Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS

Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS

  • Premium SmartForm C1 Alloy Frame with full carbon fork for lightweight, efficient cycling.
  • Equipped with cutting-edge SRAM Rival AXS wireless shifting for smooth gear transitions.
  • HollowGram 27 SL KNØT carbon seatpost and Fizik Aliante saddle for riders' comfort.
  • Distinguished SAVE rear triangle design for smoother rides.
  • Enhanced space for wider tires, up to 30mm, offers more support and versatility.

Our Verdict: The Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS uses a sophisticated mix of modern technology and sensible engineering to provide a high-performing biking experience. This bike is a race-winning beast that perfectly balances speed, agility and handling.

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The Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS: Pushing Alloy Race Bikes to New Heights

If you seek an alloy racing machine that achieves the optimal balance of low weight, stiffness, and technology integration, the Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS warrants your attention. Blending wind-cheating tube shapes with a wireless electronic drivetrain, this bike provides competitive riders with an unprecedented level of acceleration, efficiency, and high-speed capability. 

Innovatively Shaped C1 Alloy Tubing

At the core of this bike lies an ingeniously constructed C1 Premium Alloy frameset, utilizing highly truncated airfoil tube shaping to significantly reduce aerodynamic drag. Extensive wind tunnel development makes this remarkably light yet stiff chassis one of the slipperiest alloy racing bikes out there.

Integrated cable routing ensures crisp shifting and braking while the SAVE seatstays and integrated binder boost compliance. There's clearance for 30mm tires, expanding capability over variable road surfaces.

SRAM Rival eTap AXS: Next-Gen Wireless Shifting

This CAAD13 rolls out with SRAM's wireless Rival eTap AXS 12-speed electronic shifting system, delivering lightning-fast, precise gear changes with the push of a button. Take advantage of close sequential ratios across the 10-36T cassette to optimize your cadence.

Hydraulic disc brakes provide exceptional stopping power and modulation to quickly shed speed before corners. This optimized drivetrain simply works flawlessly.

Technical Spec Overview


  • C1 Premium Alloy frameset with truncated airfoil tubing  
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS shifters and derailleurs
  • SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotors
  • CAAD13 Full Carbon fork with 55mm offset
  • KNØT 27 seatpost to absorb vibration
  • 12x100mm front and 12x142mm rear thru-axles


Agile CAAD13 Full Carbon Fork

Up front, the CAAD13 full carbon fork soaks up vibrations for a smooth ride feel while also providing a solid platform for sprinting efforts and aggressive cornering. The 55mm offset quickens steering response while the 12x100mm thru-axle boosts front-end stiffness.

Geometry for Confident High-Speed Handling

A slightly lower front end paired with refined frame geometry maintains intuitive yet aggressive steering and handling when riding on the limit. You'll relish railing corners and carving descents at race speed aboard this podium-bound alloy racer. 

Step up your crit and road racing game with the CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS. This alloy rocket provides unprecedented acceleration and high-speed capability.


As the best alloy race bike Cannondale has to offer, the Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS is a remarkable machine in every sense. Its sophisticated aluminium construction is a testament to Cannondale's perpetual drive to innovate, and its technology-heavy feature set delivers an exhilarating ride experience, whether you're roaring along a straights or tackling gnarly twists and turns. The Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Rival AXS is undoubtedly a bike that serious cyclists looking for a competitive edge will appreciate.