4 FACTS ABOUT CNCPT’S CUS­TOM CAN­NON­DALE CAAD12

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Can­non­dale mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor James Lalonde se­lected the brand’s alu­minium race frame for the team be­cause they spe­cialise in cri­teri­ums. “It’s just one of those bikes where if you do hap­pen to put it down in a cor­ner, which you’re more likely to do in a crit be­cause you’re rac­ing closer to­gether, it’s more likely that you can pick it up and ride it again the next day,” he says.

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The paint scheme was a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Bobby Endo and Can­non­dale de­signer Ryan Chung. The peb­ble graphic is a nod to the Nike Air Sa­fari sneaker. The muted black and grey paint is in­spired by the ‘mur­dered-out’ Mercedes and Land Rovers on Bobby’s mood boards, says Chung. Sub­tle green ac­cents are a Can­non­dale touch.

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There’s an Easter egg on the bike: on the seat tube, where it meets the seat­stays, are the words ‘Wam’ and ‘Gone’. The guys joked that when they passed other rac­ers, that’d be the last thing they’d see.

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You can’t buy the CAAD12 in this paint scheme in SA, but var­i­ous ver­sions of the bike are avail­able. Visit ominico.co.za for more de­tails.

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