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Cannondale SuperX Force Carbon Gravel Cyclocross Road Disc Bike - 54cm

Cannondale SuperX Force Carbon Gravel Cyclocross Road Disc Bike - 54cm

Regular price £1,349.99 GBP
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Broximo Prestige Steeds presents this Cannondale SuperX Force Carbon Gravel Cyclocross Road Disc Bike

Size:  54cm but check the geometries or get in touch to confirm whether this bike will fit you.

RRP: £4000

Specification

  • Frame:  BallisTec Carbon, SAVE, BB30-83 Ai, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, 12x142 thru-axle
  • Gears:  SRAM Force 1 mechanical 1x groupset with hollowgram crank 
  • Brakes:  SRAM Force 1 hydraulic shifters and calipers.
  • Wheels:  DT-Swiss R470 Disc Wheels
  • Tires:  Vittoria Terrano Mix
  • Handlebars:  Zipp Service Course handlebar with Cannondale 2 stem
  • Seatpost & Saddle:  Cannondale 2, UD Carbon with Fizik Vento

Description

When you first set out on the SuperX, there isn’t anything that immediately jumps out at you. That’s not a bad thing. Whether rolling along the pavement on your way to the trails or cruising through a benign section of grass or gravel, the bike feels unremarkable.  It’s not until you really get after it that you begin to understand why this bike is such a standout. When sprinting for the hole shot, you’ll notice that it feels stiffer and more responsive than what you’d expect from a bike with wide tires run at low pressure. And when diving into high-speed turns, you’ll be struck by how smoothly the bike tracks over rough grass as you lean hard into the corner. At race speed, the steering is smooth, precise, and reliable, not so twitchy that it’s easy to oversteer as you flip quickly from corner to corner with a very fluid and natural feeling.

This isn’t the first bike that shares the aforementioned handling characteristics, but where the SuperX really shines is on steep, gnarly descents—the rougher and steeper the better. That’s where you really feel the benefit of that slack front end. The aggressive nature of a typical position on a cyclocross bike has a lot of weight on the front wheel and somewhat limits the rider’s ability to shift weight back and lower, relative to the handlebar. For that reason, steep descents can feel unnerving, and it can be very easy to get off balance, setting yourself up for an unplanned trip over the front of the bike. The SuperX doesn’t save you from that entirely, but if you’re accustomed to that feeling, you’ll be pleasantly surprised as you encounter it less often aboard the SuperX.

Short chainstays, a slack front end, and massive mud clearance make this bike great in the mud and allow it to excel on technical courses, handling the rowdiest descents a ’cross course can throw at it with astonishing ease.  The ancillary benefit to such a slack front end is a bike that’s more stable on rough and rowdy descents, which is becoming increasingly important because, just like with mountain bike courses, the trend in cyclocross is favoring more technically demanding circuits.

Another standout feature is the magical pairing of short chainstays (422mm) and massive tire clearance. While the longer front end allows for stability over rough terrain, the short rear center keeps more weight over the back wheel for better traction and helps the bike feel very maneuverable. Normally short chainstays have a slight drawback in the form of decreased tire clearance. In this case, Cannondale gives you the best of both worlds—generous tire clearance for up to 40mm rubber and the tight handling of short stays.  Next to the short chainstays and slack front end, the SuperX stands out for its short reach and low bottom bracket

SRAM’s mechanical Force 1x groupset is a tried-and-true performer, offering performance that’s nearly indistinguishable from the more expensive RED drivetrain. SRAM Force HRD 1 hydraulic disc brakes, with 160m rotors on the front and rear, round out the nearly complete Force groupset. The only deviation from a complete groupset is the Hollowgram crankset, with a 40t chainring. While some riders may prefer a larger ring, a 40t ring is a versatile choice, especially when paired with an 11-36 cassette.

Aluminum R470 tubeless-ready wheels are very utilitarian, and the Vittoria Terreno Mix tires, also tubeless ready, are good for both casual racing and cyclocross practice sessions alike.

Condition

The bike is in used condition with chips as expected from a cyclocross bike, feel free to browse the photos.  The bike is structurally sound with no cracks at all.  The left hand shifter has been grazed at the bottom slightly.  The bearings are smooth all round.  Brakes have brand new pads and drivetrain has lots of life.  Brand new bar tape.

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