Cannondale Six13 Road Bike

4.76/5 (85 Reviews)

Product Description

The Six13’s Optimo Aluminum head tube, seat tube and rear triangle are co-molded to high modulus carbon fiber top and down tubes, forming a mechanical interlock. The result is high frequency road vibration damping comfort up front, plus all the responsiveness you’d expect from a Cannondale in the back.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bill a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2011

Strengths:    Fit
Extremely good looks.
I like the semi compact frame design

Weaknesses:    None so fat.

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding titanium for the last ten years and finally bought a CAAD9 Cannondale a few years back and was really pleased with the fit and feel. I decided to buy this frame when I got a good deal on it. I have not been disappointed. The bike just feels fast. It is the most comfortable frame I have ever ridden. I am riding a lot of country roads in western Indiana and they are not the smoothest. I went witha fairly light wheelset and that was all I needed. If you can pick one of these up that still in decent shape do it.

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Favorite Ride:   Oaks Church

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale CAAD9 Optimo 2
Litespeed Palmares
Litespeed Ultimate
Merlin Works 6/4

Bike Setup:   Specialized CF SP
Shimano 105 all around
Sram Rival CS
Deda Newton Stem / HB
Bontrager Race Lite Wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacques Gratton a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2011

Strengths:    Light, stiff, comfortable. Mine is the "team" model, with just a gloss on the carbon and bare aluminium : killer looks!

Weaknesses:    Occasionally, squeaks coming from the front, depending on temperature and humidity levels. Not as stable on fast descents as my Marinoni (but then, I may not be as intrepid as when I was younger...).

Bottom Line:   
My previous bike was a steel frame (Marinoni) that I had ridden for 12 years. Going to a new model with that special mix of aluminium and carbon was an easy transition as I didn't sacrifice on the comfort but gained in responsiveness and climbing ability. Mavic Ksyriums ES wheels really give soul to this excellent machine.

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Favorite Ride:   Gaspé coast (Québec, Canada)

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Gendron Sports (Rimo

Bike Setup:   All ultegra, except for rear derailleur and pedals that are dura-ace. I'm 59, 5'11" and 200 pounds. Frame is 56cm and fit is perfect.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2010

Strengths:    lite, fast and comfortable

Weaknesses:    the flat black paint scraches too easy

Bottom Line:   
Great riding bike that really makes you faster! I was literally kicked out of my group ride for setting two fast of a pace. It’s competitive in crits, centuries, tri’s…. I was tempted to go all carbon like my friends and I’m glad I choose this bike.

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Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   cadd 4, cadd 5

Bike Setup:   ultegra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gravitysucks a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2010

Strengths:    For my average 60-75 min ride I increased my speed average 3mph over my old Allez (2003 alu frame w. Ultegra and Mavic Ksyrium Elite) So that's the difference for me - night and day. Super responsive and I loved riding this bike. Way better build quality compared to my 2006 Madone 5.9

Weaknesses:    My big feet (sz 13 US) would sometimes hit the chainstays which is usually not a problem for me. Otherwise flawless. Going to build up another Six13 but do it in a smaller frame. At 6'2" the 63 cm was too big for me and the only reason I sold the bike.

Bottom Line:   
Built this one up with SRAM RED and Easton EA90SL wheelset. An amazing bike that was so nice I was afraid to ride it!

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Similar Products Used:   2003 Allez
2006 Madone 5.9
1998 Allez

Bike Setup:   Full SRAM Red, Easton EA90SL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Turkey9186 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2009

Strengths:    Incredible power transfer compared to the CAAD5 frame. Original design with carbon seat tube soaks up the majority of road buzz.

Weaknesses:    Twitchy steering. The head tube angle was changed from the CAAD5 frames and really affected cornering. CAAD5 point it where you want to go and forget it. 6/13, stay ahead of it or you will be in trouble quickly.

Bottom Line:   
The frameset was a warranty replacement for a Stars and Stripes CAAD 5 frame.
Bike was built up to perform well on climbs, and be comfortable on all day rides. Bike was built in the spring of 2005, and to date I have just over 11000 miles on it with no issues.

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Favorite Ride:   Death Ride

Purchased At:   Ray's Cycle Vacavill

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Classic, C-dale CAAD3 and CAAD5

Bike Setup:   Dura-ace shifters, derailers, brakes, Bontrager carbon cranks, Ksyrium SSC Sls, FSA wing carbon bars, C-dale CF seatpost.

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