Road Bikes

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - CONTENTS -

Road Race, En­durance, Aero, Women’s, Ad­ven­ture, En­try-Level

Can­non­dale Su­per­six Evo Hi-mod Disc $8,500 The Su­per­six Evo is a race bike with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy avail­able to rid­ers. Built with race-proven ge­om­e­try, the bike has a Bal­lis­tec Hi-mod car­bon frame de­signed to han­dle the Shi­mano rs805 hy­draulic disc brakes and Can­non­dale’s own Hol­low­gram Si car­bon clincher wheels with 12-mm thru-axle hub at the front and quick re­lease at the back. The driv­e­train is Shi­mano Ul­te­gra Di2 with Can­non­dale’s re­spected Hol­low­gram Si Press­fit30 crankset. A Can­non­dale car­bon seat­post, ul­tra­light al­loy stem and han­dle­bar and Fizik sad­dle fin­ish off the build. It’s avail­able in eight sizes from 44 to 63 cm. ( can­non­dale.com) Felt FR3 $3,899 Avail­able in six sizes, rang­ing from 43 to 61 cm, the Felt fr3 is a light­weight race-ready road bike with­out the heavy­weight price tag. The or­ange and pewter UHC Ad­vanced car­bon-fi­bre frame al­lows for ei­ther in­ter­nal or ex­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing and fea­tures a bb386 bot­tom bracket. The fr3 has a full Shi­mano Ul­te­gra 6800 driv­e­train and caliper rim brakes. Wheels are the durable wh-rs21 from Shi­mano wrapped in Sch­walbe Du­rano 700 x 25c tires. The stem and han­dle­bar are both from 3t, while a Prol­ogo sad­dle is perched atop the Felt car­bon seat­post. ( felt­bi­cy­cles.com) De Rosa Pro­tos Dura Ace 9150 Di2 $12,500 Two years in de­vel­op­ment, De Rosa’s top-of-the-line Pro­tos car­bon race bike spares no ex­pense. Avail­able in eight sizes from as small as 45 cm to 58.5 cm, it comes equipped with the Dura Ace 9150 Di2 driv­e­train along with Vi­sion Team 30 wheels and cock­pit com­po­nents from fsa. The Pro­tos is avail­able in six colours from verde in­ferno (green) to bianco rosso (white and red). But if those don’t speak to you, you can get cus­tom liv­ery for the same price in fewer than six weeks. ( log­i­cas­port.com) Cinelli Su­per­star Disc $2,999 (frame/fork) Cinelli’s Su­per­star Disc frame, made of Colum­bus car­bon, can ac­com­mo­date 140-mm or 160-mm ro­tors man­aged by flat-mount calipers. The in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing is com­pat­i­ble with both Shi­mano Di2 and Cam­pag­nolo. You’ll have a lot of tire op­tions as the frame can run rub­ber as wide as 28c. Frame sizes range from 46 cm to 57 cm. The com­pany says the frame in Size 51 and un­cut fork weigh in at 1,410 g. ( arg-sports.com) Squad Phan­tom PM $6,500 The “PM” in the Squad Phan­tom’s names stands for “power me­ter.” The Mon­tre­al­based bike com­pany’s var­i­ous build op­tions for its climber’s bike in­clude a me­chan­i­cal Ul­te­gra spec’d ma­chine with Quarq Dzero power me­ter so you can keep track of the watts you’re drop­ping on Camil­lien Houde or any other climb you tackle. Builders in Mon­treal will as­sem­ble this par­tic­u­lar ma­chine with Mavic Cos­mic Pro Car­bon Ex­alith hoops. The bar, stem and sad­dle are by Fizik. Squad also of­fers cus­tom paint jobs for your frame. ( squad­cy­cles.com) —dan­dakin

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