The start of the 2024 road racing season is on the horizon now. And as day follows night, EF Education-EasyPost have released their latest round of loud and proud Cannondale SuperSix bikes for the season.
Each new season of course means a new cycling kit, paintjobs and equipment for every pro cycling team. You can check out all of the new season’s tech in our men’s and women’s WorldTour tech guides. EF Education launches always garner attention, though, thanks to a colourful history of headline-creating designs for team kits, equipment and special-edition collaborations.
The team also released their new Rapha team kit this week, including, by special request, the return of white socks. Alongside the new kit, history has taught us we can probably expect at least one eye-catching limited-edition team kit later this season, perhaps to celebrate a Grand Tour, so consider this the warm-up.
Here it is then, the new 2024 EF Education Cannondale Supersix Evo Lab 71. It is the very top-tier frameset offered by Cannondale, though the team did ride slightly more normal Hi-Mod frames badged as Lab 71 frames last year for a time.
The 2024 fourth generation SuperSix bikes feature Dura-Ace R9200 electronic groupsets as well as Vision Metron wheels shod in Vittoria Corsa Pro tyres. There are also saddles and handlebar tape from Prologo.
Yellow, pink, white and red all feature on the frame. The team will be well placed if they manage to win all three Grand Tours this year, as Jumbo-Visma did last year.
We think there’s enough black on the bike from the wheels, saddle, handlebars and tape to tie everything together. But will it be a little too much for some? Either way, it will draw attention and that’s what it’s all about.
As you might expect from a WorldTour race bike, the team machine has a very clean end and the SuperSix Evo has wider fork legs, though not quite as wide as the new BMC TeamMachine R we tested recently.
A neat name sticker on the chain stay lets us know this one is Uran’s. The seatpost clamp bolt is also tucked away underneath the seat / top tube joint.
Lab 71 classification was rolled out with the 4th Gen Supersix and the name recognizes Cannondale’s efforts since 1971. It…