2014 National Hill-Climb champion Dan Evans shares his lightweight Cannondale bike with us after the 2015 edition when he finished second

Dan Evans (Cannondale UK – Team Elite) came second at the RTTC National Hill-Climb Championships on Sunday, astride a Cannondale bike topping the scales at less than 5kg.

Evans, the 2014 champion, was the favourite for the event, but he lost out on the Jackson Bridge course, near Holmfirth, to Richard Bussell by 4.9 seconds.

Welshman Evans had won eight events prior to the Nationals, but stripped back his bike for the big showdown in Yorkshire.

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones captured Evans’ team specification Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod after the climb.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD

54″ frame Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD, weighing an accumulated 4.9kg.

Sella Italia SLR Tekno carbon saddle

Sella Italia SLR Tekno carbon saddle

RaceFace 40T chainring on Cannondale SISL2 spider.

RaceFace 40T Absoluteblack narrow chainring on Cannondale SISL2 spider.

SRAM Red rear mech - colour, co-ordinated once again. Evans opted for a gearing set up of 11x28 on the rear.

Colour coordinated SRAM Red rear mech. Evans opted for a gearing set up of 11×28 on the rear.

Dan Evans Hill-Climb bike 2015. "The groupset is the standard bike set-up. There was no need to change it."

SRAM Red Levers. “The groupset is the standard bike set-up. There was no need to change it.”

SRAM Red brakes

SRAM Red brakes

No cable required - Empty head tube cable guide. No stem cap, bar plugs or bar tape, all weight-saving measures. The cables used on the bike are Nokon cables, again to save weight.

No cable required – Empty head tube cable guide. No stem cap, bar plugs or bar tape, all weight-saving measures. The cables used on the bike are Nokon cables, again to save weight.

Spada Spillo has super slim front hub and skewer release. Super-lightweight wheels, weighing 855 grams for the pair.

Spada Spillo has super slim front hub and skewer release. Super-lightweight wheels, weighing 855 grams for the pair.

Tyres are Vittoria Crono CS Tubular weighing 170 grams each. "Some of the guys were on tyres sighing 120 grams but on a leafy, wet surface on a Yorkshire hill, I don't see the point in taking that risk," Evans said.

Tyres are Vittoria Crono CS Tubular weighing 170 grams each. “Some of the guys were on tyres weighing 120 grams but on a leafy, wet surface on a Yorkshire hill, I don’t see the point in taking that risk,” Evans said.

Rear hub

Rear hub

Colour co-ordinated FSA K-Force stem and bars. Evans used a Garmin Edge 520 to record his power from the Stages power meter.

Colour co-ordinated FSA K-Force stem and bars. Evans used a Garmin Edge 520 to record his power from the Stages power meter.

Stages power meter. Look Keo Blade pedals.

Stages power meter. Look Keo Blade pedals.

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Alf Jones Cycles, in Wrexham, supplied Evans’ bike

  • Why?

  • Sean

    I wedge an old juice carton in mine to make my bike sound like a motorbike.

  • FT Davidsson

    push your foot into the rear wheel at the brake bridge like a boss

  • Tom Bracegirdle

    rules require front and rear brakes. (not all hill climbs are vertical ascents from bottom to top, plus how would you stop at the top without brakes, or on the way back down to your car for that matter..)

  • elliott

    why would you need brakes ?remove them you’re only going uphill

  • noob_sauce

    That is a good looking bike. I’m surprised they didn’t gut the left hand lever of the shift paddles and mechanism.