The Team Barry DS fully approved of the SuperSix...
In preparation for my return to the world of sportives with the
Etape London, CSG (importers of Cannondale) were kind enough to
lend me a Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod bike. We
sell a lot of them, and the fitters love them but I had never put
the miles in on one myself.
First impressions are very positive - I am a sucker for level top
tube bikes !
The thing was silly light - 7kgs with training wheels, in a 58 is
I took the stock wheels off, and replaced them with the demo set
of Mavic Cosmic Carbon Pros we have. These wheels
are new for 2016 and have been a huge success. I think our demo
conversion rate is 95% from test ride to purchase!
Mavic missed the wide rim boat a number of years ago. Whilst
Bontrager, Zipp and especially Enve have popularised rims 25mm+
wide, the older Mavics were 19mm and looked very skinny. For 3 yrs
they never changed and you could hardly give them away, but for
2016 they came back with a bang
They roll beautifully and carry speed well. They also stop really
well - the braking surface is top notch.
I am old enough to remember when carbon wheels first came out and
the killer USP was how light they are. Now, seven years later,
carbon wheels are no lighter than before but they are more aero,
they brake better and the heat dissipation is in a different
The Carbon Pros, like most of the Mavic wheels we sell, come with
their own tyres, which are okay. They don't feel nearly as supple
as something like a Vittoria Corsa Graphene + , or
roll as well as the Conti GP4000sII (probably our
favourite all round tyre).