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When will we see a Caad 8 frame?(9 posts)

When will we see a Caad 8 frame?QuentinCassidy
Apr 30, 2003 7:11 AM
It's normally a few years between iterations, right? And I haven't heard any buzz about it at all.
re: When will we see a Caad 8 frame?Fez
Apr 30, 2003 7:24 AM
I don't know. 4, 5, 6 and 7 all came out within a few years, with 7 actually having completely different geometry and design.

If there is an 8, I would guess it would have some unique feature over the design of the 7. But with Cannondale's woes, maybe that will be on the backburner for a while.
Forget Caad 8 frame- howabout CAAD 9?alansutton
Apr 30, 2003 8:44 AM
Do you really think CAAD 7 is "completely different"?Matno
Apr 30, 2003 5:35 PM
Doesn't seem that much different to me. Sure, they made some improvements in the tubing design, but mostly to save weight and improve stiffness in key areas. I don't think the geometry changed all that much, if at all. Sure doesn't look like it's different than my CAAD4. CAAD7 actually went "backwards" in a way, by offering the option of using standard BB/Cranks, which CAAD6's didn't.

We ought to see something new in the near future. I don't really think Cannondale has slowed down in terms of production. Of course, I also doubt that we'll see any huge improvements unless they decide to go "non-standard" again like they did with the SI BB/crank. Other than that, C'dale is still pretty much at the top of the aluminum game right now, from what I've seen. Maybe a new fork design?...
C'dale has bigger problems right now (nm)TJeanloz
Apr 30, 2003 7:25 AM
different if C'dale had Lance instead of Trek? nmDougSloan
Apr 30, 2003 7:27 AM
I don't know...TJeanloz
Apr 30, 2003 7:30 AM
I doubt that even Lance could have saved Cannondale from the albatross of the ill-concieved motorcycle division. The bicycle division was always quite profitable - and all that cash went into the moto division.
It's true, but it's too bad...Matno
Apr 30, 2003 5:40 PM
From what I've heard, the C'dale motorbikes were great as far as design goes, but had a few minor glitches coupled with very poor availability of parts. That, combined with trying to compete with several huge companies that are already well established in the motorcycle world (and have dealerships/repair shops/parts available everywhere) was just too much. I'm glad it didn't end up killing the bike side of things in the end. For a while there, I was a little worried.
Maybe it will be steel! Fillet brazed deda EOM 16.5! ;-) nmSpunout
Apr 30, 2003 7:31 AM