At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to stock and supply an excellent range of Cyclocross Bikes - and Cannondale have long held their dominant market position when it comes to designing and manufacturing the very best cyclocross bikes, at all budgets and price points. In recent years, the Cyclocross range from Cannondale has been overhauled, with the Super X being discontinued and being replaced with the Supersix Evo CX.
The Supersix EVO CX was extensively tested by the professionals at prototype stages, and the result is fantastic. The EVO CX retains the out front geometry that made the SuperX such a success. There’s also familiar short chainstays and asymmetric integration in the rear end of the bike. The offset at the rear of the bike ensures that a good and clear chainline is maintained, and there’s also 13mm of clearance at the rear of the bike between the 33mm tyres. This clearance means that there is also room to accommodate a 50mm tyre.
There’s also a host of frame updates over previous models, the seat stays have been dropped, there’s also a beefier front fork and Cannondale has used it’s Knot seatpost which has been designed to minimise the impacts of riding over rough terrain. The frame also looks fantastic, as you would expect from a Cannondale Cyclocross Carbon frame - the frame has aero tube shapes making it look super sleek.
As mentioned, the Supersix Evo CX retains outfront handling, which means that there is a strong mixture between cyclocross pace and gravel capability - which means that the slacker seat tubes provides more stability at higher speeds, as well as more stability at lower cornering speeds both on the road and on the rough stuff. Component and specification wise, the Supersix EVO CX is only available with a singular specification level - and all models use the SRAM Force CX1 - which is a well proven component system which is used by recreational riders and professional riders alike. This keeps the price of this bike in the middle ground, but also means that there is no astronomically expensive build option available.
At Westbrook Cycles, we have been lucky enough to get our hands on the Supersix EVO CX and give it a good test across all kinds of riding conditions. We really like the bike, and we all commented just how much the bike feels like a road bike with gravel tyres on the road. It rides very similar to the Cannondale SuperSix - providing a supple and enjoyable ride. Off the road, the bike feels very stable, especially in descents and the frame is stiff enough to feel incredibly efficient. The beefier, thicker forks provide precision steering feel and the seat post works in reducing bumps and lumps from the off road terrain too, it’s a really enjoyable bike to ride - and we are sure it’s a bike which will provide plenty of competitive successes too.