King of the road
Breakdown: Cannondale Supersix Evo Black Inc.
Al Capone, DB Cooper, The Sundance Kid. By riding Cannondale’s new Supersix EVO Black Inc. ($13,310) you join an exclusive cadre of criminal minds. Don’t worry, the Connecticut bike company hasn’t filled the bike’s tubes with any illicit substances (though the price tag might suggest otherwise). However, it tips the scales at a felonious 11 pounds, sitting well below pro cycling’s 15 pound weight limit. Despite its weight, the Supersix EVO is able to boast stiffness and aerodynamic figures that bike engineers dream about. This isn’t just beginner’s luck; Cannondale has been innovating and perfecting carbon frame construction since 2004. Through partnerships with pro cycling team Liquigas-Cannondale and component manufacturers like ENVE composites, they’ve been able to figure out what’s essential for a performance road bike. The Supersix Evo’s incredible all around performance is a result of a host of technological innovations and smart partnerships. We break it down above.