Cannondale Supersix Evo – review


Cannondale Super Six Evo

Cannondale Super Six Evo

My friend Barry treated himself to an early Christmas present in the form of a lovely Cannondale Supersix Evo.  It’s fair to say he likes it and I must admit it’s very nice.  This is what Barry has to say about it….

When Doug saw my shiny new Cannondale for the first time he asked me to do a review, so here goes.  I have had it about 4 weeks now but only done about 80 miles so far due to the grotty weather, however I have set new Strava PB’s on Bison Hill, Toms Hill and Dunstable Downs. If you don’t like reading reviews you can stop here, all you need to know is it is fast.

There are various models in the SuperSix Evo range, all of them Carbon. I went for the 2014 Ultegra model with carbon cranks and purchased it from Pedalworks in Dunstable. As the 2015 models are now in stock it came with a healthy discount.  The standard wheels that come with the bike are Mavic Aksiums. These are really good wheels but not that light.  My old Boardman had Aksiums on it and I wanted to step up a notch, so I struck a deal to upgrade them to Mavic Kysrium Elites, saving nearly 500g!

Well that’s the details of bike, so how does it ride?  In short great.  It is a full-on race bike with a low front end and only weighs a little over 7kg. It accelerates really quickly and climbs well.  On average my hill climb PB’s have improved by about 10%, which is significant.  What stands out is how composed it is over our typically rough roads, particularly at speed.  This might in part be due to the 25mm tyres, but is mainly down to the frame that has super slim seat stays. When the weather improves this feels like a bike that can be really pushed.

Since getting the bike I have changed the supplied Fizik Arione saddle, which I found rather uncomfortable, for one of the new Fabric Scoops.  The Scoop is a much more compliant saddle and is a better shape for my derrière. As a plus I sold the Arione on eBay for more than the Scoop cost!

So from this you can probably guess I really like the bike and am looking forward to exploring more of its potential when the weather gets a bit better.

Barry will hopefully share a few more details once he’s had the opportunity to clock up a few more miles and really put it through its paces.  Having taken a look at the Evo, it is beautifully finished and nicely put together.  If it rides as well as it looks, this is one great bike.

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