Cannondale Caad12: So good they skipped a Grade

When companies release new bikes that should 15% better of this and 12% better of this and 50g lighter than that and looks in a complete different way. Then you know the old one wasn’t so good.

But when you make a bike that is 170g lighter, has 50% more compliance with a fork where they saved 40g, made it 6% stiffer and with 12,5% more compliance. And it looks the same as the old one?

Welcome Cannondale Caad12:

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When Specialized and Trek started to get closer they did something and they seemed to have done it good.

What do you think?

They saved over 200g on the disc version. If I would ride Cannondale I would have been choosing between caad 12 disc or Synapse disc. Can’t understand why they not making a disc version of the SuperSIX Evo as Cannondale seems to think it’s so perfect? A Specialized Tarmac disc is beating every Cannondale SuperSIX Evo in every place you need to brake.

Really like the new Caad 12. Specially the Caad12 105 disc, great spec and a great design. Discs is the future in my world.

Ice creamride to Mariefred with Le Mond

The summer is here and is there anything better than have a long day planned outside in the sun then? Started at 10 at bikecafé Le Mond with and ice cream and coffee and met up with todays riders going to Mariefred. Social cycling in the sun and then the ferry back with dinner :)

Rode down to Skanssundet and got a 2nd ice cream :) Continued to the best riding part of the day. Gravel in awesome condition and a long one :) Me and Patch felt like we where in heaven and had to give some extra gas :D

To Mariefred for the days 3rd ice cream and checking the lake temperature :)

Super day on the bike with great people. A fun thing is that of us who rode the long way it was more women then men ;) Map and stats of the riding: Movescount

And here is pictures from me, Sandra, Jimmie, Kalle and Emil:

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Le Peloton #32 and Tim Johnson

Today was a hard morning. First to Saltsjö-Duvnes it was a gap to the small first group and I tried to close it but didn’t work, 2 passed me and one guy was trying to close it. No one helped him. Hard without closing before Fisksätra after the sprint.

Then on the way back I was in front a short time. Got dropped after sitting to far behind up Ektorp. We caught the first group at a redlight before Nacka Forum. Then I sat in a good position through Sickla and felt ok up Hellas. Went into the front once again for a short bit but had a hard time afterwards hanging on. After Älta up Lindalen I got dropped big time, was cooked and alone. Rode the rest by myself to Le Mond to rescue the day with a good breakfast.

CK Valhall skinsuit today trying to save some energy (that I didn’t have):

Map and stats: Movescount

If you instead of reading about me suffering want to see USA’s coolest cyclocrossrider going all over, watch the latest episode of Cannondale Slate advert:

mtb+road with friends in the sun can just be AWESOME :D

Started the day with SCS Breakfast Club with these guys:

Had some flow and it was fun even when it was wet :)

Was up on Hammarbybacken trying to find my boss for a while too, hard life:

After we found each other Magnus god an arrow in his helmet:

It was so hard we had to have a fika before work.

After work I met up with some other friends on road and was supposed to ride easy. Rode stylish at least almost hidden:

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The one and only Kalle shot a picture from his hip:

I turned around a bit keep Isa company fixing a flat the easy way, skills:

Then I finally came back home. No KOM but one 4th place going 29,4km/h up a 9% climb ;)

Keeping it with class today thanks to Specialized S-Works, Cafe du Cycliste, Gelatosocks and Oakley:

Thanks for me, thank God for the weather and thank you friends for being friends and making life a bit better than I’m worth :D Good night and welcome to Le Peloton tomorrow

Great news: Specialized Crux 2016!

Some news I like more than others. After seen the Crux Sport E5 disc earlier:

With QR and 2×11 I wanted something more. Here is some spy shots of a new Crux carbon with thru axles which we like:

But it’s not a productionbike. What made me happy is this, which can be my new cx, so good does it seem to be :)

Crux Elite X1 Carbon:

Thru axles, Rival 1 group, carbon frame in a cool colour. It will be awesome! :D