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Alex Howes' Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Alex Howes' Cannondale SuperSix EVO (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes and the rest of the team are running Dura-Ace 9070 Di2

Howes and the rest of the team are running Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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No extreme saddle setback for Howes

No extreme saddle setback for Howes (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Keeping track of his effort is a SRM power meter

Keeping track of his effort is a SRM power meter (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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It seems Howes' heel rubs on his crank

It seems Howes' heel rubs on his crank (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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53/38 gearing at the front

53/38 gearing at the front (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Like the majority of the field, Howes is running Tacx bottle cages to carry his drinks

Like the majority of the field, Howes is running Tacx bottle cages to carry his drinks (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Despite his crank being a bit worn, Howes' Dura-Ace pedals are in pretty good shape

Despite his crank being a bit worn, Howes' Dura-Ace pedals are in pretty good shape (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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The cranks are spinning around an ultra smooth CeramicSpeed bottom bracket

The cranks are spinning around an ultra smooth CeramicSpeed bottom bracket (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes rides a size 54 frame

Howes rides a size 54 frame (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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A closer look at Howes' non-driveside crank

A closer look at Howes' non-driveside crank (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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These crank arms have definitely seen some use

These crank arms have definitely seen some use (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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(Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Under the saddle is an FSA K-Force carbon seat post

Under the saddle is an FSA K-Force carbon seat post (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes uses a Fizik Antares VS saddle with the pressure relieving channel

Howes uses a Fizik Antares VS saddle with the pressure relieving channel (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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There's no mistaking who this bike belongs to

There's no mistaking who this bike belongs to (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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The SuperSix EVO still looks pretty old school in its styling

The SuperSix EVO still looks pretty old school in its styling (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes is running the huge CeramicSpeed pulley wheels

Howes is running the huge CeramicSpeed pulley wheels (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Attached to a Dura-Ace 9070 rear derailleur

Attached to a Dura-Ace 9070 rear derailleur (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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The FSA OS series stem packs a huge -17-degree drop

The FSA OS series stem packs a huge -17-degree drop (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes likes his Garmin out in front of the bars

Howes likes his Garmin out in front of the bars (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes' wheel of choice is the Mavic Cosmic Carbon

Howes' wheel of choice is the Mavic Cosmic Carbon (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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The label has been scrubbed from the sidewall of Howes' tires, but they look like a Veloflex casing to us

The label has been scrubbed from the sidewall of Howes' tires, but they look like a Veloflex casing to us (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Stopping power courtesy of Shimano Dura-Ace brakes

Stopping power courtesy of Shimano Dura-Ace brakes (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Unlike some other team bikes, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO doesn't utilize direct mount brakes

Unlike some other team bikes, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO doesn't utilize direct mount brakes (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Howes' timing chip is ziptied to the fork

Howes' timing chip is ziptied to the fork (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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The SuperSix EVO sees a pretty straight fork

The SuperSix EVO sees a pretty straight fork (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mavic Cosmic hubs are pretty aero

Mavic Cosmic hubs are pretty aero (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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No fancy number plate mounts for Howes, just a couple of zipties

No fancy number plate mounts for Howes, just a couple of zipties (Image credit: Colin Levitch)

This article first appeared on Bikeradar

Alex Howes has spent his career coming up through the ranks of the Slipstream Sports program. During his tenure he’s had a handful of wins in the Tour of Utah as well as the now defunct USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Like just about every other rider here in Adelaide, Howes is running a 53T big chainring, but on the inside he’s only running a 38T. He’s also using Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2 cranks and a SRM power meter. The cranks have seen some abuse and it looks as though Howes is a heel-in rider, based on the mark on his crank.

The team is sponsored by Mavic so it’s no surprise to see 40mm Cosmic Ultimate rolling stock, however the label on the tubulars has been scrubbed off — though they appear to be a Veloflex Carbon casing.

At the front, Howes is running 400mm FSA Energy Compact bars with an out in front Garmin mount attached and a 130mm, -17-degree FSA OS series stem.

 

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO
Fork: SuperSix EVO, SPEED SAVE
Stem: FSA OS series stem, 130mm, -17-degree
Handlebar: FSA Energy Compact, 400mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, SRM 170mm, 53/38T
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheelset: Cosmic Ultimate
Saddle: Fizik Antares VS
Seatpost: K-Force
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Rider's height: 1.80m
Rider's weight: 61kg
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 745mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 725mm
Total bicycle weight: 7kg / 15.4lb