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These Cannondale CAAD 9s are supposed to be very smooth riding for an aluminum bike.  If that’s the case, then Cannondale’s aluminum mastery has allegedly enabled them to rid aluminum bikes of their worst quality.  Being aluminum also makes this bike quite affordable, which is always a plus.  The last smooth riding aluminum frame bikes I’ve ridden were Alans and Vituses, which is funny because they’re one of the first ever aluminum framed bikes.  However, that subtle ride came with a rather flexy overall feel.  I feel that modern bikes have lost pretty much any chance of being flexy/sloppy, they’re usually only TOO stiff nowadays. I’ll see for myself if all of the acclaim for the CAAD 9’s are well earned.