Cannondale Six 5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Cannondale Six 5

   Photo: Shana Novak

Cannondale is now manipulating carbon fiber for high-end race bikes as well as anyone, but the company hasn't completely abandoned its deep aluminum heritage. The Six 5 weds a carbon rear end and fork, which minimize painful road vibrations, to a stiff aluminum front triangle for pedaling efficiency. The frame sprints and climbs as well as or better than any other bike in this price range. The slightly raised front end takes strain off the back and neck, and the compact Shimano 105 cranks made quick work of the hills. "When I saw the price, I wasn't expecting much," said one tester, "but I really don't have any complaints. It's a very well-rounded ride." A true starter race bike. 18.8 lbs, 56cm;




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