The Cannondale CAADX SE 105 is a great specification bike and good value for money priced at 20,100 ZAR
The CAADX SE features 105 front and rear derailleurs and shifters. Tire size is 700 x 37 standard but 700 x 40 will also fit. The CAAD is a proven platform and has lightweight aluminium only slightly more heavy than carbon bikes of the same intent.
The CAADX is aimed at the gravel enthusiasts looking for adventure off and on the road. The slightly but not overly aggressive geometry speaks to the bike's intended use.
Carbon rigid forks with internal break cable routing make for an neat looking bike.
Shifter cables are routed externally under the down tube, the drawback being that a third bottle cage is absent on the down tube that is less ideal for longer bikepacking adventures. The mechanical disk brakes are however ideal and easy to repair in the middle of nowhere.
The Cannondale CAADX SE 105 proved itself on a recent mountain bike night ride with trails one up from grave,l with a sketchy downhill section. The CAADX handled the terrain with ease and it did not miss a beat with the exception of the light coming undone under the rough conditions.
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