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todayilearned
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by todayilearned

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My CAAD 10-5.

- Switched 105 to Ultegra.
- Stem to 3T ARX Pro.
- Saddle is Romin Evo.

Going to upgrade the pedals soon.
- 2012 Specialized Tarmac w/ Force
- 2012 Cannondale CAAD 10-5 w/ Ultegra

by Weenie


mythos
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by mythos

cerro wrote:Nice colour :) Any spec?


Thanks all :D
Here's goes the spec list:

Frame and fork: Stock 2011 CAAD10 berserker green 48cm
Stock Cane Creek lower headset bearing and Campy record hidden upper headset
Tune GumGum

Drivetrain: SRAM Red front and rear derailleur with green accents
Hollowgram SL crankset, KMC X10SL DLC chain and Rotor chain catcher
CeramicSpeed 61806 chrome coated bearings
2012 SRAM Red XG-1090 cassette, Goodridge cables

Wheelset: Handbuilt Smart ENVE System 3.4 rims on DT Swiss 180 Ceramic Carbon, laced with CX-Rays
Tune DC 16+17 skewers, Veloflex Extreme 22mm tubular tyres

Controls: SRAM Red doubletap with Shimano ST-7900 Ti shifter clamps
Ciamillo Negative GSL calipers and ENVE carbon specific pads

Contact points: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth ed. and blacked out ARX team stem
Green Speedplay Zero CroMoly pedals (spindles and bowties are titanium)
Custom Fizik Antares Braided (Black cover with glossy green thigh glides)
Fizik Cyrano carbon seatpost and Mcfk custom seat clamp

Other accessories: Garmin Edge 500, Arundel Mandible cages

It rides fantastic, and I suspect, puts so many carbon fibre framers to shame.
Hope is in heaven, feet are on pedals

Xenon54
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by Xenon54

Does anyone know where the chart is listing all the Cannondale bike weights? I've seen it posted here before. I'm really interested in the differences between the CAAD models. In particular I want to see how hard it is to get the 10-4 down to 7kg.

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cerro
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by cerro

mythos wrote:Controls: SRAM Red doubletap with Shimano ST-7900 Ti shifter clamps


Checked those shifter clamps at work today mounting a Dura-Ace Di2 shifters. How much do you save with them instead of original?
/jonas l
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MarkW91
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by MarkW91

My Caad 8 '06. Bought it used in 2008.

2008:
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2012:
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Love it:D

mythos
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by mythos

cerro wrote:
mythos wrote:Controls: SRAM Red doubletap with Shimano ST-7900 Ti shifter clamps


Checked those shifter clamps at work today mounting a Dura-Ace Di2 shifters. How much do you save with them instead of original?


The Ti clamps weigh 21g a pair. The stock SRAM steel clamps weigh 32g a pair, so -11g for $100 odd price bill :doh:

Those steely looking nuts and bolts are probably DLC coated titanium. I've got Pro-bolt titanium bolts and nuts as well
and they all weighed the same.
Hope is in heaven, feet are on pedals

jackk
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by jackk

'12 Rival 58cm just got it. All vanilla except for Specialized Toupé Pro saddle. More bike diet and slamming this summer.

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hmai18
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by hmai18

Please do something about that bar angle if you haven't already...

genesis692
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by genesis692

hmai18 wrote:Please do something about that bar angle if you haven't already...


And the pedals perhaps? :wink:

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

jackk wrote:'12 Rival 58cm just got it. All vanilla except for Specialized Toupé Pro saddle. More bike diet and slamming this summer.

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Love that color scheme!! Great looking bike, but get to slamming that pig....and also please make the tops of the handlebar/hood intersection level with the ground. You have a great start going there....if you can't tell, I am really keen on that color!

HWWilson
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by HWWilson

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Another pic, this time after my first few rides. I'm really pleased with it, it feels very direct and sure footed.

I bought a black 'SLAM THAT STEM' headset bearing cover but it doesn't appear to fit, the cover doesn't sit flush, there is about a 3mm gap beneath it. The stem is fairly slammed as it is anyway and the colour coding is nice so I'm not too fussed but it is rather odd considering these bearing covers were specifically designed for the CAAD10.

I haven't got much planned in terms of upgrades. May experiment with a setback seatpost as it would be nice to have a Zipp post to match stem. I might opt for a carbon railed SLR saddle if there happens to be a cheap one on eBay but apart from that I'm very happy with it.

Any finishing touches you chaps can think of?

PS. I have tilted the bars ever so slightly upwards since this pic as they are marginally curled under here.

leosantos
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by leosantos

beautiful caad!
can you tell more about the Slam that stem issue you are experiencing? Appears to be the first reported problem w them, and I was just about to place a double order for my dales..
btw, is this position confortable to you? wow! I mean, judging by the big drop from saddle to bar, and the bar being almost level (and you said you tilted it UPwards..) your hands should be pointing a fair lot up.. I'd totally prefer a less angular stem, and them tilting the bars lower. you would maintain your hood positioning but get a better fit while holding on the drops/braking. does that make sense to you or you already experienced and still prefer the way it is?

ischon2
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by ischon2

It should have worked perfectly with the tange stock headset on the caad 10. It may not be flush if you were replacing the top cap on another aftermarket headset or if you bike came with a different headset. More info would help us clarify the issue.

Feel free to get in touch with tech issues!!! All feedback is good feedback. If you hate it, tell us why and we can work on it! If it's great, High Five!

Thanks!

- Slam That Stem Engineer, Ian

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HWWilson
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by HWWilson

Yes i like this position a lot. I like to bend my elbows almost at a 45 degree angle and get as low on the bike as possible for aero effect and this is comfortable when climbing too.

The decision to run a -17 degree stem is mainly cosmetic but I like fit so it isn't just form over function. As you can see in the picture the bottom of the drops aren't quite parallel with the shed decking, they are now though.

With regards to the headset cover, I think the original owner replaced the stock headset with a Cane Creek one to get lower but obviously not as low as your covers, this is probably why your cover doesn't fit.

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