Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de France Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Massive saddle-to-bar drop on Cannondale's new race bike - video

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar.

Ryder Hesjedal and his eight Cannondale-Garmin teammates each got brand new Cannondale SuperSix EVOs at the start of the 2015 Tour de France. As is the trend with road race bikes, the SuperSix EVO debuted with claims of increased torsional stiffness and lateral deflection. But the SuperSix EVO has a notable physical change to back up the lateral deflection (read: comfortable flex) in the adoption of the slender 25.4mm seatpost that the Cannondale Synapse used last year.

Standing at 187cm / 6ft 2in, Hesjedal chooses to ride a 56cm frame so he can achieve his desired 17cm drop without a crazily-angled stem (like he uses on his Synapse).

Check out the video below where team mechanic Alex Banyay walks us through the bike.

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO
Fork: Cannondale SuperSix EVO
Stem: FSA 0S 99, 140mm, -17
Handlebar: FSA SL-K Carbon, 42mm
Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 11-25T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Crankset: Cannondale Si, 180mm, FSA 53/38t rings
Power meter: SRM
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Wheels: Mavic Cosmic CXR 60
Tubulars: Unmarked, 25mm
Saddle: Fizik triathlon Arione
Computer: Garmin Edge 520

 

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 187cm / 6ft 2in
Rider's weight: 73kg / 161lb
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 80cm
Saddle setback: 9cm
Tip of saddle to middle of bar: 63cm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 170cm
Total bicycle weight: 7.25kg / 15.98lb

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