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2020 Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Force Etap AXS Road Bike in Grey

Cannondale has worked with Aluminium frames for almost 40 years that’™s 40 years to perfect the state of the art and create the CAAD 13, the most advance high performance race bike.CAAD stands for Cannondale advanced aluminium design, 13 being the periodic number for Aluminium. The CAAD 13 has a huge variety of improvements on the CAAD 12 itself widely regarded as the best alloy road bike in the world. CAAD 13 is faster, more comfortable and capable going head to head with Carbon bikes on everything but the price! The frame is Smart form C1 alloy. Construction involves removing excess weight and placing it where it needs to be for stiffness and strength, meaning you get a lightweight strong frame with a race ride feel.Visually different from previous models, the CAAD 13 has integrated design; frame, fork and Seatpost. Reshaped tubes designed to reduce drag up to 30%. Multi position for water bottle enables you to also reduce drag. CAAD shares geometry and riding position with the SuperSix EVO giving quick precise handling and high riding position ideal for crit and road racing.A new configuration of SAVE micro suspension in the tubes dropped rear seat stays, Knot 27 seat post, integrated seat binder work together to reduce the bumps enhancing comfort. A carbon fork and huge tyre clearance 30mm limited to 28 on rim brake models. Internal cable routing via switch plate system to enables different setups. Speed release thru-axels front and rear for quick wheel changes A great road bike, CAAD 13 a real contender against Carbon framed bikes with great attention to detail this is an impressive leap for Alloy road bikes This model comes equipped with the wheel sensor for connectivity to Cannondale’™s new app. Cannondale have worked with Garmin on the wheel sensor so you know Cannondale want this new technology to be everything you want it to be’¦ so what’™s the deal? The app is available to download on both android and Apple stores and you can log in using Google, Facebook logins or create a new login. Once downloaded and logged in it takes and impressive 20 seconds to pair with your bike by simply spinning the front wheel. The app has four features Ride, Garage, Resources, Warranty. Rideenables precise ride results for distance, time and Calories for the last 30 rides without having to take your phone with you or remembering to press record. The sensor also has Bluetooth and ANT transmission so pairing with your turbo trainer and recording those rides is simple. Interestingly the App will also calculate how your rides have reduced your carbon footprint for each ride for the lifetime of your bike. Garagestores the measurements of your bike fit and service History. The Cannondale app also takes care of your bikes health prompting you when your bike needs a service based on the miles you’™ve covered.Resourceshave all the spec and manuals for your bike in your language.Warrantyallows you to automatically register the warranty on you bike making it the simplest it’™s been From a dealer perspective there is a dealer version of the app providing the bike fit and bike diagnostics. This means if they grease your saddle you can be assured they will return it to the exact position and expect no variation. It also helps them order parts for your bike essentially streamlining the process. The dealer version does not give any of your route or personal details to the dealer. To summarise Cannondale have created a pretty holistic app and were thinking this is the way forward for managing not just your health, but your bikes too! This bike is perfect forRoad riders wanting to get all the speed and plus of a Carbon bike without the cost Key Features SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy integrated cable routing w/ Switchplate SAVE Speed Release thru-axle Di2 Ready flat-mount disc SRAM Force eTap Groupset