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  • 2010 CAAD9 4 - Red

    12 29.27%
  • 2010 CAAD9 4 - Black

    22 53.66%
  • 2010 CAAD9 5 - Gray

    5 12.20%
  • 2010 CAAD9 5 - Blue

    4 9.76%
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    2010 CAAD9 4 vs CAAD9 5

    Well making the move this week/next week (Specialized to Cannondale)...Pretty sure I'm going with the CAAD9 4, unless there's a screaming deal on a 5. My main question is.....Red or black! (wifey's ride is white)

    If I go the 5 route it's going to be the gray, that blue doesn't do it for me...

    What do you guys (and gals) think?

    Help a newbie out! (not sure on this poll thing...Trying it as a 4 red or black, 5 gray or blue)

    Any issues/comments either way between the 4 or 5...Been reading some reviews about the SRAM being troublesome, anyone out there using them? I'm fairly new, should I just stay with the proven 105's?

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    Last edited by Viper1818; 09-05-2010 at 12:25 AM.

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    have you checked your LBS to see what is available? I am assuming inventory is low at this point.

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    LBS avail

    My LBS (2 hours away) can get all four options, they don't stock any of them. I was planning on checking on some other options for pricing until I have to make the call. The more I look at that blue, I'm starting to warm up to it. Thinking the SRAM might not be the way to go for me from what I see in some reviews.

    Would really like to hear from some who have it and their experience level to compare

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    Id get Sram and in black. Are you getting a great deal on this bike? If not Id wait and get a 2011 Supersix with 105. Itll be worth it.
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    I wouldn't say a great deal Dev, but I like the idea of having one of the last year CAAD9-usa, have you seen prices on the '11 Supersix 105, I've actually thought of that a little while back.

    Dev, have you used the Sram?

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    I have the 9 4 in Black. I have zero issues with SRAM, works great.

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    Thanks for the info squares, what's your experience level?

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    Riding mountain bikes for 15 years. First road bike. Test rode Shimano and SRAM, both seemed intuitive to me. Figured I would get used to either, went with the black 9 4 which obviously has SRAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper1818
    I wouldn't say a great deal Dev, but I like the idea of having one of the last year CAAD9-usa, have you seen prices on the '11 Supersix 105, I've actually thought of that a little while back.

    Dev, have you used the Sram?
    Yes, Ive used Rival, I like it better than my ultegra. Supposedly the Super with 105 is 2k. So yeah there you have it.
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    Thanks squares! that's the type of info I was looking for!

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    Thanks Dev, good info!

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    Even tho im im a huge CAAD fan i actually decided to go with the SS 105 or the Rival version of the SS. Personally i just dont like the color scheme of the new CAAD's

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    Can't say I'm a huge fan of the colors avail, but price point/reliability and reviews I've read the CAAD9 really seams the way to go (making the jump from Specialized Sirrus) so I guess I'm more the ride good to look good, not look good to ride good camp...My local routes are a little rough so I thought the carbon route (and within my price range) wasn't the direction I wanted to go...Now if I could afford the CAAD9 1, I like the gray version of that the best...But I'm not there...Thanks for the info CdaleNut...

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    I voted based on what I actually did. I bought the 9-4 in black. I like the black and the SRAM. I had a little trouble getting the front derailleur dialed in correctly. Mostly a matter of adjustment + break-in, I think. The 9-5 in gray was my second choice.

    My wife got the 9-5 Fem. The 105 has more trim positions for the front derailleur, but I seem to be doing OK with just the one trim position.

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    Good info Morgan, thanks!

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    Make sure you try out both groupsets first and see which one feels better to you. Both will be very reliable and of high quality.

    That being said, I'd go for a SRAM equipped bike. I used to ride Shimano and now I have Rival. Never going back. I don't think you'll be disappointed at all with the CAAD9-4!

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    here's a pic of my bike.
    rival over 105 is a no brainer IMO. Haven't had any problems with the front D. You just have to postilion it right.
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    Excellent!

    I'm running Red shifters with a Force FD...shifting has been spot on.

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    That's really something I need to do, just hope the LBS has both!

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    Sweet looking ride zsir, I'm really having a hard time between the black and red...It's probably going to go right down to the line when I have to order it...

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    Sweet looking ride zsir, I'm really having a hard time between the black and red...It's probably going to go right down to the line when I have to order it..

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    Hmm - the red is nice. At the time, I didn't want something that flashy, but it is nice.

    BTW, what do you call that kind of stand and where did you get it? Is it stable enough to operate the drive train and lube the chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clueless Morgan
    Hmm - the red is nice. At the time, I didn't want something that flashy, but it is nice.

    BTW, what do you call that kind of stand and where did you get it? Is it stable enough to operate the drive train and lube the chain?

    I bought the stand @ harbor freight >$10 on sale. Yes you are suppose to be able to do the things you ask I have a park work stand so I don't use it for that.
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    rival >>>>> 105. rival is even lighter than ultegra, making 105 seem like weights. The rival shifting is quick and snappy. you know what gear you're in once you change. with 105's you'll have to look down at your cassette to see what gear you're in. you dont feel any gear changes. Oh, and they're heavy.

    the caad9 4 has the Force crankset. that is multiple times better than the FSA crank on the caad9 5. this alone is worth the $200-300 upgrade over the caad9 5.

    obvious choice to go for the 4...

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    my lbs is doing $1200 on the 95, and $1550 on the 94, stock being the limiting factor right now

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