In theory the 54cm with the same stem and bars should match your allez, Looks like you'd have to lose 10mm if you got the 56cm probably with a shorter stem. Many of Cannondale’s Bad Boy bikes came with a one piece combo handlebar/stem. These bicycles are good as new, often built right out of the box from the manufacturer. I stupidly went with the size guide rather than trying the bike for size. Frame and wheels show slight signs of wear with only minor scuffs and scratches — no paint chipping. It really does bring out the essence of stw bollox. Fits perfect. I think this is true to an extent – but because a lot of manufacturers ‘size small’ – partly because they use compact frames (mostly), us S, M, L, type sizing and some have under length TTs for a nominal size. If you haven’t seen the new SuperSix Evo, go check out James Huang’s write-up. While these bikes have been ridden, they remain in excellent condition. Maybe it’ll work for you, maybe it won’t. 866.401.9636 - rideguides@theproscloset.com. Christmas Countdown Day 21 – ERE Research Explorator Bar Tape, Christmas Countdown Day 20 – Park Tool AK-5 Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit, This topic has 39 replies, 26 voices, and was last updated. Thanks for the replies. The chart below provides a general suggested height of range for Road Bike sizes and is not exact. I made this chart comparing the models and sizes you mentioned. grtdkad – I swapped for a 54cm focus Cayo. No help, but I’m 5′ 8″ and picked up a 2015 CAAD10 3 weeks ago, second hand, and I now deeply regret not being one sooner. When I held it up to similar frames it looked more in proportion. I’d never guess the were anything similar by going on feel. The frame and wheels might have minor blemishes or scuffs from transportation or showroom display. Do any of you have the same bike and what are your thoughts regarding sizing? I’m 6’ with a 56 Cannondale CAADX, and I could possibly get away with a 54. in 5’7′ and ride a 54cm CAAD4 with a 100mm -5o stem. 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-Mod Disc Frameset Magnesium . 6 feet 1 inches 185 cm Size – XL / 57. Widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator of game-changing technologies, Cannondale and its handcrafted bicycles continue to innovate across mountain, road, and electric bikes. When plotted in 2D it's easier to see. There are no surprises here. I think the horizontal top tube and the larger hoods are making me think the bike is bigger than it actually is. Ditto, was in Primera LBS yesterday trying out various Cannondale road bikes, same height, 54 felt better overall. The chart shows the Topstone in size L is roughly similar to a CAAD12 in size 58, but with roughly 1 or 2 cm more spacers. Salt Lake City . Does depend exactly in what fit you are looking for, but in my opinion, the 54 is far more likely to fit you better/correctly. Numbers were very very similar but I HATE the synapse and LOVE the pickenflick. I would say I’m right at the bottom of the 56 sizing. Link Removal The CAAD 12 (and other CAAADs are pretty much ‘traditional’ and true sizing. I'm 5ft 9 to 5ft 10. Starting from the CAAD12 58, add virtual spacers by following the gray "73 degree" fork line up to the Topstone line. The stanchions may have small scratches. I have now set the bike up and although I have not actually rode it yet I feel stretched when sat on it compared to my Boardman CX bike. Newsletter Settings, Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 40 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Christmas Countdown Day 22 – The Lezyne Bundle, The Bird Aether 9A is a 130mm travel hooligan that will take a 200mm dropper. Hopefully I can swap it without too much hassle. Sizing may vary across brands. Stem lowered from stock albeit not fully slammed. If you expect it to have a similar feel to your CX bike you probably brought the wrong bike not the wrong size 🙂. I’m 6’3″ getting on for 6’4″ and have a 60cm caad 12. Our in house mechanics then get to work on your bike putting it through our Smooth Ride Bike Experience (more info here) before shipping it out to you. Similarly I’m 5’10” and have a new 56cm CAAD12. Well there you go. It was ok but felt a little too low and too short. If you need a small size for reach and then end up with a ridiculous stack of spacers under the stem to get the right stack then you’re probably