Cannondale have thrown their full weight into the e-road frey with the launch of the Supersix Evo Neo. An electrified version of their classic lightweight road bike the Supersix Evo, the Neo version has a full carbon frame and fork with an eBikeMotion motor system, weighing just 11.3kg in its top-of-the-range SuperSix Evo Neo 1 guise.
Cannondale's e-bike lineup has expanded considerably this year, with the launch of the Synapse Neo back in January and most recently, the Treadwell Neo hybrid - but the new Supersix Evo Neo is arguably their first fully-fledged e-road racer, with the Synapse Neo more of a gravel adventure crossover with 650b wheel compatibility.
The '1' also has completely clean and concealed cable routing, a first on an e-road bike to our knowledge (the '2' and '3' models have some exposed cable at the front only). This is made possible by Cannondale's HollowGram SAVE SystemBar, that they say also absorbs shock for increased comfort as well as hiding wires. It's also a two-piece design, which means you still have plenty of scope for fine-tuning your position.
Cannondale ensure you get all of the aero benefits of the non-electric Supersix on the new e-road model, with design engineer Nathan Barry saying: “We know that drag reduction has a huge effect on speed and performance in cycling. This holds true for e-road bikes as well; reducing drag makes it easier to go faster, especially once riders go above the assistance threshold.”
Cannondale also claim the truncated airfoil tube shapes can generate up to 30% less drag than comparably sized round tubes.
There's even an integrated wheel sensor, developed in conjunction with Garmin, that can give you accurate and immediate speed, route and distance info when used with the Cannondale App. it can also provide curated information about your bike, send detailed service reminders and more.
For some extra range the Evo Neo is compatible with the eBikeMotion range extender, which plug directly into the chargeport and simply fits to the seat tube like an extra bottle. The lightweight motor is located in the rear hub and the main battery is concealed in the down tube, and you can adjust the level of assist using the sleek button integrated onto the top tube.
The top-of-the-range Supersix Evo Neo 1 will set you back a cool £7,999 - that's with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 shifting with Cannondale's own HollowGram crankset and HollowGram 45mm deep carbon wheels. The Neo 2 is priced at £4,999 and has a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 components with Cannondale RDe 1.0 wheels, and the Neo 3 comes with full 105 componentry except for an FSA crankset for £3,599. All models come with hydraulic disc brakes only.
What do you think of the bike? Let us know in the comments, and more info and availability you can always head over to Cannondale's website!