The caad 9 May end up lasting longer. If I'm not wrong it uses slightly thicker tubes. The caad 10 is a great bike but underbuilt imo. The ttubes are so thin they are easily dented. I've seen dents just from guys accidentally dropping Allen keys on them.
Yeah, if I were to get the CAAD9, I would keep it forever. If I were to get the CAAD 10, it would most likely be temporary for a season or two. I will eventually go back to carbon, but not anytime soon. I've seen alot of that! Dings everywhere, especially the top tube.
Thanks for your advice!
I love the color of the 9, but I think the performance factor of the 10 wins. You could always get the 10 anodized/power coated a different color.
Yep, that's pretty much my debate. I would love a different colored CAAD 10, but then again that's another $200+
Yeah you're right, it's not that much of a con. It's basically between CAAD 10 (performance factor) vs. CAAD 9 (appeal/bling factor)
Get the 10 and do a sick stealth build.
Stealth builds are everywhere! Although I have nothing against them, I wanted something different. My LOOK 586
was kind of stealth, then my Evo
had a splash of Red.
Not too sure to do stealth again, or something that stands out like a sore thumb (but in a good way?)
_________________2014 Cannondale CAAD10
| 2012 Scott Foil
| 2008 Cannondale CAAD9 CX
| 2013 Cannondale Evo | 2012 Look 586 UD