2019 Supersix Hi-Mod vs 2020 Supersix

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Mr.Gib
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Wookski wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:03 am
The geo for a 2020 SS is practically the same as 2019 Synapse. So if you want a race bike, go 2019. If you want a boat, go 2020.
I don't get this. Either you can get your fit or you can't. Stack of 574mm on a size 56. That should work nicely for your average 6 foot (183 cm) cyclist. Plenty of bar drop available if needed. Are you saying the new model is no good as a race bike?
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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chrisbeats wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:37 am
Thanks a lot for you comments, appreciated. Would also be interesting to hear your thoughts on stiffness and comfort.
I've ridden several 300k rides on my CAAD12, so comfort should not be an issue.
I would guess that the SSE HM is stiffer than the 2020? Has anyone seen figures or claims from Cannondale?
The comfort issue won't have much to do with frame stiffness. There's a study somewhere - tires account for about 10 times as much compliance as seatpost, and seatpost accounts for about 10 times as much compliance as the frame. I am sure my numbers are off but you get the point. The 2020 model has room for bigger tires and the design leaves a lot more seat post exposed. The two details suggest the new model has the potential to be more comfortable depending on setup and tire selection and pressure. The frame itself may stiffer as well - safe to assume it is.

My vote goes for the newer model. Just more future proof. There is the risk of feeling "out of date" on the older model in a few years time (if you care about such things).
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Wookski
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by Wookski

Mr.Gib wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Wookski wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:03 am
The geo for a 2020 SS is practically the same as 2019 Synapse. So if you want a race bike, go 2019. If you want a boat, go 2020.
I don't get this. Either you can get your fit or you can't. Stack of 574mm on a size 56. That should work nicely for your average 6 foot (183 cm) cyclist. Plenty of bar drop available if needed. Are you saying the new model is no good as a race bike?
This was addressed on another thread- here is a quick comparison of geos for the 51cm Evo vs Synapse:

2020 51cm EVO HM vs. 2019 51cm Synapse HM

Top Tube: 52.8 / 53.1
Head Tube: 13.0 / 13.7
Front/Center: 59.7 / 59.6
Wheelbase: 99.4 / 99.4
Stack: 53.4 / 55.0
Reach: 37.8 / 37.7

The wheelbase alone is 200mm longer than previous 52cm evo.

I’m not going to comment on whether or not it’s a good race bike. If you’re looking for something low and aggressive then look elsewhere.

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