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    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black

    • Frame - CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE
    • Fork - Cannondale Ultra, Carbon blades, 1-1/8""
    • Shock - n/a
    • Number of Gears - 16
    • Shifters - Shimano Claris
    • Chainset - FSA Vero, 50/34
    • Chainrings - 50/34
    • Cassette - Sunrace 12-28, 8-speed
    • Chain - KMC Z89, 8-speed
    • Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 31.8 clamp
    • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris
    • Bottom Bracket - FSA Cartridge
    • Pedals - N/A
    • Rims - Maddux RS 3.0, 32-hole
    • Front Hub - Cannondale C4
    • Rear Hub - Cannondale C4
    • Front Tyre - Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
    • Rear Tyre - Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
    • Front Brake - Tektro R315, dual pivot
    • Rear Brake - Tektro R315, dual pivot
    • Brake Levers - Shimano Claris 2400
    • Handlebars - Cannondale C4 Compact
    • Grips - Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm
    • Headset - Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap
    • Stem - Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.
    • Saddle - Cannondale Stage Ergo
    • Seatpost - Cannondale C4, Alloy, 27.2mmx300mm
    • Post Clamp - Included
    • Weight - n/a
    • Brand - Cannondale
    • Model - CAAD8 Claris
    • GTIN/EAN - BYCDM6CD08C
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    We offer a 90 day returns period for all items. Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging. Postage labels and collection services are available at a small cost for all items - including bicycles. Please read our full returns T&C's before returning items.

    30 Day Test Ride

    All the convenience of buying online, without the risk

    When you buy a new bike at full RRP from rutlandcycling.com, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

    On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?

    The Rutland 30-day test ride is available on all full price, non-discounted bikes available for home delivery on rutlandcycling.com. It is not available on discounted or special offer bikes, click and collect bikes, bikes bought on finance, bikes bought through Cyclescheme, or bikes bought in store. This offer is only available on bikes delivered to mainland UK addresses.

    How does the test ride work?

    Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

    How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?

    We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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    Get a free Advanced Bike Fit, worth £120, when you purchase a 2015 bike over £1000 in store.

    When you spend over £1000 on a 2015 model bike in our Whitwell, Grafham, or Giant store, you'll be eligible for a for a free Advanced Bike Fit (or a free Giant PowerFit at our Giant store).

    The Advanced Bike Fit assesses your range of physical measurements and movements and applies them your bike to ensure that frame size, saddle position, handlebar configuration, and shoe/cleat set up are custom fitted to your body.

    This means you'll get the most out of your new ride straight away and make sure you're riding comfortably, and more importantly, as fast as possible.

    Read The Full Terms & Conditions here

    Free Delivery over £10

    All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

    We offer free delivery on all orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, morning deliveries Saturday delivery services and Collect+. There are additional postage charges that are applicable for international orders and some off shore or remote areas of the UK. All bicycles are shipped separately to other items. Please see our delivery page for full details.

    Free Click & Collect

    Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you — our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

    Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from a location near you.

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    Price Match Promise

    Price is important to everyone these days, so we regularly price check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers for you — but if you see the same product cheaper from one of our listed competitors, then get in touch and we'll do our very best to match the price.

    Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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    Ready To Ride

    Our Cytech-qualified technicians will build, check and despatch your bike in 2-3 working days, so it arrives ready to ride. All you have to do is add the pedals, tighten the handlebars and you're ready to go.

    We'll contact you as soon as your bike is ready for despatch.

    Fully built bikes

    All of our bikes are fully built and carefully inspected by Cytech-qualified mechanics before being lovingly packaged and shipped out. All you will need to do when the bike arrives is turn the handlebars and attach some pedals. Please note that for international deliveries bikes will need to be dismantled further before shipping to allow then to be packed down into a smaller shipping box.

    1 Hour Delivery Slot

    For your convenience, we offer a 1 hour delivery slot option; meaning that you don’t have to wait in all day for delivery. You will need to select this service in the shipping option stage of the checkout process. Unfortunately this excludes bicycles.

    0% Finance

    We offer flexible finance options on all orders over £250, now with no minimum deposit! We offer 15.9% interest bearing as standard, with terms up to 48 months and we also offer flexible interest free options on selected items. Interest free finance terms start from 6 or 12 months and go up to 24 months (orders over £999.99) and 36 months (orders over £1999.99). If you're unsure on the available options, all products over £250 on our website have a unique finance calculator where you can see exactly which finance options are available on that product, allowing you to clearly see the available options and associated payment terms.

    Product Details

    By far the lightest in its class, the Cannondale CAAD8 Claris is something special. Exciting, comfortable and very fast - it's unmistakably Cannondale. Excellent value, maximum speed - the ideal first road bike.

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    Season:
    2016

    Code:
     BYCDM6CD08C

    Brand:
      Cannondale

    Weight : 20KG

    View the rest of the Cannondale CAAD8 Range >

    The 2016 Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 is a high performance, lightweight racing bike. Featuring Cannondale's award-winning advanced aluminium frame at the heart, this bike is exciting, comfortable...and very fast.

    The aluminium frame at the heart of the CAAD8 brings a remarkable level of performance to this entry-level road bike, taking advantage of Cannondale's expertise in aluminium engineering. Cannondale aluminium frames are in a league of their own, and if you're looking for the best frame at the most competitive price point then you won't go wrong with the CAAD8. Jump on this bike and you'll immediately feel like you are riding something special.

    Featuring advanced doublepass welds on the frame for a smooth and high quality finish, this bike provides an affordable introduction into performance racing bikes. Ride harder and faster all day long with the compliant SAVE rear stays, which will absorb some of the road buzz on bumpy surfaces, giving you a smoother ride. 

    The overall ride-feel is unmistakably Cannondale - exciting but comfortable...and very fast. For the geometry, Cannondale have taken their 'race-ready' setup from the SuperSix Evo which results in a fast riding position, however a slightly taller headtube on the CAAD8 provides a slightly more upright position for improved comfort and visibility on the roads. The headtube is also machined externally so it is stiffer and therefore offers more responsive handling in the corners. This stiffness is continued into an oversized bottom bracket area. This again offers improved power transfer through each pedal stroke. 

    Shimano Claris gearing delivers a smooth, reliable gear change with a race ready double chainset up front and 12-28 ratio on the back. Matched with a responsive frame and Maddux wheels, the CAAD8 will speed ahead of the competition on race day.

    • CAAD8 6061 Alloy Frame
    • Ultra, Carbon Bladed Fork
    • 16 Speed Shimano Claris
    • Doublepass welds
    • SAVE rear stays

    Description by James, Rutland Cycling Web Team.

