Cannondale CAAD Optimo 2 Road Bike

£749.00  £1,150.00
Dispatched between 28th May and 29th May, if ordered before 2:00pm today.
Part Number:

C14201M1051

GTIN/UPC:

884603865729

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The Cannondale CAAD Optimo 2 Road Bike comes with exceptional handling and superb efficiency to deliver a pure, modern road experience. Where most entry level road bikes are focussed on endurance and comfort the CAAD Optimo is a smooth, fast and agile race bike.

Cannondale made their name as one of the pioneers of aluminium bikes. The CAAD Optimo builds on that knowledge with refined tube profiles, precision butting, and double-pass welds create frames that are lighter and ride better than our competitors’ high-ticket alloy offerings. The geometry is influenced directly from Cannondale’s award-winning CAAD13 bike, the CAAD Optimo offers true race handling and optimal body position at all times. Along with Optimo’s new dropped seatstay profile, finely engineered flex zones in the rear of the frame absorb road chatter for better comfort and control.

The CAAD Optimo 2 comes with reliable Shimano Tiagra 10 speed gearing and Promax rim brakes. Hidden mudguard mounts give the ability to turn the CAAD Optimo into a fast and affordable all-weather training bike.

This bike is perfect for

Speed focussed riders looking for a fast road bike at a super affordable price. Whether as a first bike, or a winter trainer, the CAAD Optimo delivers a great ride.

Key Features
  • Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame w/ full carbon fork
  • Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifting / FSA Omega crank
  • Promax RC-476 dual pivot rim brakes

Guide To Road Bike Gears

If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.

In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.

One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.


Read our Guide to Road Bike Gears

Road Bike Buying Guide

Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.

Men’s and Women’s road bikes

Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).

Disc or rim brakes

It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.

Read our full road bike buying guide

Price Match at Cycles uk

We understand that price is important, so we regularly price-check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers available. We recognise that we will not always be the cheapest, so if you see the same product cheaper from any of our competitors then please get in touch via the form below and we will do our best to match any reasonable advertised price.

Cannondale are not keen on rules. Cannondale think outside the box and it has led to some of the most innovative bikes ever made. They were one of the pioneers of aluminium and carbon bike frames and were one of the first brand to introduce these materials into both professional racing and production bikes. Leading to their famous 'Legalize My Cannondale' ad campaigns after their innovations took their bikes below the official weight limit for pro racing.

Cannondale have led the development of technology in mountain bike suspension for years and have unique suspension designs, such as the Lefty, which only they use. Cannondale‘s commitment to innovation means they do things their own way. When you buy a Cannondale bike you will be getting something a little bit special and different from everyone else.

Cannondale have won awards for the 2020 CAAD13 and SuperSix Evo Road Bikes. Despite the alloy frame, the CAAD13 competes with a carbon road bike on every level but the price. SuperSix EVO is an evolution of Cannondale’s classic race machine. Adding more aero profiling, and a system integrated design to reduce drag.

Cycles UK is one of the leading Cannondale dealers in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London. We stock a wide range of Cannondale road, mountain and electric bikes online and in our stores.

Frame SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, tapered headtube, fender mounts, 130x10mm QR
Fork CAAD Optimo Full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, fender mounts, 100x9mm QR
Rear Shock Null
Rims RS 3.0, 24h front, 28h rear
Hubs (F) Formula RB-31 / (R) Formula RB-32
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 25c
Pedals Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap
Crank FSA Omega ME Alloy, 50/34
Bottom Bracket FSA Cartridge
Chain KMC X10EL, 10-speed
Cassette Shimano HG500, 11-32, 10-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, 31.8 clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra GS
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed
Handlebar 6061 Alloy, Compact
Grips Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm
Stem 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset CAAD Optimo, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4", 25mm top cap
Brakes Promax RC-476, dual pivot calipers
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
E-Bike Display Null
E-Bike Battery Null
E-Bike Charger Null
E-Bike Drive Unit Null
Saddle Cannondale Stage CX
Seatpost Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm
Speeds 20
Chain Device 44, 48, 51, 54, 56, 58
Connectivity Null
Wheel Size Null
Extras 700c
Colours Black Pearl
Sizes 51, 54, 56, 58
Brand Cannondale
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 884603865729, 884603865736, 884603865743, 884603865750
SKUs / Part Numbers C14201M1051, C14201M1054, C14201M1056, C14201M1058

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