About the Cannondale CAAD Optimo Sora

The CAAD Optimo is the perfect gateway bike to pure tarmac performance, designed for high speed on road over any distance. With features and geometry derived directly from the mighty CAAD13, its race-bred performance and welcoming price will get you hooked on cycling in no time. CAAD Optimo is CAAD13’s overachieving little brother. With trickle-down tech and geometry, it makes a killer first performance road bike, or great familiar training/backup bike for EVO/CAAD13 owners.

Created using Cannondale’s Tube Flow Modeling design process, CAAD Optimo’s SmartForm C2 Aluminium construction is lighter and has a better ride-feel than many of our competitors’ premium alloy offerings. Elite race geometry with similar geometry to the CAAD13 and SuperSix EVO, CAAD Optimo offers riders true race handling and body position. Ride smoother with SAVE flex zones in the rear triangle and fork absorb shock for better comfort and control. For 2020, all CAAD Optimo models feature new, lightweight forks with full, one-piece carbon construction from dropout thru steerer.

Key Features

  • Available in an exclusive orange colourway only available at Evans Cycles
  • CAAD Optimo SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame for stiff but light construction allows you to convert more of your power into speed
  • Cannondale Ultra Full Carbon Fork is engineered to flex to absorb shock and vibration
  • Shimano Sora, 2x9 Speed Drivetrain is super-fast, light and provides high performance accurate shifting
  • Promax RC-452 Calliper Rim Brakes for controlled stopping in all conditions
  • Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 25c Tyres for the fastest speed on the tarmac

Cannondale CAAD Optimo Sora 2020 Road Bike

Frame SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, tapered headtube, fender mounts
Fork Full Carbon, 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” steerer, fender mounts
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora, 31.8 clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora GS
Shifters Shimano Sora, 2x9
Chain set FSA Vero alloy, 50/34
Bottom Bracket FSA Cartridge
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-30, 9-speed
Chain KMC X9, 9-speed
Pedals Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap
Brakes Promax RC-452
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Handlebars Cannondale 4, 6061 alloy, Compact
Stem Cannondale 4, 6061 alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset CAAD Optimo, 1-1/8” to 1-1/4”, 25mm top cap
Grips Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
Rims RS 2.0, 24h front, 28h rear
Hubs (F) Formula RB-31 / (R) Formula RB-32
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 25c
Saddle Cannondale Stage Ergo
Seatpost Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm (44-56), 400mm (58-63)
Weight 9.48kg
(Aproximate weight for size 56cm with no pedals)

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