This time, they took their love of Campy and mashed up a Cannondale SuperSix EVO road frame like those ridden by Team Liquigas. Justin Beope, who works at the shop and has been team director for SKLZ p/b Pista Palace, sent the pics. That team picked up Rahsaan Bahati in 2011 after the pro rider’s eponymous team fell apart…and Bahati also rode Cannondale, giving this project a little more close-to-home ties.
The build here comes in at just 12.8 pounds with no rider weight limit and -wait for it- clincher wheels and an SRM power meter! Read on to see how they did it…
All following text is from Justin:
So we were a little bummed when the Liquigas team no longer rode on Campy. Bummed because this meant that Cannondale would no longer offer a bike with Campagnolo on it. So……we decided that something must be done!
When looking at the Cannondale EVO Ultimate priced at $12,100 we just felt that we needed to spruce that bike up a bit. Most of our customers don’t by tubulars and so, presto!…Lightweight clinchers! And though the Liquigas green is a bit played out, we ordered custom Fizik Aliante carbons direct from Italy. Green Nokon and white Power Cordz brake and shift our little feather. And since this is a go big or go home type of build, we added the new version of the Hollowgram SRM. We say new version because the spider accommodates the PF30 bottom bracket on the EVO. But wait….there’s more….You will see stainless hometown hero Speedplay pedals on this bugger. And lastly, the incredibly elusive Lightweight rear derailleur.
Now then. We could easily have went with a lighter seatpost, saddle, pedals, tubulars, bar, stem, etc. But we think that 12.8 lbs as shown is light enough. With clinchers, with an SRM, and with a saddle that won’t smoosh your nuts. And nothing on this bike is that AX Lightness/Shmolke/Fear-Of-Fragility stuff. Every part on this bike is proven and comes without a weight limit.
Our price? $13,100. A thousand dollars more than the Ultimate. But the EVO-PP comes with clinchers, an SRM, and a look that we think is a bit cooler.