Cannondale's SuperSix collection has found favor under both elite professionals and BikeRadar test riders. The American company now has two SuperSix families: SuperSix and SuperSix EVO. Both share the same frame design and molding, with the latter being differentiated by a more advanced carbon fiber make-up. At $4,450/£3,500, the SuperSix EVO Red is the most affordable of the seven-bike EVO line.
As the name suggests, the SuperSix EVO Red is built up with a SRAM Red 2012 (10-speed) group. To bring the price down a bit, however, the cranks, cassette and chain are not Red but lower-grade SRAM components.
The SuperSix EVO Red features SRAM 2012 Red everywhere except the cranks, cassette and chain
The frameset, however, is all top shelf, using Cannondale's BallisTech Carbon with compliance engineered into the stays and fork. While many companies have gone the compact route, Cannondale stays the course with a relatively traditional top tube angle, offering the bike in eight sizes from 48 to 63cm.
The bike features race geometry with a lower head tube than the company's Synapse endurance machine. (We recently rode the 2014 Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod 2 SRAM Red and gave it a rare five stars.)
As seems to be the trend these days, the SuperSix EVO Red features high-end components, a high-end frame and... pretty pedestrian wheels. The Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S are solid, dependable hoops, but certainly a step down from the rest of the spec.
Cannondale stem, bar and seatpost keep the price down, along with the Mavic Ksyrium Equipes
Alloy house-brand stem, compact handlebar and seatpost round out the package, along with a Fi'zi:k Antares saddle.
Our 58cm test bike tipped the BikeRadar scale at 16.18lbs/7.34kg.
We will be posting a review of the 2013 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Red soon, but in the meantime check out our past reviews of similar bikes below, and peruse the photo gallery at above right.
Recent SuperSix EVO BikeRadar reviews
Recent SuperSix BikeRadar reviews