Cannondale's SuperX Carbon Ultegra is a marvelous mud machine built for efficiency and precision on the cross course. US national champion Tim Johnson provided insights during its design so the full-carbon frame and fork give you the snappy acceleration, low weight and quick handling — all important attributes for true cross mastery. Authoritative shifting comes thanks to Shimano's smooth Ultegra group and the stiff, reliable FSA Gossamer Pro crankset. And, this slick ride comes complete with a great Mavic wheelset, sure-stopping TRP Euro-X brakes, Schwalbe tires that devour off-camber corners, and a supportive Fizik Tundra 2 saddle.
When constructing their carbon fiber frames, Cannondale uses high strength, high impact resins similar to those used in carbon baseball bats. The fibers and resins are put in a lay-up designed to maximize the anisotropic (direction specific) qualities, making for a bike that is light and stiff, and capable of absorbing impact without damaging the structural integrity. Once the frame has passed quality testing, Cannondale adds stiffer, higher-modulus fibers in safe areas to increase stiffness and tune the ride.
Cannondale's SPEED SAVE rear stays create a micro suspension system that allows the rear wheel to track the ground, improving comfort, control, traction and handling. This allows the bike to roll faster, accelerate better and corner harder without affecting pedaling efficiency.
BB30 is an oversize bottom bracket standard that boosts stiffness and decreases weight. BB30 bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into compatible frames, meaning there are no heavy external cups to thread in. And, BB30 cranksets feature 30mm-diameter spindles (standard spindles are smaller) for greater pedaling efficiency and increased power transfer.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Cannondale SuperX BallisTec carbon w/BB30 and SPEED SAVE stays|
|Fork||Cannondale SuperX BallisTec carbon w/tapered steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Mavic Ksyrium Equipe|
|Tires||Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 700x35c|
|Crankset||FSA Gossamer Pro|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 10-speed: 12-25|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C2 compact|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale bar tape w/Gel|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra|
|Brakes||TRP Euro-X, cantilever|
|Saddle||Fizik Tundra 2|
|Seatpost||Cannondale C2 carbon|