Bicycling Magazine - Cannondale CAAD10 Women’s Force - 2015 Editors' Choice

The CAAD10 is a previous Editors’ Choice winner—and the women’s version packs the same racy punch.

What You Need to Know
Price: $2,060
Weight: 16.7lbs (48cm)
Info: cannondale.com

I didn’t expect to like this bike. I never loved aluminum. But the CAAD10 changed my mind about the material. I actually thought at first that I was on a carbon bike. At this price, this bike is a great find. Even though it has a slightly taller head tube, I could still get plenty aero. All of my rides on this bike were in groups, so I had lots of chances to volley back for slower riders and sprint ahead to hook back on to the group. The bike had really nice acceleration on the flat stretches, and the cornering was spot-on, even at high speed. The CAAD10 felt super lightweight on climbs, and I had no problem powering right up.—Beth Strickland

More fun than any of the carbon race bikes I've ever tested.—Leah Flickinger

My major takeaway from the CAAD10: It was fun. I don’t usually come home from one of our regular rides and say, “Wow, that was fun.” I'm normally more focused on how fast it was, or my QOMs, or who won the town sprint. But this bike let me forget about all that.—Elspeth Huyett