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Cadillac Elite Road Series RLE1.8 Road Bike (60cm Frame)


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  • Frame: 7005 allunimun with Carbon fiber seat , a replaceable derailleur hanger and two water bottle mounts
  • Fork : Kinesis Carbon RF-40
  • Drive train: Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs, dual control shifters, FSA Gossamer 53/39 crank set. This combination of gearing will give the rider all the gearing they need to climb even the tallest of hills.
  • Wheels: Shimano 550 alloy 16 hole front and 20hole rear. Lightweight and stiff
  • Saddle: Custom Cadillac design with titanium rails and the Cadillac Wreath and crest logo embroidered on top
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Product Description

The Cadillac RLE1.8 Road bike features a custom 7005 alloy frame with Carbon rear seat stay, Shimano® 105 Flight Deck 18-speed component group with Dual Control Levers for shifting and breaking from the same hand position, customized FSA double-front chai

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 30.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000F937KQ
  • Item model number: 56003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,937,754 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

I'm still buying accessories for my bike.
Mary M. Jackson
It's like riding a feather compared to what I'm used to (mostly mountain bikes), and yet it's smooth as silk and solid on the road, and the shifters work beautifully.
Paul B. Hubbard
I love the Shimano 105 components on the Cadillac, shifts much smoother and doesn't drop the chain.
Charles Badua

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mary M. Jackson on June 15, 2006
I am VERY happy with my Cadillac RLE 1.8!

I originally bought this bike to compete in my first Olympic Triathlon back in April and since then I have participated in several Cascade Bicycle Club rides and a Sprint Tri two weeks ago. As part of my weekly training, I ride my bike to work 1-2 days a week with longer rides on the weekends.

I took the time to be professionally fitted at a local bike shop before I started riding my bike. The only thing I changed on the bike was the seat where I sprang for a new Butterfly split saddle. This is a normal routine for me when I buy a new bike.

My previous road bike was a steel frame Bianchi Sport SX. On my very first Caddy ride I was amazed to feel how well the carbon fiber seat post and frame components absorb the bumps in the road! I am also able to maintain a faster average speed due to the feather light frame. Shifting is smooth and I've only had to make small adjustments as the cables have stretched over the last few months. I have also learned to love the gear ratios ~ hills were a little challenging at first but as my legs have gotten stronger I'm thrilled to see how quickly I climb even the steepest hills here around Seattle.

I'm still buying accessories for my bike. I have added a rear rack and bag for the days I ride to work. I opted to use my old LOOK pedals & cleats over the Shimano SPD that came with the bike because that was what I am accustom to using. I also invested in a wireless Polar CS300 HR Monitor/Bicycle computer w/ cadence.

On a number of occasions I have been out riding with The Club or on a local bike trail and my Caddy got "double takes" from other riders. First because they didn't know that Cadillac made bicycles and secondly because of the components and frame.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul B. Hubbard on January 8, 2007
Size Name: 58cm Frame Verified Purchase
(Update) Now that I've had a few rides on this bike, I love it more than ever. It's like riding a feather compared to what I'm used to (mostly mountain bikes), and yet it's smooth as silk and solid on the road, and the shifters work beautifully. The seat is VERY HARD - you may want to consider finding a better one for your needs. And as I expected, the dual front sprockets are a bit challenging on really steep hills (not enough super-low speeds), so you'll need your game legs on :) But otherwise this is an incredible bike for the price.

(Original) This is a wonderful bike for the price (I paid seven-hundred)... The quality and componets are excellent (again, for the price). The look is great, and the assembly was pretty easy... (though I had an avid cyclist friend of mine there to help...)

The only caveat is: though the components are all Shimano 105, these are older versions, with 9-speed shifters, which are not quite as good as the latest 10-speed shifters most newer bikes have. This means that some of the internal parts are plastic, rather than all metal, and there's no half-step shifting like in the newer versions of the 105s. Also, the front crank is not a compact crank, so the gear ratios are less than optimal, especially if you are expecting to be climbing a lot of hills. If these things are important to you, then you might be better off looking for a killer deal at your local bike shop, with the latest 105s and 30 speeds - if you could find one for around 1200-1300, that may be a better choice for you. But this is the perfect bike for those of you wanting to get your feet wet in road biking, without investing 2 grand from the get-go.

Now for the bad news... Unlike other Cadillac bikes through Amazon, this bike is not shipped through UPS.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark S. Vonmaier on October 21, 2006
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It's been a while since I've owned a road bike, but after moving to D.C. from Colorado, my three mountain bikes weren't making it in the asphalt world. My new Elite is a rocket and absolutely smokes by every knobby-wheeled mountain bike on the road. It also blows by most road bikes on the downhill without any work. It carries up and down Metro escalators like a feather!

If name brands matter to you, forget it. Nobody has ever heard of a Cadillac bicycle. As for this two-wheeled bullet, Cadillac is just a name and I doubt it wears a single GM part. It is an assemblage of state of the art components with Italian and Japanese names you will recognize. Except for the usual (and painful) derailleur tinkering, it is ready to go out of the box. Great machine. Excellent price.

It is a year later now and I'm in a lot better shape (thanks to this bike). Still a rocket and I still love it (8/07).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By GWiz on May 10, 2006
Out of the box, assembly was straight forward and pretty simple. Very small adjustments to the brakes and derailleurs were done, more out of habit than necessity. As for the wheels, they were absolutely true, round and balanced, so the only task there was to inflate the tires and mount the front one.

Aesthetically, the bike is beautiful with nice clear coating. There were only a couple of very small dings that you had to look hard to find and one noticeable chip or paint miss about the diameter of a pencil lead on the front bottom of the head tube. A couple of strips of chrome pin striping around the top and bottom of the head tube not only hid the spot but also gave the bike some pzaz. The only thing I didn't like was the handlebar finishing tape. Although black vinyl tape is stretchy and doesn't wrinkle, to me it always looks like an electrician did the job (and in a hurry, too). I spruced it up a bit with some wider red vinyl tape to match the color of the bike, followed by some fancy black finishing tape from my bike shop down the center of the red tape.

After a 42-mile test ride I'm a happy camper! I only needed to tweak the seat height and forward/aft settings a couple of times, and the handlebar once. After that it was just pedal, enjoy the way the aluminum and carbon frame soaked up the ride, and watch the mileage tick up on the computer. All the components worked flawlessly. Later on, since I had purchased the 60cm size bike and the stem was 120mm in length, I opted for a shorter stem to reduce the stretch in my arms. Installation required cutting off some of the steerer tube and adding a few spacers (no big deal).

I'm extremely happy with my RLE1.8 and would highly recommend one to all my friends.
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