EF Education First Pro Cycling’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO | Lachlan Morton’s Race Bike
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EF Education First Pro Cycling’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO | Lachlan Morton’s Race Bike

– This is the Cannondale
SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD of EF Education First pro cycling team. This particular bike
belongs to Lachlan Morton, and well, compared to last year’s bike, it looks completely different. Let’s take a closer look at it. Now, the frame hasn’t actually changed. It’s just the paint work, which I’ll come onto shortly, but something that Cannondale
built this frame with is called Ballistec Hi-MOD Carbon, and the same material is
also used in the forks. Now, just sticking with the forks briefly, the lower headset bearing
is inch and a quarter, and the upper, inch and an eighth, which is pretty much standard. Now, this frame, though,
is actually compatible with both electronic as well
as mechanical groupsets. So, if you’re using a mechanical groupset, you can simply bolt on the
underside of the down tube here, a little cable stop to allow
your cables to go into, and then they run on the
underside of the bottom bracket. But if you’re running
an electronic groupset, such as Di2 from Shimano
or EPS from Campagnolo, you simply run those
cables through a small hole in the headtube, meaning
that you don’t have to have what some people might think
is an unsightly little boss on the underside of the
down tube for cable stops. So, the SuperSix has been
around for quite some time. And up until last year,
when Cannondale introduced the SystemSix Aero Bike, well, this was the only bike that
was available to riders to use, and I think it still
stood the test of time, ’cause it still looks great, and riders are still opting to use it. And it’s very light, as
we’ll get onto shortly. Now, the paint work is not the only thing they’ve changed for the season. They’ve also changed the
logo of the Cannondale brand. So, it’s gone back to the early ’90s, an era I remember fondly. And I think it matches up
really well with that paint. (smooth music) Let’s move on to the
components, then, shall we? Because, first up, we’ve got an FSA K-Force
carbon fibre seatpost, and that’s got 25 millimeters of setback. Fitted into that is a Prologo
Nago C3 carbon fibre saddle. Now, that’s got a carbon
fibre shell on the base, carbon fibre rails, and
then, interestingly, Prologo actually use something
called CPC technology on the tops of their saddles. On tops of some of them
that you can buy, and, well, that acts kind of like an
octopus and its suckers, but in a really microscopic detail. It’s something which, I
believe, astronauts have used, as well as Formula One drivers. The idea behind it is that it creates kind of a suction effect on your shorts to prevent you from moving
around on the saddle when you don’t want to. But when you do want to, it
still allows you to do so. Now, what you can do is actually remove this small little plastic piece
from the rear of the saddle and actually get replacement ones, with the flag of your
nation, for instance. So, yeah, the team have
missed a trick, there. So, the squad have the option of either Vision or FSA products, which are actually the same
parent company who own them. In the case of Lachlan Morton, he’s gone for the Vision Metron
5D integrated handlebars, so, an aerobar set-up. The stem is 130 millimeters in length and the bars are 42 centimeters wide. So, the cables run internally
on these handlebars, and then pop out just
towards the central part. There’s also a GPS mount fitted, which covers all of the
Di2 bits and pieces. The Di2 junction box, though, is in the end of the handlebar, but just inside of it, I can
see the Bluetooth module, which allows the mechanics to actually adjust the gears and such from a tablet or phone. Fitted onto the bars are a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers, and we’ve got Prologo handlebar tape, too. (smooth music) The squad are provided with
different types of wheels from Vision, but here, we’ve got a pair of Metron 55 SL Tubulars, fitted with some Vittoria
Corsa 25 millimeter wide tires. Braking power, that’s provided by Shimano, and it’s the 9100 calipers. And then fitted into the brake shoes are some Vision carbon
fibre specific brake blocks, which are designed, of
course, for carbon fibre rims, to prevent any overheating, and also provide the
best braking possible. Moving on to the derailleurs, well, we’ve got Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, which is the latest iteration
of the electronic groupset. Now, it’s gonna get a
little interesting for you, because the cassette is
a Shimano Ultegra one, and the ratio is 11 to 30. So, a couple of teeth more
in the lowest sprocket than what we usually see. And Morton himself is quite an adventurer, because he does tend to go
on some pretty extreme rides. The chain rings take a bit
of an interesting turn, too, because Morton has opted
for a 38 tooth inner as opposed to the standard
39 that we tend to see. He has gone, though, for a 53 outer. Although, this ring in
particular is optimized to work best with a 42
tooth inner chain ring, because the profiles and the shifting pins and the ramps and everything
are designed that way. However, they do work, probably
just not quite as well, under extreme torque or load. The FSA chain rings are fitted onto a Cannondale Hologram SiSL chainset, which uses the BB30
standard bottom bracket, and the change, actually, in
sponsorship for this season, is with the power meter. So, fitted onto the spider of these cranks is a Power2Max model
replacing last year’s SRM. And then, fitted into
the cranks are a pair of Shimano SPD-SL 9100 pedals. (smooth music) The finishing touches on the bike include more visible logos and
branding from the sponsors, such as on the handlebars
and the seat posts, so that the cameras
can really pick that up when the race is on. We’ve also got a K3 number mount here, which is mounted just by
the rear brake caliper. And then, of course, the
pro issue name sticker, just here on the top tube. And then of course, we
are gonna need hydrating, because it’s pretty hot down
here at the tour down under, so we’ve got some Tacx
carbon fibre bottle cages. Measurements. Well, the height of the
saddle, from the top of it down there to the center
of the bottom bracket is 76 centimeters. Then, from the tip of the saddle to the center of the bars, 58. And the drop from saddle to handlebar, that’s 11 centimeters. Now, the weight of the bike comes in at 6.9 kilos on the dot,
which is pretty light, considering, well, we’ve got
some deep section wheels, plus an integrated handlebar. Let’s have a listen to that freehub. (freehub ticking) So, there we are, the SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD of Lachlan Morton for the 2019 season. Let me know what you think of it down there in the comments section. I think it looks great
in this new colorway, but I wanna know your thoughts. Also, remember to like and share this video with your friends. Give it a big old thumbs up, and don’t forget to check out the GCN shop at shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com. And well, for another cracking video, click just over here.

