Pro bike: Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de France Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Massive saddle-to-bar drop on Cannondale's new race bike - video

Ryder hesjedal's tour de france cannondale supersix evo pro bike

Ryder Hesjedal and his eight Cannondale-Garmin teammates each got brand new Cannondale SuperSix EVOs at the start of the 2015 Tour de France. As is the trend with road race bikes, the SuperSix EVO debuted with claims of increased torsional stiffness and lateral deflection. But the SuperSix EVO has a notable physical change to back up the lateral deflection (read: comfortable flex) in the adoption of the slender 25.4mm seatpost that the Cannondale Synapse used last year.

Standing at 187cm / 6ft 2in, Hesjedal chooses to ride a 56cm frame so he can achieve his desired 17cm drop without a crazily-angled stem (like he uses on his Synapse).

Check out the video below where team mechanic Alex Banyay walks us through the bike. 

Hesjedal runs 180mm cannondale si cranks with an srm power meter and 53/38 fsa rings. hesjedal uses shimano dura-ace pedals instead of the garmin-branded exustars that many of his teammates have: hesjedal runs 180mm cannondale si cranks with an srm power meter and 53/38 fsa rings. hesjedal uses shimano dura-ace pedals instead of the garmin-branded exustars that many of his teammates have
Hesjedal runs 180mm cannondale si cranks with an srm power meter and 53/38 fsa rings. hesjedal uses shimano dura-ace pedals instead of the garmin-branded exustars that many of his teammates have: hesjedal runs 180mm cannondale si cranks with an srm power meter and 53/38 fsa rings. hesjedal uses shimano dura-ace pedals instead of the garmin-branded exustars that many of his teammates have

Most Cannondale-Garmin riders use SRM power meters instead of team sponsor Garmin's Vectors, but most use Garmin-branded pedals. Hesjedal just goes with the trusty Shimano Dura-Ace, bolted onto 180mm Cannondale Si cranks with 53/38 FSA rings

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO
  • Fork: Cannondale SuperSix EVO
  • Stem: FSA 0S 99, 140mm, -17
  • Handlebar: FSA SL-K Carbon, 42mm
  • Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 11-25T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Crankset: Cannondale Si, 180mm, FSA 53/38t rings
  • Power meter: SRM
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Wheels: Mavic Cosmic CXR 60
  • Tubulars: Unmarked, 25mm
  • Saddle: Fizik triathlon Arione
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 520

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 187cm / 6ft 2in
  • Rider's weight: 73kg / 161lb
  • Saddle height from BB, c-t: 80cm 
  • Saddle setback: 9cm
  • Tip of saddle to middle of bar: 63cm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop: 170cm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.25kg / 15.98lb

Stay up to date with the latest Tour tech at our Tour de France 2015 homepage and be sure to visit Cyclingnews for complete race coverage.

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 Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
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  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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