CANNONDALE CAAD8. RIDER PROFILE. Fast group rides. Lycra. The first crit. This is the bike for people who've been inspired by the peloton and are ready to start being a cyclist. LEGENDARY DNA. EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE. With someone's all-important first road bike purchase, it's the details that determine whether it gets ridden regularly or hung in the garage. With its lightest-in-class frame, more forgiving Heads-Up Race geometry, CAAD10-derived tubeshapes and unmistakable Cannondale ride-feel, the CAAD8 is designed to turn people into cyclists. CAAD8 IS. Incredible level of race performance for an entry level road bike. Racy handling, but with a comfortable riding position.Cannondale Aluminum crafting and CAAD10 DNA put it in a class of its own.