    • Frame - CAAD8, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE
    • Fork - Cannondale Ultra, Carbon blades, 1-1/8""
    • Shock - n/a
    • Number of Gears - 16
    • Shifters - Shimano Claris
    • Chainset - FSA Vero, 50/34
    • Chainrings - 50/34
    • Cassette - Sunrace 12-28, 8-speed
    • Chain - KMC Z89, 8-speed
    • Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 31.8 clamp
    • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris
    • Bottom Bracket - FSA Cartridge
    • Pedals - N/A
    • Rims - Maddux RS 3.0, 32-hole
    • Front Hub - Cannondale C4
    • Rear Hub - Cannondale C4
    • Front Tyre - Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
    • Rear Tyre - Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
    • Front Brake - Tektro R315, dual pivot
    • Rear Brake - Tektro R315, dual pivot
    • Brake Levers - Shimano Claris 2400
    • Handlebars - Cannondale C4 Compact
    • Grips - Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm
    • Headset - Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap
    • Stem - Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.
    • Saddle - Cannondale Stage Ergo
    • Seatpost - Cannondale C4, Alloy, 27.2mmx300mm
    • Post Clamp - Included
    • Weight - n/a
    • Brand - Cannondale
    • Model - CAAD8 Claris
    • GTIN/EAN - BYCDM6CD08C
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    Industry opinion
    Bikeradar Review

    "When other brands moved away from alloy, Cannondale persistently refined its CAAD range – and it's paid off. The CAAD8 offers plenty for riders seeking a performance-oriented ride"…Read full review

    Road.cc Review

    "Cannondale have been making aluminium frames for donkey's years and their level of experience is evident from both the ride and construction quality. "…Read full review

    Delivery & Returns

    Delivery

    Free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10.

    We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. There are surcharges for international deliveries, off-shore deliveries and some areas of the UK. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and Collect+.

    All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals. Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

    Returns

    We offer a 90 day returns period for all items. Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging. Postage labels and collection services are available at a small cost for all items - including bicycles. Please read our full returns T&C's before returning items.

    Click & Collect

    Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

    Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from a location near you.

    Customer Reviews
    4.9
    53
    % would recommend this item.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by James,  On 26/04/2016 10:42:55

    5
    YES James would recommend this item
    A Cannondale frame combined with a carbon fork - what more could you ask for?
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black A Cannondale frame combined with a carbon fork - what more could you ask for?
  • 4

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Simon,  On 03/06/2016 18:00:05

    4
    YES Simon would recommend this item
    Very happy with this bike! For comfort, ride quality & value for money – can’t fault it, Ive done a few 40-50 mile rides now and no discomfort at all. If Im being picky the gears aren’t the smoothest but actually better than I was expecting for a sub £600 bike. Gears, wheels and tyres can all be upgraded (when the other half lets me!!)Roll on the summer!!
  • 4 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Very happy with this bike! For comfort, ride quality & value for money – can’t fault it, Ive done a few 40-50 mile rides now and no discomfort at all. If Im being picky the gears aren’t the smoothest but actually better than I was expecting for a sub £600 bike. Gears, wheels and tyres can all be upgraded (when the other half lets me!!)Roll on the summer!!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Robert,  On 10/06/2016 14:21:48

    5
    YES Robert would recommend this item
    A great price for an amazing frame; Cannondale aluminium frames are among the best and have always had a great reputation. At this price you cant go wrong. Plus the pedal promotion makes this deal even better! 5 stars for sure.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black A great price for an amazing frame; Cannondale aluminium frames are among the best and have always had a great reputation. At this price you cant go wrong. Plus the pedal promotion makes this deal even better! 5 stars for sure.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Anthony ,  On 03/07/2016 07:04:36

    5
    YES Anthony would recommend this item
    I wanted a cheap winter / turbo trainer bike so I bought this .Very pleased and impressed the frame is superb the gearing is smooth and shifts very well its comfortable and the build quality is great this bike punches well above its price point, a great bike worthy of upgrading in the future but absolutely superb straight out of the box.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black I wanted a cheap winter / turbo trainer bike so I bought this .Very pleased and impressed the frame is superb the gearing is smooth and shifts very well its comfortable and the build quality is great this bike punches well above its price point, a great bike worthy of upgrading in the future but absolutely superb straight out of the box.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Simon,  On 08/07/2016 19:49:42

    5
    YES Simon would recommend this item
    Fantastic bike. Smooth through the gears, very responsive and very quick. I dont think you will get a better bike for the price anywhere. Highly recommended.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Fantastic bike. Smooth through the gears, very responsive and very quick. I dont think you will get a better bike for the price anywhere. Highly recommended.
  • 4

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Phil Roe,  On 15/07/2016 21:23:16

    4
    YES Phil Roe would recommend this item
    Nice bike at reasonable price. I wasnt looking for high end bike and therefore this ticked most of the boxes and kept within my budget. Nice frame and shimano claris more than adequate for the riding I do but would recommend upgrade to cheaper pedals supplied with the bike. Kept well informed by Rutland cycles on delivery.
  • 4 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Nice bike at reasonable price. I wasnt looking for high end bike and therefore this ticked most of the boxes and kept within my budget. Nice frame and shimano claris more than adequate for the riding I do but would recommend upgrade to cheaper pedals supplied with the bike. Kept well informed by Rutland cycles on delivery.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Jon,  On 26/07/2016 18:54:45

    5
    YES Jon would recommend this item
    Brilliant bike, hard to see how you could find a better frameset at this price. Fast, light, responsive, but also comfortable. I have upgraded groupset and wheels straight away, so cant comment on those. Cannondale bars, stem, seatpost and saddle all perfectly good. Black/White colour option in my opinion looks fantastic. Great service from Rutland Cycling.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Brilliant bike, hard to see how you could find a better frameset at this price. Fast, light, responsive, but also comfortable. I have upgraded groupset and wheels straight away, so cant comment on those. Cannondale bars, stem, seatpost and saddle all perfectly good. Black/White colour option in my opinion looks fantastic. Great service from Rutland Cycling.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Daniel,  On 11/08/2016 20:29:03

    5
    YES Daniel would recommend this item
    Got this in the sale for £400 and its been a great introduction to road cycling. The Rutland guys in fineshade were fantastic too, setting it up and giving tips etc. Big thumbs up!
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Got this in the sale for £400 and its been a great introduction to road cycling. The Rutland guys in fineshade were fantastic too, setting it up and giving tips etc. Big thumbs up!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Richard,  On 06/09/2016 19:28:35

    5
    YES Richard would recommend this item
    Bought this for my wife for her first road bike having test ridden while on holiday. This is the perfect entry level bike, good build, easy gears and top brakes
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Bought this for my wife for her first road bike having test ridden while on holiday. This is the perfect entry level bike, good build, easy gears and top brakes
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Hannah,  On 14/09/2016 16:21:01

