The much-talked-about Cadex triathlon bike, that helped Kristian Blummenfelt finish a Long Distance in less than seven hours, will soon become available to the public. Cadex announced that the bike will go into pre-order and that the first deliveries can be expected in October 2022; probably not by coincidence, the period around the Ironman World Championship on Hawaii. If you would like to ride one of these notable Cadex bikes with a double fork, you might need to work on your savings, though.
The unveiling of Blummenfelt’s Cadex bike – in the period before the Pho3nix Sub7 Project – was followed by a lot of criticism. Most people didn’t seem to like the look of “Big Blu’s” bike. Without a top-tube, the Cadex might remind people of the Monocoque bikes of the 90s, like the Lotus Sport 110. But also the compact seating position and steep slope of the seat post catch your attention. However, the most interesting feature, is the broad and double fork that reaches until the cockpit. In Blummenfelt’s case, it’s combined with high handlebars.
Cadex has also shared some details about the frame. The down-tube has a reservoir for 600 to 1000 milliliters of hydration, depending on the frame size. There’s also a removable “bento box” that can take up to ten gels. In the back there is another compartment where you can fit spare material.
Cadex is fully focused on the triathlon market, because Blummenfelt’s bike definitely doesn’t fit within the UCI rules. You can order a frame set for a price of 6999 euros, but if you want to go all the way and really feel like Blummenfelt, you’ll need to spend another 5700 euros for the wheel set. And then we haven’t even mentioned the high-end SRAM gear group that Blummenfelt enjoys.