Fast group rides. Lycra. The first crit. This is the bike for people who’ve been inspired by the peloton and are ready to start being a ”cyclist”. With someone’s all-important first road bike purchase, it’s the details that determine whether it gets ridden regularly or hung in the garage. With its lightest-in-class frame, more forgiving Heads-Up Race geometry, CAAD10-derived tube shapes and unmistakable Cannondale ride-feel, the CAAD8 Claris 2016 Road Bike is designed to turn people into cyclists.