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Old 07-30-18, 10:42 AM
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SuperSix Evo Di2 or Disc

Shopping for a new bike, decided on a supersix evo. I can't decide on the Supersix Evo Ultegra Disc or Supersix Evo Di2 Rim. They are the same price. The Di2 is 2017 model, i think that is 6870. The Disc bike is 2018 Ultegra 8000. I like the idea of running 28's if I want, i hear the Disc frame can do that while the rim frame can not. I also like to think I might be future proofing by getting the disc frame and can always upgrade to di2 later. I mostly recreational ride with lot's of hill climbs(I live near the mountains).

Thoughts on which bike would be best?

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Old 07-30-18, 11:34 AM
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Honestly, if you're riding on pavement I don't think disc brakes make *that* big a difference unless you ride in the rain a lot or regularly have long descents. That said, I prefer the feel of hydro disc brakes.
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Old 07-30-18, 11:43 AM
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Man, that's a tough one because I love my Di2 but also love the disc brakes on my road bike. I'd recommend getting the disc brake frame (especially if you don't change frames often) because you can always upgrade to Di2 Hydro down the road.
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Old 07-30-18, 11:49 AM
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Life is too short for one or the other. IMHO.
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Old 07-30-18, 07:57 PM
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For what it's worth I've upgrade groupsets many times on my frame.
So arguably the Supersix Disc version would give someone like me more future flexibility.
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Old 07-30-18, 08:31 PM
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Can you run rim brakes on a C-Dale disc frame ?. If not theres no upgrade path from rim to disc.

Where as as long a the frame is designed for either mechanical internal cabling, there is an upgrade path to either Di2 and certainly to E-Tap, though it’s pretty expensive.

So maybe going to a disc frame now makes sense, but most cost effective is doing Di2 and disc now.
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Old 07-31-18, 05:59 AM
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I would get the disc because I'm impressed with the Shimano hyd discs on my bike and I have no interest in Di2. The frame with Cannondale disc version is Di2 compatible, though.
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Old 07-31-18, 06:04 AM
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Does anyone know why C-dale is using a QR for the rear on the Evo Disc? Is it just to be cheap?
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Old 07-31-18, 06:48 AM
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One more note: Getting DI2 later will cost more than getting it with the bike ... but getting discs later would means buying a new frame. Also, you can opt for the level of DI2 you want, later ... and get the 8000 group set to build off. Having the option to run 28s is a definite plus, and getting better DI2 when you want it is also a plus, in my book.
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Old 07-31-18, 06:53 AM
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Does anyone know why C-dale is using a QR for the rear on the Evo Disc? Is it just to be cheap?
I didn't even notice that. I'd scratch that bike off my list.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
I didn't even notice that. I'd scratch that bike off my list.
I did too...
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Old 07-31-18, 08:48 AM
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They have Thru in the front and QR rear. I haven't had a disc bike before so i'm not really sure the difference, or if it's a big deal.

I bought the 2017 hi-mod disc ultegra btw.



Cannondale global marketing manager James LaLonde explained, “There are relatively small stiffness gains when comparing thru axle to quick release that were outweighed by the simplicity of the quick release for quick wheel changes and weight savings. Thru axles have a significantly higher benefit in a non-supported structure like a fork, whereas the rear has the support and structural integrity of the entire rear triangle.”
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Originally Posted by chevmaro View Post
They have Thru in the front and QR rear. I haven't had a disc bike before so i'm not really sure the difference, or if it's a big deal.

I bought the 2017 hi-mod disc ultegra btw.



Cannondale global marketing manager James LaLonde explained, “There are relatively small stiffness gains when comparing thru axle to quick release that were outweighed by the simplicity of the quick release for quick wheel changes and weight savings. Thru axles have a significantly higher benefit in a non-supported structure like a fork, whereas the rear has the support and structural integrity of the entire rear triangle.”
The thru axle is stiffer, in most cases stronger, and helps with the rotor / caliper alignment. Mostly it's where the technology is going. All the new stuff has thru axle. Not anything wrong with QR though - I've had plenty of disc mtbs with QR and never had a problem. I my opinion it's mostly if you were buying a new disc bike today that you were planning to keep for a while, you'd look to get thru axle front and rear.

Congrats on the new bike purchase BTW!
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Originally Posted by chevmaro View Post
I bought the 2017 hi-mod disc ultegra btw.
Yeah ... and you Haven't Posted Pics.

Good choice, IMO .... couple guys I know ride them, zero complaints.
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Old 07-31-18, 01:46 PM
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I haven't been able to ride it yet, just picked it up this morning from the bike shop. Green speedplays and Conti 4k 700x28.

Not going to let a little rear skewer bother me about this bike. It's everything I wanted! The Cannondale's fit me great. I have had a CAAD10 for a few years. This 2017 hi mod was only $400 more than the 2018 ultegra disc non-hi mod I was going to buy.



https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bi...3-3b8274fe4825

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Congrats on the new ride! I love everything about mine. Also went from a CAAD10 to the Evo Hi-Mod.

I have the 2017 Di2 rim brake version, but I think I will be going to disc on the next one. Nothing wrong with the Ultegra set up for sure, and you can always upgrade later. That being said, I won't go back to mechanical after finally getting the Di2, it's amazing. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by chevmaro View Post
Cannondale global marketing manager James LaLonde explained, “There are relatively small stiffness gains when comparing thru axle to quick release that were outweighed by the simplicity of the quick release for quick wheel changes and weight savings. Thru axles have a significantly higher benefit in a non-supported structure like a fork, whereas the rear has the support and structural integrity of the entire rear triangle.”


Simplicity and weight savings. That's great.

This is why he is in marketing.


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Simplicity and weight savings. That's great.

This is why he is in marketing.


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Next year or the year after....when the warehouse is out of rear QR equipment...The same guy will be talking about how amazing TA is and minimizing QR.
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