Eurobike faves: The 2014 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Black Inc.
Tony’s favourite bike from Eurobike was Cannondale’s black-on-black stealth superbike
The Cannondale SuperSix Evo Black Inc, with its stealth black paint job and matching components, is the bike for people who’ve got it but don’t want to shout about it. The most on-trend bike reckons our Tony, who picked it as his Eurobike Fave in this video.
This was Tony’s standout bike of the show. Impressive that he managed to narrow his choice down to one bike from the many thousands that were on show.The SuperSix Evo Black Inc. is a pretty special bike though, and despite its stealth finish is easy to spot, especially on the green Cannondale plinth it was fixed to.
There are now four SuperSix Evo frames in the range. This version uses some fancy hi-mod carbon fibre with nano resin (where carbon nanotubes are fused with the resin, the bonding agent between the tubes). The result is Cannndale's lightest frame, with a claimed weight of 655g that puts it in elite company. It’s also lighter than the frame that Peter Sagan and his his team mates race, they have to make do with the regular Hi-Mod Evo with a 700g frame.
No expense has been spared in building the bike, as you would expect for a flagship bike. There are some trick components that would feature on many wish lists. A Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed mechanical groupset - because it’s lighter than Di2 - is fitted along with Cannondale's own 483g SiSL2 chainset. The Enve carbon wheels with Chris King hubs, stem, handlebar and seatpost, along with the Fizik saddle, have been finished in matching black with gold trim. This gold trim is mirrored on the frame. Fortunately it is discreet enough that it isn’t too tacky. Well, we don't think so anyway.
You’d think such a build would be light wouldn’t you? And you’d be right, the claimed weight of 5.2kg (11lb) for a size 56 is seriously impressive, especially considering it’s built with readily available components. Expensive components mind, but lightweight doesn’t come cheap. The price tag for this bike is, are you ready for it… £8,499.