    5
    YES Hannah would recommend this item
    Recently taken an interest in cycling and the reviews of this bike convinced me it was the perfect one to get me on my way. Lightweight and a great smooth ride, this is perfect for those new to road bikes. Highly recommended.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Recently taken an interest in cycling and the reviews of this bike convinced me it was the perfect one to get me on my way. Lightweight and a great smooth ride, this is perfect for those new to road bikes. Highly recommended.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Justine,  On 24/09/2016 17:41:31

    5
    YES Justine would recommend this item
    Lovely bike to ride, very light. Super quick delivery.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Lovely bike to ride, very light. Super quick delivery.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Adam,  On 01/10/2016 23:26:07

    5
    YES Adam would recommend this item
    Excellent bike and excellent service! Bike was an amazing price, a joy to ride and arrived, pre-built, in perfect condition.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent bike and excellent service! Bike was an amazing price, a joy to ride and arrived, pre-built, in perfect condition.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Ben,  On 10/10/2016 20:43:39

    5
    YES Ben would recommend this item
    This is my first road bike and I absolutely love it. Its so light and responsive and dont be discouraged by the supposedly entry level groupset and for the price definitely no complaints. Also it came a day early with the gears all running smoothly.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black This is my first road bike and I absolutely love it. Its so light and responsive and dont be discouraged by the supposedly entry level groupset and for the price definitely no complaints. Also it came a day early with the gears all running smoothly.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Shian Thomson,  On 16/10/2016 12:31:57

    5
    YES Shian Thomson would recommend this item
    What a bike, I like to keep my bikes cheap as not amount of cash spent on a bike makes you a better rider, this is a fitness not a equipment sport. I bought the cheapest CAAD8 because this bike is all about the frame. No BB30 can be a plus or a minus depending the camp you sit in but I prefer without. The brakes are so/so but I am coming from disk on my steel road bike and v-brakes on my xc bike so I dont think im in a place to really talk about the brakes, I will be fitting higher end pads so perhaps that will sort thinks out somewhat. the gears off the rear are flawless, I have shifted worse shifter twice the price but the front is horrible not just clunky but it bangs moving down to the smaller ring...I dont know what to blame but I imagine its a faulty front derailleur not issue at this price point I will replace and not moan. The seat isnt for me but my mate prefers it to his so we swapped and Im happy hes happy. The wheels are not true out the box but took them to my local bike shop and had the trued...£15 it cost me and the time it took as 20 min maybe less and after 400 miles the wheels are perfect and I bounce up kerbs and stuff so no complaints. Now onto the frame...its a joy, a real riders frame, if your looking at this you know its not as aggressive as the CAAD10 but this is a much better mileage bike...ok its no tour bike for comfort but it give you a bit of both worlds its still aggressive but not so much it cant be rode heavy miles....I cant stress this enough, I have been riding seriously for 20+ years and this is the best bike I have ever owned, not the best parts but thats up-gradable down the line when this stuff is past its best. For £400 you wont find better. 2016 is the last year to get this frame as cannondale are moving the CAAD8 out and putting in the CAAD Optimo in it place and that is but a CAAD12 with low grade aluminium. If you want a full on in your face race bike get a 10/12/ next years optimo but if you want a best of both worlds but closer to race than not, super comfortable bike the CAAD8 is the riders bike.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black What a bike, I like to keep my bikes cheap as not amount of cash spent on a bike makes you a better rider, this is a fitness not a equipment sport. I bought the cheapest CAAD8 because this bike is all about the frame. No BB30 can be a plus or a minus depending the camp you sit in but I prefer without. The brakes are so/so but I am coming from disk on my steel road bike and v-brakes on my xc bike so I dont think im in a place to really talk about the brakes, I will be fitting higher end pads so perhaps that will sort thinks out somewhat. the gears off the rear are flawless, I have shifted worse shifter twice the price but the front is horrible not just clunky but it bangs moving down to the smaller ring...I dont know what to blame but I imagine its a faulty front derailleur not issue at this price point I will replace and not moan. The seat isnt for me but my mate prefers it to his so we swapped and Im happy hes happy. The wheels are not true out the box but took them to my local bike shop and had the trued...£15 it cost me and the time it took as 20 min maybe less and after 400 miles the wheels are perfect and I bounce up kerbs and stuff so no complaints. Now onto the frame...its a joy, a real riders frame, if your looking at this you know its not as aggressive as the CAAD10 but this is a much better mileage bike...ok its no tour bike for comfort but it give you a bit of both worlds its still aggressive but not so much it cant be rode heavy miles....I cant stress this enough, I have been riding seriously for 20+ years and this is the best bike I have ever owned, not the best parts but thats up-gradable down the line when this stuff is past its best. For £400 you wont find better. 2016 is the last year to get this frame as cannondale are moving the CAAD8 out and putting in the CAAD Optimo in it place and that is but a CAAD12 with low grade aluminium. If you want a full on in your face race bike get a 10/12/ next years optimo but if you want a best of both worlds but closer to race than not, super comfortable bike the CAAD8 is the riders bike.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Jon Dennison,  On 23/10/2016 08:19:52

    5
    YES Jon Dennison would recommend this item
    First road bike bought for some winter training as Im predominately a mountain biker. Great piece of kit for the money. So far I have done several 20 mile runs with no problems. Would definitely recommend.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black First road bike bought for some winter training as Im predominately a mountain biker. Great piece of kit for the money. So far I have done several 20 mile runs with no problems. Would definitely recommend.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by dean,  On 24/10/2016 08:10:11

    5
    YES dean would recommend this item
    Brilliant bike for the price done a rew rides since bought and great speed and comfort back to enjoying cycling thanks Rutland and Cannondale yippee☺️😜😋😋😋😋
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Brilliant bike for the price done a rew rides since bought and great speed and comfort back to enjoying cycling thanks Rutland and Cannondale yippee☺️😜😋😋😋😋
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by ads,  On 31/10/2016 17:33:58

    5
    YES ads would recommend this item
    for £400 this is an outstanding purchase. light and very fast. so pleased
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black for £400 this is an outstanding purchase. light and very fast. so pleased
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Kevin,  On 01/11/2016 07:27:57

    5
    YES Kevin would recommend this item
    Great bike, really enjoyable to ride.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Great bike, really enjoyable to ride.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Susan,  On 08/11/2016 12:54:01

    5
    YES Susan would recommend this item
    Purchased for my son at university. He is amazed at the quality of the bike and the customer service from Rutland cycles was incredible.Husband who is keen cyclist says could expect to pay twice as much for bike of this standard
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Purchased for my son at university. He is amazed at the quality of the bike and the customer service from Rutland cycles was incredible.Husband who is keen cyclist says could expect to pay twice as much for bike of this standard
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Gabs,  On 26/11/2016 19:51:21

    5
    YES Gabs would recommend this item
    Great entry level bike. Bargain!
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Great entry level bike. Bargain!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Ioannis,  On 01/12/2016 00:28:21

