We’ve been riding the just-released 2017 Cannondale SuperX Team cyclocross bike for the last two weeks, and so far, we’re quite impressed. Two days ago we released details on the bike, including two of our testers’ impressions, and 20 of our own photos of the bike.
If cyclocross in terms of terrain, technicality and riding style for you and your region is closer to mountain biking than criteriums, you’ll probably be a fan of the changes. Since Gary Fisher’s Genesis 2 mountain bike geometry was unveiled in 2009, most mountain bikes have adopted its philosophy of shorter chainstays, slacker head tubes, bigger offset/rake, and shorter stems. While Cannondale hasn’t quite adopted the short stem, the other Genesis 2 philosophies describe the new geometry changes to the 2017 SuperX and CAADx platforms, and on paper and while riding, we think it makes a lot of sense for a lot of mixed terrain riding and racing.
But geometry was not all that was tweaked to this year’s new frames. Cannondale’s James Lalonde, the 2008 USAC Singlespeed Cyclocross National Champion, walks Cyclocross Magazine through the new bike and frameset and its changes in the video below:
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