Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4

Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4

At a Glance:

  • Frame: Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy with full carbon fork
  • Shifting: Shimano Claris 8-speed / FSA Tempo crank
  • Brakes: Promax RC-452 dual pivot
  • Versatility: Built-in subtle rack and fender mounts for commuting/wet weather training
  • Comfort: Newly designed SAVE rear triangle for better comfort and control

Our Verdict: The Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4 is perfect for those looking for a performance road bike with race-winning DNA. With a lightweight frame, 8-speed shifting, and exceptional versatility, it's an optimal choice for speed, handling, and durability.

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Brilliantly engineered for the passionate rider, the Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4 doesn't just satisfy your urge to hit the open road; it feeds it. If you're a zealous cyclist looking for a reliable, sturdy and sleek road bike, the CAAD Optimo 4 paves ideal avenues for you - whether it's to speed past competition, joyfully endure paved pathways, or help you clock up the miles on long-distance journeys. Its excellent blend of speed, handling, and robustness demonstrates Cannondale's dedication to enhance every aspect of your cycling experience.

Outstanding Features of Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4

Every element of the Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4 is designed to offer unbeatable performance. This bike boasts a Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame and a full carbon fork. The SmartForm technology involves the use of manipulated aluminium tubes with variable wall thickness to optimise strength and weight. Resultantly, the frame is impressively lightweight while remaining sturdy and durable.

Powered by Shimano Claris 8-speed shifting and an FSA Tempo crankset, the CAAD Optimo 4 promises seamless gear changes, providing cyclists with a larger range to conquer steeper climbs and greater speeds on the descent. Paired with the Promax RC-452 dual pivot brakes, this road bike ensures reliable stopping power in all weather conditions, granting riders confidence and security to let loose on their rides.

Immerse in the CAAD Optimo 4 Experience

Whether you're pushing through on a challenging uphill climb or racing down a descent, the CAAD Optimo 4's Elite Race Geometry, directly influenced by the award-winning CAAD13 bike, ensures optimal body position and true race handling. Even on the gnarly trails, this bike holds your body in the most efficient stance, prime for resilience and speed.

Riding the CAAD Optimo 4 isn't just about hitting high speeds or grinding through tough climbs; it's also about enjoying a smooth, comfortable ride. The SAVE (Synapse Active Vibration Elimination) feature, along with Optimo’s new dropped seatstay profile, helps absorb road chatter. As a result, riders receive a remarkably smooth experience, leaving them fresher and going longer.

Detailed Specifications of Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4

The Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4 comes equipped with a stock Shimano HG71, 8-speed chain, coupled with Shimano HG50, 11-30, 8-speed Rear Cogs, ensuring optimized shifting performance. The Front Derailleur is Shimano Claris with a 31.8mm clamp, ensured to provide flawless shifting. The CAAD Optimo 4's Frame is made of SmartForm C2 Alloy, featuring SAVE, a tapered headtube, fender mounts, and a 130x10mm QR. The Fork of this bike is constructed of CAAD Optimo Full Carbon, featuring a 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, fender mounts, and a 100x9mm QR.

The wheels of this prime ride comprise of a 24h front and 28h rear RS 3.0 Rims. The 700x25c tires, from the renowned brand Vittoria Zaffiro, ensure a balance of speed, durability, and grip that's suitable for a variety of terrain. Finally, the 6061 Alloy, Compact Handlebar and the Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2x350mm Seatpost cap off this bike’s high-end specifications.


Whether you're a cycling enthusiast or a professional road racer, the Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4 will not disappoint. From its SmartForm C2 frame to its Shimano drivetrain and carbon fork, every element of the CAAD Optimo 4 contributes to an immersive cycling experience. While we regret the unavailability of rider testimonials, we confidently recommend the Cannondale CAAD Optimo 4 for enjoyable, fast, and safe cycling sessions for both the beginner and experienced cyclist.