Cannondale had a tough job on their hands when updating the SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod. In truth, that’s probably why it took them so long to do it.
The original SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod was launched in May 2011 and this latest version only arrived in June 2015 – four years is a lifetime in a product life cycle in a fast-paced industry which constantly demands innovation and change.
Cannondale have been hard at work, and if you scratch beneath the surface of the SuperSix Evo then that work makes itself known.
The trouble was, the old SuperSix was a good’un. Understated in that it didn’t have a visible calling card, like the split seattube and helixed tube profiles of Cannondale’s own Synapse comfort bike, for example, or any number of features on competitors’ aero road bike, but ultimately a very good bike to ride, with impeccable handling, and super-light, being one of the first in the latest generation of featherweight bikes.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and if you stand that SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod next to the 2016 model, you’d be hard-pressed to find too much that different.
Cannondale have been hard at work, however, and if you scratch beneath the surface then that work makes itself known.