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The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Is Lighter, Faster, More Aero, and Tops Out at $15,000!

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The new SuperSix EVO is Cannondale’s fastest bike to date. Cannondale says it’s so light, fast, and aerodynamic that it defies logic. Because, of course, it does. It also has a threaded BSA bottom bracket and no SI wheel dishing. So, how could an already-quick bike like the Cannondale SuperSix EVO get faster? Read on to find out.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO bike

Cannondale SuperSix EVO: Frame Details

The new Cannondale SuperSix EVO frame is light, not a very common feature in most aero-focused frames. How light? Cannondale states a painted, build-ready, 56cm frame weighs as little as 770 g. All while surpassing Cannondale benchmark stiffness and fatigue tests.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO slim

Cannondale Carbon Levels

Cannondale has updated its carbon offering. Series 0 is the new top-tier carbon construction for the brand and is reserved only for LAB71 dream machines. The LAB71 SuperSix EVO Series 0 construction uses a unique carbon fiber and nano-resin layup. Cannondale states this carbon layup yields exceptional strength and stiffness, allowing its engineers to achieve more with less material.

LAB71, the new high-end for Cannondale
Cannondale SuperSix EVO LAB71 top
Photo c. Cannondale

What About Mortals Who Can’t Drop the Coin for a $15K SuperSix EVO LAB71?

The base level carbon for the Cannondale SuperSix EVO is Cannondale EVO carbon. The construction is primarily intermediate modulus fibers with higher modulus fibers strategically placed for stiffness, yielding a frameset weighing around 915 g.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD is the tangible top-tier, crafted from high-modulus carbon fiber. Hi-MOD frames shave over 100 g from the base carbon frames by replacing multiple layers of intermediate modulus fibers with fewer layers of much stiffer high modulus fibers. Yielding a frame weight of around 815 g.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO front bars

Reduced weight was only one part of the focus of the new SuperSix EVO mission. The next marker was efficiency. Cannondale looked to reduce the aerodynamic drag; the easiest place to do that was by updating the tube shapes. The updated frame has what Cannondale calls “precisely engineered” tube shapes, and a fully systemized design shaves 12 W off of the last generation model at 45 km/h.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO bars front

That puts the new Cannondale SuperSix EVO into a very elite category while weighing quite a bit less than most aero bikes. This slippery design integrates aerodynamics by engineering the frame, fork, bars, wheels, and seatpost as a system together. Cannondale’s new System Bar cockpit and updated HollowGram wheels help this bike find its groove and handle more elegantly.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO bar tech

MOMO Design for Supernatural Handling

Cannondale’s new SuperSix EVO has a neutral racing geometry and clears larger 30mm tires with over 6 mm of clearance on either side. Making this bike more capable for any road offering from Cannondale in the past.

For the EVO’s cockpit, Cannondale partnered with the renowned design team, MOMO Design. The mantra for the engineering team was “aerodynamics, comfort, and control.” They mainly work in the high-performance automotive industry but have a particular skill with elegant solutions for speed and efficiency. The result is a stunning bar/stem combo with an all-new steerer tube design. The Delta steerer tube allows for seamless integration of the bike’s cables from the cockpit into the frameset while shrinking the headtube’s frontal area for reduced drag.

HollowGram R-SL 50 logo

Updated HollowGram Wheels

Next up is the new HollowGram R-SL 50 wheelset, which Cannondale dubs “one of the fastest all-around race wheelsets in the world.” Developed with the new SuperSix EVO, the HollowGram R-SL 50 features a 50mm deep, super low-drag rim, bladed spokes, and DT-Swiss 240 EXP rear hub internals. The design looks like a great do-it-all depth with no SI to worry about, and it comes with industry-top standard DT-Swiss internals.

LAB71 with HollowGram wheels

The wheels start at R-SL for the top-of-the-line rim/hub combination on the LAB71 and Hi-MOD bikes. Moving to R-S on the EVO 1 and a more basic R model on the base EVO. The rim retains the same shape throughout the line, only differing in weight and carbon layup for the S and R models.

Water bottle Aero Cannondale

Don’t Forget the Water

The new SuperSix EVO brings aerodynamic “Bottle Integration.” The ReGrip Aero cages and Gripper Aero bottles do more than hold water; they make the bike faster. Designed with the EVO, they create a more streamlined profile, improving the bike’s aerodynamic efficiency while accommodating standard round bottles from the feed zone. Just remember to wash them regularly.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO BB threaded

Return to Threaded Bottom Bracket

The new SuperSix EVO embraces the threaded BSA bottom bracket standard, creating a rock-solid mounting point for the crankset for ultimate simplicity and reliability.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Smart Sense

Get Smart Ready

For those who embrace the Cannondale SmartSense system, the new SuperSix EVO is 100% compatible. You can equip your ride with onboard lights, a rear-facing radar system, and one battery to power it all.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Smart sense lighting

Geometry & Sizing

The all-new Cannondale SuperSix Evo is available in 44, 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm sizes.

