American bicycle manufacturer Cannondale launches its first aero road bike, which it claims to be the lowest-drag, most efficient, and fastest UCI-legal road bike on the market today.
Dubbed the SystemSix, the Connecticut-based company has subjected the race bike to extensive testing using wind-tunnel data, computational fluid dynamics, and a "constant feedback loop"
Cannondale's name "SystemSix" is informed by the six-point approach it has used to fully integrate its design in the frame, fork, handlebar, stem, seatpost, and wheels.
The result of its innovative approach is a bike that the company says is the fastest in the wind tunnel, plus everywhere on the road.
"SystemSix is the result of a ground-up design where each element is optimized in pursuit of speed,"
comments Nathan Barry
, Cannondale's design engineer. He continues, "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 racebike cuts a stealthy silhouette with its aero frameset, disc brakes, Shimano's Di2 electronic groupset and HollowGram wheels.
Cannondale's SystemSix will retail in the US for $11,000.00; The frame set is reminiscent of the WLWC Full Black Fixie
, while it's extreme performance capability is similar to the sleek Viks GT Launch Edition
inspired by Lamborghini, and the PG x Bugatti Bike