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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:11 am 
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Can't really spot too many differences between the Super X and CAADX frames, but the fork seems bit different. Should take both for a test ride.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:53 pm 
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I have been getting in a some miles on my SuperX (I raced/rode a caadx for the past couple months including Cross vegas and a couple UCI races). The bike has a VERY different feel from the caad x. The caadx is rather soft and feels a bit slower steering. It is incredibly smooth on the road, but the superX is way smoother off road and in cross races. The superX feels VERY similar to my caad10 in terms of stiffness, but is a ton smoother off road. The rear wheel stays on the ground way better that the caadx when out of the saddle or in studderbumps.

The caadX felt rather sluggish when cranking on it, but for a very inexpensive aluminum bike it wasn't bad.

Just weighed my superX with DA carbon tubbies on it and it was 16.4. Not super super light, but not bad either...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:03 pm 
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OJ wrote:
Can't really spot too many differences between the Super X and CAADX frames, but the fork seems bit different. Should take both for a test ride.
Sorry that set off the anality meter:

Caad9 CX: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... rt-6/86760" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The last Made in the USA alu CX frame and it's the 2010 model. 1 1/8" HT, notoriously floppy Easton fork.

CaadX: the X = CX and 10 (i.e. 1 more than Caad 9). Geddit? It's new for 2011 and made in Asia. My untrained eye tells me, however, that the CaadX frame looks like the Chinese Caad 9's front triangle with the dropouts from the new Chinese Caad 8. Anyone else have thoughts on this? The CaadX defo does NOT have the same tube flaring at the HT like the Caad 10 road frame. They are slightly different. 1 1/8" alu steerer fork.

The SuperX is non-metallic (hope that's better !). 1 1/4" lower bearing race. Full carbon fork.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:10 am 
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The CAAD X is non-ferrous as well... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:56 am 
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Frans wrote:
OJ wrote:
Can't really spot too many differences between the Super X and CAADX frames, but the fork seems bit different. Should take both for a test ride.
Sorry that set off the anality meter:

Caad9 CX: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... rt-6/86760" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The last Made in the USA alu CX frame and it's the 2010 model. 1 1/8" HT, notoriously floppy Easton fork.


I currently own the 2010 CX with stated Easton fork. I noticed something not quite right about that fork but being my first cross bike, I thought it was me. What are the recommended alternatives?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Honestly, anything other than the Easton SX90. It's just a noodle, I've never ridden one by my ears have ached from the complaints. I saw some nice BMC cross bikes in the pits at Koksijd and asked the mech what forks they use, he said they upgraded to the Alpha Q CX which is a fwd sweeping fork http://thatswhatshesaidaboutyourbike.bl ... aston.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or a Richey: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=54966" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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