Cannondale CAAD Optimo 3 Bike

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A true performance road bike with race-winning DNA, the Cannondale CAAD Optimo 3 bike was built to deliver a champagne experience for lemonade money.

  • Features

    • Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy frame and full carbon fork
    • 2 x 9-speed shifting with FSA Vero crank
    • Promax RC-452 dual pivot brakes
    • Specs and images are subject to change

    Imported.

    This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
    • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
    • In-store bike assembly
    • Pickup in store or curbside
    • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
    REI Co-op Members get more:
    • Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
    • 20% off shop services
    More about our free adjustments:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.

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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Road Cycling

    Frame

    SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, tapered head tube, fender mounts

    Fork

    1-1/8 to 1-1/4 in. steerer, fender mounts

    Bike Suspension

    No Suspension

    Crankset

    FSA Vero Alloy, 50/34T

    Bottom Bracket

    Cartridge, square taper

    Shifters

    9-speed

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Sora, 31.8 mm clamp

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Sora GS

    Rear Cogs

    Shimano HG50, 11-30T, 9-speed

    Number of Gears

    18 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Mechanical Disc Brake

    Brakes

    Promax RC-452, dual pivot calipers

    Brake Levers

    Shimano Sora

    Rims

    RS 3.0, 24h front, 28h rear

    Front Hub

    Formula RB-31; 100 x 9 mm quick-release

    Rear Hub

    Formula RB-32; 130 x10 mm quick-release

    Wheel Size

    700c

    Tires

    Vittoria Zaffiro, 700c x 25 mm

    Tire Width

    25 millimeters

    Handlebar Shape

    Drop Bar

    Handlebar

    6061 alloy, compact

    Stem

    6061 alloy, 31.8 mm, 7 deg.

    Seat Post

    Cannondale 4, 6061 alloy, 27.2 x 350 mm

    Saddle

    Cannondale Stage CX

    Pedals

    Wellgo with clips and straps

    Headset

    1-1/8 to 1-1/4 in., 25 mm top cap

    Chain

    KMC X9, 9-speed

    Weight

    20 lbs. 14.4 oz.

    Bike Weight

    Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.

    Gender

    Unisex

  • Size Chart

    54 CM56 CM58 CM
    Height Range5'7" - 5'11"5'10" - 6'1"6'0" - 6'4"
    Reach38.439.039.5
    Stack55.557.559.5
    Effective Top Tube54.656.257.8
    Seat Tube Center-Top49.55255
    Standover Height75.878.280.0
    Head Tube Length14.416.518.9
    Head Tube Angle (degrees)72.672.672.6
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees)73.773.372.9
    Bottom Bracket Height27.027.027.3
    Wheelbase99.4100.6101.9
    Chainstay41.541.541.5
    Fork Offset4.84.84.8

    Sizing Notes

    Measurements are stated in centimeters unless otherwise noted.

    How we measure bikes

    1. Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
    2. Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
    3. Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
    4. Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
    5. Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
    6. Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
    7. Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
    8. Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
    9. Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
    10. Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
    11. Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
    12. Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.
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