• 2017 Cannondale CAAD12 Disc 105

2017 Cannondale CAAD12 Disc 105

Epic Edition:  £1749  (£2025 RRP)

The new CAAD12 is a road bike so light, so stiff and so smooth that it’s going to fundamentally change the way people think of aluminium performance. It is simply the world’s finest aluminium road racing machine.

  • The CAAD12 105 Disc features a smooth-welded ultra high quality aluminium frame, that delivers a remarkably stiff but compliant ride, with a Shimano 105 22-speed groupset that includes an excellent Cannondale Si 52/36T chainset.
  • Also features Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes for outstanding levels of  braking control and consistency.
  • In our exclusive Epic Edition the standard Maddux wheels have been upgraded to a Mavic Ksyrium Disc wheelset (worth £365) for enhanced performance and reliability.

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Product Description

2017 Cannondale CAAD12

Cannondale have done it again. As the rest of the industry was trying to figure out how to make an aluminium race bike as good as the CAAD10, they have taken a quantum leap all the way to CAAD12 - a road bike so light, so stiff and so smooth that it's going to fundamentally change the way people think of aluminium performance. It is simply the world's finest aluminium road racing machine.

The most sophisticated, highest performance aluminium race bike ever made - lighter, stiffer, and smoother riding than many elite carbon frames; up to 170 grams lighter, and over 50% more comfortable than the incredible CAAD10.

Described by Cycling Plus magazine as a "revelation", the CAAD12 was the unanimous winner of their prestigious Bike of the Year award for 2016

"fast and light, extremely comfortable, it climbs as well as machines far pricier, is an exciting descender and suited to every kind of riding." - BIKE RADAR

THE ALUMINIUM EXPERTS:  After more than three decades of pioneering innovation, no one does aluminium like Cannondale. Nothing is lighter, stiffer and smoother than CAAD12’s SmartForm C1 Premium Construction.

LIGHT MAKES RIGHT:  At under 1100 grams (for both rim brake and disc versions) CAAD12 wipes the tarmac with a lot of premium carbon frames.

SMOOTH OVERSIZED ALUMINIUM:  CAAD12’s SPEED SAVE Micro-Suspension delivers a ride quality that most competing carbon bikes can’t match.

EXPLOSIVELY STIFF:  With its oversized BB30a bottom bracket junction, asymmetric chainstays and flared Delta seattube,
CAAD12 is a sprinter’s dream.

POINT AND SHOOT HANDLING:  With its stiff and smooth-riding frame and Elite Race geometry, CAAD12 handles like an F1 car. Designed for aspiring racers, fast club riders and just about anyone else looking for a high-performance alternative to carbon!

Additional Information


CAAD12 Disc, SmartForm C1 6069 Alloy, SPEED SAVE, BB30a, Di2 Ready, flat-mount disc


Cannondale CAAD12 Ballistec Carbon SpeedSave 1-1/8“ to 1-1/4″ – post-mount disc

STI Levers

Shimano R505 (105) Hydraulic Disc


Cannondale Si, BB30a, Cannondale, 52/36T

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105

Brake Callipers

Shimano BR785/505 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm front, 160mm rear


Shimano 105 11 speed


Cannondale C3 Compact


Cannondale C3


Cannondale C2 UD Carbon 25.4mm


Selle Royal Seta S1


Upgraded Mavic Ksyrium Disc (special edition) or Maddux RD2.0 Disc (standard edition, as pictured)


Mavic Yksion Comp (special edition) or Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c folding (standard edition, as pictured)


Matte Jet Black with Charcoal Grey, Gloss Ultra Blue

2017 Cannondale CAAD12

SMARTFORM ALLOY CONSTRUCTION™:  The most advanced aluminium frame construction on the planet.  SmartForm construction allows Cannondale to make the lightest, best riding aluminium frames on the market.   By pairing three decades of accumulated aluminium construction experience with the advanced design capabilities of their CAAD Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) Flow Modelling Process, SmartForm techniques deliver incredibly precise wall thickness distribution and tube shapes, concentrating material exactly where needed to maximize stiffness and strength, while shaving every last extraneous gram from the structure. Internally, all butting is accomplished via smooth, tapered transitions to eliminate the abrupt changes in material thickness that cause stress-risers. Unlike the putty-and-paint “smooth” welds of the competition, Cannondale’s legendary double-pass smooth welds create the strongest possible joints. Combined with Cannondale’s post-weld, heat-treat process that creates a true one-piece finished structure, and you’ve got simply the most advanced aluminium frames available anywhere.

SMARTFORM C1 PREMIUM:  Cannondale’s most obsessively advanced alloy construction, for when every last gram matters. All the metal forming and welding tricks of Cannondale's C1 construction, but made with 6069 aluminium alloy, rather than 6061. With higher tensile strength and better elongation, 6069 is more expensive and harder to work with than 6061, but with it Cannondale can use less material for lighter weight while retaining exceptional stiffness and strength.

Flowing, organic shapes that yield lower weights (sub-1100 gram frame weights for both disc and non-disc) and radically improved compliance, while maintaining Cannondale's trademark frame stiffness.

SPEED SAVE MICROSUSPENSION: CAAD12 delivers over 50% more compliance and comfort than CAAD10! CAAD12's seat stays and chain stays have been completely redesigned to allow them to have even more vertical deflection, but stay stiff laterally and torsionally. This lets the rear wheel track the ground, improving speed, cornering, grip and comfort. The new 25.4mm seatpost and re-engineered seat tube offer significantly more seated comfort than CAAD10.

SPEED SAVE FORK: Rim Brake CAAD12 gets an all-new fork. Radical onepiece BallisTec carbon construction. Continuous, uncut carbon from tip of dropouts to top of steerer, 1-1/8"to 1-1/4" tapered steerer with in-molded crown race. The Hi-MOD version weighs just 290 grams. 6.1% increase in lateral stiffness. 12.5% increase in compliance. The Disc Brake CAAD12 uses Cannmondale's proven full carbon disc fork, with post mount.


BRAZE-ON DISC MOUNTS (PATENT PENDING): CAAD12's minimalist flat-mount disc mounts are not only ultra light (the disc frame is actually a few grams lighter than the non-disc one!) but they are incredibly strong. They're such an advantage that we patented the design!

ELITE RACE GEOMETRY: Unlike much of the competition at these price points, the CAAD12 is a thoroughbred racer. Its geometry is virtually identical to the range-topping SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD for razorsharp cornering and aggressive race positioning.

DELTA SEAT TUBE: For increased stiffness, the seat tube flares to a dramatically wide, ovalized section where it meets the BB.


2017 Cannondale CAAD12



The Cycling Plus/BikeRadar 2016 Bike of the Year :  After thousands of test miles logged on dozens of bikes, Cycling Plus magazine has crowned the Cannondale CAAD12 105 as its Bike of the Year 2016.

What’s even more impressive is that it was the least expensive bike on a shortlist . The test team, led by Warren Rossiter, described it as “fast and light, extremely comfortable, it climbs as well as machines far pricier, is an exciting descender and suited to every kind of riding.”


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