Cannondale’s entry level cyclocross racer is built to take on challenging tracks, while putting a smile on your face. The Cannondale CAADX Tiagra matches a lightweight frame to a Shimano Tiagra groupset and 700c wheels with mini-MTB tyres.
The SmartForm C2 alloy frame is lightweight and strong, being able to take some knocks off road, while also climbing steep hills easily. Cannondale’s Speed Save Micro-Suspension uses dramatically flattened chainstays and seatstays to give better traction and bump absorption, leading to greater comfort and control. The fork has an alloy steerer and carbon blades that help with vibration absorption. The steerer is tapered to balance strength and weight.
Shimano’s Tiagra groupset has a 2x10 speed setup, and with the 11-32T cassette, offers plenty of gear ratios for any situation. For stopping duties, Promax mechanical disc brakes do the job with power in spades. Making sure you’ve got traction, Schwalbe Rapid Rob 35c tyres are like mini MTB tyres, delivering grip in a variety of conditions.
The Cannondale CAADX Tiagra isn’t just for racing, and makes for a superb commuter during the week, so enjoy the versatility of this cyclocross bike.