When first released in 2015, this version of Cannondale’s SuperSix Evo was regarded as one of the best all round road bikes money could buy. Fast-forward almost three years, and that sentiment stays true. Its relatively classic frame geometry may not look as modern as some of its rivals’ more intimidating aero bikes, but it is fast and rides beautifully.
Words: Jack Lynch
Photography: VTWO/Dan Wilkins
Cannondale has always challenged itself to make its bikes as light as possible while maintaining its famous handling characteristics. This SuperSix model’s 7.05kg (52cm) off-the-peg weight may not make headlines, but when you consider the sturdy in-house components and mid-tier Fizik saddle fitted, it is quite remarkable. (If you want to get really low, Cannondale’s SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod, which uses a slightly different carbon, could be the frame for you.)
Regardless of what the scales say, the SuperSix Evo feels ultra-light when riding. It floats up the road and encourages you to push hard. I could feel the bike’s flex points working in harmony when sprinting or climbing out of the saddle. Minor give in the rear triangle seemed to flick and propel me forward with each pedal revolution as the stiff headset and bottom bracket allowed for a steady ride up front.
Riding this SuperSix Evo is a pleasure. You know that it can handle whatever you throw at it, and it wins you some ‘cool’ points in your bunch. Cannondale has as many fans in the cycling scene as any other bike and it’s easy to see why. It has consistently developed brilliant road bikes across its range and this SuperSix Evo is no different.
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Dura-Ace
Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
Cannondale HollowGram Si crankset
Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 7050 Alloy Compact handlebars, Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 2014 Alloy stem w/ integrated Garmin Mount, Fi’zi:k Antares R5 K:ium rail, Cannondale gel bar tape
Stay tuned for a full review in a coming edition of Cyclist.
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