    5
    YES Ioannis would recommend this item
    Excellent value for money. I live in Greece and the bike was sent to me in perfect condition. It is very light with a great, smooth ride feeling. Rutland cyclings personnel was very helpful and kind. Definitely a great choice.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent value for money. I live in Greece and the bike was sent to me in perfect condition. It is very light with a great, smooth ride feeling. Rutland cyclings personnel was very helpful and kind. Definitely a great choice.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by David,  On 10/01/2017 19:03:28

    5
    YES David would recommend this item
    Bought this bike for my son for his first road bike, great delivery and service, been out a few times now and no problems gears are a bit clunky but work ok, considering the price though its great value for money.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Bought this bike for my son for his first road bike, great delivery and service, been out a few times now and no problems gears are a bit clunky but work ok, considering the price though its great value for money.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Michael McEvoy,  On 13/01/2017 08:13:09

    5
    YES Michael McEvoy would recommend this item
    Havent ridden a road bike in over 20 years so I was looking for a good value entry level bike and this is fantastic. Quick delivery and all I had to do was adjust handlebars and put the pedals on!
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Havent ridden a road bike in over 20 years so I was looking for a good value entry level bike and this is fantastic. Quick delivery and all I had to do was adjust handlebars and put the pedals on!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Mick,  On 13/01/2017 08:22:10

    5
    YES Mick would recommend this item
    I havent ridden a road bike in over 20 years so I was looking for a good value entry level road bike and this more than fits the bill. Quick delivery and all I had to do was adjust the handle bars and put the pedals on. Great service and great bike
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black I havent ridden a road bike in over 20 years so I was looking for a good value entry level road bike and this more than fits the bill. Quick delivery and all I had to do was adjust the handle bars and put the pedals on. Great service and great bike
  • 4

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Donald,  On 13/01/2017 17:27:28

    4
    YES Donald would recommend this item
    Ordered my bike on line and was kept informed of the delivery process. Received bike on the day as planned but unfortunately it was the wrong bike! Immediately informed Rutland and followed the returns procedure and kept in touch by email. I also took a few photos of incorrect bike and emailed them to Rutland. Bike remained in box. The incorrect bike was picked next day and returned. The correct bike arrived 3 days after. Perfect. Due to initial error I could only give it 4 stars. But the recovery was 5 stars. Everybody involved were very sorry about the mistake. However, I measure the effectiveness of the recovery. 10 out of 10. Thanks Rutland.
  • 4 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Ordered my bike on line and was kept informed of the delivery process. Received bike on the day as planned but unfortunately it was the wrong bike! Immediately informed Rutland and followed the returns procedure and kept in touch by email. I also took a few photos of incorrect bike and emailed them to Rutland. Bike remained in box. The incorrect bike was picked next day and returned. The correct bike arrived 3 days after. Perfect. Due to initial error I could only give it 4 stars. But the recovery was 5 stars. Everybody involved were very sorry about the mistake. However, I measure the effectiveness of the recovery. 10 out of 10. Thanks Rutland.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Stuart,  On 16/01/2017 19:41:50

    5
    YES Stuart would recommend this item
    Excellent service from Rutland, great price, delivered well packaged a couple of days later. Never owned a road bike before but compared to a mountain bike much faster and less effort up hills. Think £350 for this bike is fantastic value. Looks great, lightweight, great fun.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent service from Rutland, great price, delivered well packaged a couple of days later. Never owned a road bike before but compared to a mountain bike much faster and less effort up hills. Think £350 for this bike is fantastic value. Looks great, lightweight, great fun.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Mark ,  On 23/01/2017 07:31:00

    5
    YES Mark would recommend this item
    I am new to road cycling, advised by my keen son in law to buy the CAAD8 as the best value bike available. It is stylish, lighter and more responsive than the bike I borrowed to get started. Also transmits less vibration from the road surface. Impressed with the delivery from Rutland Cycling, kept informed on both email and text. Even arrived 24 hrs earlier than stated when ordered. Very happy although early days, looking forward to getting more miles under my seat
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black I am new to road cycling, advised by my keen son in law to buy the CAAD8 as the best value bike available. It is stylish, lighter and more responsive than the bike I borrowed to get started. Also transmits less vibration from the road surface. Impressed with the delivery from Rutland Cycling, kept informed on both email and text. Even arrived 24 hrs earlier than stated when ordered. Very happy although early days, looking forward to getting more miles under my seat
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Roberto,  On 25/01/2017 11:11:01

    5
    YES Roberto would recommend this item
    Its a pleasure make a ride with this bike. Delivery in Italy, where i live in, fast (one week) and without any problem. Im very satisfied.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Its a pleasure make a ride with this bike. Delivery in Italy, where i live in, fast (one week) and without any problem. Im very satisfied.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Laurynas,  On 26/01/2017 21:40:17

    5
    YES Laurynas would recommend this item
    This is my first road bike ever! I must say coming from MTB rider, it felt amazing. I took out for first ride, speed, gear shifting was great. However I do wish it had disc brakes, you have to pay bigger buck for that. For the price its amazing.If I had more cash would of bought giant defy 2 that has disc brakes. But this will do as a starter. Packing and delivery was great too.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black This is my first road bike ever! I must say coming from MTB rider, it felt amazing. I took out for first ride, speed, gear shifting was great. However I do wish it had disc brakes, you have to pay bigger buck for that. For the price its amazing.If I had more cash would of bought giant defy 2 that has disc brakes. But this will do as a starter. Packing and delivery was great too.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Andrew,  On 27/01/2017 20:33:15

    5
    YES Andrew would recommend this item
    This isnt a review for the bike, although Im amazed at the quality & value, this is a thank you to Rutland. Quite possibly the best customer experience Ive had in particular the courier used, kept me updated to the minute. I only wish you had the pedals i wanted in stock..... next time ;-)
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black This isnt a review for the bike, although Im amazed at the quality & value, this is a thank you to Rutland. Quite possibly the best customer experience Ive had in particular the courier used, kept me updated to the minute. I only wish you had the pedals i wanted in stock..... next time ;-)
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Chris,  On 06/02/2017 09:53:06

    5
    YES Chris would recommend this item
    Excellent value for money. I paid just £324.99 using the online discount code. I have been on three rides now (just easing myself in easily as its been 2 years since Ive been on a bike)its smooth and quick. The gear change is slick considering its only Claris - you would never know. The seat is taking a bit of getting used to but hopefully that will soften with time. I am looking forward to the lighter nights and warmer weather to get out more! Well done Rutland for excellent service and great communication
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent value for money. I paid just £324.99 using the online discount code. I have been on three rides now (just easing myself in easily as its been 2 years since Ive been on a bike)its smooth and quick. The gear change is slick considering its only Claris - you would never know. The seat is taking a bit of getting used to but hopefully that will soften with time. I am looking forward to the lighter nights and warmer weather to get out more! Well done Rutland for excellent service and great communication
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Anthony,  On 06/02/2017 21:04:12

