CAAD8

Cannondale CAAD8 2014

The CAAD8 draws on Cannondale's decades of aluminium engineering expertise to bring a remarkable level of performance to the entry-level road category. With someone's all-important first road bike purchase, it's the details that determine whether it gets ridden regularly or hung in the garage.

By far the lightest frame in its class, the CAAD8 shares many of the features and tube shapes of the CAAD10 and mates them with a slightly more forgiving geometry.

The trademark smooth doublepass welds, compliant and comfortable SAVE rear stays, efficient asymmetric chain stays, and unmistakable Cannondale ride-feel make it clear that, rather than being just another aluminium road bike, this is something special.

The CAAD8 is exciting but comfortable, with a level of finish that is class leading - each model features quality components and excellent value for such a high performance bike!

"the smoothest, quietest ride on test leave you wondering why people ever persevered with carbon. This is a good point to mention; that the frame comes with a lifetime guarantee" Cycle Active (group test winner).

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Cannondale CAAD8 - highlights

HEADS UP RACE GEOMETRY - The CAAD8 shares the proven race geometry of its more expensive brethren but with a slightly taller head tube (+1.5mm) for a more relaxed riding position.

SAVE STAYS - Optimised chain stay and seat stay shaping provides lateral rigidity while providing vertical compliance for bump absorption and comfort with no loss in power transfer.

SMOOTH WELDS - A true smooth weld, rather than the sand, putty, and paint "smooth welds" of other makes, Cannondale's trademark double-pass smooth weld technology eliminates the stress-risers and weak points found on traditionally welded frames, enabling them to build lighter, stronger frames.

ASYMMETRIC CHAIN STAYS - Just like on Cannondale's premium race bikes, they oversize and reshape the driveside chain stay to better handle the loads from the drivetrain, while keeping the non-drive stay svelte for weight savings.

EXTERNALLY MACHINED HEAD TUBE - A technique Cannondale has used for years, excess material is precisely machined out of the low stress areas of the head tube, saving significant weight with no loss of strength.

TAPER-BUTTED TUBES - Like the legendary CAAD frames of the past, the CAAD8 features 6061 aluminium which has been taper-butted and heat-treated to a T6 hardness. The smooth transitions provided by taper-butting eliminate the internal stress risers of traditionally butted frames, again allowing a lighter, stronger frame.

"If you're after a road bike at a price that scrapes in under the £1,000 mark then I'd say look no further: it's a very compelling package and great value to boot... I'm sorry to see you leave, Cannondale CAAD8, our acquaintance was too short. When you came into my life, I thought you'd be just another run of the mill bike. How you proved me wrong" Road.cc

"the smoothest, quietest ride on test leave you wondering why people ever persevered with carbon. This is a good point to mention; that the frame comes with a lifetime guarantee" Cycle Active (group test winner).

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2014 Cannondale CAAD8 Claris

Special Edition (with upgraded Shimano R500 wheels, worth £100) - just £575!

Standard Edition - £549 RRP - please contact us for our new everyday low price on this model

Cannondale CAAD8 Optimised 6061 alloy frame
Cannondale Ultra Carbon 1-1/8“ fork
Shimano Claris 16sp Groupset with FSA Vero 50/34 chainset and Tektro R315 brake calipers
Cannondale C4 Compact Handlebars and Stem
Cannondale C4 27.2mm Seatpost
Maddux RS3.0 wheels (standard specification, as pictured) or Shimano R500 wheels (Special Edition)
Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c tyres
Cannondale Stage Ergo Saddle with steel rails

Colour: Gloss Jet Black, with Magnesium White

>> Geometry

 

For more info, to check availability or to place an order please call 01584 879245, or drop us an email at info@epic.cycles.co.uk and we'll email or ring you back.

All new bike purchases include a free fitting session, but if you are unable to visit the store for any reason we will happily advise on sizing over the phone or via email.

And if you would like us to deliver your item to you, rather than taking it away in person, we are very happy to do so at no cost to mainland UK (excludes Highlands and Islands).

