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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Cannondale CAADX 105. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
11 reasons to buy
- The CAADX 105 is available in five sizes, suiting a wide range of riders.
- Smooth tubing and quality paint give the CAADX 105 an immaculate appearance, according to both experts and users.
- Compared to other cyclocross bikes, the CAADX 105 does not have as aggressive geometry. The bike offers riders a stance that is comfortable for long commutes and endurance gravel racing.
- The CAADX 105 is capable of tackling singletrack, with a rigid frame, responsive brakes and agile drop bars.
- The WTB Riddlers and Schwalbe CX Comp tires are excellent all-around riding tires. They are semi-slick and suitable for racing cyclocross, gravel biking and commuting.
- The CAADX 105’s wide range of gears is ideal for climbing steep dirt roads, on gravel rides.
- The CAADX 105 is lightweight, making it easy to carry over obstacles.
- Experts agree the Shimano 105 groupset allows for smooth shifting.
- The carbon fork and rear triangle micro-suspension cushion one’s ride on rough terrain.
- The CAADX 105 has space for two water bottles.
- The CAADX 105 SE has mechanical disc brakes, which are ideal for touring, as they are easier to maintain.
5 reasons not to buy
- Experts and users both found the wheels surprisingly heavy for the build, on the CAADX 105.
- The Cannondale CAADX 105 SE does not have rear rack mounts.
- The bike may struggle to keep up to speed on group road rides.
- The quick-release wheels are more prone to disc rub than a thru-axle wheel setup.
- There are no crank arm power meter options for Cannondale’s Si model 48/32 crankset, that comes on the CAADX 105 SE.