Cannondale Systemsix Ultegra 2020

About the SystemSix Carbon Ultegra

The Cannondale SystemSix was created with one simple goal in mind - to be the fastest and most efficient UCI-legal road bike in the world. Its unique fully integrated design delivers more speed, in more situations, than any other bike on the market today. For race day fast. And every day fast. It's the world's fastest bike.

To say the SystemSix represents a unique approach to aerodynamic optimized bike design would be a bit of an understatement. Cannondale’s holistic approach to speed represents the pinnacle of what a race bike designed from the ground up can really deliver. Ground up? Indeed. The entire SystemSix project began with a quest to design the fastest wheel possible for modern tire volumes. And we built from there, developing the frame, fork, seatpost, bars, stem and wheels together as a complete speed system. Taking full advantage of disc-only optimization. Tailoring frame tube profiles to control airflow at every point. Developing a bar/stem combo that delivers the fast without forgoing the fit. Yielding the most positive wind tunnel data we’ve ever seen. And all within UCI limits. The most important part of the world’s fastest system, the SystemSix frame and fork are the rock upon which speed is built. Every tube shape painstakingly engineered to be as immune to drag as possible. Purposeful asymmetry for instant response to disc brake and pedalling loads. Impeccable handling and classic road race feel thanks to geometry derived from Cannondales gold standard EVO. And of course, scores of refined details designed to speed you up and not let you down.

Key Features

  • BallisTec Carbon Frame is designed to be stiff but light, allowing you to convert more of your power into speed. Cannondale’s innovative SAVE micro-suspension helps to reduce road buzz
  • BallisTec Carbon Fork is lightweight and engineered to flex, reducing shock and vibration
  • Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Speed Drivetrain provides fast, smooth and accurate shifting, with improved durability for long lasting performance
  • Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc Brakes give powerful, controllable and consistent stopping power, with minimal effort, in all conditions
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed, 700 x 26mm Tyres offer excellent rolling ability on the tarmac whilst keeping you planted and in control

Not just for racing

Racing provides some clear examples of the performance benefits of SystemSix compared to a modern race bike over a range of different scenarios. But SystemSix is not just for elite racers and offers serious benefits to riders of all levels. Take a cruising speed of 30 km/h (~18 mph) on a flat road; a comfortable cruising speed for most road cyclists. Compared to a modern road bike with low profile wheels, SystemSix would save that rider approximately 17W just in aerodynamic resistance. This pace equates to a savings of about 10% of your total power. That is not an insignificant amount when you consider a training ride of several hours. And as you ramp this speed up for more spirited riding the savings only increases. At 32 km/h it’s 20W. At 35 km/h it’s 26W.

  • Tech Specs

    Frame BallisTec Carbon, integrated cable routing w/ Switchplate, SAVE, PF30a, flat mount disc, 142x12 Speed Release thru-axle
    Fork BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8” - 1-1/4” steerer, 12x100mm Speed Release thru-axle, flat mount disc, 55mm offset (47-51cm) 45mm offset (54-62cm)
    Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra GS
    Shifters Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 2x11
    Chain set HollowGram, BB30a w/ OPI SpideRing, 52/36
    Bottom Bracket Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
    Cassette Shimano 105, 11-30, 11-speed
    Chain Shimano HG601, 11-speed
    Pedals Not Supplied
    Brakeset Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 160/140mm RT81 rotors
    Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra hydro disc
    Handlebars Vision Metron 4D Flat, UD Carbon
    Stem Vision Trimax OS, 2014 alloy, 3D Forged
    Headset Tapered, 1-1/8” upper, 1-1/4” lower bearing
    Grips Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
    Rims Vision SC55 Carbon Clincher 12x100 front, SC55 Carbon Clincher 12x142 rear
    Hubs (F) Vision Sealed Cartridge hub 12x100 / (R) Vision Sealed Cartridge hub, 12x142
    Spokes Vision, Aero bladed
    Tyres Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed, 700 x 26mm (23c)
    Saddle Prologo Dimension STN NDR, steel rails
    Seatpost HollowGram 60 KNØT Carbon, 330mm
    Notes Wheel Sensor compatible