- Flow-Modeled Smartformed 6069 Alloy Construction: CAAD12 is the first bike to be designed by Cannondale’s new Flow Modelling process and the results are striking. Flowing, organic shapes that yeild lower weights (sub 1100 gram frame for both disc and non-disc models) and radically improved compliance and stiffness.
- Updated Speed Save Micro-Suspension: CAAD12 delivers 50% more compliance and comfort than the CAAD10. CAAD12 seat stays and chain stays have been completely redesigned to allow them to have more vertical deflection but retaining stiffness laterally and torsionally. This results in the rear wheel being able to track the ground, improving speed, cornering, grip and comfort. The new 25.4mm seatpost and re-engineered seat tube offer significantly more comfort.
- Rim brake CAAD12 gets an all-new fork. One piece carbon construction with a tapered steerer with in-molded crown race. The High-Mod version weighs 290 grams. The stiffness has increased by 6.1% and has a 12.5% increase in compliance. The disc version uses our full carbon disc fork, with post mount.
- Delta Seat Tube: The seat tube flares dramatically to a wide ovalized section where it meets the BB. This increases the stiffness of the frame.