With all of the championship races that happened in Asheville last month, we still have a few bikes in our archives that we’ve yet to feature from the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships. And, while it may seem like this a duplicate bike, the Cannondale Super-X shown here belongs to Cooper Willsey of Cannondale Cyclocrossworld. The other Super-X in this color scheme that we previously profiled belongs to Stephen Hyde of Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com
Willsey took the title in the Men’s Collegiate D2 race and was part of the silver-medal winning Collegiate D2 relay team riding for his school Furman University. He was also 6th in the Men’s U23 race at Nationals capping a busy week of racing.
Let’s take a look at his well-raced bike, the Cannondale Super-X.
As we’ve mentioned when featuring other Cannondale cyclocross bikes from this year’s nationals, the Super-X is a family of bikes available in various specs with two separate grades of carbon for the framesets, a high modulus one and the standard carbon frameset. Willsey’s bike, like Hyde’s, is the hi-mod frame. Cannondale’s carbon bikes are made from their BallisTec carbon, and are all disc brake only.
Willsey’s drivetrain is a SRAM Force 1 set-up including the Force 1 shifters, derailleurs and hydraulic brake calipers. The crank is a SRAM x-sync 42 tooth ring paired to Cannondale’s own Hollowgram road cranks.
Wilsey’s cockpit is from Zipp in the form of their Service Course SL bar and stem as well as the seatpost. Willsey’s saddle is from Fabric. Where Willsey deviates from many other riders on Crankbrothers is he chooses to run the Eggbeater, rather than Candy, model in the Eggbeater 11 trim.
Willsey’s bike spins on two, when he’s not doing manuals, Zipp 303 tubulars wrapped in Challenge’s Limus Team Edition tires.
Given Willsey’s strong rides at Nationals, we expect that he has a bright future racing cyclocross.
Cooper Willsey’s National Championship Winning Cannondale Super-X Spec Highlights:
Frame: Cannondale SuperX Disc
Fork: Cannondale SuperX Disc
Shift/Brake Levers: SRAM Force 1
Brake Calipers: SRAM Force hydraulic
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1
Front Derailleur: N/A
Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram arms with SRAM X-sync ring, 42 teeth
Saddle: Fabric, carbon railed
Seatpost: Zipp Service Course SL
Stem: Zipp Service Course SL
Handlebars: Zipp Service Course SL
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11
Wheels: Zipp 303 tubular
Tires: Challenge Limus Team Edition
More info: http://www.cannondale.com
Cooper Willsey‘s National Championship Winning Cannondale Super-X Photo Gallery: