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2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:18 pm
by bradeng
Heard a few tidbits from my rep yesterday...

Caad10: 1 1/4 lower bearing, similar tube shapes to sixcarbon, internal cable routing.
Supersix Evo: 700grams
Scalpel himod: much lighter than current. Continuous fibers from heatube to rear dropout.

2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:18 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:18 pm
by record
bradeng wrote:Caad10: 1 1/4 lower bearing, similar tube shapes to sixcarbon, internal cable routing.
and "Made in China" on the seatstays

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:03 pm
by bradeng
Sad but true... now they will be just like just about every other bike out there.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:32 pm
by euan
Like it matters.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:06 pm
by BrianAllan
euan wrote:Like it matters.


When your brand is built around "Made in the USA" some appeal is lost to some people.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:14 pm
by Junior Varsity
I thought the brand was built around innovation, performance, and high technology?

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:37 pm
by limba
Any news about the Flash or possibly a carbon cross bike?

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:58 pm
by euan
Junior Varsity wrote:I thought the brand was built around innovation, performance, and high technology?


Beat me to it, not to mention a quality product regardless of where it is made.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:29 pm
by mythical
C'mon guys, '10 is barely underway... Nobody has even seen anything yet so let's take it easy here. I like the current C'dales. I think they can only get better.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:37 pm
by Caveman
The larger lower HS bearing on the CAAD10 goes right along with Cannondale's habit of going back on there word...

Regardless, I still love the current CAAD9 and I'm still kicking myself for not buying a raw System 6 (IMO one of the best looking bikes ever, and the best bike Cannondale has ever released).

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:30 pm
by prendrefeu
BrianAllan wrote:
euan wrote:Like it matters.


When your brand is built around "Made in the USA" some appeal is lost to some people.


Or the opposite. When I've seen a brand proudly proclaiming "Made in the USA," I'll often run away. :wink:
Of course, it all depends on the product itself though - that should speak for itself, so let's not generalize completely.

In other words: get over it.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:01 am
by 53x12
bradeng wrote: Caad10: 1 1/4 lower bearing, similar tube shapes to sixcarbon, internal cable routing.


I thought it was Cannondale's internal studies that determined a larger lower bearing didn't help at all (might actually be worse) on an aluminum frame? Did they just do crappy research and now came across a new answer? Kinda like the climate change thing?


Caveman wrote: Regardless, I still love the current CAAD9 and I'm still kicking myself for not buying a raw System 6 (IMO one of the best looking bikes ever, and the best bike Cannondale has ever released).


The CAAD9 is a great frame. I just ordered one with BB30 and SISL crank with my team discount. While the System 6 is also a nice frame, not sure the mix of materials is the best design. I think there are better options. Now the SuperSix Hi-MOD matte frame is hot hot hot! :thumbup:

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:03 am
by bradeng
Starnut may correct me on this but here is what I got from the rep on the bearing thing.

1 1/2" bearing made the frame heavier and harsher riding. 1 1/4" (like what Time uses) added a wee bit of fork stiffness without the downsides that the 1 1/2" had.


And yeah... carbon cross bike for next year.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:38 am
by 2002SaecoReplica
prendrefeu wrote:
BrianAllan wrote:
euan wrote:Like it matters.


When your brand is built around "Made in the USA" some appeal is lost to some people.


Or the opposite. When I've seen a brand proudly proclaiming "Made in the USA," I'll often run away. :wink:
Of course, it all depends on the product itself though - that should speak for itself, so let's not generalize completely.

In other words: get over it.


This is not GM or Chrysler we're talking about. Made in the USA Cannondale aluminum has, and continues to be, the benchmark of aluminum bicycles in the industry. Part of the mystique of a Caad9 is that it is hand made by artisans. It's not just cranked out of some factory like some mass produced nike shoes.

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:38 am
by Weenie

Re: 2011 Cannondale

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:19 am
by RussellS
Junior Varsity wrote:I thought the brand was built around innovation, performance, and high technology?


Big aluminum tubes are high technology? I have a CAAD7 and CAAD9 so i like Cannondale. Just don't think of high tech for their aluminum frames.