Peter Denk is well known within the cycling industry, he’s a master, when it comes to carbon fibre bicycle frames there’s nobody better.
Peter was the man who created some of Scotts lightest and stiffest bikes, he then moved on to Cannondale and helped design the SuperSix Evo, a bike that when tested by rival company Giant beat every other bike in the world when it comes to bottom bracket stiffness.
For all weight weenies out there the Evo is one of the very best frames to own, the current 2016 Evo Hi-Mod frame weighs 777g and is accompanies by a 280g fork, the Evo frame isn’t just light and stiff, it’s also incredibly comfortable.
The Evo frame has its own proprietary speed save zones, micro suspension built in to the chainstay, seat stay and fork. The Speedsave system isn’t a gimmick, the frame has flattened sections built in to the rear that almost act like leaf springs, the fork is designed to flex more at the bottom to allow bumps in the road to be smoothed out.
Over the years all versions of the SuperSix Evo have won awards, the entry level frame that’s a very competitive 950g in its own right and shares most of the ride characteristics with Hi-Mod has been awarded bike of the year. The standard Evo frame has regularly been built up in to bikes that weigh as little as 6kg.
When it comes to handling the Evo is hard to beat, Germanys “Tour” magazine named it the best bike in the word.
Vincenzo Nibali was a huge fan and regularly dropped the peloton on downhills, often closely followed by team mate Ivan Basso.
For 2016 Cannondale employed Damon Rinard from Cervelo, he kept the same look and ride characteristics of the Evo but managed to drop the weight and tweak the geometry to ensure each size frame steps up in a uniform manner, the stack and reach both moving up equally. This makes the sizing of the Evo very easy to understand and makes the Cannondale range a dream for all bike fitters.
For 2016 the Evo range has some real stand out bikes, the Ultegra version at £1899 complete with the new SI Spidering chainset as a real gem.
The entry level Tiagra version represents real value at £1299, the frame alone is worth this and as a bike it’s perfect for upgrading in the future.
If you’re in the market for a road bike with world class performance, a rich history and a classic look that helps it stand out in the crowd the SuperSix Evo has to be a serious contender.
At Cycledivision we have a great range, all come with a free Guru bike fit.