A Closer Look
LAB71 is the epitome of elegance, the pinnacle of performance, where engineering meets design in perfect harmony and where functionality and finesse are put firmly in the forefront. Taking its name from the year Cannondale as a brand was established, in 1971 by Joe Montgomery, this division has one simple goal, which in the words of Cannondale is ‘to make the machines of dreams’. Take a closer look at LAB71 and you soon realise these dreams have now become a reality.
What makes Lab71 different from the rest of the Cannondale range?
The Cannondale SuperSix EVO Lab 71 Disc Road Bike
Not just the first range to wear the LAB71 badge, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO has also been reworked to be lighter, faster and more aerodynamic than its predecessor. The LAB71 version stands out from the rest of the new SuperSix EVO generation 4 range thanks to its Ultralight Series 0 Carbon construction, and stunning paint schemes.
Cannondale SystemBar R-One handlebar
Available as a complete bike or frameset only, the level of detail whatever you choose is really something to behold. The bike comes with the all new Cannondale SystemBar R-One handlebar, designed in collaboration with MOMODesign, a brand that has specialised in the production of motorsport steering wheels for over three decades. The result is a handlebar that looks stunning and is ergonomically dialled to provide a premium cockpit addition.
HollowGram 50 R-SL wheels
Another key area of note are the HollowGram 50 R-SL wheels which have been carefully designed to work seamlessly with the frame and other components to reduce drag, enhance speed and provide a stable platform for cornering. 50mm deep, low drag carbon rims balance climbing ambitions with flat outright speed goals and are combined with bladed spokes and the ultra reliable DT-Swiss 240 EXP rear hub to ensure snappy accelerations are transferred straight to the road.
The generation 3 SuperSix EVO was no heavyweight, but Cannondale’s engineers have further developed the frame and the materials used to really shave grams and get the carbon fibre working harder for the rider. The finished result is impressive, with the new Series 0 carbon fibre and nano-resin layup providing exceptional stiffness with less material required. Weighing in at a jaw-dropping 770 grams in its 56cm, fully painted, with all the bonded hardware attached state, this is a serious contender for those looking for an all out performance machine.
C1 Aero 40 Carbon Seatpost
Features running through both the LAB71 SuperSix EVO as well as the other generation 4 SuperSix EVO models are plentiful and include a refined and neutral racing geometry, which has provided a 12 watt saving over the generation 3 SuperSix EVO. Consequently, this is not just one of the fastest lightweight bikes on the market but also one of the fastest when compared to pure aero race bikes. Other new features include the now narrower seatpost which allows for a revised and more easily accessible Di2 battery housing at the bottom of the downtube. A neat touch that makes disconnecting the battery should you choose to fly with your bike a much simpler task.
Raced by the world's best
LAB71 SuperSix EVO Road Bikes are the machines of choice for the EF Education EasyPost and EF Education–TIBCO–SVB men’s and women’s professional cycling teams and for good reason. Just like some of the best riders in the world, owners of a LAB71 SuperSix EVO can also benefit from flagship components provided by Shimano in the form of their Dura-Ace Di2 R9250 12-speed electronic groupset.
The hero model in the SuperSix EVO range, LAB71 redefines expectations and delivers a sensational package that is sure to become a true icon when it comes to performance road bikes.