Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod review - the all-round racer's choice

The New SuperSix EVO still provides race bike pedigree, making it one of the best road bikes on the market

Cannondale SuperSix Evo 4 Hi-mod Ultegra on pink background, front on
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO platform has long been hailed as one of the best race bikes, and the fourth generation is no different. The latest iteration offers low weight and supreme stiffness, and now offers a more aerodynamic platform that won't hold you back on the flats either. And did we mention, it handles like a dream! It is a racing thoroughbred though, so don't expect all the compliance in the world from this out-and-out race bike.

Reasons to buy
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    Super stiff, responsive frame

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    Planted handling which responds quickly without feeling unwieldy

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    A frameset that is more aerodynamic than many other climbing bikes

Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly compromised compliance on longer rides

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Back in February, Cannondale released the fourth generation of its much-loved SuperSix Evo. The race bike, which holds quite the reputation, saw an aerodynamic redesign, as well as a frameset hierarchy changes. The introduction of the LAB71 framesets, which dethroned Hi-Mod as the range-topping build option, made headlines with a price tag of $15,000 / £12,500.

Retailing for a much more respectable $8,300 / £8,250, the Hi-mod Ultegra Di2 we had on test performed as well as this bike heritage would lead you to expect, boasting exemplary handling and super stiffness. The SuperSix platform may be Cannondale's climbing bike, but with all the new updates to aero and integration, this might just be one of the best road bikes on the market.

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FrameSuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Carbon, integrated cable routing w/ Switchplate, 12x142 Syntace thru-axle, BSA 68mm threaded BB, flat mount disc, integrated seat binder, SmartSense compatible
ForkSuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Carbon, integrated crown race, 12x100mm Syntace thru-axle, flat mount disc, internal routing, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" Delta steerer, 55mm offset (44-54cm), 45mm offset (56-61cm)
GroupsetUltegra r8170 12-speed with 52/36 chainrings and 11-30 cassette
BrakesShimano Ultegra R8170, 160/140mm MT800 rotors
Bottom bracketShimano BSA 68
WheelsHollowGram R-SL 50, Carbon, 20h front, 24h rear, 50mm deep, 21mm inner width, tubeless ready, with HollowGram, sealed bearing 12x100mm centerlock / (R) HollowGram, 12x142mm centerlock w/ DT Swiss 240 internals
StemCannondale C1 Conceal, Alloy, 31.8, -6°
HandlebarsVision Trimax Carbon Aerobar (420mm center to center)
SaddlePrologo Dimension TiRox NDR, Titanium Rails
SeatpostCannondale C1 Aero 40 Carbon, 0mm offset (44-48cm), 20mm offset (51-61cm)
TyresContinental Grand Prix 5000, 700x25c
Row 12 - Cell 0 Row 12 - Cell 1

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