We visited the Cycling Sports Group 2017 Product Launch at Williams Formula One Race Team HQ in Wantage to check out what you can expect to see from Cannondale in the upcoming year.
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Black Inc
Now in its Hi-Mod guise, the Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Black Inc is now even faster than its predecessor.
The pin sharp shifting is provided by Shimano’s flagship Dura Ace 9000 mechanical groupset. A true all rounder, the fork and head tube are now stiffer and the SPEED SAVE micro suspension technology, added to the rear triangle, provides a smoother ride.
Cannondale CAAD12 Disc
Move over carbon, the Cannondale CAAD12 Disc is here. Available in a range of specs, this top of the range Dura Ace model features Mavic’s specially developed disc ready Ksyrium wheels and a BB30a bottom bracket, which it shares with the SuperSix EVO. The 25.4mm seat post improves comfort, while the new hour glass headtube shape enhances stiffness.
Innovative, the braze on flat disc mount holds the Shimano 785 hydraulic disc brakes in place. This is adds strength and means the frame is infact lighter than the non disc version.
A Hollowgram design means the Cannondale SiSL chainset is incredibly lightweight and stiff, weighing a shade over 600 grams. The semi compact chainrings make this bike perfect for climbing.
Designed for those who don’t like to be restricted by where the road goes, the Cannondale Slate features an innovative Lefty Oliver Carbon fork, which offers 30 millimetres of travel and is paired with Slate 650b Disc rims.
A rugged machine, the Slate has a Di2 ready SmartFormed 6069 Alloy frameset, which is lightweight and nimble, perfect for your on or off road adventures.
Shimano R505 Hydraulic Disc shifters are paired with Shimano BR785/505 disc brakes and 160mm front and 140mm rear rotors to provide assured and powerful braking. This Shimano 105 5800 11-speed model comes in a stylish and eye-catching green, with stunning yellow graphics.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2
The Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2 for 2016 offers a fresh new paint scheme and the FSA crankset, found on its predecessor, has been upgraded to an 8 spider Cannondale HollowGram Si crankset.
Other than that this award winning bike remains the same, still featuring a BallisTec Carbon frameset, Mavic Aksium Disc wheels and Shimano’s ultra smooth Ultegra 6870 Di2 groupset.
Comfort comes courtesy of a matching Fabric Scoop Elite saddle, while the Shimano ST-R785 Di2 E-tube Hydraulic STI Brake System provides effortless electronic shifting at the touch of a button and powerful braking performance.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Women’s Tiagra
With a women’s specific geometry, the Cannondale Synapse Carbon Women’s Tiagra is a high performance road bike. The BallisTec Carbon frameset is lightweight and stiff but also comfortable.
Shimano’s fast shifting Tiagra groupset and Maddux RS 2.0 rims have been paired with Schwalbe Lugano tyres to offer grip and a low rolling resistance.
The head turning paint scheme is complimented by Shimano Tiagra shifters and Cannondale finishing kit. Internal cable routing gives the Synapse its clean lines, while white bar tape gives that 'pro' look.