Cannondale Caad12 unveiled in disc and caliper variants

Having just launched the SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod, Cannondale has also revealed a new Caad12 frame available with standard brakes and disc brakes.

Not content with just launching one bike this week Cannondale has decided to launch a second new bike this week. I travelled to Austria to see the new Cannondale Caad12 at the company's grand unveiling.

For those unfamiliar with Caad, it stands for Cannondale advanced aluminum design. After making aluminium frames popular as far back as 1983, Cannondale is proud of its heritage and expertise in this area, proclaiming that its engineers are the "high priests of 'aluminum', the "aluminati." Or 'Aluminiumati' if you use the correct and internationally accepted spelling.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.