DJ hit it on the head; enough jobs are being out sourced here in the States. I want to support the local guys as much as I can. I have always thought I would have a CAAD9 at some point and the move away from being made in USA made me pull the trigger. A CAAD9 is as American to me as beer and freedom fries. Not that the Asian made CAAD9 won't be any good, but I appreciate that an American welded my frame together. Just personal preference.
So did I hear you guys wanted weights? Your wish is my command, hot off the press.
Size 54 frame:
Premium carbon fork:
The frame weight is with RD hanger and no bottle cage bolts. So without RD hanger ~1240g or so?
I am going to need some help picking parts. I already have the crank ordered, Hallowgram SISL. My shop owner and I laughed that my crank cost more than my frame!
But he agreed with me it was a no brainer with the team discount and the fact that it out performs every other option I had.
Regarding the seatpost, should I go with an Edge carbon post or maybe Thomson? Anyone know which one would match the finish of the frame better? Also the fork is a bit porky at 450g, not sure what I should do about that?