Tinea Pedis wrote:Multebear wrote:Tinea Pedis wrote:
It's a different type of ride (of course, given it's a different material) to the Evo. But to say it's 'not as compliant' is selling it short. To the point where I'll disagree. It's also more than a winter or training bike. My CAAD10 is my race bike. And if it's fine for me to pilot through a Melbourne to Warrnambool (280km race) then I really cannot think of many more tests it might need to pass to prove it's better than some carbon bikes (some of which I have owned).
I sold my Caad 10 a couple of months ago, because it wasn't as compliant as my Supersix Evo Hi-Mod. My back was aching after longer rides on the Caad, that isn't the case with my Supersix. Maybe your back is stronger, or maybe you don't have a Supersix to make a comparison. I've done at least 10k km on both of them in the same period of time. Some days I rode the Supersix and some days I rode the Caad. I mostly rode the Caad on weekdays, and the Supersix in the weekends while racing. But if the weather was perfect, I rode the Supersix on weekdays as well. I did a lot of switching back and forth between them. And I had the exact same settings on both. Same saddle, stem and bar as well. So to make a comparison between the two is pretty straight forward for me.
I'm not suggesting the Caad isn't a raceworthy bike, but it is more harsh than it's carbon brother.
Given I sold my S2 because it caused me lower back pain and I had the latest Super Six Evo Hi Mod to compare my CAAD10 to (I'm a freelance writer/bike reviewer) I'm happy with my feelings on the two. It's not gospel. It's a shame your CAAD10 seemingly beat you up.
Your last statement is also relative. And I expect some reading it will take it out of context. But this is the internet so happy to leave it be.
it depend on the size and configuration i guess, because on my size 50, it's much harsher than a carbon bike.
But other people that use bigger size said caad10 was comfortable...