Aluminum Is NOT Dead!
Owning a bike shop I have the pleasure of being able to ride almost any bike I want. In fact I can ride a different bike every day of the week and still not get to all my bikes by this time next week... I have owned Bikes from many of the top brands ranging from entry level bargain bikes to top end $10,000 race machines you see on TV. I know, I have a problem. Bikes were such an obsession of mine that I quit normal life a long time ago and made them my job/lifestyle.
Along the way something changed. I began shifting my focus of riding the best bike I could get to riding a bike with a story. It started with an old Klein Attitude I built before the company was bought and put under. I loved the bike and the looks or comments it would get. Above all I loved knowing that having a unique bike didn't have to mean sacrificing performance. I won lots of races on that Klein and it still hangs on the wall in my shop today. Stop by to see it.
Today one of my favorite bikes is my CAAD10. Its nothing short of fantastic to ride. Its stiff and responsive. Its light (total build with pedals and cages weighs just 15.1 pounds). Its nice enough to justify spending extra money to attain but its price tag was affordable. For the average person the bike would seem to be everything you are looking for.
Cannondale knows this is an important bike for their lineup. Its fast, its affordable and its been a staple flagship bike for generations of riders. Such is evident when you look at how they continue to pioneer the CAAD years after others have moved on to produce strictly carbon lineups. Its classic aluminum frame looks similar to the first aluminum frames they produced almost 30 years ago, its carbon fork is modern and compliant, its components are top notch and reliable. The bike literally has no weakness. Thats why its my choice to ride almost daily despite owning a shop full of other options.
Check out the video below to see more about what makes the CAAD such an amazing bike. And like always we welcome you to stop by the shop to check this great ride out for yourself.