Cannondale’s CAAD12 takes aluminium frames to the next level. Cannondale have always been the standard bearers for quality aluminium frames and the CAAD12 keeps aluminium as a viable performance frame material in the current carbon era. CAAD12 frames are so advanced they can compete with Cannondale’s standard carbon frames for both weight and stiffness, compliance isn’t far behind either but because aluminium costs less to manufacture than carbon you end up with the same performance for less money. This means for the same budget you can have higher specification components on your frame and lower total bike weight than if you spent the same amount on a full carbon bike! CAAD12 uses the natural properties of aluminium to make you feel connected to the road but this doesn’t mean no comfort, vertical compliance is up 50% on the old CAAD10 and multiple Speed SAVE micro suspension features throughout the bike ensure a smooth ride. If you are looking for a superlight frame with a connected and lively ride then CAAD12 will appeal.