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