For many years, road cyclists have insisted that "carbon is king." However, those people had never met the aluminum usurper: the CAAD12 from Cannondale. 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. Cannondale outfitted the CAAD12 105 with Shimano's trusty 105 drivetrain and caliper brakes, ensuring precise shifting and powerful braking is at the rider's disposal.
Enter one of the most sophisticated aluminum racing steeds ever smithed: the CAAD12 Ultegra is a speed demon waiting to be unleashed on your competition. Flow-modeled SmartFormed aluminum tubes yield lower weights, radical compliance, and unparalleled stiffness in CAAD12's frame, and race-inspired geometry is ready to contest the sprint. Race-worthy wheels from Mavic roll quick and are paired with tough Schwalbe tires so you'll be sticking corners and sailing smoothly. Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra drivetrain supplies the gears you need to attack on the flats and smoke your buddies up the climbs. And, Shimano Ultegra dual-pivot brakes bring things to a smooth halt when the need arises. High-quality handlebars and stem come straight from Cannondale, and Fizik has comfort locked down with the Arione R7 saddle.
On anything from fast group rides to daily commutes, the Synapse’s low weight, comfortable sportive position, and smooth ride will help you fall in love with cycling. An asymmetrical fork balances disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter-level stiffness. Cannondale's SAVE frame technology tunes out harsh choppy road surfaces and tunes you in to what's happening at your tires, so you can concentrate on nailing the right line or beating the sun home. And with room for tires as big as 32mm, you can embrace the back roads, rough roads, highways and byways. A capable Shimano Tiagra drivetrain gives you the gear range to conquer mountains, disc brakes keep you in control, and lightweight aluminum wheels provide plenty of zip. Cannondale's own handlebar, stem, and saddle make finding your ideal position easier than ever, and they're lightweight, to boot.
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