CAAD12 Disc Build Ideas

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
AxelBrawn
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by AxelBrawn

Hi,

I'm looking for some ideas and guidance on a proposed build. Below is a summary I've where I'm at, but would love some input or comments on other's experience with this particular gear.

Weight isn't very important, however aiming for 7kg or there abouts.

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silvalis
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by silvalis

You appear to have forgotten about the weight of the fork.
(not to mention all the other little things - headset, etc)
Chasse patate

by Weenie


AxelBrawn
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by AxelBrawn

silvalis wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 4:42 am
You appear to have forgotten about the weight of the fork.
(not to mention all the other little things - headset, etc)
Thanks mate - I'll update. Have you had any expercince with these parts? Weight isn't number one goal here. Asthetics and ride quality are the primary goal :D

jlok
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by jlok

The image link doesn't work so can't see the list.

I think a thread together BB is mandatory for CAAD 12. Haven't seen a CAAD12 without BB creak noise... sold mine and my friend is going to sell due to that problem.
Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc 1 / BMC TM02 < Propel Adv < TCR Adv SL Disc < KTM Revelator Sky < CAAD 12 Disc < Domane S Disc < Alize < CAAD 10

AxelBrawn
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by AxelBrawn

This picture work?

https://imgur.com/a/74vfif0

2lo8
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by 2lo8

silvalis wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 4:42 am
You appear to have forgotten about the weight of the fork.
(not to mention all the other little things - headset, etc)
And those little things add up quite quickly, especially if you just use whatever.
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srshaw
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by srshaw

My caad 12 seems quiet with the stock bb. Be careful with the brakes, mine is the original caad 12 which has a post mount front caliper. Newer ones I believe flat mount.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Do you have the CAAD12 Disc frame already? If not, I don't really recommend it on the basis of the rear QR alone.

AxelBrawn
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by AxelBrawn

TobinHatesYou wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 9:27 pm
Do you have the CAAD12 Disc frame already? If not, I don't really recommend it on the basis of the rear QR alone.
I don't have the frame already. Please excusie my ignorance, by "QR" do you mean quick-release? Or quality ride? Or something else?

Thanks for your input

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Gearjunkie
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by Gearjunkie

He means quick release.

The current Caad12 has a through axle front and quick release rear.

I was put off by the quick release rear but then the deal got so good that I went ahead anyways. While it is quick release rather than through axle at the rear (and so in theory more likely to have rear disc alignment problems) I have not found that. I put it down to the alloy dropouts which are less likely to allow movement between the dropoust and the quick release than, say, a full carbon dropout.

Been fine so far.

Cheers
GJ

tomee
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by tomee

i have a CAAD12 disc

have tried to build it light but its still at 8kg
the frame alone on mine is 1.32kg size 52
fork 566g

RaymondC
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by RaymondC

Just buildt up a Caad12 disk.
The build came stock with Ultegra Hydro Disk.
I've Replaced most of the parts in the hunt for that illusive weight of 7kg.
Shifters, Sram Red 22 Hydro Disk, Drivetrain Force 22.
Total 7950grams.

The next steps are:
Taxc Deva cages 45g x 2 change to Blackburn clinch 20g x 2
Aksiums 2.1kg to Zipp 303 Nsw 1.53 kg
Rubber tubes 125g x2 to tubelito 38g x2

Pic https://www.flickr.com/photos/82552336@ ... ed-public/

AxelBrawn
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by AxelBrawn

Thanks Raymond.

Bike looks awsome, that's exactly what I'm after. How do you like the ride quality and discs?

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RaymondC
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by RaymondC

AxelBrawn wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:12 am
Thanks Raymond.

Bike looks awsome, that's exactly what I'm after. How do you like the ride quality and discs?

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I will give you better feed back next week after riding with better wheels, the Aksiums kill the ride to be honest.
The geometry is exactly the same as my HiMod so the fit is the same.

Three things I'm changing tonight is: Stock top cap and wedge to a Cannondales SI top cap and wedge with modificaions to fit 20g saving.
All the screws on stem and bottle cages to Ti. Stock gel bar tape to cork, 35g saving.

Another 50+ grams off.

RaymondC
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by RaymondC

AxelBrawn wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:12 am
Thanks Raymond.

Bike looks awsome, that's exactly what I'm after. How do you like the ride quality and discs?

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Ok so I got my first race in on this bike today, Its an amazing bike the ride is responsive and now that we running 25mm tubless and the
comfort factor is not bad compared to the older days of 23mm tubbies & Caad 10.
I'm busy on a short video of this build I will post it this week.

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