New Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD and CAAD12

Connecticut-based bike maker latest to launch new 2016 road bikes

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The new bike has improved acceleration and sharper handling thanks to a wider BB30a bottom bracket shell, asymmetrically oversized chain stays and flared seat tube that increases BB stiffness-to-weight by 13%. A new hourglass-shaped head tube and modified top tube and down tube increase head tube stiffness-to- weight by 10%, says Cannondale.

The new alloy CAAD12 has improved acceleration and sharper handling thanks to a wider BB30a bottom bracket shell, asymmetrically oversized chain stays and a flared seat tube that increases BB stiffness-to-weight by 13%. A new hourglass-shaped head tube and modified top tube and down tube increase head tube stiffness-to- weight by 10%, says Cannondale (click to enlarge).

This bike is aimed at the budget-minded buyer who still wants high performance. Cannondale claims the CAAD platform was the last alloy bike to win grand tour stages.

This bike is aimed at the budget-minded buyer who still wants high performance. Cannondale claims the CAAD platform was the last alloy bike to win grand tour stages (click to enlarge).

The new bike will come in both disc and rim brake versions. Cannondale says it went straight from CAAD10 to CAAD12 because this bike raised the bar so much. Hydroforming throughout led to frame weight loss, and gives the bike a carbon-like look.

The new bike will come in both disc and rim brake versions. Cannondale says it went straight from CAAD10 to CAAD12 because this bike raised the bar so much. Hydroforming throughout led to frame weight loss, and gives the bike a carbon-like look (click to enlarge).

Cannondale claims the weight savings for a size 56cm painted frame, fork, seatpost, and headset is 200 grams over the CAAD10.

Cannondale claims the weight savings for a size 56cm painted frame, fork, seatpost, and headset is 200 grams over the CAAD10 (click to enlarge).

The seat tube on the new bike has flared Delta shaping and smaller diameter that Cannondale first incorporated into its Synapse endurance bike. There's also a 25.4mm seatpost for additional comfort when pedaling in the saddle.

The seat tube on the new bike has flared Delta shaping and smaller diameter that Cannondale first incorporated into its Synapse endurance bike. There’s also a 25.4mm seatpost for additional comfort when pedaling in the saddle (click to enlarge).

The bike will be available in seven models and seven frame sizes. Here's an Shimano Ultegra build in Acid Red.  Complete pricing is pending.

The bike will be available in seven models and seven frame sizes. Here’s an Shimano Ultegra build in Acid Red. Complete pricing is pending (click to enlarge).

For more information visit www.cannondale.com.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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