With disc brakes continuing to infiltrate the road bike scene at a seemingly inexorable rate, the market is in the midst of a major shift – and with discs now installed on the SuperSix Evo race frame, the American brand is embracing the revolution too.
Last year, we got our hands on the rim brake version of the SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod for a review in and around the Etape du Tour, and there it impressed us with its sheer all-round rideability. Whether you wanted to attack the Col de Joux Plane, or spend a whole day on UK roads, it was equally at home. Composed, responsive, quick. Ideal.
But what about the disc version? Now this Shimano Ultegra-specced SuperSix Evo Disc doesn’t feature the top-level Hi-Mod carbon frame layup of Cannondale’s more expensive machines, and is instead constructed of Cannondale’s ‘Ballistec’ carbon, but the heart of the bike – the geometry, ride quality, and aggressive-yet-accessible position – is for all intents and purposes near-identical.
You give up some weight (829g for the Hi-Mod Disc compared to 1,030g for the Carbon Disc) but gain a chunk of cash, and for our money the SuperSix Evo Disc Ultegra featured here sits in an accessible sweetspot which offers the bike’s trademark ride, without an eye-watering price tag.