on the wrong bike. First spin out I had to stop to lower the seat, may yet move it forward on its rails by 0.5cm or so. Trade-in, trade-up, or simply sell. I don’t think it can be to far off. Ideally a fitting helps to avoid the iterations to get there! There’s something else amiss if you’re unable to make it fit. Recently went and looked at the CAAD bikes myself. I have just bought a Cannondale CAAD12 Disc road bike and I am worried I may have got the wrong size. Full Member. Post navigation The chart shows the Topstone in size L is roughly similar to a CAAD12 in size 58, but with roughly 1 or 2 cm more spacers. I’m the same height as you at 5’10, the 54 is perfect for me. I’m 5’9.5″ (much to my distress) and I’ve been on the 54 all year and a 54 CAAD10 for 18 months before that. Obviously arm and leg and torso lengths are important but I reckon you would be better on a 54 without having any scientific evidence. I rode a Small defy with long stem last winter, just to test fit to the extreme, it was rather low at the front end, but otherwise the same as my other bikes. Cannondale outfitted the CAAD12 105 with Shimano's trusty 105 drivetrain and caliper brakes, placing precise shifting and powerful braking in you fingertips. Note- I’m also 5.10 but with a 34 inside leg so shorter torso. Have since had bikes equivalent to a 56, possibly ones that are a bit longer than a CAAD in 56. Measurements Posted by 4 years ago. Ride a Medium, a 55, 56 and 54 for CAAD8. This is a really cool setup but has no adjustability. Wheel Size. Every Certified Pre-Owned bicycle we sell is serviced, inspected, and rated. This website uses cookies for analytics, personalization, and advertising. Go talk to someone who knows about bike fitting and can look at you on the bike and give some decent advice. I has the same with my synapse and pickenflick. And a big bar to seat difference. 700c. Full Member. The drivetrain will have wear from normal usage and there will be slight scratches and scuffs on derailleurs, shifters, and levers. The Cannondale CAAD12 frame is a real work of art, and a true testament to just how advanced Cannondale’s Aluminium technology has become. + … All the air has been removed and the tube has been rolled tightly to optimize space making it easy to carry in your bag, pack, or pocket. Cockpit, saddle, and suspension lowers (where applicable) will also have cosmetic scuffs and scratches. One more thing… when I built up my CAAD 12 – I though “Shite, this is massive, it’s too big”. March 2018 edited March 2018 in Road buying advice. There isn’t much in it between the 54/56 but enough to make a big difference depending on your body proportions. The cannondale is a more aggressive bike than the trek. Some of the riders I coach will go a size smaller that the norm and a longer stem without any issues. Wouldn’t expect there to be on a CAAD12. My road bike feels stretched compared to my cx bike. I’m 5ft 10 and had a bike with the exact same geo as the CAAD 10 in a size 54. Brilliant bike. Widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator of game-changing technologies, Cannondale and its handcrafted bicycles continue to innovate across mountain, road, and electric bikes. Shop with complete confidence. Cannondale caad 8 sizing. Other than that all is good. Learn more about how we rate this bike’s condition to create its condition chart. My cx and touring bike are both 52cm, but my CAAD12 is a 50cm with the Save carbon post being almost all the way slammed (it gets wide towards the saddle so the last 6" don't go into the frame). The chart below provides a general suggested height of range for Road Bike sizes and is not exact. Using the same 6069 aluminium blend as the CAAD10 and CAAD12, the CAAD13 now sports the SuperSix’s truncated airfoil tube s… The frame will have slight paint loss, scratches, and/or scuffs. 