Cannondale SuperSix EVO Red - just in

Lowest-cost version of seven in the SuperSix EVO line

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.

The cannondale supersix evo red is the most accessible of the seven-bike supersix evo line: the cannondale supersix evo red is the most accessible of the seven-bike supersix evo line
The cannondale supersix evo red is the most accessible of the seven-bike supersix evo line: the cannondale supersix evo red is the most accessible of the seven-bike supersix evo line
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

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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