Along with Storck Road Bikes, we’ve stocked the popular Cannondale range at Cycle Right from the very first day. We have a range of bikes available, including the SuperSix Evo (now with disc brakes), the Synapse range and the excellent CAAD frames.
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc
Cannondale have delayed bringing out a disc version of the SuperSix EVO wanting to make sure they get the changes right and retain the character of the model. Has the change to disc been successful?
In their Jul 2016 review of the SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc, bikeradar.com noted:
- The overall ‘system weight’ is just 120g heavier, and for our test bike the overall weight of 7.3kg is similarly impressive when you consider this one has a basic aluminium stem and bar, a the standard carbon post…
- The disc outshines the rim-brake version here, so cornering and sharp steering inputs to avoid potholes are met with total confidence and nothing in the way of even the slightest twitch.
- Where I’d expect the disc to outshine its rim-brake rival is on the descents… the Hi-Mod Disc is one of the finest descending bikes we’ve ever tested.
Matt de Neef from cyclingtips.com had the following to say about the transition to disc:
- While the 2017 SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod appears to have changed little from last year’s model (apart from the addition of disc brakes, of course) the frame has been redesigned from the ground up, with new moulds created for both the front and rear triangles.
- The SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Disc comes in three flavours: two men’s models (an Ultegra Di2 build and a mechanical Ultegra build) and one women’s model (with Ultegra Di2).
- …I found I could consistently brake later than I would have with rim brakes, which was as impressive as it was exhilarating in the wet conditions I encountered.
Pelotonmagazine.com had the following to say in their Oct 2016 test:
- The new Cannondale Super Six EVO Disc does a better job than any previous race bike at going disc. In fact, we think the disc version is a better all-around race package.
- The new SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc makes you forget you are carrying discs up the climbs, and only reminds you they are there when you pull the lever on the way down…
SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc Gallery
Synapse Ultegra Disc Gallery
Photo Credit: michael S marks