Everything nice and shiny and new. The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Dura Ace has been completely reworked and enters the competition equipped with a mechanical groupset as well as a power meter. Can the new design step up to the high-end competition?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best road bike of 2020 – 13 high-carat road bikes in review

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace | 7.73 kg (size 54) | € 6,499  | Manufacturer’s website

In 2019, Cannondale launched a road offensive, where it also revealed the brand new SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Dura Ace. Side by side with its predecessor, it’s pretty obvious that much more than just the paint job has been changed! The look of the new SuperSix platform is dominated by the comfort increasing dropped seat stays, the integrated two-piece Hollowgram SAVE System cockpit, the organically shaped tubeset with truncated aerofoil profiles and the minimal branding.

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace in detail

The frameset features Speed Release axles front and rear that let you change wheels quickly and offers clearances for up to 700 x 30C tires. Cannondale put particular emphasis on connectivity, fitting the carbon frame with a speed sensor, developed in collaboration with Garmin, as standard, along with a Power2max NGeco power meter. While the speed sensor provides information about your route, speed and impending service intervals, the power meter has to be activated with a not insignificant fee of € 490 before you can use it. Our test bike with the mechanical 2×11 Shimano DURA-ACE R9120 groupset and Hollowgram 45 SL KNOT wheels weighs 7.73 kg in size 54 and costs € 6,499.

Mechanical wonder
The mechanical DURA-ACE 9120 groupset convinced us with precise and light shifting. It’s a clever alternative to the Di2 version.
Others could learn something here
Both the seat tube and the top of the down tube are fitted with reflective stickers. Increased visibility by night, not at all noticeable by day. An obvious win-win!
False promises or a real benefit?
The Power2max power meter first requires you to pay a € 490 surcharge before being activated. If you favour targeted training, you get an effective tool for the job. If you don’t need it, the tech is still attached to your bike.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace

€ 6,499


Seatpost Hollowgram 27 SL KNØT, Carbon 25 mm
Brakes Shimano DURA-ACE hydraulic with SM-RT800-Rotor 160/140 mm
Drivetrain Shimano DURA-ACE Mechanisch
Stem Hollowgram KNØT, Alu 100 mm
Handlebar Hollowgram SystemBar SAVE, Carbon 420 mm
Wheelset Hollowgram 45 SL KNØT
Tires Vittoria Rubino Pro Graphene 2.0 700 x 25C
Gearing 52/36 T und 11–30 T 2x11

Technical Data

Size 44 48 51 54 56 58 60 62
Weight 7.73 kg

Specific Features

Power2max NGeco power meter (not actoivated)

Automatically limited
The cables run through a shaft in the steerer tube and as a result, the steering angle is significantly limited. The clunky spacers also don’t quite fit into the otherwise sleek design.

The geoemtry of the Cannondale

Size 44 48 51 54 56 58 60 62
Seat tube 400 mm 438 mm 477 mm 515 mm 536 mm 558 mm 579 mm 600 mm
Top tube 512 mm 520 mm 528 mm 546 mm 562 mm 578 mm 594 mm 611 mm
Head tube 99 mm 114 mm 130 mm 153 mm 164 mm 188 mm 209 mm 230 mm
Head angle 70.9° 71.2° 71.2° 71.2° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Sitzwinkel 74,3° 74,3° 74,3° 73,7° 73,3° 72,9° 72,5° 72,1°
Kettenstrebe 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm 408 mm
BB Drop 74.0 mm 74.0 mm 74.0 mm 72.0 mm 72.0 mm 69.0 mm 69.0 mm 69.0 mm
Wheelbase 979 mm 985 mm 994 mm 1.008 mm 992 mm 1.005 mm 1.016 mm 1.028 mm
Reach 370 mm 374 mm 378 mm 384 mm 390 mm 395 mm 400 mm 406 mm
Stack 504 mm 519 mm 534 mm 554 mm 574 mm 594 mm 614 mm 634 mm

A great road bike for a holiday on Mallorca: fast on the flats, solid on the ups and insanely fun on the descents.

Helmet HJC FURION | Glasses Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 | Jersey VOID Ride | Shorts VOID Ride | Socks Giro HRC Team Socks | Shoes Giro Empire

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace in review

The SuperSix EVO reveals itself as an excellent all-rounder in our group test. While it’s a solid climber, that still leaves it average amongst our test field. Instead the Cannondale proves its efficiency on the flats and generates a lot of speed on the descents. It doesn’t force that speed on you but willingly jumps forward at your command, whatever the situation. The handling of the Cannondale is characterised by its stability. The front end might tend to oversteer at low speeds or on steep ramps, but also offers lots of high-speed stability. However, the limited steering angle might make for some embarrassing moments outside the cafe. The faster you ride, the more the Cannondale is in its element and the more it offers a confidence inspiring ride. Alongside the Cicli Bonanno, the SuperSix is the only bike in our test with a cable-actuated drivetrain. The DURA-ACE R9120 groupsets convinced us with easy to modulate brakes and the lightning fast shifting in all situations. In contrast to the heavier actuation of the Campagnolo Super Record groupset, one finger is plenty to change gears. The riding position is sporty and compact. Indeed, remove all the spacers and the saddle to height drop (with a saddle height of 79 cm) becomes very aggressive. The vibration damping of the bike is well balanced between the front and rear and performs well on rough surfaces. With the larger saddle extension on a size 54 frame, the rear offers significantly more comfort than on our first test, where we were only able to ride a size 58. If you’re between sizes and place importance on comfort, you’ll be better off sizing down.

Tuning tips: RaceWare GPS mount for a more elegant way to attach your GPS

Riding Characteristics



  1. cumbersome
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. confident


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Fun factor

  1. boring
  2. lively


  1. firm
  2. comfortable

Value for money

  1. terrible
  2. very good

Technical Data

SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace

Size: 44 48 51 54 56 58 60 62
Weight: 7.73 kg
Price: € 6,499

Indended Use

Smooth tarmac 1
Allroad/Gravel 2
Everyday/Commuting 3


With the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Dura-Ace, high speed descents and tempo sections on the flat become a true joy. The enormous stability at higher speeds inspires confidence, making the bike well-suited for ambitious riders who can maintain an aggressive riding position over longer distances too. In the end, two things cost the Cannondale a better overall score in our group test. The severely limited steering angle and the front end, which has a tendency to flop from side to side at low speeds.


  • high stability at speed
  • all-round speed machine
  • good shifting despite mechanical groupset


  • limited steering angle
  • vague front end at slow speeds

For more info head to cannondale.com

The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best road bike of 2020 – 13 high-carat road bikes in review

All bikes in test: Argon 18 Krypton Pro (Click for review) | Bianchi Infinito CV Disc (Click for review) | BMC Roadmachine 01 ONE (Click for review) | Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace | Cicli Bonanno Futomaki Disc (Click for review) | FOCUS IZALCO MAX DISC 9.9 (Click for review) | LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC (Click for review) | OPEN U.P.P.E.R. (Click for review) | Pinarello Dogma F12 Team INEOS Edition (Click for review) | ROSE REVEAL SIX Dura Ace Di2 Custom (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Click for review) | Trek Domane SLR 9 eTap (Click for review) | VOTEC VRC PRO (Click for review)

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Words: Photos: valentin Rühl