Cannondale CAAD9 sizing - quick question

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  1. hed1

    hed1 New Member

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    Hi all

    I'm looking at buying a second hand 52cm Caad9

    I'm 177cm tall - am I in range for this size frame?

    I won't have a chance to test ride it and need to make a decision fairly quick

    Cheers!
     
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  2. dhk2

    dhk2 Active Member

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    I'd say the frame is too small for you by two sizes. Most people your height (5'10") ride a 56cm frame.

    Also, the CAAD9 is considered a pure race geometry frame, meaning a low headtube height with a long top tube for it's size to put you into a "prorace" position. C'dale makes the Six and Synapse if you want more of a "road performance" or "century/club" fit bike.
     
  3. Peter@vecchios

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    Compare this frame, seat tube ANGLE and top tube LENGTH to the bicycle you now have that fits. Compare. If w/i a degree and a CM, should be OK. UNESS the bicycle you now have doesn't fit then.......
     
  4. Scotttri

    Scotttri Member

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    I Have a CAAD8 im 167cm and mine is a 50. I'd say a 52 would be a bit small
     
  5. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Height tells you nothing about whether a bike will fit or not. A ride does. A fitting does. Knowing your cycling inseam can help rule out bikes.
     
  6. King Schlooge

    King Schlooge Banned

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    Don't get rushed into something which may not be right for you. There is always another deal.
     
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