Like any other aluminum frame, it's extremely stiff and allows for very quick power transfer. Sprinting, climbing, and corning is very solid, and the Premium carbon fork dampens the harshness of the road beneath you. The CAAD 9 1 comes with the Hollowgram Si SL crankset, which with the BB30 frame makes the CAAD9 1 very light. It also features Pro-Tour geometry designed for worldwide races. The CAAD9 1 comes in jet black (matte) and magnesium white/red.