New Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc appears on the list of UCI-approved frames

Despite the suspension of disc brakes reportedly remaining in place until June, and many manufacturers having invested a lot of resources into it, it was very unlikely that the ban of disc brakes could have lasted.

Former Cannondale pro rider Ted King’s tweeted an image of his new Cannondale Supersix Evo disc brake bike. The tweet was shared by Cycle Division, but it now seems to have been removed from King’s account.

From a first glance, the SuperSix’s frame still looks very clean and classic in its overall shape (a feature that Cannondale has preferred in the last years compared to other brands), while the front fork looks different and reinforced.

An improvement that presumably had to be developed in order to cope with the asymmetric torque of disc brakes (a process possibly replicated with the chain stays).

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Before this picture, the only first glance of the SuperSix was back in April, when another Cannondale rider – American Phil Gaimon –  showed part of his bike on Twitter as well. But if back then there was no real proof of the disc brakes mounted on the SuperSix, now the discs are well in view on Ted King’s one.

https://twitter.com/philgaimon/status/721739310169485312

From what we saw here, Gaimon’s SuperSix Evo 2 Disc looked very similar to the rim brake SuperSix Evo that was runner up in the lightweight bike category in our 2016 Bike of the Year awards.

That meant a bike with classic looks thanks to its round tubes and horizontal top tube, but also with a slender fork to improve comfort.

  • Dan Cole

    Nice. This is the sort of bike I’m waiting for – discs on a race frame (not sportive) that should much smaller weight compromise vs rim brakes and same sharp handling. And doesn’t look like a commuter bike either!