Price Tag: $980.00 Frame: Optimized 6061 Aluminum Fork: Carbon blades, aluminum steerer Drivetrain: FSA Vero 50/39/30 crank, FSA cartridge bottom bracket, Shimano Sora 3500 Shifters, Shimano Sora 3500 front/rear derailleurs, KMC Z99 9-speed chain, SRAM PG-950 12-26 cassette Components: Cannondale C4 hubs, Cannondale C4 handlebars, Schwlbe Lugano 700X23C tires, Maddux RS 3.0 32-hole rims, Cannondale C4 brakes, Cannondale Stage Ergo saddle, Cannondale C4 seatpost Review: The Cannondale CAAD series has one of the most advanced frame designs for any aluminum bike. Modeled directly from Cannondale's top-of-the-line SuperSix EVO, you basically get a top of the line engineered frame minus carbon fiber. The CAAD 8 7 is reportedly extremely responsive in handling and pedaling. The geometry is a mix between relaxed and aggressive, so new riders will get the best of both worlds. Cannondale is also a very large manufacturer of bikes, so it is a company you can trust to take care of your needs while providing a quality product.