    5
    YES Anthony would recommend this item
    This is a great starter road bike with a top quality frame which is extremely upgradable.A great value alround package and customer service from Rutland Cycling.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black This is a great starter road bike with a top quality frame which is extremely upgradable.A great value alround package and customer service from Rutland Cycling.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by David,  On 07/02/2017 11:29:09

    5
    YES David would recommend this item
    Great bike, good value
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Great bike, good value
  • 4

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by John Winchester ,  On 08/02/2017 05:37:16

    4
    YES John Winchester would recommend this item
    Third dale I have owned and still the best aluminium frames in my opinion. Bonkers value at £350.
  • 4 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Third dale I have owned and still the best aluminium frames in my opinion. Bonkers value at £350.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Mark,  On 08/02/2017 19:46:09

    5
    YES Mark would recommend this item
    Excellent bike for the money Arrived well packed and ready to ride all but straightening the handlebars Great value and fast delivery
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent bike for the money Arrived well packed and ready to ride all but straightening the handlebars Great value and fast delivery
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Yannis,  On 08/02/2017 23:35:22

    5
    YES Yannis would recommend this item
    The bike was tuned fine, gears shifting without any problem. The frame is really comfortable for quite long rides. It was much much better than I expected. Do not think twice if you are looking for something like this.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black The bike was tuned fine, gears shifting without any problem. The frame is really comfortable for quite long rides. It was much much better than I expected. Do not think twice if you are looking for something like this.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Federico,  On 09/02/2017 13:46:16

    5
    YES Federico would recommend this item
    Ho acquistato questa bici per la mia ragazza che aveva un budget di 450€. Ho pagato 325£ (cera un coupon sconto di 25£ su gennaio)+59,99£ di spedizione in Italia, TOT 385£=446€. Il telaio e la focella sono molto belli e la verniciatura è di un bel nero metallizzato. Le ruote ed il gruppo sono economici ma a questo prezzo non si può avere di più. Comunque è una buona bici entry-level. E arrivata in 8gg dalla data dellordine (in ritardo di 1gg rispetto a quanto previso). Limballo era perfetto quindi arrivata perfettamente integra e senza il minimo graffio. La bici arriva preasseblata, bisogna solo montare la ruota ed il freno anteriore e fare tutte le registrazioni del caso. Il personale di Routland è molto cordiale e disponibile e risponde sempre alle mail. Sono molto soddisfatto dellacquisto. Federico
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Ho acquistato questa bici per la mia ragazza che aveva un budget di 450€. Ho pagato 325£ (cera un coupon sconto di 25£ su gennaio)+59,99£ di spedizione in Italia, TOT 385£=446€. Il telaio e la focella sono molto belli e la verniciatura è di un bel nero metallizzato. Le ruote ed il gruppo sono economici ma a questo prezzo non si può avere di più. Comunque è una buona bici entry-level. E arrivata in 8gg dalla data dellordine (in ritardo di 1gg rispetto a quanto previso). Limballo era perfetto quindi arrivata perfettamente integra e senza il minimo graffio. La bici arriva preasseblata, bisogna solo montare la ruota ed il freno anteriore e fare tutte le registrazioni del caso. Il personale di Routland è molto cordiale e disponibile e risponde sempre alle mail. Sono molto soddisfatto dellacquisto. Federico
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Wojtek,  On 13/02/2017 21:35:31

    5
    YES Wojtek would recommend this item
    Fantastic customer service from Rutland Cycling. The frame quality is superb and the rest of the package is good too. Claris group set works surprising well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Fantastic customer service from Rutland Cycling. The frame quality is superb and the rest of the package is good too. Claris group set works surprising well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Wojtek,  On 13/02/2017 21:40:34

    5
    YES Wojtek would recommend this item
    Excellent service from Rutland Cycling. The frame/fork quality is superb and the rest of the bike is good too. Claris group set works surprisingly well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again - highly recommended.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent service from Rutland Cycling. The frame/fork quality is superb and the rest of the bike is good too. Claris group set works surprisingly well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again - highly recommended.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Wojtek,  On 13/02/2017 21:41:48

    5
    YES Wojtek would recommend this item
    Excellent service from Rutland Cycling. The frame/fork quality is superb and the rest of the bike is good too. Claris group set works surprisingly well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again - highly recommended.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent service from Rutland Cycling. The frame/fork quality is superb and the rest of the bike is good too. Claris group set works surprisingly well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again - highly recommended.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Wojtek,  On 13/02/2017 21:42:19

    5
    YES Wojtek would recommend this item
    Excellent service from Rutland Cycling. The frame/fork quality is superb and the rest of the bike is good too. Claris group set works surprisingly well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again - highly recommended.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Excellent service from Rutland Cycling. The frame/fork quality is superb and the rest of the bike is good too. Claris group set works surprisingly well - no complains at this price point. Do not think twice about buying this bike. I will definitely use Rutland Cycling again - highly recommended.
  • 3

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Gordon,  On 14/02/2017 20:14:39

