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Cannondale SuperSix Evo Range Review

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Review

Price:

£1,999.99 - £8,999.99

Finance from:

£83.34/month (0% APR)

Average Customer Rating:
  • Lightweight and aerodynamic
  • Wide tyre clearance
  • Options for a wide range of budgets
  • Limited women’s versions
  • Powermeter needs activation
  • Limited colour options

Discipline:

Road Race

Usage:

Road racing and training

Weight:

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Updated: 9th August 2019

Overview

Cannondale's SuperSix has long been part of the American brand's stable of fast road race bikes. This newest version of the venerable race bike gives a nod to aerodynamic tubing, claiming to be faster than ever. Here we review this exciting current revision of the Supersix EVO from Cannondale.

There are thirteen models in the range. Nine unisex models containing two rim brake and seven disc brake bikes. Four women's specific bikes with three disc brake and one rim brake model.

Cannondale SuperSix Evo frame

Frame

Less drag, more speed

Cannondale’s premier all-round road racing bike, the SuperSix Evo range features a drag-reducing carbon frame and racing geometry. Cannondale’s proprietary Ballistec carbon has fibres often found in ballistic armour, meaning that they’re strong as well as lightweight. The Hi-MOD frames use an even lighter carbon, making the bikes even lighter while maintaining the same strength and durability. This is now the lightest disc brake road frameset Cannondale have ever made.

The previous versions became known for their balance of handling, comfort and performance. None of this has been lost on the new version, as well as being lighter Cannondale claim that the SuperSix is now even more comfortable than before. By using a truncated aerofoil shape for the tubes, Cannondale claim you can save 30 watt saving at 30mph by reducing the drag up to 30% on previous models.

The SuperSix EVO has long been one of the very best carbon fibre road bikes on the market - Road.cc

Cannondale Trail Geometry(Click to expand)

 

44

48

51

54

56

58

60

62

Seat tube length

40

43.8

47.7

51.5

53.6

55.8

57.9

61

Top tube horizontal

51.2

52

52.8

54.6

56.2

57.8

59.4

61.1

Head tube angle

70.9°

71.2°

71.2°

71.2°

73°

73°

73°

73°

Seat tube angle

74.3°

74.3°

74.3°

73.7

73.3°

72.9°

72.5°

72.1°

Standover

69.8

72.6

75.6

78.8

80.8

83.1

85

87

Headtube length

9.9

11.4

13

15.3

16.4

18.8

20.9

23

Wheelbase

97.9

98.5

99.4

100.8

99.2

100.5

101.6

102.8

Front centre

58.2

58.8

59.7

61.1

59.5

60.7

61.8

63

Chainstay length

40.8

40.8

40.8

40.8

40.8

40.8

40.8

40.8

BB drop

7.4

7.4

7.4

7.4

7.2

6.9

6.9

6.9

BB height

26.8

26.8

26.8

27.1

27.1

27.3

27.3

27.3

Fork rake

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

Trail

6

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.8

Stack

50.4

51.9

53.4

55.4

57.4

59.4

61.4

63.4

Reach

37

37.4

37.8

38.4

39

39.5

40

40.6

Cannondale SuperSix Evo groupset

Groupset

Shimano and SRAM mechanical and electronic groupsets

Shimano delivers smooth shifting from the entry-level 105 model, all the way to the Dura Ace models, and SRAM provides wireless shifting with the RED eTap models

As with all of Cannondale’s road bikes, the SuperSix Evo models are named after the groupsets that they feature. So, the SuperSix Evo 105 gets Shimano’s 105 11 speed groupset, while the SuperSix Evo Ultegra gets the Ultegra groupset and this continues up the range. Only one model does not use a Shimano drivetrain, keeping bang on-trend, Cannondale specs one bike with the new Force sTap AXS wireless 2x12 gearing from SRAM.

Most models come with the option of disc or rim brakes. Disc and rim models get slightly different frames and forks, though they're identical in geometry and feel. Disc brakes provide greater stopping power, both in wet and dry conditions, giving more control. Rim brakes are lighter though and come at a lower price. The top four models come with a HollowGram SiSL2 crankset that comes pre-installed with a power meter from Power2max. However, this needs activation at an additional cost of around £500.

Cannondale SuperSix Evo wheels

Wheels

Hollowgram wheels are lightweight and fast

As the Cannondale SuperSix Evo is a race bike, lightweight wheels are a must. The entry and mid-range models come with a well-respected Fulcrum wheelset. Mid and top range bikes come with HollowGram wheels, they are Cannondale’s in-house brand. They are lightweight carbon wheels that help deliver your power to the ground.

Rim brake versions of the bike have clearance for a 29c tyre max, while the disk braked versions of the bike have clearance up to a 30c. All tyres are by Vittoria, top-end bikes come with the Corsa tyre that has been the tyre of choice for previous grand tour and world championship winners. Other bikes get Vittoria tyres from the Rubino Pro, Zaffiro pro and Zaffiro ranges.

The [Hollowgram] wheels are stiff, agile and stable in winds, and you could make them tubeless, saving rotational weight while improving ride quality and rolling resistance. - Bikeradar

Cannondale SuperSix Evo best for

Best for

Road racing at its best

Cannondale’s SuperSix Evo is an out-and-out race bike, built to perform at the highest levels. However, Cannondale made sure to also keep a certain level of comfort and versatility built-in to the range, making sure that every rider can enjoy the performance benefits.

Cannondale's Supersix Evo range is competitively priced for those after a thoroughbred carbon race bike. With the new aero tubing it is now faster than ever, stacked with quality components from Cannondale, Shimano, SRAM and Fulcrum, the SuperSix Evo range is built to perform at its very best, whether that’s during a race or training on the weekend.

Cannondale SuperSix Evo rear mech Cannondale SuperSix Evo handlebars
Cannondale SuperSix Evo rim brake Cannondale SuperSix Evo headetube
Cannondale SuperSix Evo disc brakes Cannondale SuperSix Evo forks

Cannondale SuperSix Evo range models

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