Cannondale CAADX Sora

2016
 
4.0 stars
 (1 Review)
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Description

Whether you're checking out the local cyclocros scene, enjoying weekend adventures, or running errands around town, Cannondale's CAADX Sora covers all the bases. Its CAADX aluminum frame offers low weight and incredible efficiency, while the SAVE stays and carbon fork create a smooth ride. FSA cranks with a stiff BB30 bottom bracket and 'cross-specific chainrings ensure efficient pedaling and the right gear. The 18-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain is perfect for around-town jaunts and exploring off-road, while sturdy Maddux wheels are ready for whatever is in store. Promax Render disc brakes provide great stopping power, even in wet, sloppy conditions, while the all-purpose Schwalbe tires provide versatility. Topped off with high-quality components and saddle from Cannondale, this bike has comfort and performance to spare.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

SAVE stays

Cannondale's SAVE rear stays create a micro suspension system that allows the rear wheel to track the ground, improving comfort, control, traction and handling. This allows the bike to roll faster, accelerate better and corner harder without affecting pedaling efficiency.

Endurance/Gravel bikes explained

Endurance road bikes. Gravel road bikes.

Consumer Reviews

 
4.0 stars

(1 review)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight 
  • Durable 
  • Versatile 

Cons

Best Uses

  • Rail trails 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Road Biking 

 
4.0
Apr 01, 2013

A Great Ride

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Commuting/City, Rail trails
I am 5'2" and I had some trouble finding a CX bike small enough to fit me. This one (the 44 frame size) fits me just fine. I have ridden it on gravel and paved bike trails, freshly graded gravel roads, paved country roads and a little bit on "easy" single track. Its lightness and speed compared to my hybrid bike and 29er is amazing. It is probably just me and probably goes completely against the spirit of cyclocross, but I wish there was a lower gear for hill climbing, especially on loose gravel when biking into the wind! I will be riding it in a race that combines off road, gravel roads, paved roads, rail trails and some killer hills in a couple weeks. I may have more to report then.
by Outdoors enthusiast from SW Ontario, Canada

Specifications

Frame
Cannondale CAADX aluminum with SAVE stays
Fork
Cannondale Ultra X carbon
Rims/Wheels
Maddux CX 2.1, disc
Hubs
Cannondale C4
Spokes
Stainless-steel
Tires
Schwalbe Sammy Slick, 700 x 35c
Crankset
FSA Vero Cross
Chainrings
46/36
Bottom Bracket
BB30
Front Derailleur
Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs
Sunrace, 9-speed: 11-28
Shifters
Shimano Sora
Handlebars
Cannondale C4 Compact
Tape/Grips
Cannondale bar tape w/Gel
Stem
Cannondale C4
Brake Levers
Shimano Sora
Brakes
Promax Render R mechancal disc, 160mm/140mm rotors
Pedals
Wellgo w/ clips and straps
Saddle
Cannondale Stage CX
Seatpost
Cannondale C4 aluminum