Cannondale Caffeine 4SL review

The Caffeine is the next step in Cannondale's frame development from the long-running Optimo series, with subtle S-curved seatstays adding a modicum of compliance into the back end.

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£1,299.00 RRP
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Lightweight cross country speed machine
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The Caffeine is the next step in Cannondale’s frame development from the long-running Optimo series, with subtle S-curved seatstays adding a modicum of compliance into the back end.

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It’s designed as a cross-country speed machine, although with a complete weight of 11.5kg (25.4lb) it can be made even lighter. The bike is kitted out with Cannondale’s Fatty Ultra 80mm (3.1in) travel fork, FSA V-Drive cranks, Shimano XT/LX gearing and Mavic wheels.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Caffeine 4SL
Brand Cannondale

Bottom Bracket Mega Exo
Seat Angle 73.5
Colour Black
Rear Tyre Size 26x2.0
Rear Tyre Piranha
Front Tyre Size 26x2.0
Front Tyre Piranha
Available Sizes L M S XL
Available Colours Black
Weight (kg) 11.5
Stem XC3 Headshok
Shifters Shimano LX
Seatpost C3 16mm Offset
Saddle Nisene
Chain Shimano HG-53
Rims XM-317 Disc
Rear Hub XC
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Pedals Egg Beater
Head Angle 70
Handlebar C2
Front Hub XC
Front Derailleur Shimano LX
Spokes Brand DT Swiss
Fork Super Fatty Ultra 80 DLR
Cranks V-Drive Mega Exo
Handlebar Type Flat