The savvy pro-alloy rider knows: "carbon" doesn't always mean "better". Cannondale's CAAD12 is a beast on the crit course, and a lifelong companion on the road. The super smooth-riding Smartformed C1 6909 frame rivals many carbon frames for its stiff, light construction and ride quality, and the dialed-in rider geometry puts you in complete control. The Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes will give you precise shifting and braking performance even in tricky conditions, and Mavic Aksium Disc WTS rims are fast-rolling, smooth, and lightweight. Cannondale's own aluminum components make up the cockpit, and a supportive Fizik saddle is primed for long days in the saddle.