When you're talking ultra-high-end performance bicycles, every gram of weight counts, and the frame of this brand new beauty from Cannondale weighs in at just 1,100 of them. In others word, it weighs about the same as your average pineapple.
Which means the CAAD12 is so light it may take flight if you pedal too hard. Not really, but the bike is made of aluminum, just like many airplanes. Cannondale knows what it's doing with this particular metal, as the company started making aluminum bikes way back in 1983, when everyone else was using much heavier steel.
Even as carbon fiber become the material of choice for high-end racing bikes, Cannondale stuck with aluminum and its expertise is on full display with the CAAD12. Suggested retail price is $4,260.