Models

Cannondale SuperSix EVO LAB71

Cannondale LAB71 SuperSix EVO

The Cannondale LAB71 SuperSix EVO has all the bells and whistles, everything you need to make you faster. That includes a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9270 12-speed kit and ceramic bottom bracket. It’s only available in the LAB71 colorway pictured above. LAB71 SuperSix EVO price: $15,000. LAB71 SuperSix EVO frameset: $6,000.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD 1

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD 1 has a SRAM Red AXS groupset and all the gear from the LAB71, excluding the ceramic bottom bracket. Available in either Mercury with Raw Carbon, Brushed Chrome, and Smoke Black or Tinted Red with Jet Black, Brushed Chrome, and Candy Red. EVO Hi-MOD 1 price: $13,000, EVO Hi-MOD frameset: $4,500.

700 U SuperSix EVO HM 2 - SNB

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD 2

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD 2 comes equipped with Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150, with the same seatpost and bars as the EVO Hi-MOD. Available in Jet Black with Smoke Black and Smoke Brushed Chrome, or Sonic Blue with Jet Black, Smoke Brushed Chrome, and Rally Red. EVO Hi-MOD 2 price: $8,300.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon 1

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon 1 comes equipped with a SRAM Force AXS groupset. The wheels are the HollowGram 50 R-S, a slightly heavier rim than those on the Hi-MOD and LAB71. Available in Mystique Gray (Tint) with Midnight Blue and Brushed Chrome. EVO Carbon 1 price: $6,500.

Cannondale-SuperSix-EVO-Carbon-2

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon 2

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon 2 arrives with Ultegra Di2 R8150. The wheels are HollowGram 45 R Carbon, the base model of the HollowGram 50 carbon wheelset. Available in Deep Teal with Orchid, Goldfinger, Turquoise, or Raw Carbon with Disco Black and Fine Silver. EVO Carbon 2 price: $5,500.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO birds eye

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Availability

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO in various configurations should be available online or to test ride at your local dealer. For more information and complete specs, check out Cannondale.com.

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Sander
Sander
1 year ago

Looks like they leaked the new Force groupset too. Same hood shape as Rival

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Sander

New Force was released today too – so more like a simultaneous release

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
1 year ago

I bought a Super Six Evo Hi-Mod in 2015 from a Cannondale dealer, paid full price which was quite substantial and the rear triangle was out of alignment with the rest of the bike. This lead to increasing tire clearance issues and eventually major shifting issues as the dropouts wore in asymmetrically and made the problem worse. Tried to warranty the bike 3 times at Planetary Cycles in Houston, TX but every time Cannondale denied the warranty claim since the shop could spin a 23mm tire in the bike on the stand. Concurrently I had a CaadX which destroyed PF BBs every 1500 miles which they also denied warranty claim but fixed that issue with a wheels outboard BB and Shimano crank (the shell aperature was undersized or not circular). This is not a company I’d advise buying a bicycle from regardless of how well it performs. Especially since this thing costs more than many 600cc supersport and 1000cc adv bikes which are motorcycles and far more complex to make. I’ve had halo bikes from other brands, their over priced nonsense obviously but when I’ve had an issue they actually took care of me as a customer.

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

*they’re

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
1 year ago

And here I was, concerned all the absurdly over the top marketing jargon wasn’t going to be justified…

It’s carbon AND high modulus carbon AND they made an oval steerer tube!?

Amazing and revolutionary. And I don’t care how many other brands have done the exact same thing before.

This. Defies. Logic.

Billyshoo
Billyshoo
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Agreed that this is far from paradigm-shifting. And although I think it’s a very nice bike, apart from that crazy-gorgeous muddy burgundy color, I don’t find it very attractive.

Brent
Brent
1 year ago

How come there is no comment on the hollowgram crankset disparition? What happened? That’s a massive part of Cannondale history that is gone!

Brent
Brent
1 year ago

Thanks! It’s bizarre they have hollowgram wheels, but no hollowgram bar (rather than the momo thing) and cranks are gone! Could have made the complete range of premium accessories.

For all the cows
For all the cows
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

Related to the move to BSA perhaps. BSA plus 30mm isn’t ideal.

ACKRS
ACKRS
1 year ago

Best report and pictures on the internet

ACKRS
ACKRS
1 year ago

But, there is absolutely nothing new here

Ashok Captain
Ashok Captain
1 year ago

“Cannondale says it’s so light, fast, and aerodynamic that it defies logic. Because, of course, it does. It also has a threaded BSA bottom bracket and no SI wheel dishing.” JV take a bow “Because of course, it does”! Brilliant writing.

What would truly defy logic is a similar frame (with the best carbon lay up) with direct mount rim brakes, exposed cables, mechanical SRAM Red transmission (option Dura Ace mechanical) and sensible-light wheels (vs silly-light) with aluminium side walls. Cannondale?

R.I. P. BB 30 (or not)?

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Per the Cannondale website the EVO Carbon 2 has 12 speed ultegra di2 not 8150 as listed in the article.

Makes it appear really attractive as most brands are putting 105 and shallow wheels on a bike priced at $5500. Just too bad the eta on the blue and pink color color way is December 2023. Not sure I wanna wait that long

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

Wait, I’m being dumb. 81xx is the 12 speed Ultegra. 11 speed was 80xx

Rock & Roll
Rock & Roll
11 months ago

Is the wheel alignment issue with the new Super Six Evo gone? If I decide to buy, I will be switching the wheels to a DT Swiss or Zipp 303. Would that be a problem?

Jean Claude
Jean Claude
8 months ago
Hello Gys, Can we expect a mechanical group version? and when ?

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