RIDE bike review overview – Cannondale

Cannondale is another brand to have had a double-digit tally of bikes tested in RIDE. There’s the TT machine in RIDE #59 (the Slice RS) but the most recent road bike is similar to the one featured on the Cannondale pro bike page at the start of the 2013 season, the Super-Six Evo. Here is a summary of what bikes from Cannondale RIDE has tested, how much they cost at the time and what issue you can find them in…

 

Cannondale’s bike test history in RIDE

 

Evo. Reviewed by Alex Malone. (RIDE #54)
“Much of the Evo’s rear end hails from the MTB world, particularly the hardtail Cannondale Flash. That bike has been around for a number of seasons with the rear end acting like a mini suspension system with the tapered seatpost also adding to the effect. The lessons learned have been transferred for the road. The stays work in harmony to keep the rear wheel tracking perfectly without being harsh while the seat tube is tapered, instead of the post. So, even though the Evo is barely a year old, it isn’t an unknown quantity because it’s proven to be a success on the trails. Efficiency is just as important as traction whether on the road or off it and that’s certainly the case with the Evo.”

 

Brand Model Name Price* Issue number Zinio Link Back Issue
Cannondale R2000 $3,995 RIDE #07 Not available #07
Cannondale CAAD4 RIDE #09 Not available #09 (Sold out)
Cannondale R2000Si $4,999 RIDE #10 Not available #10
Cannondale CAAD6 $8,000 RIDE #14 Not available #14 (Sold out)
Cannondale CAAD7 Black Lightning $9,995 RIDE #17 Not available #17 (Sold out)
Cannondale Six-13 $9,399 RIDE #23 Not available #23 (Sold out)
Cannondale Synapse $6,800 RIDE #29 Not available #29
Cannondale Super Six $8,200 RIDE #38 Not available #38 (Sold out)
Cannondale CAAD10 $4,500 RIDE #51 Available #51
Cannondale Super Six EVO $8,999 RIDE #54 Available #54

 

CAAD 10 1. Reviewed by Alex Malone. (RIDE #51)
“Aluminium does not necessarily come with a weight penalty. A sub-seven kilogram complete bike was achieved with my CAAD frame and the latest is a little lighter, not by much but enough to allow for more durable parts to be installed and be respectable on the scales. The latest is not the lightest in the series – in 2002 the limited-edition Black Lightning frame was under one kilogram; impressive even by today’s standards. Don’t worry about online claims, it is still light enough to be used by many aspiring racers. They ride a Cannondale for its handling, not the weight. Throw enough money around and any bike will lose grams but it won’t make it ride significantly differently. The CAAD is not defined by its weight but acts to complement the package.”

 

Super Six. Reviewed by Rob Arnold. (RIDE #38)
“Before the turn-around of a 50km loop, I’d been swooped twice. Fine singers, indeed… but they are nasty animals when they believe a cyclist is threatening their nest! By the end of the ride two more magpies had a go. Someone out there knows. During my third battle with the bird, I turned to see a driver in a white Honda Civic that was behind me holding up a camera phone to record the savagery. (Are you this guy? Where is the footage?!)”

 

 

Author: rob@ride

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