Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Force eTap Disc Road Bike 2020
Not content with making a very light bike, Cannondale have now made the SuperSix EVO Carbon Force eTap Disc Road Bike aerodynamic and added an amazing electronic groupset. The entirely new frame was developed in the wind tunnel and has the shapes and data to prove it, offering up to a 30 watt saving at 48kph over the previous iteration. The strikingly different dropped seatstays keep the tubes out of the wind add a little more compliance, which, along with the clearance to accept 30mm tyres, means that this is a bike which is light, fast and comfy.
Cannodale’s HollowGram components continue in the light and aero vein, with the SystemBar and KNØT stem acting like a one piece design but with the adjustability of a two piece. The clever, integrated seatpost binder manages to save weight and again add some comfort too by clamping the post lower down inside the frame, whilst the 35mm deep carbon HollowGram Si wheelset combines an aerodynamic advantage with stable handling.
Continuing with their groundbreaking fully wireless developments, SRAM’s Force eTap AXS 12-speed groupset offers intuitive, single paddle electronic shifting and a very wide range of close ratio gears thanks to their X-Range system. With a 12-speed cassette and a smaller than normal chainset they can provide both higher and lower gears than standard whilst still keeping the jumps between ratios as small as possible. The super quiet Orbit chain management uses a fluid damper in the rear derailleur to control chainslap without the use of a clutch mechanism. Bluetooth connectivity allows the functions of the AXS components to be altered from the smartphone app, as well as giving information on battery life and different options for shifting modes.
- BallisTec Carbon frame with integrated cable routing, space for 30mm tyres
- SRAM Force eTap AXS 12-speed groupset
- SRAM Force eTap AXS hydraulic brakes
- SRAM AXS smartphone app connectivity
- Cannondale HollowGram Si 35 carbon wheelset