£Built on Cannondale's lightest frame ever - the Optimo. The same 1.18kg frame youll find on Cannondales £4,299 Team Saeco bike. The same Optimo frame Gilberto Simoni rode to win this years Giro dItalia. A bicycle so light, the UCI (Union Cycliste International) obliged Simoni to add weights so his Cannondale would comply with their rule which disqualifies sub-6.8kg bikes.
By substituting the Team Saeco bikes Campagnolo Record components and Mavic Ksyrium wheels for ever-dependable Shimano 105 parts and Gipiemme T3 wheels, the R800 costs thousands of pounds less yet, at 18.5lb/8.46kg, its still light enough to virtually ride itself uphill.
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Optimo butted aluminium frame (1.3kg) with externally butted head tube, milled bottom bracket and shock-absorbing Hourglass seat stays.
Gipiemme Grecal aero.
|Tyres:||Hutchinson Reflex 700 x 23c Kevlar-beaded.|
Shimano105 Dual Control STI 27-spd shifters.
|Shimano Ultegra rear / 105 front gears.|
|TruVativ Elita SL 39/53 chainset.|
|SRAM 12-26 cassette.|
Cannondale Omega dual pivot sidepulls.
Cannondale 31.8mm-centre bars 3D forged Astem.
50, 52, 54, 56, 58 or 60cm.