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Review of Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra

Zach Nehr

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Review

This is the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra, a lightweight carbon road bike designed for speed. It is not quite an aero frame, nor a featherweight climber – the Cannondale SuperSix EVO is one of the fastest carbon road bikes, and it is WorldTour-proven as ridden by EF-Education EasyPost. 

If you’re looking for the ultimate all-rounder road bike, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra could be the one.

With a lightweight frame and high-quality Shimano Ultegra components, this carbon road bike climbs and descends with the best.

Plus, it has a proprietary carbon fiber frame that is both stiff and responsive. So, you can sprint and descend just as fast as you can climb on the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra.

In this Cannondale SuperSix EVO review, we are going to take a closer look at the new Cannondale SuperSix EVO model and the details that make it the fastest lightweight road bike.

 

Main Specifications

Cannondale SuperSix EVO

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra is built with some of the finest road bike components available.

Related: Full Review of Cannondale Bikes

As the name hints, the components are from the Shimano Ultegra family. These components are present throughout the bike, from the crankset and the brakes to the shifter and cassette. 

Shimano Ulegtra components are high-end road bike components that are both lightweight and fast.

Integrated cabling throughout the Cannondale SuperSix EVO makes it even more aerodynamic, while the 11-speed shifting provides a wide gearing range for almost any road terrain. 

Here are the main specs for the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra:

  • Frame: SuperSix EVO Carbon made with BallisTec material
  • Fork: SuperSix EVO Carbon with SAVE and integrated crown race
  • Seatpost Clamp: HollowGram 27 SL KNØT Carbon, 330mm
  • Headset: Integrated, 1-1/8″ – 1-3/8″ (56-62cm frame)
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-speed 11-32t
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc with 160mm RT800 rotors
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
  • Front and Rear Hub: Formula 12×100, Formula 12×142
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro Bright Black, 700 x 25c

 

 

The Fastest Lightweight Road Bike Frame

Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Made from proprietary BallisTec Carbon, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra is strong and stiff, whilst simultaneously being light and durable.

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO features truncated airfoil tube shapes. This technology offers equal-to-better stiffness compared to round tubes, while also reducing drag by up to 30%. These shapes also save weight and are part of the reason that the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra weighs only 8.2 kg / 18.0 lbs. 

Hidden cables connect the components throughout the bike, increasing aerodynamics, and minimizing drag. Another unique feature of the Cannondale SuperSix EVO is the SAVE rear stays.

Combined with an integrated binder and 27 KNØT seat post, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO offers increased compliance of 18% over previous generations, and one of the smoothest rides of any road bike. 

As the mindset of the cycling industry shifts, there is an increasing trend towards wider tires and off-road capabilities. Of course, Cannondale SuperSix EVO is no exception. The latest model offers clearance for 30mm tires and a compliant frame that can handle light off-road trails.

Dedicated racers will be happy to hear that the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra comes with Speed Release thru-axles.

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra offers balanced geometry that is halfway between aggressive and comfortable. Its frame is built to go fast but is also designed to help you climb whilst improving comfort.

You can adjust the position of the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra to fit your exact needs. The frame itself offers a balanced, all-rounder road position that is simultaneously fast and comfortable. 

 

Shimano Ultegra Components

Cannondale SuperSix EVO sports Shimano Ultegra components

One of the standout features of this Cannondale SuperSix EVO model is its Shimano Ultegra groupset and high-quality components.

Shimano Ultegra gear is present throughout the bike. Among the highlights are the 11-speed shifters and 11-32t cassette, as well as the Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes.

The 160mm rotors provide lots of stopping power, especially for a road bike. Paired with the 30mm tire clearance, you won’t be afraid to take the Cannondale SuperSix EVO off-road.

Among other road bikes, Shimano Ultegra gear is among the best mechanical gear that you can get. The next step up is typically electronic components, which are in a league of their own when it comes to pricing.

Learn more: Bike Groupsets Explained

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO gets you one of the best all-around road bikes plus a high-quality set of components that won’t break the bank.
 

Other Models

In the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra, you get one of Cannondale’s mid-range carbon road bikes built for speed. There are a few other Cannondale road bike frames available, including the SystemSix aero road bike, SuperSix EVO Neo e-bikes, and CAAD13 road bikes. 

Here are some of the other Cannondale EVO bikes on offer:

  • SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2 – The main difference with this bike is the Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting, and 12-speed system with 11-30t cassette. There are also Shimano Ultegra Di2 hydraulic disc brakes.
  • SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc 105 – This bike comes with Shimano 105 GS components and an 11-speed 11-30t cassette. The disc brakes are Shimano 105 hydraulic disc with 160mm rotors, and Cannondale RD 2.0 Disc rims.
  • SuperSix EVO Carbon 105 – This bike comes with 2×11 Shimano 105 shifting and rim brakes. It is significantly heavier and slower than the other Cannondale SuperSix EVO. On the brighter side, it’s only half the price of the SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra.
  • SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura-Ace Di2 – This top-end offering from Cannondale includes electronic Di2 shifting, Shimano Dura-Ace hydraulic disc brakes and components, and high-end Vittoria Corsa tires with DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. The only downside is that it costs $13,050.

 

 

FAQ

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra is a fast and lightweight road bike designed for speed and performance. A lightweight frame and components make for one of the best climbing road bikes, while the unique tube shapes and Cannondale BallisTec carbon material are simultaneously light, strong, and stiff.

Designed for racers and speed-driven road riders, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra is a fast all-around road bike with all the versatility to handle climbs, descents, flat breakaways, and even light off-road riding.

Yes! Cannondale’s BallisTec carbon material combined with an integrated binder and 27 KNØT seat post have increased compliance by 18% in the newest Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra. This creates the smoothest ride for everyone, with the adjustability to make the position your own, and 30mm tire clearance for all kinds of terrain.

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra weighs just 8.2 kg / 18.0 lbs, making it one of the lightest disc brake road brakes. This bike is not only built for climbing but also for straight line speed.

Special tube shapes and proprietary construction combine to make the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra one of the fastest carbon road bikes uphill, downhill, and on the flats.

 

Final Verdict

suggestedIn this Cannondale SuperSix EVO review, we’ve taken a detailed look at a lightweight carbon road bike that is as fast in a straight line as it is up a hill.

All in all, Cannondale SuperSix EVO performs among the best of road bikes. So, it’s no surprise to see this bike on the WorldTour with EF-Education EasyPost. 

Cannondale describes the SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra as the fastest lightweight road bike there is.

And honestly, we agree wholeheartedly – the BallisTec carbon frame, SAVE technology, hydraulic disc brakes, 27 KNØT seat post, and more – it’s hard to argue with all these features. 

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