Where Performance Takes Off
A true performance road bike with race-winning DNA – delivering champagne experience for lemonade money.
Where it thrives
The open road, In competition
What it's built for
Speed, Handling, Durability
- Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame w/ full carbon fork
- Shimano Sora 9-speed shifting / FSA Vero crank
- Promax RC-452 dual pivot brakes
Exceptional Aluminum Performance
Everything we know about aluminum road bikes in one space – refined tube profiles, precision butting, and double-pass welds create frames that are lighter and ride better than our competitors’ high-ticket alloy offerings.
Elite Race Geometry
With geometry influenced directly from our award-winning CAAD13 bike, the CAAD Optimo offers true race handling and optimal body position at all times.
Ride Smoother with SAVE
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.
Full Carbon Fork
Premium carbon fork features full carbon fiber construction and a tapered steerer, for ultra low weight, and maximum steering precision.
Versatility Built In
Subtle rack and fender mounts expand CAAD Optimo's versatility for commuting/wet weather training.
Smoother Than Ever
CAAD bikes have always been known for their surprisingly smooth ride. CAAD Optimo features a newly designed SAVE rear triangle to absorb road chatter for better comfort and control.
|Frame||All-New SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, tapered headtube, fender mounts, 130 x 9mm QR|
|Fork||BallisTec Full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, fender mounts, 100 x 9mm QR|
|Headset||CAAD Optimo, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4", 25mm top cap|
|Rims/Wheels||RS 3.0, 24h front, 28h rear|
Front: Formula RB-31
Rear: Formula RB-32
|Spokes||Stainless Steel, 14g|
|Tires||Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||FSA Vero Alloy, 50/34|
|Bottom Bracket||Cartridge, square taper|
|Chain||KMC X9, 9-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora, 31.8 clamp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora GS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG50, 11-30, 9-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Sora, 9-speed|
|Handlebars||6061 alloy, Compact|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm|
|Stem||6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Sora|
|Brakes||Promax RC-452, dual pivot calipers|
|Pedals||Wellgo w/Clip and Strap|
|Saddle||Cannondale Stage CX|
|Seat Post||Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm|
* Subject to change without notice.