Cannondale’s new SystemSix claims to be the fastest UCI approved road bike in the world*

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . Cannondale revives the SystemSix marque as its fastest bike ever. The Pennsylvanian brand's reputation for innovation was built on bikes like the original SystemSix , itself an innovation. Based on Cannondale's ground-breaking CAAD aluminium bikes and the legendary Six13, while the original SystemSix co-moulded a carbon monocoque front end with CAAD8 level hindquarters, the new SystemSix takes its cues from lessons learned in the all-conquering Evo, and the sublime smoothness of the Synapse, and creates an aero-optimised package claimed to be the fastest currently available. Nathan Barry, one of Cannondale's team of design engineers, is an aero specialist and has a background in aerodynamics, specializing in bicycles — he's published papers and his PhD on how to analyse real world aero for bicycling — and he explains: "SystemSix is the result of a ground up design where each element is optimized in pursuit ...

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