One of our favorite road bikes of the past year is about to get a boost. Cannondale has announced an e-version of its SuperSix EVO road bike, called the SuperSix EVO Neo, and it looks slick.
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Thanks in part to a hub-powered Mahle Ebikemotion X35 system, the Neo looks almost exactly like its non-electric brethren, with only the larger rear hub motor giving away its true capabilities. The system, weighing just 7.7lbs, contains a 250Wh downtube battery providing a claimed range of 75km, or about 46 miles.
But if you need more assist, a 208Wh Range Extender battery can be added to the seattube water bottle cage area, bringing the total battery power to about 460Wh. There is a slight weight penalty of 3.6 lbs for the extra range. Overall, though, the bike is quite light at a claimed 24.9lbs for a size large (without a Range Extender).
The entire system is controlled from the toptube with a single button. A simple press turns the system on, while another press allows you to toggle between the three modes, which assist up to 20mph. The control button, called an iWoc, also displays color-coded battery life once an assist mode is selected. Each of three assist modes can be tweaked in the ebikemotion app to dial in the ride.
Similar Design as the Non-Electric Version
We’re excited for this bike in part because it maintains much of the look and features of the non-electronic SuperSix EVO. Featuring the same truncated airfoil tube shapes, the Neo looks primed to ride fast, even after the assist cuts out. Another feature finding its way over to the e-version is the HollowGram SAVE SystemBar, which provides the aerodynamic benefit of an integrated cockpit, while maintaining pitch adjustability in the bars. Hidden cable routing makes for a clean look throughout.
Pricing and Builds
The most entry level Supersix EVO Neo 3, outfitted with hydraulic Shimano 105, will cost $4,500. The Neo 2 with a hydraulic Ultegra build will cost $6,500 and a Neo 1 outfitted with Dura-Ace and HollowGram 45 KNØT will cost $10,000.
Look for a first ride and review soon here.