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image


2014 Cannondale CAAD8 Sora

Special Edition (with upgraded Shimano R500 wheels, worth £100) - just £675!

Standard Edition - £649 RRP - please contact us for our new everyday low price on this model

Cannondale CAAD8 Optimised 6061 alloy frame
Cannondale Ultra Carbon 1-1/8“ fork
Shimano Sora 18sp Groupset with FSA Vero 50/34 chainset and Cannondale C4 brake calipers
Cannondale C4 Compact Handlebars and Stem
Cannondale C4 27.2mm Seatpost
Maddux RS3.0 wheels (standard specification, as pictured) or Shimano R500 wheels (Special Edition)
Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c tyres
Cannondale Stage Ergo Saddle with steel rails

Colour: Matt Jet Black, with Charcoal Gray and Fine Silver Accents

>> Geometry

 

For more info, to check availability or to place an order please call 01584 879245, or drop us an email at info@epic.cycles.co.uk and we'll email or ring you back.

All new bike purchases include a free fitting session, but if you are unable to visit the store for any reason we will happily advise on sizing over the phone or via email.

And if you would like us to deliver your item to you, rather than taking it away in person, we are very happy to do so at no cost to mainland UK (excludes Highlands and Islands).

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image


2014 Cannondale CAAD8 Tiagra

Special Edition (with upgraded Shimano RS11 wheels, worth over £140) - just £950!

Standard Edition - £949 RRP - please contact us for our new everyday low price on this model

Cannondale CAAD8 Optimised 6061 alloy BB30 frame
Cannondale Ultra Carbon 1-1/8“ fork
Shimano Tiagra 20sp Groupset with FSA Omega BB30 50/34 chainset and Cannondale C4 brake calipers
Cannondale C4 Compact Handlebars and Stem
Cannondale C4 27.2mm Seatpost
Maddux RS 3.0 wheels (standard specification, as pictured) or Shimano RS11 wheels (Special Edition)
Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c tyres
Cannondale Stage Ergo Saddle with steel rails

Colour: Gloss Magnesium White, w/ Jet Black and Race Red Accents

>> Geometry

 

For more info, to check availability or to place an order please call 01584 879245, or drop us an email at info@epic.cycles.co.uk and we'll email or ring you back.

All new bike purchases include a free fitting session, but if you are unable to visit the store for any reason we will happily advise on sizing over the phone or via email.

And if you would like us to deliver your item to you, rather than taking it away in person, we are very happy to do so at no cost to mainland UK (excludes Highlands and Islands).

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image


2014 Cannondale CAAD8 105

Special Edition with upgraded Shimano RS500 wheels, worth over £100) - just £1000!

Standard Edition - £999 RRP - please contact us for our new everyday low price on this model

Cannondale CAAD8 Optimised 6061 alloy BB30 frame
Cannondale Ultra Carbon 1-1/8“ fork
Shimano 5700 105 20sp Groupset with FSA Gossamer BB30 50/34 chainset and Tektro R540 brake calipers
Cannondale C3 Compact Handlebars and Stem
Cannondale C3 27.2mm Seatpost
Shimano WH-RS500 wheels (Special Edition) or Maddux RS 3.0 wheels (standard specification, as pictured)
Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c tyres
Cannondale Stage Ergo Saddle with CrMo rails

Colour: Gloss Sky Blue, with Jet Black and Race Red Accents

>> Geometry

 

For more info, to check availability or to place an order please call 01584 879245, or drop us an email at info@epic.cycles.co.uk and we'll email or ring you back.

All new bike purchases include a free fitting session, but if you are unable to visit the store for any reason we will happily advise on sizing over the phone or via email.

And if you would like us to deliver your item to you, rather than taking it away in person, we are very happy to do so at no cost to mainland UK (excludes Highlands and Islands).

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image

Cannondale CAAD8 - click for larger image


Stock availability and prices may fluctuate - please contact us for up to date information.