Pro bike: Peter Sagan's Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod

The Tourminator came from a California bet

Cannondale staffers made a bet with Slovakian superstar Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) just prior to the final stage of this year's Tour of California: win a fifth stage (he had already won four) and he'd get a specially painted bike for the Tour de France.

Well, Sagan delivered on his end of the bargain (and then went onto win the first stage of the Tour de France), and so did Cannondale, with a custom SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod.

Sagan's 'Terminator' nickname has morphed into 'Tourminator' for July and Artech Design near Bologna, Italy went all-out on the theme, painting a menacing visage from the famous film on the head tube and covering the frame with a bold black, metallic silver and neon green livery. The team proudly put it out on its own before the start of Stage 2 and in no time at all there was a sizeable crowd.

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It's not just the paint that makes Sagan's bike special, though. Cannondale provides him with a custom geometry (shared with teammate Daniele Bennati, thankfully) that pairs a long 58cm top tube with the rear end of a 54cm frame. The build kit is fairly standard, though, comprising a nearly complete SRAM Red group (omissions include a previous-generation Red front derailleur and Cannondale's own Hollowgram Si SL crankset), Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels, Speedplay Zero Nanogram pedals, a fi'zi:k Aliante saddle, FSA cockpit components, and Gore Ride-On Professional System derailleur cables and housing.

We weren't able to obtain an actual weight but considering the Liquigas-Cannondale team has previously had to fit a custom hollow steel bottom bracket spindle to meet the minimum UCI guidelines, 6.8kg (14.99lb) is a reasonably safe assumption.

The Tourminator's machine

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod, custom 58x54cm geometry
  • Fork: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Speed Save
  • Headset: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SL, 1 1/8-to-1 1/4" tapered
  • Stem: FSA SL-K, 120mm x -6°
  • Handlebars: FSA Energy Traditional
  • Tape/grips: fi'zi:k bar:tape
  • Front brake: SRAM Red 2012 w/ carbon-specific pads, grey compound
  • Rear brake: SRAM Red 2012 w/ carbon-specific pads, grey compound
  • Brake levers: SRAM Red 2012 DoubleTap w/ custom hoods
  • Front derailleur: SRAM Red w/ steel cage
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
  • Shift levers: SRAM Red 2012 DoubleTap w/ custom hoods
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1090
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1091
  • Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram Si SL, 53/39T
  • Bottom bracket: Cannondale BB30
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero Nanogram
  • Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
  • Front tire: Mavic Yksion Grip Link tubular
  • Rear tire: Mavic Yksion Grip Link tubular
  • Saddle: fi'zi:k Aliante Carbon
  • Seat post: FSA K-Force SB25
  • Bottle cages: Elite Pase Custom Carbon (2)
  • Computer: SRM PowerControl 7
  • Other accessories: Gore Ride-On Professional System derailleur cables and housing, SRAM Red 2012 Chain Spotter

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.84m (6' 0")
  • Rider's weight: 73kg (161lb)
  • Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 770mm
  • Saddle setback: 77mm
  • Seat tube length, c-t: 560mm
  • Seat tube length, c-c: 520mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 616mm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 125mm
  • Head tube length: 145mm
  • Top tube length: 580mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 6.8kg (14.99lb) (estimated)

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