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Race-winning ability need not be the preserve of the elite – the all-new CAAD Optimo is your gateway to the liberating world of smooth, fast and agile race bikes. Exceptional handling and superb efficiency deliver a pure, modern road experience.

Where Performance Takes Off

A true performance road bike with race-winning DNA – delivering champagne experience for lemonade money.

Where it thrives

The open road, In competition

What it’s built for

Speed, Handling, Durability


  • Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame w/ full carbon fork
  • Shimano 105 11-speed shifting / FSA Gossamer crank
  • Tektro R741 dual pivot brakes

Exceptional Aluminum Performance

Everything we know about aluminum road bikes in one space – refined tube profiles, precision butting, and double-pass welds create frames that are lighter and ride better than our competitors’ high-ticket alloy offerings.

Elite Race Geometry

With geometry influenced directly from our award-winning CAAD13 bike, the CAAD Optimo offers true race handling and optimal body position at all times.

Ride Smoother with SAVE

Along with Optimo’s new dropped seatstay profile, finely engineered flex zones in the rear of the frame absorb road chatter for better comfort and control.


Frame Specs

  • Sizes | 54, 
  • Colors | Black Pearl (BLK)
  • Frame | SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, tapered headtube, fender mounts, 130x9mm QR
  • Fork | CAAD Optimo Full Carbon, 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” steerer, fender mounts, 100x9mm QR


  • Handlebar | 6061 alloy, Compact
  • Stem | 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
  • Seatpost | Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm
  • Saddle | Cannondale Stage CX
  • Pedals | Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap


  • Shifters | Shimano Sora, 9-speed
  • Front Derailleur | Shimano Sora, 31.8 clamp
  • Rear Derailleur | Shimano Sora GS
  • Brakes | Promax RC-452, dual pivot calipers
  • Brake Levers | Shimano Sora
  • Cassette | Shimano HG50, 11-30, 9-speed
  • Chain | KMC X9, 9-speed
  • Bottom Bracket | Cartridge, square taper
  • Crank | FSA Vero Alloy, 50/34


  • Rims | RS 3.0, 24h front, 28h rear
  • Hubs | Formula DC-1420 front, DC-1422 rear
  • Spokes | Stainless Steel, 14g
  • Tyres | Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 25c


  • Headset | FSA Integrated, 1-1/4
  • Bar tape | Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm

Cannondale CAAD Optimo 3 (2022)

$1,799.00 Regular Price
$1,439.20Sale Price
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