At first glance, you might not even realize that the new SuperSix EVO is even a Cannondale. Like the new Topstone Carbon (and the SystemSix), the SuperSix EVO is part of a new era for Cannondale with advanced designs and an all new look. Gone are the large logos that covered many of the tubes, only to be replaced with a subdued paint job and very minimal branding with a small ‘Cannondale’ on the top tube and their ‘C’ on the head tube. But the paint is just a small part of the story. Underneath, the SuperSix EVO is all new with a frame that is far more aerodynamic, more comfortable, and still very light.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

According to Cannondale, the SuperSix EVO story actually starts 3-4 years ago with the SystemSix. Thanks to the work of some new additions to the Cannondale Brand Team, the company “learned how to make really fast bikes again, and learned how to win again.” The jumping off point for all of this was the new SystemSix which included advanced integration and aerodynamics, but also a new approach to graphic treatment.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

While the SystemSix is all about making the fastest race bike possible, the SuperSix EVO is more about being fast while still being comfortable. Cannondale still considers the EVO a race bike, but a race bike that is versatile enough to also be a daily driver for someone who doesn’t race but still likes to go fast. Calling it the “fastest light bike,” the EVO adds a number of integrated features as well as a completely new frame tube design to create a bike that is both light and fast – and substantially different than the previous SuperSix EVO.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

Aerodynamic, comfortable, & light

Cannondale states that one of the biggest engineering challenges for the EVO was to make the bike more comfortable and aerodynamic while keeping it the same weight or lighter. One of the most visible changes is the move to dropped seat stays like the Topstone Carbon. Many brands have now jumped on the dropped stay bandwagon as they have proven to be more aerodynamic while also improving frame comfort. Between the stays and the KNOT 27 seatpost, the EVO claims to have 18% better compliance than the previous model.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

Elsewhere, the carbon frames take a page from the highly truncated low aspect ratio airfoil playbook with ‘D’ shaped tubing that offer aerodynamic gains while reducing weight compared to a full aero tube profile. The shape also helps to balance frame stiffness while maintaining a more classic look. This design is said to save 30 watts over the previous SuperSix EVO frame design at 30mph.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

Even with the slimmer aero tubing, Cannondale still was highly focused on weight and looked to other areas where they might be able to shed some grams. One of those areas was in the seatpost/seat tube with a proprietary KNOT 27 aero seat post design with an integrated internal seatpost binder. The binder design is said to be the same weight as an external 25.4mm design, while the post itself is 35g lighter than the current 25.4mm SAVE seatpost design.

Split into two carbon frame categories, the highest end bikes will feature a BallisTec High Modulus carbon build with a Proportional Response layup to keep the ride quality consistent through the size range. These Hi-Mod frames are apparently the lightest disc road bike frameset that Cannondale has ever made with 56cm frames coming in at 866g with small parts included. Standard Modulus frames are still light, coming in at 999g for a 56cm painted frame with small parts included.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

In addition to being light, the EVO is also still very capable with clearance for up to 30mm tires. Available with both rim or disc brakes, the disc brake versions will include flat mount calipers with 12mm Speed Release thru axles.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

Other frame details include a PF30a bottom bracket which is also used on bikes like the Slice, previous SuperSix EVO, and FSi. The downtube includes a port for Di2 integration, and the frames can be build with any mechanical or electronic drivetrain. The EVO only includes two bottle cage mounts, but the downtube mount includes three mounting bolts to adjust the position based on your needs.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

 

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

KNOT Integrated

Cable routing is internal and the EVO borrows the KNOT stem and handlebar from the SystemSix which make the cables almost completely hidden. After following the underside of the KNOT bar which bolts to the KNOT stem, the cables run between the two pieces of the stem and down through the integrated spacers. From there, they enter a tunnel built in front of the headtube and route to the rest of the bike. Since the cables would be destroyed with a full turn of the handlebars, the fork features a steering lock that prevents the bars from turning too far either way.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

Stem height adjustments can be made just like a regular steerer tube/spacer set up, but if you aren’t going to cut the steerer, regular round spacers can be used on top of the KNOT stem to take up the slack. New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

One of the biggest benefits of the KNOT system is that it gives you most of the performance of a fully integrated bar/stem (including better aerodynamics with a 9 watt savings over a round set up), while maintaining the ability to adjust the set up. The bars can be adjusted for their pitch by 8°, and either the stem or bar can be swapped out independently to adjust for different fits. The bar also includes the same integrated computer mount option that will work with Garmin or Wahoo head units.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

