cannondale

Cylance Pro Cycling Men’s Team to Use Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc Exclusively in 2017

Cylance Pro Cycling Men’s Team to Use Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc Exclusively in 2017

Cylance Pro Cycling continues to partner with industry leader, Cannondale Bicycles, to further push the limits of technology. Cylance Pro Cycling’s UCI Continental men’s team will race the 2017 season completely on the Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi Mod Disc Framesets. The team will be the only UCI Continental team racing exclusively on disc brake bikes. 

First Ride/First Win With Justin Williams - Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc

The account for the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc was opened early this season, with Justin Williams piloting the revolutionary bike to victory during the Roger Millikan Memorial Criterium in Brea, CA. We asked Justin to let us know what it was like racing in a criterium on the new bike and here’s what he had to say:

Photo: Julio Hernandez 

The first thing that stood out to me about the bike was increased balance and weight distribution. I noticed the difference immediately and after a few corners, I was railing the bike in a new way as it was completely stable through the apex of the turn. This was kind of a cool tool and gave me the confidence to take a few corners hotter then I normally would. Overall I’d say I didn't really notice a difference between the disc and non-disc Evo at top speed. The bike felt solid even when the pace was high. I think that says a lot.
 

Cannondale's idea behind disc is "Slow fast, Go fast," does this mean anything to you after riding the Evo Disc?

The thing that stands out to me about the "Slow fast, Go fast" mantra is the ability the disc brakes give you to wait until the last moment to modulate your momentum. It allows you to have more options for corner speeds.
 
 

Tell us about your bicycle:

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc - Size 56

SRAM Force Groupset

      54t Aero Big Ring

Vision Team 30 Disc

Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 700c x 25

      Offset Tire Pressure (95 Front, 105 Rear)

Fabric Line Saddle

Speedplay Pedals

FSA SL-K Cockpit/Seatpost (Zero offset)

Lezyne Bottle Cages

Photo: Julio Hernandez 

Photo: Julio Hernandez 

 

First Ride With Kyle Murphy - Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc

New to the Cylance Pro Cycling team for 2017, Kyle Murphy comes out of a standout 2016 season where his climbing and time trial abilities saw him contend for some of the most difficult races in America on multiple occasions. As one of our newest members of the men’s team, Kyle recently took the 2017 Cannondale Evo Disc out for its maiden voyage.  He was pretty excited to tell us how it went:

Photo: Kyle Murphy

I spent a few days in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California with some friends of mine where it had been raining off and on. Mostly on. The third day out- we rode dirt Topanga to dirt Mulholland. I had to actually tone it back a bit on the dirt descents- what with the ample tire clearance and the disc brakes, I kept forgetting I wasn't on a cyclocross or mountain bike. It was stupid how fun it was. 
On the first descent on the bike near where we were staying, off Valley Dr toward Old Topanga was when I really noticed the bike responded differently than I was used to- I wasn't planning on taking it at speed, but I'd had some coffee and got caught up in the fun of it! The bike feels super stable at top speed downhill.

Photo: Kyle Murphy

Cannondale's idea behind disc is "Slow fast, Go fast," does this mean anything to you after riding the Evo Disc?

You can definitely leave the braking until pretty late. It’s fun and a little surprising. The modulation with the hydraulic breaks is so effortless that I'm worried my forearms are going to atrophy. 
I was descending the rock store climb on Mulholland above Santa Monica in the rain with some friends. I didn't feel like I was taking any risks, or descending all that fast. However, when I got to the bottom, I was alone! A similar thing happened descending Fernwood to Topanga later in the day. After the ride, others were remarking how gnarly the conditions were. I felt so at ease in the rain on the discs. 
Climbing out of the saddle the bike feels stiff and snappy- this is where you definitely can tell this thing is a road machine. 
 

Tell us about your bicycle:

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc - Size 56

SRAM Force Groupset

Vision Team 30 Disc

Vittoria Rubino Pro 700c x 25

Fabric ALM Saddle

Speedplay Pedals

FSA Cockpit/Seatpost

Lezyne Bottle Cages/Frame Pump/Saddle Bag

Photo: Kyle Murphy

Photo: Kyle Murphy