SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2

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SPEED SAVE Micro-Suspension Rear Stays

Subtle flex zones built into the chainstays and seatstays allow the rear wheel to track the ground, improving speed, handling and comfort. Tuned to work with the SPEED SAVE Fork.

BallisTec Carbon

Cannondale's High Strength carbon construction method allows us to achieve extreme light weight, without sacrificing stiffness or strength.

SPEED SAVE Fork

This 315 gram fork features full BallisTec carbon construction, an 1-1/8"to 1-1/4" tapered steerer for the best balance of weight and stiffness, and offset dropouts, which allow for more fork angle and compliance without affecting handling.

Frame

SuperSix EVO, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, DI2 Specific, SPEED SAVE, PressFit BB30

Fork

SuperSix EVO, SPEED SAVE, BallisTec Hi-MOD full carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer

Crank

NEW Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2, Cannondale OPI Spidering, 53-39, 11 Speed (compact 50/34 option)

Bottom Bracket

Cannondale Aluminum PF30 BB Cup, FSA Ceramic BB30 Bearing

Shifters

Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070

Cog Set

Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-25, 11-speed

Chain

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Front Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070

Rims

Mavic Ksyrium SLR WTS

Hubs

Mavic Ksyrium SLR

Tires

Mavic Yksion, Griplink Front and Powerlink Rear, 700x23c, folding

Pedals

n/a

Brake

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Handlebar

FSA K-Force Carbon Compact

Stem

FSA OS-99 CSI

Headset

SuperSix EVO, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm carbon top cover (w/ 5mm alloy hidden top cover)

Spokes

Mavic Ksyrium SLR

Grips

Fi'zi:k bar tape

Saddle

Fi'zi:k Antares, K:ium rails

Seat Post

FSA K-Force Carbon, 27.2x250mm

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  • Great components (3)
  • Handles well (3)

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    5.0

    Light! Stiff! Fast!

    By Covman

    from Clovis, CA

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          Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

          Very responsive. Great on climbs. Great on downhill sections. Super light. Stiff. Comfortable for a race bike. What else could you want in a bike?

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          5.0

          Top Notch

          By Tumbleweed

          from Monterey, CA

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                Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

                There are three bike technology developments which have been key with how I experience/use/interact with a bicycle. They are index shifting, moving shifting from the downtube to the brake levers, and now electronic shifting. I might throw clipless pedals in there, too. Nothing else comes close in terms of impact. Not carbon fiber/titanium doo-dads, not aero cross section tubes, not asymmetric frames, not compression fit jerseys, nor tubeless wheels.

                The Dura Ace Di2 is a ground shift in the rider/bike interface. Besides pedaling, the only other thing you do more on a bike is shift gears, and anything which makes this more effortless and intuitive is worth the investment. A twitch of your finger and you can shift one gear, a longer twitch and you can shift 2, 3, or the entire cassette, depending on how you program your system. It is almost like having an OBDII port and a scanner for your bike when you hook your computer and ETube software up to your Di2 junction.

                The future is in electronic groupos. With a power source, I see other electronics being driven through Di2; GPS/video/computer. I see future shifting being a single up or down button with the computer knowing which combination of chainrings and cassette cogs is the next higher or lower gearing combination. Shimano could probably program a single group to do anything from 10-22 speeds with a simple firmware download.

                Beyond the Di2, the bike integrates these components almost seamlessly. Cable routing is almost invisible, except at the handlebar and only briefly. The cockpit is super stiff. I like the old school (skeletal) look of the Hollowgram spiderrings. The Mavic Exalith braking surface coating gives the brakes almost an electric motor whine as you come to a stop, reminiscent of a hybrid car's regenerative braking sound. They do take several episodes of hard braking to get past the squeeling stage though. I have noticed on out-of-the-saddle hill efforts in the lowest gearing there is some grinding which sounds like it is coming from the cassette and not front derailleur chain rub, which I need to check (chain stretch already?). The Fizik seat wing flex technology is noticeable and appreciated.

                Beyond that, being 13lbs and 11oz w/o pedals, cages/bottles, computer or anything else is nothing short of wondrously miraculous. It almost leaps at the merest suggestion of haste. Coming from an older (1990's, almost 20 pounder) carbon fiber monocoque frame, it almost felt like the EVO had an electric boost motor. Significantly less lag between exertion and acceleration, even though HED Bastognes on my old bike are within a few grams (literally)of the Mavics.

                One thing I do not appreciate is the plethora of warnings of delicacy and limited longevity (torque ratings, carbon lubes, frame longevity disclaimers, and limited lifespans of other bits and pieces). I guess that is what you pay for...lightweight, bragging rights (if you care to) and the thrill of professional gear, minus the semitruck of mechanics and spare parts.

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                5.0

                Well designed ride

                By The Scoundrel

                from Houston TX

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                      Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

                      I ride in local competitive club rides and destination rides in the US and beyond. This bike has great handling and superb ride characteristics. It is stiff and responsive yet vertically compliant for a comfortable ride. The Dura Ace di2 shifting is dreamy and much more elegant than the ultegra offering. The complete bike, while not all carbon (the wheels and stem are not carbon), is crazy light. My 63 cm model weighs just over 15 lbs!

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                      4.0

                      Nice, but stock parts may need change

                      By The Scoundrel

                      from Houston, TX

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                            Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

                            I ride three days per week with several cyclist who race regularly and are faster than me. The Dura Ace DI shifting is fantastic. The ride is perfect - stiff laterally yet vertically compliant. The sizing wasn't right for me as I found the stock 110 mm stem too small for me on this 63 cm frame. Also don'y expect a full carbon beauty. The stem is "carbon wrapped" aluminum and the rims are aluminum too. As the Mavic Exilith rims and brakes wear in, the break squealing does diminish.

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                            5.0

                            Insane bike!

                            By Bill in Aspen

                            from Aspen, CO

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                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Electronic Shifting
                            • Great Components
                            • Handles Well
                            • Lightweight

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                              • Racing
                              • Road Biking

                              Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

                              The shifting is incredible and worth it. It is precise and can shift under power. The bike frame is amazingly stiff, responsive and yet comfortable. I did switch out the wheels for Zipp Firecrest 202w/ 25MM tires and Zipp SL bar. This bike is really fast and efficient on the climbs, super stable on the downhill and smooth. Best road bike I've ever owned and I have had a lot of high end bikes (Tarmac, Roubaix, Madones, etc.). My only complaint is that they didn't put the electronic shifting on the ballistec nano carbon model.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Unbelievably light weight and stiff!

                              By Sean O

                              from Maryland

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                              Pros

                              • Amazing Ride
                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Great Components
                              • Handles Well
                              • Lightweight

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                                Best Uses

                                • Road Biking

                                Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

                                This bike is light weight yet stiff, and is the best bike I have ever owned. The Evo handles with precision and confidence, and the ride is very compliant. I had no idea how much more efficient electronic shifting made me, I no longer just grind out a climb, I shift way more often and pedal more efficiently. I can't imagine how Cannondale could ever improve on this bike, but I'm sure they will.

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                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The ultimate performance bike

                                By S.P.

                                from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Great Components
                                • Handles Well
                                • Just Wants To Go

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                                  • Road Biking

                                  Comments about cannondale SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE Di2:

                                  Despite waiting ages for delivery, the expectations were met by the most astonishingly responsive and fast bike. Put your foot down and away she goes. The detail is sublime, from the hidden DI2 battery to the understated quality matte finish. This bike just wants to be ridden. There is simply nothing to upgrade on this machine.

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