The KNOT system also extends to the new Hollowgram 45 KNOT wheels which feature a 45mm depth. Tubeless ready, the rims have a 21mm inner width and are built to KNOT hubs with DT Swiss internals.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

 

Electronics

One of the more interesting component decisions is the inclusion of power2max powermeters on all three of the top models – but they’ll be deactivated. If you want power, you won’t have to install anything, but you will have to pay a $490 activation fee to power2max. Considering the powermeters alone will run you $940 from power2max, this seems like it could work out in your favor if you want to run power – otherwise you’ll be carrying around a bit of extra weight.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

The EVOs will also include the new Cannondale wheel sensor which can be paired with the Cannondale ride app or your GPS head unit. They also have internal memory so you don’t have to ride with any device at all, and can still get basic ride data from your ride after the fact.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike geometry

Geometry

Owing to the race bike positioning of the EVO, the frames still use a fairly aggressive geometry but one that is a bit taller in stack and shorter and reach than previous. Sitting between the Synapse and the SystemSix in terms of Stack & Reach progression, the EVOs will come in eight sizes for the unisex models and the smallest four sizes for the women’s. Like the Topstone Carbon, the women’s models use the same geometry but feature shorter stems, narrower bars, different saddles, and shorter cranks with slightly different paint schemes.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

Models

In all there are a dizzying array of builds and colors which should provide plenty of options to suit your needs.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc – Dura-Ace Di2 – $11,500

SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc – Ultegra Team Replica (price TBD)

When available, this will be sold as a frame set only.

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc – Ultegra Di2 – $7,750

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc – Women’s Ultegra Di2 – $6,700

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc – Dura-Ace – $7,200

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Disc – Force eTap – $6,500

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc – Women’s Ultegra – $4,200

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc – Ultegra – $4,200

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon 2 – Ultegra Rim Brake – (Not available in North America)

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Disc – 105 – $2,750

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc – 105 – $2,750

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon – Women’s 105 Rim Brake – $2,200

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

New Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike is more aero, integrated, comfortable & clean

SuperSix EVO Carbon – 105 Rim Brake – $2,200

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39 COMMENTS

  1. “learned how to make really fast bikes again, and learned how to win again.” who is doing this winning part that they speak of? I think many people will have to size down on this bike if they intend to have any resale value (i.e. not cut the fork steerer to min height). I’d have to slam the stem in my size 54 to get my everyday setup. I like the direction that Cannondale is going, but man, now they are getting this aero stuff down they really need to get back to making things look more aesthetically pleasing again.

    • Who buys a bike like this thinking……hmmm….how much can I sell it for later? Seriously that topic comes up about “resale value” way too often on this site but it’s like the 99th thing on my list when I go to buy a new bike. But a bike because it fits you and it’s what you want not because you’re going to sell it later.

      • I factor resale value into every bike purchase I make. It may not be number 1 on the list of priorities but if I’m between sizes or trying to decide which build kit to go with, you bet resale factors in.

      • Amen. Sometimes posters on this site just feel like saying something positive would be too mundane so they come up with the biggest load of crap they can think of to sound clever. Great bike Cannondale. My order is in

        • Well with few exceptions, articles and “reviews” of new bikes in cycling media *only* cover the positives (often just parroting the talking points of the manufacturer press releases) while glossing over the negatives.

  2. Dropped stays, D-shaped post, Di2 junction box at the top of the downtube, integrated stem with hidden hoses. This sounds like the same bike that every company has come out with in the past three years.
    Cool, but homogenous.

      • The difference in head angles across the range really seems like a cut corner. It’s as if the designers were told partway through that they were gonna get just two different fork rakes options instead of 3 or 4, so they had to make a hard transition between the 54 and 56cm bikes. They’d possibly be better off with just one fork rake and a similar head angle across the range, toe overlap be damned.

        • I think they’ve done a pretty good job – trail is pretty consistent @ 58mm across the size offering (only the 44cm differs with 60mm). Should result in pretty consistent handling across the size range

    • Ahem. No recent paint job has recalled more successfully the iconic Bridgestone schemes. May I respectfully urge you to reconsider?

  3. The new Cannondale/Scott/BMC integrated stem setups are kinda not-attractive looking. I applaud Cdale dropping the giant logo splash but most of these paint jobs are pretty blah. The rest of it looks pretty sweet. Are you stuck with their stem/bar combo platter or can you dump it and run a custom setup?

