Arrived: 2013 Cannondale Super X Hi-Mod Disc w/ SRAM Red

If you know Infinite Cycles, you know we love cyclocross. With the Utah Cyclocross series starting in less than 3 weeks (19 days to be exact, but who else is counting), we’re pretty excited about this bike.

Building on the incredible full carbon Super X we’ve been riding for a couple of years, the new disc version gets a new stiffer fork and a smoother riding rear end because Cannondale didn’t need the strength to support the cantilever brakes anymore. 2013 high modulus models are green and black and standard modulus models are black and white like last year.

Equipped with the new SRAM Red in a custom Cannondale green, Stan’s No Tubes tubeless wheelset, FSA SL-K Carbon BB30 crankset, and Cannondale’s new C1 cockpit, this bike is amazing.

Since professional cyclocross was given permission to use disc brakes, many manufacturers have moved toward adding them to cross brakes. Part of the fun of cyclocross is the lousy braking and riding in compensation for that. Technology always marches forward though. This is the flagship bike from Cannondale this year selling for $5500. Cannondale is also making an Ultegra Di2 version for $5000 in the Hi-Mod frame.

This bike in the pictures is a 54cm and with tubes in the tires and the lovely spoke guard, it weighs in at just 16.89 pounds. Compare that to the new base model EVO road bike at 15.63 pounds (weighed in 54cm also). Both are light, but wow, that’s pretty close!

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