I decided to write a small report about my Cannondale SuperX UltegraPrevious bikes
: Merida CC-4 -07, Cannondale CX9 105 -09, Cannondale CX9 Ultegra -10Changed parts from the stock bike
: System6 stem
, 3T Rotundo bar, FSA SL-K crankset and the wheelset was changed to my race wheels --> DT 240s/DT comp/Mavic Reflex/Vittoria Cross EVO XG
I ordered the bike in mid-august with a hope that I would get the bike in time for the nationals. I saw the bike first time at Eurobike. I work at Cannondale shop so I could follow the changes in delivery dates. I didn't get the bike in time but my CX9 was still in good shape. I ordered 52cm, just like my CX9.
Once the bike arrived it was time to build it. No huge differences since basically it has the same parts as I have had previously. This time bike came with carbon seat post so I didn't have to change it. The stem was only 100mm Cannondale C2, quite good in stiffness but nothing compared to my System6 stem. I also needed 110mm so I felt better to put the trusted stem to the new bike. In the same time I changed also handlebar to 3T Rotundo 'cause I like it. Also gear cables were to be changed to Dura Ace. (We have had some problems with Jagwires and 6700)
Bike came with 12-25 cassette but I chose to run with my race wheel set. I have 12-27 on those. I left Mavic Aksiums for the studded tires.Out and riding
I had been very happy with my CX9, espicially with Easton EC90X fork but SuperX totally blew my mind. The ride is super smooth. Frame is sideways equally stiff with the aluminium predecessor but so much more comfortable. The front fork is also stiffer in braking. Difference is notable.
Handling feels the same as CX9 so I can't blame that. Other thing you can also feel is the lightness. Unfortunately, our scale is broken so I haven't got a true numbers but judging by hand there is big difference. I'd say about 500g's but..Something to improve?
Yeah, for sure. Id like to get possibility to mount cable guide to fork and change rear brake cable to go inside the top tube. SuperX has a really thin lacquer so once you sit on the the top tube cable makes some scratches. Some pictures before I did a proper set-up and changed the parts..
Please, don't mention the seat position. It should be leveled but my photographer came 10mins too soon..
So all the credits to him of the photos