A lightning rod in a world of synthetic fibers, the CAAD12 Disc Dura-Ace demands attention. Flow-modeled SmartFormed Aluminum tubes yield lower weights, radical compliance, and unparalleled stiffness in CAAD12's frame, and race-inspired geometry won't shy away from contesting the sprint. Race-worthy wheels and tires from Mavic roll quick through the toughest courses. Shimano's crown jewel, the 11-speed Dura-Ace group, shifts wicked quick, and is a true-blue gram-killer, and Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes provide smooth stopping power when the need arises. High-quality handlebars and stem come straight from Cannondale, and Fizik has comfort locked down with the Arione saddle.
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, Di2 Ready, flat-mount disc|
|Fork||BallisTec Carbon, tapered steerer, post-mount disc, SPEED SAVE|
|Rims/Wheels||Mavic Ksyrium Disc WTS|
|Tires||Mavic Yksion Elite WTS 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||Cannondale HollowGram Si|
|Chainrings||OPI SpideRing, 52/36|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-speed: 11-28|
|Shifters||Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 7050 aluminum, Compact|
|Stem||Cannondale C1 Ultralight|
|Brake Levers||Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc|
|Brakes||Shimano BR805/785 Hydraulic Disc, 140mm/140mm|
|Saddle||Fi'zi:k Arione R7 MG Rails|
* Subject to change without notice.