through the turns
Looks - uh, yeah (I get lots of comments)

Weakness

Comfort? - stiff ride might get a little old over the 50 mile mark. I haven't gotten there yet, but I will soon, so I guess I'll find out.

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  • 59 people use
  • 2225 workouts logged
  • 79450.9 miles / 4293.95 hours logged