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Cannondale Quietly Updates SuperSix Evo SE and CX with Delta Steerer Tube, Hidden Cables

Cannondale Super Six EVO SE : CX
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Back in January we spotted a new Cannondale SuperSix Evo, and speculated about what was coming down the pipeline. We were right about some parts of the new SuperSix Evo SE/CX but wrong about others.

So, Cannondale let us know exactly what’s coming new. 

Cannondale Super Six EVO SE : CX Full bike

Many Cyclocross nerds (happily raise their hands) knew something new was coming from the Cannondale team after Deschacht Hens Maes rider Anton Ferdinande, shared photos.

Anton Cannondale Super Six SE:CX in the snow

You can see the updates in his Instagram feed, showing off a super-sleek, team-edition Cannondale SuperSix Evo CX. 

Cannondale Super Six EVO SE new paint

We made a wish list of what we wanted to see in a new bike here. But I soon discovered that only some were granted. The PF30 bottom bracket and the Ai-Dish rear wheel remain. There is always the next model, but this updated delta tube design is slick and clean-looking.

What’s new in the next-gen Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE/CX?

If you don’t know the SuperSix EVO SE / CX, it’s Cannondale’s do-it-all-off-road drop bar, cyclocross, and suspension-less gravel steed. It’s a nice, versatile ride (we liked it) with classic geometry that rips from the days of Cannondale Cyclocross World racing. 

Cannondale Super Six EVO SE cockpit

As for updates, this next iteration of the Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE/CX recently received a delta steerer tube.

This is the same fork design as on last spring’s new SuperSix EVO road bike, too.

What is the Delta Steerer Tube, you ask?

Cannondale SuperSix EVO bar tech

For those unfamiliar with the Delta Steerer Tube, I’ll catch you up.

The updated design allows cables to route directly through the headset into head tube and around the new triangular-shaped steerer tube. The design is a triangular truncated steerer (Delta) that allowed the Cannondale design team to create a smaller frontal profile. It basically, just chopped off the two sides of the top of the otherwise round steerer tube (narrower at the front, wider at the back), with cables run through the upper bearing on either side of the reshaped steerer.

The previous full-integrated design from the road had the cabling enter in front of the upper headset bearing, which required more space to allow enough handlebar rotation. And the cross and gravel bikes had conventional external/internal cables that entered the down tube.

Cannondale Super Six EVO SE updates Delta

Now that the Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE/CX is in the Delta steerer tube crew, it opens up more stem and bar combo possibilities. The addition of the Conceal Stem was seen in the bikes available in the UK and Europe

The Conceal Stem is Cannondale’s way of circumventing the one-piece super combo nightmares for cable routing. Using only a more conventional separate stem to route the cables and wires offers a sleek option for off-road. One that is adjustable for handlebar fit preference, and independently adjustable/replaceable following crashes.

As an added bonus, the fork loses the cable port (duh) and maintains a beefed-up crown area with an aggressive tapper to the dropout. 

New CX/SE availability: When can you actually get it?

Cannondale Super Six EVO SE full red

We’ll likely see more of the updated Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE/CX around the US gravel scene as the races take place.

The revamped bikes seem to only be available selectively on some corner of Cannondale’s global website like Germany for example (try here in English, too). But not on many specific USA, UK, or rest of Europe country sites. It seems to be a rolling change, so you & I will both have to keep an eye out for local availability.

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Rim Brake enjoyer
Rim Brake enjoyer
30 days ago

This company doesn’t honor their warranties.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
30 days ago

I’ve sold pretty much all the big names and lots of small ones. Never had an issue with Cannondale and they even gave warranties on bikes when they would have good reason to not. Orbea has been the worst that I’ve worked with by a huge margin.

Rim Brake enjoyer
Rim Brake enjoyer
30 days ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

I paid over 5 grand for a super six in 2015 from an AD. Planetary Cycles in Houston. Rear end of the bike was out of alignment, denied claim twice and Cannondale denied claim directly because I could spin the rear in the stand without rubbing. With the carbon dropouts and the misalignment 3 years into ownership the frame was unsafe rubbed even with a 23mm and shift was garbage. Still wouldn’t replace the frame.

realwarranty
realwarranty
28 days ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

Orbea and FSA are horrible on backend support. After countless warranty support issues with FSA our Shop simply stopped stocking or recommending any FSA components. Specialized, Shimano, SRAM, Roval are the absolute tops re support.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
30 days ago

Curious to find out if I will be able to buy a separate Delta fork for my current SuperSIx Evo CX. I love that bike.

DaveJ
DaveJ
30 days ago

Non-round steerer tubes, hookless rims…. the bike industry has become ‘safety third’!

Greg
Greg
30 days ago
Reply to  DaveJ

What is inherently unsafe about non round steerer tubes?

DaveJ
DaveJ
30 days ago
Reply to  Greg

Luescher has posted a number of ‘engineering talk’ videos on this.

Greg
Greg
22 days ago
Reply to  DaveJ

I’ve watched and read everything he’s had to say and went back to check again. I don’t see where he’s said anything regarding non round steerers. Please link?

Oliver
Oliver
29 days ago
Reply to  Greg

If engineered and manufactured correctly, none. But this is the bike industry. But at least Cannondale unlike most other brands are using a kevlar braid to improve failure resistance.

VenerableVegetable
VenerableVegetable
29 days ago
Reply to  Greg

The fairly tight corner they force the layup into, perhaps.

John gail
John gail
29 days ago
Reply to  DaveJ

Help me out, how is a 3 ply triangular structure less structural sound ?

tallpeopleridetoo
tallpeopleridetoo
30 days ago

Please make a 60 or 61cm. Drives me crazy that the largest is a 58cm currently

DefRyder
DefRyder
30 days ago

There is nothing “next-gen” about it — same exact bike with the exception of updated handlebar/headset, re-routed cabling, different (not new) groupset, and colors

At least they didn’t increase the cost…

Eric
Eric
30 days ago

They’re still doing that weird dishing on the rear wheel?

John gail
John gail
29 days ago
Reply to  Eric

They are, it’s not great for multi bikes but it’s a great solution for large tires clearance.

mud
mud
29 days ago
Reply to  Eric

Yes, AI dish they call it. Evens out spoke tension apparently.

Lakes
Lakes
27 days ago
Reply to  mud

It is actually more common than people realise but Cannondale are possibly the only brand making any song about it. Besides evening out spoke tension it really helps with chain to tyre clearance in bottom gear. Could be a pain if you do not know and then think the rear is not aligned though!

lovecannondale
lovecannondale
29 days ago

AI still? No go.

Rob
Rob
28 days ago

Really messed up bar and hood position, how did that ever pass for product photos? Nice improvement otherwise.

Al_nyc
Al_nyc
23 days ago

PF BB is a deal killer. Too many of them are not properly aligned to get a noise free BB.

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