  4. With a giant stack of headset spacers it looks like absolute hell. With the stem slammed a bit the design and visual balance is actually quite good. Dropping the ANNONDALE treatment was also a good choice. The stem itself actually looks quite good in the photos.

    • Could not justify paying for the bikes when the paint jobs are so terrible!!! Plenty of other great looking bikes with equal perfomrance.

  5. PF30A? Noooooooooooooooooooo. Please, please, Cannondale, stop with the proprietary bottom brackets. You have like 6 variations now. BB386EVO please.

  6. Not what I was hoping for from Cannondale. Looks like All the other dropped seatstay bikes only with unimaginative paint, ugly aero bar integration, and the worst bottom bracket design of all manufactured bikes. No wonder the bike industry is suffering and passionate cyclists are going back to independent builders.

  7. Well, for what it’s worth, here my little critique:

    Visuals:
    positive: Small cannondale lettering
    negative: typeface (nothing beats the orginal cannondale Eurostile typeface and the 2nd gen logo)
    negative: paint jobs look slightly better than some of the designs for the seen over the last years, but are rather bland and unispired; maybe take a page out of the paint book from the early 90s with lovely 2-tone fades

    frame design:
    positive: still lightweight
    negative: loos like a BMC, or Simplon, or Factor, or… totally uninspired and boring copycat frame

    knot stem & bar & spacers:
    positve: aero but adjustable
    negative: FUGLY as hell

    brakes:
    positive. disc brakes
    negative: who will still buy rim brakes in 2020: a waste of resources

    geometry:
    positive: –
    negative: why depart from one of the besthandling geometriesever conceived? Why introduce slack head angles? Why create a 54cm bike that has a LONGER wheelbase, than a 56cm? Why make the head tube 15mm taller…on a true race bake?

    tech:
    positive: sensors on board, speed & power
    negative:power2max. why not use a spindle onlypower meter (like race face)? Spidering + Powermeter would be a neat treat!

    components:
    positive: –
    negativ: what is up with those saddles?

    Still, I’d love to go on a testrideon one of them…

      • It’ll handle great.
        Cannondale couple slack head tube angle (of size 44-54) with fork that has fork offset=55mm. This make trail value the same as their bigger sizes with normal head tube angle pair with fork offset=45mm.

        Generally, bikes with slack head tube angle got their bad reputation when pair with fork with inadequate fork offset, resulting in extra long trail value. This is not the case.

  8. Anybody know if the rim brake version has the single-bolt or direct-mount? I can’t find the info, even on the Cannondale website.

  9. Cannondale must not have paint graphic designers. The pattern on each bike is the same with colors changed. The paint looks hideous. Great bike though, love the tech doc. Awesome idea to have the bike come with the sensor. Will be a buyer if there is a paint refresh next year.

  10. So a System Six is 250 grams more than a Supersix – for frame weight.. sort of makes one think just go full aero.

    I’d love to know what the marketing guys in these companies think, do they assume people buy a climbing bike and an aero bike. I’d love to have both, but really can’t justify it. Most people I know have 1 bike. So a all rounder seems to be the best option. Seems to me Pinarello is doing a better job, one do it all frame.

    Seems if companies took the 1 bike do it all route, then they could half the development cost, not to mention stock issues etc. And instead of updating bikes every 4+ years they could do it every 2.

    Of course some people live in hilly area’s some in flat, but I think most people ride a combination. I think the market will consolidate, the next generation of bikes will be do it all race bikes. They have more chance selling a do it all road bike and a gravel thing. Than selling you and aero, a climbing, and a gravel thing.

  11. Some times I think they should call these site, Bitch and spread Rumors! people complain about the stupiest things on this site.
    I like em, maybe not the paint so much but think Cannondale did a great job with its aero integration.
    So the frame looks similar to a couple of bikes out there, so what. A standard diamond frame looks even more like a lot of bikes. If it works as intended, that should be all that matters.
    I always had a least one Cannondale in my stable for the last 25 years ( I have a SuperSix Evo) and really appreciate their neutral handling, especially their descending capabilities.
    As far as the bottom brackets are concerned, my BB30 never has given me any problems.
    Looks like I may add a couple of Cannondale’s to the stable, one of these and a Topstone gravel bike

    • > As far as the bottom brackets are concerned,
      > my BB30 never has given me any problems.

      This one is PF30A… one of Cannondale’s 6 (yes, six) proprietary bottom bracket variations. All in the name of screwing the customer.

  12. Where’s the 8 speed Tourney build kit with steel single wall rims and Promax disc brakes?? Give the people waht they want.

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