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    Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD | EF-Education First Tour de France Pro Bike


    – I've got a seriously exciting pro bike for you here This is the brand new Cannondale Super 6 EVO of EF Education First and this one belongs to the Columbian Rigoberto Uran

    And this is the brand new model in the new team colors, replacing the previous SuperSix The SuperSix has now gone aero But before I go into all the cool details, and there's lots of them on this bike, be sure to subscribe to GCN if you haven't already, and please click the little bell icon, 'cause it will give you a notification every time we upload a video I'm currently filming this video next to Brussels Airport, directly under the flight path it would appear, so, if you hear any airplanes, that's probably why Now, I was a big fan of the old SuperSix

    I loved the traditional shape of it with the flat sort of top tube and the traditional lines and the tall seat stays and that's kind of, well, all gone It's gone aero, so you've got low seat stays, a D shaped seat post and aero tube shapes throughout and in doing so kind of reckons that there's been a considerable aero saving and the new bike is considerably more aero-dynamic than the old one Sort of a halfway house, between a full on aero bike and the previous model So that's cool to see and I also like the new paint job, with the blue on it as well I think it's pretty smart

    Interestingly Rigo has opted for rim brakes Now, this is interesting because the bikes offered in both disc brakes and rim brake and the team gave all the riders the choice I asked the mechanics, and so consequently I think there's five riders running disc brakes and three riders have chosen rim brakes The new SuperSix has a lot of integration built into it, to make it more aero-dynamic But Rigoberto Uran has opted for a fairly traditional cockpit, so there is an option to have a really integrated aero one piece bar and stem, and through that all the cables can root, but Rigo prefers a traditional round bar and it's interesting this, because a lot of pro riders do still prefer a standard round handlebar and stem

    Now, because he's got that, you've got some cables running differently, so they're running through a hole in the stem here at the top tube and then through the bars but it's still a very neat job and the mechanics have done a great thing of wrapping this tape 'round to hold the DI2 cable and the brake cable together and that's where this little plastic feature comes in too So, through here is actually a port where you can root cables internally if it's the disc brake fork so then the hydraulic lines actually go through here and come out somewhere down here But again, because Rigo's using the rim brake model, this bit becomes redundant and it's kind of like an aero feature Although he doesn't have an aero-dynamic handlebar, Rigoberto Uran is someone who clearly cares about aero-dynamics because he appears to be running a very narrow handlebar That to me, looks like it might be a 38

    But it's coming out at 37 and a half, 38, so yeah, very narrow I mean, a couple of years ago most the pros were still using 42 centimeter bars, but now we're definitely seeing a trend toward narrower bars and that's because you can get into a narrower position and be more aero-dynamic Some people do think there is a detrimental impact to handling, but clearly Rigo isn't one of them In addition to the FSA round bar, he's got an FSA stem, I've measured that as 120 millimeters long And then he's got his Garmin heard unit out front here as well

    EF Education First is sponsored by Vision, so the wheels are Vision Metron tubulars and there's a range of depths availible to the riders, depending on kind of the stage that they're riding and onto those they've got Vittoria Corsa G tubular tires, 26 millimeters front and rear and on the Verniers they're coming out at 26 millimeters bang on as well EF aren't sponsored by Shimano but they are using some Shimano components on the bike so they're got Dura-Ace DI2 shifters, Dura-Ace pedals and Dura-Ace front and rear derailleurs Interestingly the cassette on the back appears to be an Ultegra cassette, so that's a 30 11 that he's gone for there and the chain rings are from FSA and interestingly they're 53 42 rather than the traditional 53 39 And I suspect the reason for that is because the opening stages of the Tour de France, well they're pretty flat sprinter stages so you can expect quite a lot of the riders to be using that bigger inner chain ring Now because EF aren't sponsored by Shimano, frees them up to use some components that they ordinarily wouldn't be able to

    So, in addition to the FSA chain rings, we've got the FSA Power Box Power Meter and Cannondale's proprietary SISL2 cranks which are said to be very light indeed and help contribute to the bike's overall low weight On the new SupeSix the brakes are now direct mount on the rim rake model, rather than single mount which they were before, so that's good to see, you get a bit more purchase from a direct mount brake It's got two mounting points There's also Rigoberto Uran's little name badge just here with his little Columbian flag, quite a subtle detail, that lets you know whose bike it is and the saddle of choice is a Prologo Zero 3 and it's got carbon rails, which are very nice and this kind of textured surface on the top which helps keep the rider's posterior in place Looking on the frame we've got Tacx carbon cages and Tacx bottles and then this is really cool

    I've not seen this before So, this is where the junction box now sits on the new EVO, so it's out of the way, it used to hang here but now it sits neatly in the frame and the cover that covers it, this is cool, is a little carbon fiber plate that keeps it nice and neat in the frame I like that Now I'm just going to do some quick measurements for you So the cranks are 170 millimeters long

    The saddle height that Rigo is running is 71 centimeters from center of saddle to the center of the bottom bracket And from the tip of the saddle, to the center of the bars, 54 centimeters of reach there It's pretty interesting I'm not sure of the exact frame size on this model, it's either a 52 or a 54, maybe you can let me know at home Either way, I think we should weigh the bike

    I really want to this bike, more than many of the bikes, because the SuperSix is a bike that's renowned for low weight, so let's see what the new one comes in at in a full race build (mellow music) Oh 692 I think they mechanics have got that just perfect for when it's weighed by the UCI

    Normally, they make them up so that they get it just above 68 so there's a bit of leeway in case the UCI scales are off, but that's with the Garmin, the pedals, the bottle cages, and the number mounts So, bang on the money I hope you've enjoyed this look at Rigo's bike, I'm big fan this, I did like the traditional shape of the old one, but the new one does look really cool as well and I do like this modern climbing bike shape with the drop stays I'm a fan, I have to say

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