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Reason 1: We Rode It (and are still riding it).
It’s possible on our first ride that we were charmed by the bucolic Trapp Family Lodge and the general and historical wisdom of Cannondale engineers and staff in Vermont, but after a few days of reflections we think it was the bike that had a serious influence on us. The bike is fast and stable. Then fast. Then faster. We climbed and descended, spending 30 minutes behind an Australian engineer pulling us through a section of endless rollers at warp speeds with grins from ear to ear. The look is understated. It doesn’t scream out “aero,” yet it truly is. The handling was spot on. The KNOT45 wheels are surprisingly stable and quick, and the clean lines add some modern design mojo to the experience.
Reason 2: The Design.
Created for the modern road rider, the Supersix Evo is light, aerodynamic, designed for performance and includes just the right amount of style. The bike takes integration seriously with fully internal cable management, HG KNOT45 wheels, a KNOT stem and handlebar and a KNOT27 seat post. We like how subtle the design is and how it gracefully hints at its speed-demon personality.
Reason 3: The Tubes.
To lower weight and increase speed (who doesn’t want that?), Cannondale engineers created a new series of cross sections that provide low weight, balanced stiffness, reduced aerodynamic drag and a low-profile aesthetic. Gone are the days of aero bikes looking like modified triathlon or TT bikes. The Supersix Evo features a low-aspect-ratio-tube shape that utilizes a small section of the base airfoil—think of the four colored ghosts in Pac-Man if you need a video-game visual. The results are both aesthetic- and performance-enhancing. The bike looks cool and is really fast—and Cannondale provided the wind-tunnel testing with these new tube shapes to prove the point.
Reason 4: The Options.
Not everyone has $11,500 to spend on the Dura-Ace Di2 Supersix Evo (but if you do, we suggest strongly you get one immediately), which is why we love the options Cannondale has made available so more people can experience this bike. There’s the Disc Ultegra Di2 version for $7,750, the Dura-Ace version at $7,200, Carbon Force eTap AXS at $6,500 (our current favorite) and an Ultegra Disc version for $4,200.
Reason 4B: Full Review Incoming.
We have a review bike in the Peloton Service Course now and are logging many miles on this bike preparing for a full review in our August 2019 issue. Until then, get to your Cannondale dealer and check this bike out. You will be happy you did.
For more information and details see cannondale.com