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Gallery: Check out Education First's Cannondale SuperSix Evo

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16 Jan 2020
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Plenty of thought has gone into the details of Education First's Cannondale bikes

Words: Joe Robinson Photography: Laura Fletcher

The long-awaited overhaul of the Cannondale Supersix Evo was one of the most anticipated bike launches of 2019. The do-all bike from the American giant, the Supersix Evo was long-heralded for its ability to do a bit of everything, well. It could climb, it was fast, it was comfortable, it looked good.

And with its redesign, the bike arguably only got better. Yes, it lost its traditional tube shapes but it got lighter, more aerodynamic and more comfortable.

So it was no surprise that the Education First team quickly adopted the new frame for racing and it is no surprise that the SuperSix Evo is the weapon of choice for cycling's most colourful team for the season opener at the Tour Down Under.

 

Cyclist got a closer look at new signing Kristoff Halvorsen's SuperSiX Evo and was left with its jaw on the floor.

This is because of the details put into the bike for 2020. Aesthetically, we think the subtle spiralled paint job and navy frame could be the classiest in the peloton. And as for the matching graphics on the Power2Max power meter and pink rear mech hanger, bravo!

The American team have confirmed they are joining the likes of Lotto-Soudal and Bora-Hansgrohe by becoming a disc-only for 2020, a sign of the times and possibly Cannondale's wider push to appease the retail market.

Education First are riding Shimano DuraAce groupsets albeit with Halvorsen opting for FSA aero TT chainrings in a hefty 54/42t.

 

Vision supplies much of the finishing kit including its Metron wheels - completed with Vittoria Corsa tyres - and one-piece 5D cockpit wrapped partially in Prologo bar tape. Prologo also provides Halvorsen with its Scratch M5 saddle.

Probably one of the most popular bikes in the professional peloton, it's going to be exciting to see it race across the world in 2020.