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Is the Supersix Evo the hottest looking bike ever?

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Old 01-07-19, 09:46 AM
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Is the Supersix Evo the hottest looking bike ever?

Is it?
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Old 01-07-19, 09:50 AM
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No it lacks diks brakes
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Old 01-07-19, 10:13 AM
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Based on the picture you posted, it is kind of hard to say ... i guess not, but maybe.
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Wait, you make us have to go and search a pic?

But, uh, no. It looks like a regular bike. I'd much prefer the look of a modern aero bike like the Canyon Aeroad. That looks hot and is still available with caliper brakes that look better than discs on a road bike.

The Cannondale website also shows the Supersix Evo with skinwall tires which I'm not a fan of unless it's a lugged steel bike.
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With the rear QR and front TA? No.
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Is it?
Depends on whether you like the look of a bike with straight tubes and minimal aero profile shaping, or if you like the aero thing. Personally, I think a nicely built up SS Evo is about as "good looking" as a bike can get, but it's still just a bike.

As a motorsports fan, it's kinda like the preference for simple, older F1 cars versus a more modern design covered in complex aero appendages.



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Depends on whether you like the look of a bike with straight tubes and minimal aero profile shaping, or if you like the aero thing. Personally, I think a nicely built up SS Evo is about as "good looking" as a bike can get, but it's still just a bike.

As a motorsports fan, it's kinda like the preference for simple, older F1 cars versus a more modern design covered in complex aero appendages.
More raw sex per kg of CFRP than anything on two wheels or four, if you ask me.




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Old 01-07-19, 12:24 PM
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More raw sex per kg of CFRP than anything on two wheels or four, if you ask me.




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See, even with sailboats... one could easily argue that the j-class or 12 meter boats were far prettier.
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Is it?
Nah. Madone SLR with one of the schmancy iridescent paint jobs.

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See, even with sailboats... one could easily argue that the j-class or 12 meter boats were far prettier.
Can't argue with you about pretty, even the carbon ones...



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Personally, I don't understand how some people start threads explicitly about a bike's appearance and don't provide a picture of the bike.
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Wait, you make us have to go and search a pic?
I know, right!
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I meant in general
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Nah. Madone SLR with one of the schmancy iridescent paint jobs.

Have to agree with WhyFi. Madone has to be the king or at least top three. Evo is a great looking bike tho.
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pronounced monsta. Ducati monsta 4V's belong in the motorcycle louvre...wherever that is. Extraordinarily exhilarating to ride and pure mechanical art.
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For a Cannondale, I found this one to be Super HOTTT!!! @drock79
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pronounced monsta. Ducati monsta 4V's belong in the motorcycle louvre...wherever that is. Extraordinarily exhilarating to ride and pure mechanical art.
I bought this because I broke my neck in a bicycle accident. After I had C1 & C2 fused I could no longer ride this Supersport. The ergos no longer worked for my limited ROM. The fact that they are both the same paint scheme is purely random. I gave it to my son and bought the Monster S4.
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I have to disagree

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No.

Basso Diamante SV or Cipollini RB1K would be mine, carbon-wise.
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I bought this because I broke my neck in a bicycle accident. After I had C1 & C2 fused I could no longer ride this Supersport. The ergos no longer worked for my limited ROM. The fact that they are both the same paint scheme is purely random. I gave it to my son and bought the Monster S4.
Do you do your own maintenance Bruce? Ever pull the cams out of a 4V for a valve service?
To me, Ducati's have no peer in terms of motorcycle art. I stopped riding motorcycles for precisely what happened to you on a bicycle...I just felt like an imminent left turn or pull out would do me in...and am so sorry to learn of you getting hit on a bicycle and badly hurt. A friend of mine I have ridden a thousand miles with in club A-group rides was killed on his bicycle 2 months ago and other friends badly hurt and still recovering.

I know nobody gets out of life of alive and better to burn out than rust out but I all said I prefer cycling to motorcycling...though the latter has no equal when it comes to pure excitement. What greater thrill then reefing on the throttle of a 4V Ducati and trying to keep the front tire down? The sound and rush of acceleration so intoxicating.

I too at my age would struggle with supersport ergonomics...have always preferred a standard with more wind exposure and upright ergos...and don't like feet forward ergos...no doubt we agree there...but too rearward and leaned forward too hard on my neck and wrists...more of a younger man's position of course meant for the track more than the street.

I now in advancing years prefer a French fit on a bicycle. Are you still able to ride a bicycle and if so what do you choose and what kind of fit?

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Not even close; its a conservative design. On the other hand, what it lacks in aesthetics it more than makes up for in functionality. It one of the best bikes there is.
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Not even close; its a conservative design. On the other hand, what it lacks in aesthetics it more than makes up for in functionality. It one of the best bikes there is.
To me, you somewhat miss the point. Not everybody believes a spaceship for a bicycle has the greatest aesthetic appeal.
A concept is, the guys that design bikes for a living...Cannondale among the best, they know better than the public about what will resonate.

A notable example is....a Tarmac will outsell a Venge perhaps 2 to 1...perhaps more. Many love...I do...the aesthetic of the new SL6 Tarmac...a similar design approach to the EVO. I just bought a new Cervelo R3 for example. I like many here can buy whatever bike I want. I chose the R3. Its elegant and simple like an old 911. Its not a rocketship even though it rolls like one on the road. The bike is wicked fast, has aero cues like the Tarmac and Evo and the R series is the stiffest bike Cervelo ever made with the biggest downtube and BB in the industry. It is a masterpiece.

So people have their tastes. I admit the Madone for example is a compeling design. So is the Venge and a few other aero bikes. But there are more minimalmist and elegant designs out there. To me, Cannondale nailed the EVO just like Specialized the Tarmac and Cervelo the R3/R5.

My counterpoint. Cannondale got it just right even though perhaps not just right for you. Btw, design is the world I come from.

And a final giggle about bikes. Perhaps the great irony is, most pinnacle bikes are way under utilized by their owners. First Venge I rode was owned by a guy ambling along on the road and I caught his wheel and he offered me to ride it after a nice chat discussing the bike. The guy didn't have a FTP of 200 watts. Hellofa nice guy tho that likes bikes. Too many Madones riding along on a MUP at 17 mph where the owner is playing boy racer which is OK but that is the reality. No a Ferrari doesn't have to be ridden at race track speeds to be appreciated. I will share my opinion however about pure race bikes versus more common bikes. Race bikes work better riding fast. That is my experience. I have ridden my R3 slow with slow friends and the bike feels slightly out of sorts or I do but with speed the bike sings. It has made me a better rider at higher speed where the bike gels. Truthfully, when I see a slightly overweight middle aged guy on yet another Madone, I kind of smile and go...yup...just what Trek intended.

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