There is engineering in last 50 years and marketing.. Switching from steel to carbon add some real engineering and benefit (Stiffer, lighter, ability to shape the form which will meet function (in term on what part to get stifness (for example BB area), and where to get comfort in same time).. Where to loos weight but not loose reliability etc.....).. THis now is just marketing (Aero Frames and Discs) which exist just for consumerism and to make u buying things u dont need...ichobi wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 amCannondale makes competitive race bike. It has to be fast. If being fast means look like another modern bike well tough luck. Dont get this whole not being traditional look either. The old Supersix is unique now? What about the steel bike with horizontal top tube in the past 50 years? If you want traditional looking bike there are tons of choice in the market. I dont see why this design is purely marketing there are not so many shape you can make the bike fast light and comfortable. If it doesnt work other brands would not have done it. Does it look original. Of course not. I am not defending their design choice but to think everything is marketing is lazy. Dont want it? Go buy something else. No brand can please everyone every time. If you think they make a poor design choice (I do, their color sucks.), vote with your wallet.
I just checked Cannondale Owners group on FB (group where u meet people who have or like Cannondale and have BIAS for Cannondale brand). I can see that there NOT A SINGLE person there which like new model.. Seem that Cannondale with this new model will not be able to beat Specialized (Since SL6 it's light, loose the value slower, good warranty, etc...), and in same time will lost base of existant customers.. And u really believe that this new model will be faster then the old one in real world?
Let's talk this way.. The rear brake drag on new model probaby will be more compared to existing model (based on cable routing).. More drag, less modulation.. Less modulation, u are slower... So at least one part where new model will be slower (and which u are able to notice without having a Wind Tunel)
So u still believe that new model have this shape because it's shape which will make u faster?