A Review of the 2012 Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate

by on August 27th, 2010
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Road bikes have come a long way in the few hundred years they’ve been around. While there are a lot of manufacturers out there, it’s been Cannondale road bikes that has brought as many different types of bikes to the riding public as possible, building a road bike for quite literally every possible budget. For a production Cannondale road bike, the Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate is an interesting ride. While the Cannondale Super Six is by far not the most expensive road bike you can buy, and by far not the most expensive Cannondale road bike you can buy, there are a lot of riders who might be put off by the bike’s $12,100 price tag.

Why buy the Cannondale Super six Evo Ulitmate?

The important thing to understand about the Cannondale Super six Evo Ultimate is that it wasn’t intended for riding back and forth to work, or across campus. Quite the opposite, in fact. A road bike of this level of build quality is intended to get you into races and put you on the podium as often as possible. Like the difference between buying a Mazda Miata and an SCCA racer. They are simply two entirely different beasts. Owning a bike of this caliber should make you think twice about that doughnut before you chow down. It’s a machine that takes every gram very, very seriously, and will expect its rider to do the same.

So, the Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate is a racer, So What?

Cannondale road bikes all use different components to extract the most powerful riding experience possible from each of their bikes. For the Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate, this means using top-shelf SRAM Red components, DT Swiss wheels and Hollowgram SL cranks, in addition to a custom FSA stem. Weighing in at just 11.2 pounds, this Cannondale road bike is actually built using design inspiration derived from F1 racers. It utilizes reduced-diameter tubes combined with advanced carbon construction to not only provide a stiffer, firmer ride, but also better road feel and greater speed both in the straights and around corners.

The Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate is perhaps the best reason of 2012 to get back to training and earn those sponsorship dollars. Unlike puttering around on your old thrift-store hand-me-down, this Cannondale road bike can take you places.

Sources:
Cannondale Road Bikes: 2012 Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate: www.cannondale.com


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