Press Release: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE – “Dirt Just Got Faster”

cannondale supersix evo se review

“An evolved race bike ready for the rough and tumble of grass crits, mud ruts, or open gravel track.”

cannondale supersix evo se review

“The Cannondale EVO SE was designed to serve the needs of the growing gravel race category and the riders in this category that are focused on speed and ultimate performance in race settings.”

cannondale supersix evo se review

“We merged DNA from the SuperX and EVO platforms by focusing on technology like aerodynamics, integration, and the pursuit of speed in order to bring them to gravel. With the Cannondale EVO SE, we now offer gravel bike options in the fun, adventure-seeking platform that Topstone is and the race-focused, podium-driven platform that the Cannondale EVO SE is.”

cannondale supersix evo se review


  • Clearance: Enormous clearance lets you run tires up to 45mm wide for maximum traction, comfort, and flat resistance
  • Aerodynamics: proven aerodynamic tube profiles deliver an extra dose of speed with less effort. This bike is nearly as fast as road race SuperSix EVO
  • Carbon frameset identical to road EVO geo with SRAM Rival eTap AXS 12-speed drivetrain
  • SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes/ HollowGram KNOT Seatpost
  • Short chainstays provide great grip and acceleration on loose climbs. Our OutFront Steering Geometry offers agility and stability and keeps you comfortably in control on technical descents
  • DT Swiss CR-1600 Spline wheels with 40c tires
  • Sizes: 46, 51, 54, 56, 58
  • Color: Cool Mint, Meteor Gray
  • Wheel/Tire Size: 700c x 40
  • MSRP: $5,000 USD

cannondale supersix evo se review

Detailed Build Spec

  • Frame: SuperSix EVO CX Carbon, internal cable routing w/Switchplate, 12x142mm Speed Release thru-axle, SAVE, PF30-83 Ai, flat mount disc, integrated seatpost binder
  • Fork: SuperSix EVO CX Carbon, SAVE, integrated crown race, 12x100mm Speed Release thru-axle, flat mount disc, internal routing, 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″, 55mm offset
  • Rims: DT Swiss CR-1600 SPLINE, 25h, tubeless-ready
  • Hubs: (F) DT Swiss 350, straight pull, 12x100mm centerlock / (R) DT Swiss 350 with Ratchet System 18, straight pull, 12x142mm Ai centerlock
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Aero Comp straight pull (Ai Offset Dish – Rear)
  • Tires: Vittoria Terreno Dry TNT, 700 x 40c, tubeless-ready
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Crank: SRAM Rival DUB X-Range, 46/33
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB PF30A Road 83mm, Cannondale Ai
  • Chain: SRAM Rival 12-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM Rival XG-1250, 12-speed 10-36
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM Rival eTap AXS, braze-on
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Shifters: SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD
  • Handlebar: Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, Compact
  • Grips: Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
  • Headset: Integrated, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/2″
  • Brakes: SRAM Rival hydraulic disc, 160/160mm Paceline Rotors
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc
  • Saddle: Fizik New Aliante R5, 150mm width, S-alloy rails
  • Seatpost: HollowGram 27 SL KNØT, Carbon, 2 bolt clamp, 330mm, 0mm offset (46cm), 15mm offset (51-58cm)

cannondale supersix evo se review

cannondale supersix evo se review

cannondale supersix evo se review


6 comments on “Press Release: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE – “Dirt Just Got Faster”

  1. Interesting bike, perhaps the first one so race-focused from a large-ish manufacturer. The specs say it has Ai, which makes me wonder how far the Q factor has blown out, presumably unavoidable with wide tyres, 2x and the AXS FD battery.

    One hopes this isn’t the beginning of the end for gravel, with market segmentation already happening, racers versus others, etc, as we’ve seen with other branches of cycling like MTB which started out with camaraderie but sadly morphed into disparate tribes. Can the UCI be far behind? 🙁

    1. Ai is a complete “No Go” for me and certainly for a lot of us. It breaks the basic compatibility that exists to go with different sets of wheels.
      Seriously, how many of us go to their LBS to ‘deport’ their rear wheels to accomadate the cannondale Ai specs ?
      It’s non-sense !

      1. I was surprised to see that carry over, considering the feedback I provided during my review of the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty bike.

        1. FWIW, I’m not convinced Ai is all bad, apart from making wheel swapping more difficult. I gather that the BB shell, crankset and rear wheel is effectively offset 6mm to the RHS, which would actually be a good thing for me biomechanically(!), and doing this makes room for the chainstay and FD battery. Yes, the rear wheel needs to be one with dish dedicated to Ai, but is that really a huge deal?

          If I had the cash (not!) I could see one of these (in cool mint, 56cm please) doing double duty as a road bike with a second set of wheels (28-32mm tyres, 10-28 cassette), but it’s not going to happen.

          1. Yep, incompatible wheels is about it assuming you have a ton of wheels, etc. Looking forward to receiving my review sample late September.

  2. ^ You’ll have a hard time deciding between the Cannondale and the Rock Combo for races then! 😉

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