When building a custom bike for a 3-time Road Race National Champion it's important to get it right. One must balance weight, stiffness and performance to get a bike that's perfect for its rider. This was our goal when we built this custom Cannondale SuperSix EVO for 360 Cycles sponsored rider Lydia Boylan.
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Cannondale SuperSix EVO + Quarq power
It didn't take us long to decide on the perfect platform for Lydia's race machine: the Cannondale SuperSix EVO is the ultimate racing frameset. The frame is lightweight and stiff for amazing sprint performance, but also comfortable and easy-handling for longer races and training rides. Lydia's frameset is finished off with a custom 360 Cycles paint job by Chris Custom Design.
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Di2 + Quarq power meter
Shimano Ultegra has a long racing pedigree and a reputation for incredible performance. The newest iteration, R8000, improves upon an already amazing shifting and braking platform. Di2 electronic shifting provides precise shifting, even under power, at the touch of a lever. Although some bikes are moving to disc brakes, these Ultegra dual-pivot calliper brakes provide predictable and effective stopping power. Lydia also provided her Quarq carbon power meter chainset to keep her training at peak performance.
Fulcrum Racing 400
Knowing that Lydia would have her own set of wheels to use for racing, we installed a pair of Fulcrum Racing 400 wheels to use for training. The Racing 400's are a great, slightly aero training wheel with sealed bearings and a two-to-one spoke ratio on the rear wheel that uses two drive side spokes per non-drive side spoke to keep things stiff.
The SuperSix EVO comes stock with Cannondale's C2 stem, seatpost and handlebars. The C2 components provide solid performance at a good price. Cannondale uses a 25.4mm diameter seatpost on the SuperSix EVO and the CAAD12, which is a good bit smaller than most of the competition. The smaller diameter makes for a more compliant ride, keeping things comfortable without resorting to a proprietary design. Lydia will likely upgrade her stem and bars to something with a more aggressive racing position.