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Alloy, when done right, has much to offer the ’cross or gravel rider, and Cannondale is widely regarded as the best alloy manufacturer in the world.
Based on the legendary CAAD, the alloy CAADX is a race-proven ballistic missile aimed directly at the ’cross course.
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Slap some budget-minded Shimano 105 and Promax brakes on it and the lion’s share of that performance remains, at much less than half of a high-end carbon bike’s price tag. A quick upgrade to some race-ready wheels and the CAADX 105 Disc can compete at the highest level.