6 feet 0 inches 183 cm Size – L / 56. Same length stem as the CAAD12? I don’t think you have the wrong size but the wrong bike unfortunately. I’d say the 54 would be fine with a long stem. Bike Frame Material. Since then, the aluminum CAADX emerged as the second-tier frame in Cannonale’s cyclocross lineup. All contact points (pedals, shoes, and saddle) can be changed and altered for personal preference, performance, and comfort. Contemporary frames often have a compact geometry (like a Giant TCR) with a sloping top tube, so you have a lot of seatpost showing. Cannondale made these stems in two sizes: 1.5″ on many of the rigid forks, and 1.56″ or Headshok size on those with […] stem. wajidi May 8, 2018 No Comments. We don’t sell anything that scores below a 7. Just as the CAAD12 did with the previous Supersix, the CAAD13 has plenty in common with the newly announced 2020 SuperSix Evo. You’d be just as stupid to follow most of the advice on here. I chose it based on the geometry chart and the fact I have a caad x which is a 61cm. With a Smartformed C1 6069 aluminum frame, ovalized tubing, and dialed-in race-ready geometry, the CAAD12 quickly proved that it was more than capable of taking the throne. I have been wiggling between a 56 and 58 and i think i made the right decision with 58, but i would just like to hear/read your opinion on it. It’s because of the horizontal top tube. 9 sizes: 514|362, 516|369, 526|375, 536|381, 551|387, 567|393, 584|399, 603|405, 626|411, stack|reach. Drivetrain, levers, cockpit, and suspension (where applicable) are in new condition. I felt a little bit cramped up on the 56. Well I took the plunge and went for the Black Inc CAAD 12 frameset in size 54cm. The caad 12 feels a little more stretched as you’d expect but to size down it would have been like a clown bike. The cockpit has light wear, primarily on the grips or handlebar tape. Cannondale CAAD12 Disc Frameset 2017 Size 52CM. Close. I felt a little bit cramped up on the 56. + … adam5555. Every product we sell is covered by a hassle-free 30-day satisfaction guarantee. 56 okay but would need to shorten stem, lower seat etc, all possible but 54 felt right as it was. Like others have said it is a fairly classic style of frame rather than the compact modern ones so I’d be surprised if the 56 was a million miles off fitting you perfectly. 6.8 oz. Hi, I’m looking to get a caad 8 from the bike to work scheme as my first road bike. 866.401.9636 - rideguides@theproscloset.com. Hey everyone. Classifieds Rules 5 feet 11 inches 180 cm Size – L / 55. Although they look much bigger, when you hold them up to an equivalent sized frame it suddenly lines up (e.g. Subject to credit check and approval. I think 54cm would have been a better choice. I also purchased a Cannondale SAVE carbon seatpost to go with it, as I had seen it on a lot of the upper end Super-Six EVO, Synapse and CAAD 12 builds in 2017 using it and wanted to make the ride even smoother. This is basically what I’m saying. Same for me, my old caad8 was a 56 & was just too stretched. Sizing may vary across brands. Down payment may be required. Dale do size up pretty big.. 5ft 10.5 inches with a 56 CAAD 12 disc and 110mm stem. If you go smaller you’ll get a bit shorter but also a lot lower so may actually be a worse fit for you, not because it’s the wrong size but because it’s the wrong geometry. I have a picture of me on a 56, but unfortunately not on a 58. To earn a rating in this range, bicycles have sustained some wear but no significant damage. Read our full Cannondale CAAD12 … I have a CAAD12 in 52 with 100mm stem and it fits great - it would fit you great as well, I'm sure of it. The bike feels the right size for me. Aluminum. I would say that a typical Road bike should feel stretched compared to a cx one and if you’ve only ridden cx bikes, swapping to a road bike position may feel too long early on until you’re used to it. Slightly longer upper body than average . Your size is smack bang in the middle of Cannondale’s geometry chart for a 56 cm frame. Horses for courses. But it may come down to your torso length relative to your leg length. Anyway, read and understand the geometry chart below and go try a different size. Cannondale Super six sizing. So it looks a racier frame. Bike Frame Material. Original Cannondale bicycle inner tube. 6ft2 and I had a 56. If we made an error or the item you received is not as described we will cover return shipping. I’d not be surprised if it was just a slightly shorter stem or the shape of the handlebars 🙂. I have the Synapse carbon 6 56cm, and at 6' ft 1" with 34" inseam it is as Carbonator mentions 'on the limit'. I love these sorts of threads. BTW, by seatpost is, at a guess, a touch lower than the one in your pic. It next you your current bike and give some decent advice bike passed our 141 point inspection to qualify be. 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