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81 thoughts on “EF Education First Pro Cycling’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO | Lachlan Morton’s Race Bike

  1. Seeing that logo at the beginning of the video was crazy; I'm just about to load up my mid-1990's Cannondale (refurbished in the last few months with new-old-stock parts) CAAD3 mtb for a group ride this morning, and it looked the same … then Jon says that they reverted back to the logo. Never expected that this morning, lol.

  2. I had a super six from the USA. Lasted about 3 hr before the bb of the frame shit itself and had to be replace three time (the frame) cannondale is a hopeless company just pumping junk.

  3. Lovely bike with classic lines. These rounder-tubed, lightweight frames ride better than most aero frames by all accounts, which is why many or most pros still seem to prefer them. I'm not a fan of that colour scheme though I must admit! It reminds me too much of a kettle I had back in the 1990s that was made of a special gimmicky plastic that changed colour in a mottled fashion as the kettle heated up.. It was EXACTLY those shades of purple and magenta.. Eventually it stopped working and just became permanently mottled, precisely like the current EF Cannondale team kit..

  4. Nice classic design – horizontal top tube, rim brakes, sensible seat to bar drop. Would take one of these quite happily over an aerobike.

  5. Nice to see a pro using the correct right hand front brake position as mostly widely used in the UK!! It makes sense to have the bike as close to the 6.8kg limit as possible, so good work there EF Cannondale.

  6. Jon, I have a new bike with a Shimano 105 short cage rear derailleur which I want to remove and use on a CAAD 9. The new bike is an 11 speed and the CAAD 9 is about 9 years old and so is a 10 speed. Am I correct in assuming that because the shifters do the indexing (I plan to eventually buy new 105 10 speed shifters but am going to keep the originals for awhile), this swap should work without any problems? Love the show and thanks in advance.

  7. With all the tricked out aero bikes, it's so refreshing to see a straight tubed, rim-brake race bike. Classics will never die.

  8. best around bike still have the same 2015 … and dont want to change a machine but not for everybody … you need power and speed … lower than 35 km its not the bike for you sorry

  9. Same bike but all Dura ace 9100 mech. And non-aero carbon bars with 9100 c24 wheels (light and strong with a solid braking track) plus Heavier saddle. Bike weighs 6.53kg. I live around steep mountains, I am not fast enough fo aero to matter.

  10. Even after all these years, dat supersix still looks good. Just slap on some aero handlebars for a more modern look. That BB30 standard, doe.

  11. Thanks for the review. My 2010 Supersix HiMod is still going strong. Every year I want to upgrade I can never come up with a good enough reason.

  12. Sorry but Canondale's are just the worst looking bikes out there! They look like they haven't moved on in actual decades!

  13. Just a note Jon, you said before the debut of the SystemSix the team only had access to one bike, not true, they used the SuperSix and occasionally the Synapse.

  14. I ride a 2016 Cannondale super six high mod frame with mechanical Dura Ace. It's the most comfortable frame I've ever ridden….. And I started racing in the '70's. It's also an incredible responsive frame. What's of Paramount importance for me is minimizing of back strain. This frame is sweet with it's vibration damping. Love the bike.

  15. I have two Cannondale bikes, including the 2018 version of this one. So, yes, I think this is an awesome bike! Mine weighs 6.8kg with mechanical Ultegra and Zipp 303s…maybe someday I’ll upgrade to wireless.

  16. Boring fcking bike, has Cannondale realize how boring their bikes are? BMC just released the R01 super exciting bike. Meanwhile the best this supersex evo can come up with is a paint scheme for some fcker

  17. Can somebody tell me where FSA/Vision is from? I thought it was Italy, but one friend of mine is sure it's from USA, and some thinks it's from Taiwan

  18. IMHO, Not good for shorter riders, Frame geometry robs rider of power and endurance. 54cm and below, steep seat tube angles prevent proper rider position.

  19. Nice
    Not super nice
    As the stem manufacturer could have supplied a better more integrated stem, as it looks out of place.
    Nice reportage Jon

  20. fork or forks? Typically if I have a fork for dinner I say it's a fork not a forks despite the fact that there are 4 tines.

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