Cannondale’s new CAAD 13 is A More Budget Friendly Race Machine 1

Cannondale’s new CAAD 13 is A More Budget Friendly Race Machine

We saw a leaked image a while back, but now the rumors are confirmed. Today, the CAAD13 is official.

Cannondale CAAD 13 Key Updates

  • Aerodynamics: The traditional round profile tubes of the CAAD line weren’t aero, CAAD 13 changes that. The new sleek, integrated design features a new family of highly truncated airfoil tube shapes. Cannondale claims the new CAAD 13 offers the same weight and equal or better stiffness than round tubes. The new airfoils are said to reduce aerodynamic drag by up to 30 percent.
  • Improved comfort and ride: The new CAAD13 design features dropped seat-stays, an internal seat binder and an integrated 27 KNØT seatpost, all of which increase compliance. Cannondale has declared the myth of carbon fiber’s comfort advantage over.
  • Improved tire clearance: The CAAD 13 will accept up to 30mm wide tires for more comfort and capability over rougher surfaces.
  • Integrated Fender mounts: Fender mounts allow the CAAD 13 to handle everything from a crit to a commute.
  • Price range: $1,800 – $5,750
  • Availability: Now

Cannondale CAAD 13 Models and Pricing

Womens models:

  • CAAD13 105 – $1,800.00
  • CAAD13 Disc 105 – $2,100.00

Mens models:

  • CAAD13 105 – $1,800.00
  • CAAD13 Disc 105 – $2,100.00
  • CAAD13 Ultegra – $2,100.00
  • CAAD13 Disc Force – $5,750.00 – (ya, that’s nearly $6k for an aluminum bike…)

Updated ride quality

Faster, smoother, more comfortable, and more capable, the new CAAD13 is designed to compete head-to-head with carbon fiber bikes.

“Every new CAAD bike we design improves on the preceding version, but the CAAD13 represents a pretty radical new direction for us,” said David Devine, Global Product Director, Cannondale Pavement. “With CAAD13, we focused on elements that really improve the ride, namely drag reduction, comfort, and wide-ranging capability, while not increasing the weight.”

Fit and Handling

The new CAAD 13 borrows its geometry from the SuperSix Evo. The position is a race-ready low and aggressive with an optional streamlined higher-stack option. The CAAD 13 retains the responsiveness riders have come to expect from this alloy frame while increasing comfort and capability over rougher surfaces.

Cannondale CAAD 13 Geometry

Size 44 48 51 54 56 58 60 62
Seat tube 404 mm 442 mm 481 mm 519 mm 540 mm 562 mm 583 mm 604 mm
Top tube 510 mm 520 mm 530 mm 546 mm 562 mm 578 mm 594 mm 611 mm
Head tube 94 mm 114 mm 130 mm 154 mm 164 mm 188 mm 209 mm 230 mm
Head angle 70.9° 71.2° 71.2° 71.2° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Seat angle 74.5° 74.3° 74.1° 73.7° 73.3° 72.9° 72.5° 72.1°
Chainstay 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm
BB Height 263 mm 268 mm 283 mm 271 mm 271 mm 273 mm 273 mm 273 mm
Wheelbase 976 mm 985 mm 994 mm 1,008 mm 992 mm 1,005 mm 1,016 mm 1,028 mm
Reach 370 mm 374 mm 378 mm 384 mm 389 mm 395 mm 400 mm 406 mm
Stack 505 mm 520 mm 535 mm 555 mm 575 mm 595 mm 615 mm 635 mm

Other Details

  • 2-position downtube bottle mounts for minimized drag with one bottle (low) or more hydration for two bottle rides (high).
  • Speed Release thru-axles that allow for super quick and efficient wheel changes.
  • Sleek easy-to-service internal routing that allows for electronic and cable routing with ease.

Cannondale CAAD 13 Images

 

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