Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Force eTap AXS review

Is the radically redesigned CAAD13 able to improve on the almost perfect CAAD12?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The CAAD13 is a worthy successor to the already superb CAAD12 and has managed to out perform its predecessor in every aspect. If you are in the market for an aluminium race bike that can take the knocks as well as it performs then look no further. In fact it is so good it begs the question, do you really need carbon?

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Cannondale’s CAAD13 is faster, more comfortable and more capable than almost any other aluminium framed bike ever created. It’s managed to improve on the already exceptional CAAD12, itself a recipient of an Editor’s Choice award so quite rightly belongs in this year’s honours list.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.