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Spotted: New disc brake equipped, aero Cannondale

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A look at the new black frameset from Cannondale

A look at the new black frameset from Cannondale (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)
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Is this the Cannondale SystemSix?

Is this the Cannondale SystemSix? (Image credit: Barry Ryan)
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The bike features truncated aero tubing and disc brakes front and rear

The bike features truncated aero tubing and disc brakes front and rear (Image credit: Barry Ryan)
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At the rear end of the bike, the frame features low and flared seat stays

At the rear end of the bike, the frame features low and flared seat stays (Image credit: Barry Ryan)
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The UCI aero bike at the Abu Dhabi Tour

The UCI aero bike at the Abu Dhabi Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)
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The bike features a sleek rear end

The bike features a sleek rear end (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)
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A black Vision cockpit

A black Vision cockpit (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

A new aero, disc brake frameset from Cannondale was seen last week at the Abu Dhabi Tour. EF Education First-Drapac riders Dan McLay and Kim Magnusson were seen racing on the bike throughout the week.

The UCI's list of approved frames and forks lists the latest approved model for Cannondale as the SystemSix, a previously unknown model and a name that aligns with the top of the line SuperSix all-round race bike used by the team over the past few seasons.

The black frameset spotted at last week's race ran hydraulic Shimano Dura-Ace disc brakes front and rear and with just one version of the model listed on the UCI's approval document, suggests that Cannondale have followed the likes of Specialized and Giant by only offering their latest model equipped with hydraulic disc brake mechanisms and no rim brake option.

Modern aero features such as truncated tubing, lower flared seat stays and bladed forks all feature on the frameset, which also appears to have internal cable and hose routing, plus a proprietary, frame specific seat post.

Cannondale have not yet responded with any further details about the frameset when contacted by BikeRadar, although we expect further details to be announced in the near future.