2014 Cannondale Road Bike Family Overview
Cannondale’s 2014 road bikes are again loaded with performance and value. Some of the highlights for the 2014 road line are
The cycling magazines and blogs have gone crazy over Cannondale’s 2014 models and you will find links to their reviews and praise across our website. We said this last year, and we will say it again: Whether you’re looking for your first road bike or upgrading to “the best bike in the world”, Infinite Cycles has the perfect bike for you.
“The best bike in the world.” What’s better than that? Tour magazine in Germany crowned the EVO “the best bike in the world” in March 2012. EVO is the perfect blend of weight, stiffness, strength, smooth-riding compliance, handling, and aerodynamics. Continuing on from the incredible success of the EVO, Cannondale offers this year’s EVO in a wide range from the $12,000 Black Inc. edition down to the $1,900 SuperSix EVO 6 with Shimano 105. An incredible amount of technology is packed into the EVO that comes from years of cutting-edge advancement from Cannondale. If you’ve watched any professional cycling in the past 2 years, you’ve seen the Cannondale Pro Cycling team doing some amazing things on the EVO. Especially wheelies across finish lines.
Cannondale’s CAAD10 has been one of our best selling road bike families of all time. Thanks to its high tech EVO-inspired Smartformed alloy frame and fork , CAAD10 is has a better ride quality and lighter weight than most competitors full carbon offering… and it’s aluminum. Cannondale pioneered aluminum bicycle technology when the options were steel or steel. They have continued that legacy of innovation to increase performance for over 40 years. Taking design cues from the full-carbon EVO, SuperX, and F29 Carbon, the CAAD10 is at the top of many reviews and comparisons. Come see and ride one for yourself.
CAAD8 continues to be the entry-level blend of performance and value. Starting at $750, don’t spend your time looking for used and heavy no-name online only bikes and come see the CAAD8. CAAD8 uses similar design and technology as the CAAD10 with a modest amount of SAVE giving good handling on bad roads (and comfort), asymmetrical chainstays resist flex for speed and pedaling efficiency, and a slightly more upright riding position for comfort on the longer rides. Don’t confuse its mediocre price with its high-level ride.
Crush meets plush. Power transfer and precise handling meets comfort. Synapse Carbon was totally redesigned for 2014. All that remains the same from it’s predecessors is the name. Cannondale Pro Cycling racer Peter Sagan won a number of prestigious races on the new Synapse, proving that it is race-worthy like the SuperSix EVO. Synapse’s emphasis on rider comfort is created from the combination of a comfortable riding position and Cannondale’s advanced engineering and carbon fiber manufacturing technology. With models from $1900 to $7500, the 2014 Synapse Carbon Hi-Mod and 2014 Synapse Carbon is a versatile weapon for recreation and distance riders.
Synapse Alloy received an update for the 2014 model year. Disc brake equipped models give additional control. Fender clearance and rack mounts make it a great commuter and touring bike. The rider’s position on the bike is more upright for comfort, and the bike’s wheelbase is longer giving stability. Cannondale’s SAVE technology is designed to absorb road shock and vibration, preventing that jarring from reaching the rider. Take a look at the 2014 Synapse Alloy models now!
Narrow is aero. Slice RS has been in development for many years with one goal: make the fastest bike. Taking technology further, the Slice RS has incredible lateral stiffness for better power transfer and stable handling. The Naero-Tec external steerer fork reduces frontal area for aerodynamics and double clamp design improves stiffness (looks like the clamp section on Lefty mountain bike forks, right?). CFIT modular fit system allows a wide range of adjustment to the stem length and height. And using Cannondale’s SAVE anti-vibration system, the Slice RS is as comfortable and vertically compliant as the EVO road bike. Yeah, its amazing.
The Slice Carbon time-trial/triathlon bike is high-tech and well priced. Using technology pioneered on the Synapse, the Slice is one of the most comfortable TT/tri bikes on the market today. Athletes on the Slice have won Ironman (and Ironwomen) races for years. It isn’t the most aerodynamic bike in its class, but the comfort and efficiency outweigh aero gains. Ask those that have ridden and won on it. No doubt you’ll be researching in forums and reviews, look at what the pro athletes have to say about it. Take a look at the 2014 Slice Full Carbon models now.
When disc brakes became legal for professional cyclocross, Cannondale already had a trick up their sleeve with the new Super X cyclocross bike. Cannondale offers two models with disc brakes compatible frames. These versions are more compliant than rim-brake versions improving traction, control, and comfort. When looking for a bike to abuse in terrible fall/winter conditions in the name of fun, look no further than the incredible Super X. If you’ve heard of Tim Johnson, you’ll know the Super X is fast. It looks very similar to the EVO and Flash with SAVE chainstays, continuous fiber top tube/seat stay, Delta seat tube/BB junction, etc. It is just optimized for cyclocross use. We’re crazy about cyclocross and many of us race on the Super X so we can tell you by experience that there is nothing like it. Cyclocross bikes are also highly versatile bikes for going wherever since they are mostly a road bike. It can be the perfect commuter bike with room for wider tires and a little heavier duty frame so you don’t feel out of place in gravel, dirt, and hopping off curbs. Browse the 2014 SuperX Cyclocross models now!
CAADX is a more affordable alternative to the Super X. It is equally at home in a cyclocross race as it is with racks and fenders as a commuter bike. The CAADX is available in two builds this year to match your budget. Since cyclocross season is just a few months long, the CAADX is a great second bike and you don’t need to spend a fortune to get one. The disc-equipped models are going to beg you to go more places and do more things than you could before. See the versatile range of 2014 CAADX Cyclocross bikes now!
Road cycling gets more and more popular every year. Many cyclists are drifting toward doing more road riding because of the convenience and freedom. Open your garage and you’re on your way! There are lots of different types of road bikes to choose from to fit every budget from Cannondale.
Compare any other road bike on the market to one of our Cannondales and you’ll see the performance and value only Cannondale can deliver. Combined with our Infinite Lifetime Service and Membership Rewards, you’d be crazy to buy another bike!