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New Bike Hunt - 2018 vs. 2019 CAAD12
Hey bike braniacs, here's what I'm eyeing for my next roadie, a Cannondale CAAD12, probably with 105 - I'll likely swap it out with my Ultegra 6800 groupset, but this way I'll have something worthwhile to move over to my "B" bike (more on that later).
Seeing some shops that have both 2018 and 2019 models in stock, but there seem to be some (possibly) significant differences in specs. Not sure if I've seen the visibly obvious differences side-by-side in any local store, but there are also some specs that have me scratching my head. Anybody got insight on these?
-Different wheel package
-Different gearing - does this imply long cage to handle the 11-30 on the 2019?
-105 7000 on the 2019 - is it likely that the 2018 is 5800? Any major improvements?
-Saddles - either of these worth a damn, or will I likely be dumping them either way?
-The 2018 specifies "SPEED SAVE"frame/fork and "butted 6061" bars - but any actual differences here, or just a shorter description for the same components?
-BB30A crankset on the 2019 is supposed to be wider and asymetrical - any thoughts on the benefits of this? I have actually had a fitter tell me to use pedal spacers...
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