Cannondale’s New SystemSix Is Slick And Speedy

With the least drag of any UCI-legal road bike on the market, the new SystemSix is engineered to help riders go faster, easier.


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With the least drag of any UCI-legal road bike on the market, the new SystemSix is engineered to help riders go faster, easier.

On Monday afternoon, Cannondale announced the launch of its newest road bike – the SystemSix. Designed as a complete speed system, this race-bred machine is set to be one of the lowest-drag, most efficient, all-around fastest UCI-legal road bike on the market today.

Cannondale SystemSix
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“SystemSix is the result of a ground up design where each element is optimised in pursuit of speed,” said Nathan Barry, Cannondale Design Engineer. “Aerodynamic drag is the single greatest resistive force that riders have to overcome so it is important to everyone, not just racers. SystemSix delivers more speed, to more riders, more of the time.”

The SystemSix is built on a six-part foundation – frame, fork, seatpost, bar, stem and wheels that all work together as a system. The disc-brake only design allowed engineers to achieve new levels of drag-reducing integration between the frame, fork and wheels.

Cannondale SystemSix
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Completing the system are Cannondale’s new HollowGram KNØT64 wheels and KNØT SystemBar. The HollowGram KNØT64 wheels are engineered to combine the comfort and feel of larger volume tyres with the aerodynamic efficiency of the fastest wheelsets in the world, while the KNØT SystemBar provides the low drag and sleek look of a one-piece bar and stem, with the adjustability and convenience of a two-piece system. With a full 8° of pitch adjust, as well as the ability to change stem length and bar width, it makes it easy to dial in the perfect position.

Fast and convenient Speed Release thru-axles and easy-to-service internal cable routing – the SystemSix is a full tilt, fully integrated road racing machine.

Cannondale SystemSix
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For full details on the science of speed, validation and test data, visit Cannondale.com/SystemSix.

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