Cannondale goes ultralight with LTD 750g SuperSix EVO Leichtbau frame

Cannondale’s popular SuperSix EVO road bike sheds weight in an exclusive special edition Leichtbau frameset. Dropping another 10% off the already-light hi-mod carbon frame, the new SuperSix EVO Leichtbau serves as a base to build up the lightest Cannondale road bikes. But just 200 framesets will be made, so act fast to go fast!

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD road bike

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, lightweight construction

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Leichtbau means lightweight construction in German, and that’s exactly what the SuperSix EVO Leichtbau delivers. Developed to celebrate 50 years of Cannondale race-ready performance, the SuperSix EVO Leichtbau sheds 90g off the production hi-mod SuperSix EVO raced in bright colors by EF Education and toured on by Lachlan Morton.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, moody

But refining that already-light carbon layup isn’t easy, so the new Leichtbau frame isn’t just lighter, it’s also more expensive and limited to just 200 pieces.

Tech details

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, frameset

The limited edition bike is laid up by hand in the same mold as the standard hi-mod SuperSix EVO. The resulting Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau frame weighs just 750g for a medium frame with its minimal raw paint finish with bronze & chrome paint detailing, and all of its key machined alloy hardware. That makes this the “lightest disc road bike frameset that Cannondale has ever made”.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, details

Tech-wise, the Leichtbau gets all the same features as the standard SuperSix EVO Hi-mod. Easy-to-manage KNØT Integrated hidden cable routing that exists outside of the headset just at the top of the headtube. Chopped off airfoil tube shaping throughout that reduces aerodynamic drag, while retaining relatively small tubing profiles, light weight, and rider comfort.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, angled

Vibration damping dropped SAVE seatstays, 12mm Speed Release thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes, PF30a bottom bracket, and an integrated proprietary aero SAVE seatpost. All of that, plus clearance for 30mm all-road tires to boost rider comfort, grip, control, and to lower rolling resistance.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, limited geometry available

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau – Pricing

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, angled frameset

The Leichtbau is only available as a frameset (frame, fork, 27 SL KNØT seatpost, headset & axles) for you to build up into your own superbike. Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau frames are individually numbered and available globally for $5200 / 5000€ in the four middle size range of the SuperSix EVO (51, 54, 56 & 58cm) out of the full eight.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, frameset-only

Get yours today from your local Cannondale dealer.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD, limited edition ultra-lightweight carbon road bike, detail

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GravelBro
GravelBro
1 month ago

Cannondale, please. No one wants a $5k frame with a Las Vegas steakhouse paint job. All we want is a CAAD15 with a non-sloping top tube.

caad 12 guy
caad 12 guy
1 month ago
Reply to  GravelBro

and a threaded bottom bracket.

Ernest Fitzgerald
Ernest Fitzgerald
1 month ago
Reply to  caad 12 guy

“Leichtbau means lightweight construction in German”

Yeah, how do you say “we want a threaded bottom bracket” in German?

Evo_Super
Evo_Super
1 month ago

Yes, threaded bottom bracket please, a “Gewindeinnenlager”.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

T47 is multilingual!

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
1 month ago
Reply to  caad 12 guy

Why would you want a threaded bottom bracket?

Gabe
Gabe
1 month ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Easy to service with basic tools and they tend not to creak as much as press-fit. TBH with the right prepwork and quality bb a press-fit isn’t bad.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago

Beautiful bike.

Florin
Florin
1 month ago

750g frame and with 750grams “hollowgram”cockpit, PF30 and lot of chopped wholes into the wireless era…

agwolf
agwolf
1 month ago

We’ll likely see a new frame next year. These “special edition” frames are one way to keep the interest up towards the end of their run. Hopefully the next itineration will get ride of the dreaded BB30a.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
1 month ago
Reply to  agwolf

Quality control is the problem. Adding threads just makes QC issues worse.

Cyclingfan
Cyclingfan
1 month ago

Did they fix the problem of head tubes exploding when you turn the integrated fork with tabs that prevented it from turning more than 45*s?

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyclingfan

Yes, they added a metal insert. See Luescher Teknik’s video.

Evo_Super
Evo_Super
1 month ago

What would the weight gain if I strip a Supersix Evo from its paint? My humble amateurish guess is more than 90g.

Also interesting that they seem to fit a zero setback seatpost instead of the 15mm standard.

mike
mike
1 month ago

Is 750g lightweight for an unpainted frame?

Cláudio Sousa
Cláudio Sousa
20 hours ago

I would like to see a compared MTB Cannondale SL2 versus Specialized Chisel Comp.