At just 19, Matej Mohoric is the youngest rider in the 2014 WorldTour. In 2012 Mohoric won the Junior World Road Race Championship, and in 2013 he took the U23 Road World title.
For 2014, the climbing specialist from Slovenia joined the new-look Cannondale Pro Cycling team, and started his season in Australia at the Santos Tour Down Under. He’s now at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Melbourne.
For some time now, Cannondale has made its team bikes available to the public. The 2014 production team bike is very similar to Mohoric’s, bar a few componentry differences to make it more suitable for everyday use, such as the use of clincher tyres.
The SuperSix has external gear cable routing, something that’s rarely seen with the current crop of super bikes, but that makes the mechanic’s job far easier.
Although Cannondale offers electronic-specific frames without the external cable guides, they aren’t suitable for a team that’s sponsored by SRAM.
SRAM supply its RED 22 groupset, while Cannondale takes care of the crankset with its own SiSL2, with SRM powermeter and SRAM rings. Connecting the shifters and derailleurs are Gore ride-on cables, which are now offered by SRAM.
Cannondale Pro Cycling use colour-matched FSA componentry, including the brand’s aero division, Vision. Mohoric is rolling on the Metron 55 wheels, a 55mm deep tubular with a claimed weight of 1,400g for the pair. Cannondale used these wheels through 2013 and they were recently released for sale.
Kenda is the official rubber sponsor, and we spotted the team training on the Kriterium Endurance clincher, although they race on the Kenda SC 23mm tubulars. This tyre isn’t advertised by Kenda and, as we’ve mentioned before, it looks suspiciously similar to the popular Veloflex Carbon tyre.
Even with the clearance of a 56cm frame, Mohoric had the Elite Cannibal bidon cages, a side-entry cage generally used to gain access in tighter frames, fitted. We suspect this is used purely for the fact that they allow him to quickly remove and insert bottles from greater angles.
Complete bike specifications
- Frame: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod, 56cm
- Fork: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod
- Headset: Cannondale integrated
- Stem: FSA OS-99 140mm, -6 degree
- Handlebar: FSA SL-K, 42cm
- Tape: Fi’zi:k Performance
- Front brake: SRAM RED 22
- Rear brake: SRAM RED 22
- Brake levers: SRAM RED 22 DoubleTap
- Front derailleur: SRAM RED 22, with chain catcher
- Rear derailleur: SRAM RED 22
- Shift levers: SRAM RED 22 DoubleTap
- Cassette: SRAM PowerGlide 1170 11-28T
- Chain: SRAM RED 22
- Crankset: Cannondale SISL2 SRM, 53/39T, 172.5mm
- Bottom bracket: BB30
- Pedals: Speedplay Stainless
- Wheelset: Vision Metron 55 tubular
- Front tire: Kenda ‘SC’ tubular 23mm (appear to be 23mm-wide Veloflex Carbon)
- Rear tire: Kenda ‘SC’ tubular 23mm (appear to be 23mm-wide Veloflex Carbon)
- Saddle: fi’zi:k Arione 00
- Seatpost: FSA K-Force, 25mm setback
- Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal (2)
- Computer: SRM Power Control 7 (not pictured)
- Rider’s height: 1.86m (6ft 1in)
- Rider’s weight: 64kg (140.8lb)
- Saddle height from BB, c-t: 773mm
- Saddle setback: 93mm
- Seat tube length (c-t): 540mm
- Seat tube length (c-c): 425mm
- Tip of saddle to center of bar: 605mm
- Saddle-to-bar drop: 110mm
- Head tube length: 155mm
- Top tube length (effective): 560mm
- Total bicycle weight: 7.13kg (15.68lb), excludes SRM head unit