    3
    YES Gordon would recommend this item
    Bought the caad 8 Claris as I needed to replace my beloved Scott AFD pro frame which had developed a crack in the headtube.Wanted a decent frame to put my existing ultegra based group set and decent finishing kit on to so went for the Claris model which was on offer. I will sell the Claris groupset, heavy bottom bracket and FSA chainset and cannondale finishing kit. The claris shifters are actually pretty good and similar in function to higher spec models from 6 or 7 years ago. Wheels are heavy but everything actually makes a decent first bike as quoted by Cannondale and Rutland. The whole bike is pretty heavy so if this is your first bike and you persevere any upgrade will make a big difference. The frame is somewhat heavy but has good handling characteristics as expected from a caad frame. It is not what I would call comfortable and you really feel lumps and bumps but it is responsive when you put the power down. I like stiff race bikes for this reason.It is confident and reassuring round corners and on decents and gets up hills pretty well with little or no flexion. One real plus in my opinion with the less refined caad 8 frame is the fact that it has 68mm English thread bottom bracket compatibility. This means you can put a Shimano hollotech bottom bracket and chainset in it which means you avoid the awful creaky Cannondale BB30 pushfit system which limits you to Cannondale cranksets or a relatively few compatible options. One real problem with the caad 8 is the Micky mouse head set top cover. It is made of plastic and has absolutely no seal to protect your top sealed headset bearing from water and muck. This bike should not be used regularly in the wet therefore unless you buy a lifetime supply of replacement bearings. Then comes another problem. How to source a better quality set of bearings and sealed top cap? The Cannondale site does not make any suggestions and the cycling blogs are littered with frustrated posts asking for advice. DONT go for the slammable 5mm top cap often referred to. This too has no seal. I purchased a Cannondale 15mm set for the Synapse. The bearings are better and the top cover has a seal. Problem is, it does not actually slightly smaller than the external diameter of the caad 8s head tube which leaves an annoying silver ring visible and clearly does not afford the best water resistance. Still better than the pathetic bit of plastic supplied. In summary then, as sold, a decent starter bike, apart from headset issue mentioned with a solid, if a little heavy frame worthy of upgrades. If like me you are looking for a decent winter bike frame to add better quality parts to, again a solid choice which is good to ride. Bit heavy, but then that is a good thing to get you ready for the better weather and more expensive lighter bikes! Very fast delivery by Rutland by the way.
  • 3 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Bought the caad 8 Claris as I needed to replace my beloved Scott AFD pro frame which had developed a crack in the headtube.Wanted a decent frame to put my existing ultegra based group set and decent finishing kit on to so went for the Claris model which was on offer. I will sell the Claris groupset, heavy bottom bracket and FSA chainset and cannondale finishing kit. The claris shifters are actually pretty good and similar in function to higher spec models from 6 or 7 years ago. Wheels are heavy but everything actually makes a decent first bike as quoted by Cannondale and Rutland. The whole bike is pretty heavy so if this is your first bike and you persevere any upgrade will make a big difference. The frame is somewhat heavy but has good handling characteristics as expected from a caad frame. It is not what I would call comfortable and you really feel lumps and bumps but it is responsive when you put the power down. I like stiff race bikes for this reason.It is confident and reassuring round corners and on decents and gets up hills pretty well with little or no flexion. One real plus in my opinion with the less refined caad 8 frame is the fact that it has 68mm English thread bottom bracket compatibility. This means you can put a Shimano hollotech bottom bracket and chainset in it which means you avoid the awful creaky Cannondale BB30 pushfit system which limits you to Cannondale cranksets or a relatively few compatible options. One real problem with the caad 8 is the Micky mouse head set top cover. It is made of plastic and has absolutely no seal to protect your top sealed headset bearing from water and muck. This bike should not be used regularly in the wet therefore unless you buy a lifetime supply of replacement bearings. Then comes another problem. How to source a better quality set of bearings and sealed top cap? The Cannondale site does not make any suggestions and the cycling blogs are littered with frustrated posts asking for advice. DONT go for the slammable 5mm top cap often referred to. This too has no seal. I purchased a Cannondale 15mm set for the Synapse. The bearings are better and the top cover has a seal. Problem is, it does not actually slightly smaller than the external diameter of the caad 8s head tube which leaves an annoying silver ring visible and clearly does not afford the best water resistance. Still better than the pathetic bit of plastic supplied. In summary then, as sold, a decent starter bike, apart from headset issue mentioned with a solid, if a little heavy frame worthy of upgrades. If like me you are looking for a decent winter bike frame to add better quality parts to, again a solid choice which is good to ride. Bit heavy, but then that is a good thing to get you ready for the better weather and more expensive lighter bikes! Very fast delivery by Rutland by the way.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Dan,  On 03/04/2017 13:57:36

    5
    YES Dan would recommend this item
    At this price, an absolute bargain. The Claris groupset isnt that much worse than the 105 on my old Dawes Audax (now coverted for winter commuting). The main problems with the CAAD8 are the wheels and the tires. Schwalbe Lugano have very high rolling resistance so I swapped them immediately for Continental Grand Prix. Ill give the Maddux R3.0 a try but 36 spokes front and back on a lightweight road bike seems excessive. Taken it for a quick spin and it seems nicely responsive and comfortable. Im 62" and got the 58cm, possibly could have gone to 56cm.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black At this price, an absolute bargain. The Claris groupset isnt that much worse than the 105 on my old Dawes Audax (now coverted for winter commuting). The main problems with the CAAD8 are the wheels and the tires. Schwalbe Lugano have very high rolling resistance so I swapped them immediately for Continental Grand Prix. Ill give the Maddux R3.0 a try but 36 spokes front and back on a lightweight road bike seems excessive. Taken it for a quick spin and it seems nicely responsive and comfortable. Im 62" and got the 58cm, possibly could have gone to 56cm.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Will,  On 03/04/2017 19:00:04

    5
    YES Will would recommend this item
    A fantastic bike at a great price!!
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black A fantastic bike at a great price!!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Will,  On 05/04/2017 09:25:49

    5
    YES Will would recommend this item
    My introduction to road bikes after years of riding mountain bikes. Absolutely no complaints so far - the bike is incredibly responsive and a fantastic introduction to road bikes. A great bike at a great price. The Rutland staff I spoke to over the phone were very knowledgeable and helpful too.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black My introduction to road bikes after years of riding mountain bikes. Absolutely no complaints so far - the bike is incredibly responsive and a fantastic introduction to road bikes. A great bike at a great price. The Rutland staff I spoke to over the phone were very knowledgeable and helpful too.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by John,  On 20/02/2017 19:41:56

    5
    YES John would recommend this item
    This bike feels and looks like a quality piece of kit. Im new to road bikes and a bit out of shape so cant really get the most out of it yet, but I really enjoy riding it.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black This bike feels and looks like a quality piece of kit. Im new to road bikes and a bit out of shape so cant really get the most out of it yet, but I really enjoy riding it.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by terence,  On 14/03/2017 12:46:13

    5
    YES terence would recommend this item
    a fantastic bike at a great price ,a great ride, you cant buy a better bike for this money
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black a fantastic bike at a great price ,a great ride, you cant buy a better bike for this money
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Ross,  On 27/03/2017 15:29:36

    5
    YES Ross would recommend this item
    Incredible bike for the price. I would recommend this to anybody. It is the same weight as my Specialized Roubaix which has Dura Ace C50 Carbon wheels). I actually prefer cycling this bike now and it is £1700 cheaper. Amazing!!
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Incredible bike for the price. I would recommend this to anybody. It is the same weight as my Specialized Roubaix which has Dura Ace C50 Carbon wheels). I actually prefer cycling this bike now and it is £1700 cheaper. Amazing!!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Andrew,  On 09/04/2017 21:45:54

    5
    YES Andrew would recommend this item
    A very good bike at a very good price, this is a nice comfortable bike with an inexpensive but reliable groupset and components.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black A very good bike at a very good price, this is a nice comfortable bike with an inexpensive but reliable groupset and components.
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Grant ,  On 04/03/2017 14:34:47

    5
    YES Grant would recommend this item
    Im new to cycling but my friends have helped me get set up and so far I am enjoying the bike .
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Im new to cycling but my friends have helped me get set up and so far I am enjoying the bike .
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by stuart,  On 06/03/2017 08:12:58

