We take a close look at Cannondale-Garmin pro Ryder Hesjedal's SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod team bike. Photos by Graham Watson

At the end of the 2014 season, Cannondale relinquished its own WorldTour licence to take up the role as lead sponsor of the Cannondale-Garmin team.

The former Garmin-Sharp team, naturally, changed bike sponsor from Cervelo to Cannondale for 2015, and the squad’s riders will be utilising the American bike manufacturer’s SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod road machine.

We took a tour around Canadian Cannondale-Garmin pro Ryder Hesjedal‘s bike just prior to the Tour Down Under in Australia.

Hesjedal’s bike is a mix of old and new tech. The super-light frame is adorned with mechanical, rather than electronic, Shimano Dura-Ace groupset. It also appears as though Hesjedal does not have a power meter aboard his bike, as it’s fitted with Shimano pedals rather than Garmin’s Vector units – for the early-season Tour Down Under, at least.

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike

Ryder Hesjedal’s Cannondale-Garmin SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod team bike

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

A little bit of the team’s trademark argyle accompanies Hesjedal’s name on the top tube – along with his Canadian flag, of course

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Cannondale SiSL2 crank

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace front mech

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Carbon-fibre bodied hubs on the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate deep-section wheels

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Just in case the mechanic forgets what sort of bottom bracket is fitted, it’s a BB30. Note the external cable routing on the Cannondale rather than internal. Sort that barcode sticker out, though!

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

White Fizik Arione saddle sits atop an FSA K-Force seat post

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

A Garmin Edge GPS computer sits aboard the FSA stem

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Cannondale’s own SiSL2 lightweight crankset rather than Shimano Dura-Ace

Ryder Hesjedal in the 2015 Peoples Choice Classic in Adelaide

Ryder Hesjedal in action during the 2015 Peoples Choice Classic in Adelaide

 

  • nickdodo

    I don’t think you can fit vectors on a Cannondale Supersix Evo

  • Rick

    No power meter?

  • Dervelo

    Motorised or normal power?