2012/06/20

2013 Cannondales part 1



After the new Hollowgram, Cannondale also showed new bikes at their current press camp. No suprises there, the SuperX Disc is pretty much the bike they showed at Paris-Roubaix. The final version gets internal cable routing for the rear brake (which will be nice for carrying the bike over barriers but a pain in the ass once real disc brakes, hydraulics mated to road levers, are available, forget brakes bled from the factory), a 135mm dropout spacing (compatible with every nice mtb disc hubs already on the market), post-mount compatible with rotors 140mm and up front and rear, revised, lighter seatstays...

Also nice is the return of an alloy disc specific cross bike. The CAADX Disc is pretty nice.



The SuperSix Evo will now be available in a slightly heavier but less expensive non Hi-Mod version, kind of like the SuperSix were in 2010. Same molds, pretty much same feel and stiffness. The bike above is a high-end, women's specific Evo.



The Tango is a 29er hardtail plateform designed for smaller women and riders which often have a hard time fitting on 29er bikes. I still think they'd be better off on smaller wheels but, many consumers don't agree with me.

Cannondale will show more in the coming days, especially in the mountain bike range. Apparently, the Jekyll gets a bit beefier... which I think also gives away the fact that the gap between it and the Scalpel will be filled with a new bike that will replace the oldest bike in Cannondale's line, the RZ... This one's due.

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