    5
    YES stuart would recommend this item
    Fantastic bike for the money and Great service from Rutland. I had some concerns about the chairs 8 speed but these were unfounded and I have not really noticed a lots of gears.a great frame to upgrade but not until the oe kit is done as it does the job perfectly for now. For the money its amazing.
  • 5 5
    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Fantastic bike for the money and Great service from Rutland. I had some concerns about the chairs 8 speed but these were unfounded and I have not really noticed a lots of gears.a great frame to upgrade but not until the oe kit is done as it does the job perfectly for now. For the money its amazing.
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    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by Mateusz,  On 09/03/2017 12:00:40

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    YES Mateusz would recommend this item
    I wanted a road bike to commute to work on and after shopping around I felt that this was the best deal I could find. For someone that hasnt cycled in over 8 years this was a great option! The bike looks great, came already assembled so no hassle and most importantly feels great. The gear changes are smooth and after you get used to balancing on the thin wheels its a pleasure to ride! It looks well and feels like a high quality product, so it will hopefully last for a long time. So far the only trouble Ive had is with my cycling skills so all in all would definitely recommend the bike, especially at this great price!
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    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black I wanted a road bike to commute to work on and after shopping around I felt that this was the best deal I could find. For someone that hasnt cycled in over 8 years this was a great option! The bike looks great, came already assembled so no hassle and most importantly feels great. The gear changes are smooth and after you get used to balancing on the thin wheels its a pleasure to ride! It looks well and feels like a high quality product, so it will hopefully last for a long time. So far the only trouble Ive had is with my cycling skills so all in all would definitely recommend the bike, especially at this great price!
  • 5

    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black Reviewed by richard,  On 11/03/2017 13:43:43

    5
    YES richard would recommend this item
    already have a great road bike,seen this on offer and checked it out this week, very pleased i did too, i cant fault it at all,went for a test run yesterday , 25 miles, hills not a problem, smooth gear shifting. speed is instant, i know people with bikes 3 times the price and there not much different , mainly the group set , but no problem for me,if you want a really good bike , without breaking the bank, go for this one, truely is the best bike i ever owned , big thanks to rutland cycles , first class service
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    Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 2016 Road Bike Black already have a great road bike,seen this on offer and checked it out this week, very pleased i did too, i cant fault it at all,went for a test run yesterday , 25 miles, hills not a problem, smooth gear shifting. speed is instant, i know people with bikes 3 times the price and there not much different , mainly the group set , but no problem for me,if you want a really good bike , without breaking the bank, go for this one, truely is the best bike i ever owned , big thanks to rutland cycles , first class service

