CAAD8 vs CAAD10

CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby high_tea » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:23 pm

I have an old Cannondale (CAAD4(?) frame) which I think is just great. Unhappily, there's a big dent in the downtube which makes me nervous. I'm thinking vaguely of a new frame. The rest of the bike is just fine. The motor's so-so, but that's another matter. What I want is basically the same frame, or near enough to it, minus the dent. Not interested in carbon. So, I gather metal 'Dale road bike frames are the CAAD8 or the CAAD10. How do the two compare? Has anyone got any direct experience?

Intended application: a few crits, the odd TT, a road race or two if I forget myself or (haha) get fit, some training if I'm feeling rash. I've got a bike to commute on, it'd basically be a race bike.
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby jemima » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:06 am

If you still think the 4 is great, then why not consider looking around for a secondhand 4 in your area and checking it out?

There have been some on Gumtree recently. Could save you some money.
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:22 am

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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby Jesmol » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:49 am

I'd go for the CAAD 10, seems to get rave reviews.
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby Saturnstarzz » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:59 am

Or get a CAAD 9-5, but I'm slightly Biased.. :roll:
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby Puffy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:17 pm

I've got the 8. The CAAD8 group set has a few cheaper components such as the brakes/hubs etc but I think you're just after the frame not a complete bike? I've changed the wheels but the rest is excellent. Since you want to race, I'd go the 10 myself. Best ride them both and see how far your wallet stretches. I agree with the carbon sentiment...Cannondale made their name in Alloy frames before moving onto CF so I imagine the Alloy stuff is top notch.
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby high_tea » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:57 pm

Puffy wrote:I've got the 8. The CAAD8 group set has a few cheaper components such as the brakes/hubs etc but I think you're just after the frame not a complete bike? I've changed the wheels but the rest is excellent. Since you want to race, I'd go the 10 myself. Best ride them both and see how far your wallet stretches. I agree with the carbon sentiment...Cannondale made their name in Alloy frames before moving onto CF so I imagine the Alloy stuff is top notch.


Yeah, really just want the frame. If I happen to get good components that's nice, but I'm more than happy to swap the old-but-still-good gear off my current roadie if need be.

I'm sure the CAAD10 would be just dandy. I have the sneaking suspicion that the 8 would be every bit as good for less coin. The differences, Cannondale claim, are weight (meh, what's 200g or so) and a 15mm longer headtube on the 8. Neither of these things bother me in the least, you see.

A test ride would be interesting, but there are an awful lot of variables given that I could come at changing just about everything except frame and forks. I mean, changing tyres can make a bike feel significantly different, never mind anything else.
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun May 05, 2013 7:59 pm

get the 10 !
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby macca33 » Sun May 05, 2013 9:08 pm

Yep, the CAAD10 is as good today as it was at the start of the year!

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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby mikgit » Mon May 13, 2013 11:07 am

also will cannondale do a frame replacement discount on it? I am assuming they will. And you will maybe need a new fork?
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby Dave R32 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:21 am

So what did you get ?

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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby milkman » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:30 am

You just answered your own question. Seems like you're set on the caad8.

Don't forget the caad8 has the alloy steerer as well. Not a problem if weight isn't a concern.

I love my caad10! Surspringly smooth given its reputation but those save seat stays do help a lot.
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby hangry » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:17 pm

have you decided on buying the caad8 ?
i recently bought the caad 10 and found it alot better than the synapse i had
it has a better road feel and responsiveness

let us know what you bought
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby Paul B » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:55 pm

How would you guys rate this model ? http://www.cannondale.com/aus/2013/bike ... e-crankset
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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby Dave R32 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:09 am

Paul B wrote:How would you guys rate this model ? http://www.cannondale.com/aus/2013/bike ... e-crankset


That would be a great bike. The only thing they have scrimped on is the tyres, upgrade those to something faster and you would an awesome bike. Assuming you want electronic shifting.

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Re: CAAD8 vs CAAD10

Postby macca33 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:34 am

Well, it's a CAAD10 with Ultegra Di2 - ticks all the right boxes this end!

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