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  • Hi, what size inner tube should I be buying as spares for this bike? Thanks
    Question asked by Josie on May 22 2017 11:58AM
    You would need a 700c size, then depending on what tyre you have fitted would decide the width, but you would roughly be looking at a 20-28 width.
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  • Hi. I am 5'10.5" tall with 31.5" inside leg. Which frame is likely to fit me best - 54 or 56? If 54, will you be getting any more in stock?
    Question asked by John on Mar 19 2017 2:07PM
    I would pop you on a 54cm, but, you are right on the boarder of the two sizes. Due to this being a 2016 bike, we aren't planning on getting any replenishment stock in.
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  • I am planning to order this bike but I have no clue which size I should buy. My height is 6'2" and my inner leg 34". Also, I am 18.5 st. Is this bike suitable for me?
    Question asked by Den on Mar 17 2017 11:58PM
    As a rough guide, I would pop you on the 58cm frame, the best thing you can do would be to come down and try the sizes and see which suits you best, without seeing you on the bike, I'd put you on the 58cm.
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  • Hi I am 6f3 inches with very big bulk 24stone I was told this bike would be ideal for me to start out on to lose some ponds on I all so like the Genesis croissant de fer 10 that I was told by some one from your store is also very good bike pls help I never thought this could be so hard.
    Question asked by Martin flemming on Mar 16 2017 9:43PM
    In all honesty, it is personal preference, the Genesis is a different style of bike to the CAAD8 so it depends on where and what type of riding you are planning on doing, if it's out and out road riding, then go for the CAAD8, but, if you want to do some touring and mount panniers and go on cycling holidays, then the Genesis is the way to go, they will both be good bikes and help you, but, it depends on what kind of riding you will be doing as for the bike you are after.
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  • I have a set of tigra shifters I used with a 105 rear derailleur and a tigra front derailleur on an old bike. Would there be anything stopping me replacing the rear cassette and chain for 10 speed and using these components?
    Question asked by Luke on Feb 28 2017 12:52AM
    For you to change this to a 10 speed, you would have to change the hub, derailleurs, chain and shifters. But other than that, there is nothing stopping you changing this to a 10 speed
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  • Can you use panniers with this bike?
    Question asked by Vinny on Feb 27 2017 9:45AM
    As this doesn't have pannier mounts, you would have to use a seatpost mounted pannier rack.
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  • Can u please help me with size? These are the measurementsActual inseam 83.5 Trunk 70.5 Forearm 35 Arm 67.5 Thigh 61 Lower leg 56 Sternal notch 148 Total height 178
    Question asked by Shan on Feb 15 2017 6:43PM
    Using the measurements provided, I would be happy putting you on a 54cm frame.
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  • Hi, I am looking to buy this bike ASAP. But I need 51 or 52 cm according to my height. Do you have any of these sizes in stock? And I live in London, is there anywhere near where I can find a store to check the size? Thanks.
    Question asked by Ahmad on Feb 6 2017 7:12PM
    For stock availability, this would be shown on the listing for what we have. As for a store near you, we don't have any of our own stores in London, our closest stores are in Cambridge, but I'm sure there is going to be a bike shop in London that will have this bike available to try the size.
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  • I want to swap out the crankset for Sora 9 speed. I assume the bottom bracket is sealed square taper unit. Can I thread in shimano hollowtech bottom bracket? British or italian threading? what is the width of bottom bracket shell and chain line?
    Question asked by David on Jan 18 2017 11:11PM
    The best thing to do is give one of our workshops a call and they will be more than happy to go through this with you.
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  • Which pedals would you recommend for this bike? It would be used for touring and riding to work so would need pedals suitable for everyday foot wear. Also if purchased with bike would they be fitted? Cheers
    Question asked by Clive on Jan 9 2017 1:18PM
    Hello, I would recommend some clipless pedals, probably the Shimano SPD ones as they tend to be very good. Unfortunately we are unable to ship bicycles with pedals fitted.
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  • Could you advise upon the most correct size, my height is 5'10" and my inside leg is 31". Based upon your 'size guide' I'm assuming 54", what do you think ? Also, is there an opportunity to check the size if collecting from store, so that I can be confident that I have the correct size when I leave the store ?
    Question asked by Andy on Jan 5 2017 7:47PM
    Hello, it does sound as though a 54cm would be about right, however it might be worth sitting on one before hand to confirm. You can do this in our stores of course.
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  • Hi, I'm 5'7" with inside leg somewhere between 29-30". I'd usually have a 21" frame which I think is a 53 in new money. The sizing says frame size on the 54 is 520... would that be the right one? I noticed another question for similar size rider where you suggested a 51 {which is out of stock :-( } Thanks
    Question asked by Alastair on Jan 5 2017 3:27PM
    Hello, you would either require a 51cm or a 53cm. I would recommend seeing if you can try one for size before purchasing.
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  • I am looking to buy this bike ASAP. My height is slightly over 5"11 and my inside leg is 31 inches, which would be the best frame size for myself?
    Question asked by Oliver Harding on Nov 7 2016 9:46PM
    Hello Oliver So I would recommend that from fitting in store the Cannondale cycles come up a little big compared to a specialized, giant, trek sizing. Im about the same measurements to you and would go for the 56cm for the best fit as was good for me the last time I had a cannondale. cheers
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  • Is there room for fitting the crud mk2 mudguards with 25c or 28c tyres?
    Question asked by Fergus on Oct 30 2016 1:46PM
    If you are running the 25c tyres, you can fit these, if you are running 28c's you should be able to fit it, you would just be a bit tight on your clearance.
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  • Is there provision on this model for the fitting of mudguards?
    Question asked by Adam on Oct 22 2016 12:19AM
    Sadly this doesn't have mudguard mounts, you would have to use QR mounted mudguards for this.
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  • How long are stocks likely to last based on current sale rates?
    Question asked by Ben on Oct 5 2016 1:52PM
    These are selling quite quickly so I would order sooner rather than later.
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  • Is this bike suitable for Ladies - and if so, i'm 5'5", inside leg 28/9 which size bike would you recommend. Thank you.
    Question asked by Jules on Oct 4 2016 10:05PM
    There is nothing stopping a lady riding this bike, for your height and leg length, I would pop you on a 48cm frame.
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  • Can I use my C2W scheme voucher to purchase this bike ?
    Question asked by Nick on Oct 2 2016 3:24PM
    Yes you can do.
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  • Hi, I can't get into the shop as I'm based too far away. I'm 6ft 2(188cm) and my inside leg measurement is 34 inches if that helps narrow it down. Thanks
    Question asked by Gary on Sep 28 2016 12:16PM
    Thank you for that! Going off that, I'd put you on a 58cm frame.
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  • Hi, this would be my first road bike. I'm 6ft 2, would I need the 58 or 61? Thanks
    Question asked by Gary on Sep 28 2016 9:30AM
    Going off your height alone, you are right on the border of the two sizes, I would recommend to come in store, try both and see which works best for you, without knowing your inside leg length, I couldn't say for definite.
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  • Hi, another bike frame size question, I'm 5'6", inside leg 30". Is that a 51cm frame?
    Question asked by Martin on Sep 27 2016 11:34PM
    I wouldn't have any issues popping you on that size frame.
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  • Hi I'm considering getting a Caad8, but would like advice on sizing please. I'm 5ft 10 with an inside leg measurement of 31/32 inches? Would 54cm frame be suitable please? Many thanks
    Question asked by Carl on Sep 26 2016 8:29PM
    Going off your measurements, I'd be more than happy to put you on a 54cm frame.
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  • I am 5ft 2" but I am growing, which bike size would you recommend please?
    Question asked by Ben on Sep 20 2016 8:02PM
    It all depends on how quickly you are growing I'm afraid. at 5'2", I'd put you on a 48cm frame, but 5'5", I'd put you on a 50cm. The best thing to do would be to pop into one of our stores and try the sizes out to see which feels best for you.
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  • How long will this bike be on sale at 399 for?
    Question asked by Ben on Sep 20 2016 5:14PM
    As far as I was aware we have this at the sale price while we have the stock available.
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  • I am 6''3", what size would you recommend please?
    Question asked by Peter on Sep 19 2016 8:52PM
    Hello I would recommend around a 60cm or 61cm frame for yourself.
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  • Would the bike come with any pedals as standard?
    Question asked by Vincent on Sep 1 2016 2:20AM
    HEllo, unfortunately bicycles don't come with pedals.
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  • I am thinking of buying this for my partner he is 5.11 tall what size do you suggest.
    Question asked by Amanda on Aug 18 2016 1:18PM
    Going off his height alone, I would pop him on a 56cm frame.
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  • What is the max rear and front wheel size? Can it mount 28mm rear and 25mm front tires? Thanks
    Question asked by Luca on Aug 17 2016 6:18PM
    This can accommodate up to 28c tyres, you would struggle with anything more.
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  • I am not very technically minded, how much assembly of the bike would be required once delivered ? thank you.
    Question asked by Martin on Jun 30 2016 10:10AM
    You would need to pop the pedals on, turn the handlebars back to straight and adjust the saddle for your height, everything else would have been taken care of for you.
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  • How much does this bike weigh ?
    Question asked by kelsey on Jun 13 2016 6:05PM
    Unfortunately due to the amount of variables that affect a bikes weight, we aren't supplied with a published weight from manufacturer I'm afraid. That being said, the CAAD8 is a very high-performance aluminium frame and will be the same - if not lighter - weight than similarly priced competitors. -James
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    The 2016 Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8 is a high performance, lightweight racing bike. Featuring Cannondale's award-winning advanced aluminium frame at the heart, this bike is exciting, comfortable...and very fast.

    The aluminium frame at the heart of the CAAD8 brings a remarkable level of performance to this entry-level road bike, taking advantage of Cannondale's expertise in aluminium engineering. Cannondale aluminium frames are in a league of their own, and if you're looking for the best frame at the most competitive price point then you won't go wrong with the CAAD8. Jump on this bike and you'll immediately feel like you are riding something special.

    Featuring advanced doublepass welds on the frame for a smooth and high quality finish, this bike provides an affordable introduction into performance racing bikes. Ride harder and faster all day long with the compliant SAVE rear stays, which will absorb some of the road buzz on bumpy surfaces, giving you a smoother ride. 

    The overall ride-feel is unmistakably Cannondale - exciting but comfortable...and very fast. For the geometry, Cannondale have taken their 'race-ready' setup from the SuperSix Evo which results in a fast riding position, however a slightly taller headtube on the CAAD8 provides a slightly more upright position for improved comfort and visibility on the roads. The headtube is also machined externally so it is stiffer and therefore offers more responsive handling in the corners. This stiffness is continued into an oversized bottom bracket area. This again offers improved power transfer through each pedal stroke. 

    Shimano Claris gearing delivers a smooth, reliable gear change with a race ready double chainset up front and 12-28 ratio on the back. Matched with a responsive frame and Maddux wheels, the CAAD8 will speed ahead of the competition on race day.

    • CAAD8 6061 Alloy Frame
    • Ultra, Carbon Bladed Fork
    • 16 Speed Shimano Claris
    • Doublepass welds
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