That Cannondale is releasing a 750-gram frame is great news. However, what takes a bite out the news is that it’s limited edition release with only 200 frames being sold.  How a sub-800 gram frame would ride is well remembered buy some RBA old-timers who were lucky enough to throw a leg over both the  2011 Cannondale Evo that rolled at a feather-like light 14.3 pounds, and the Nano Evo Black production bike that hit the scales at just over 16-pounds  back in 2013 with a 718-grame frame.

Cannondale definitely knows how to build a lightweight frame and all that nostalgia aside, Cannondale’s new  Leichtbau is a sight to behold and at $5200 the 200 frames (available in four sizes) being sold should be snapped up quickly.

Thanks the to the 718-gram frame, RBA’s 2013 Cannondale Nano Evo Black project bike hit the scales at just a skooch over 16-pounds ready to roll.



We’ve created a limited-edition frameset to celebrate our performance heritage and tireless pursuit of the perfect ride, Leichtbau is a lightweight creation of our flagship SuperSix Evo – a frameset built to fly. Leichtbau means lightweight. The latest layup carbon technology and most advanced materials deliver a 90-gram reduction in weight compared to our SuperSix EVO HI-MOD carbon.

At just 750 grams for a painted raw frame with hardware, Leichtbau is ready to launch, even when gradients are steep.

Key Benefits
 Limitless Performance. We’ve been pushing the limits of race performance since our inception – from the lightest materials to the fastest
shapes. Leichtbau, our highest performance SuperSix Evo ever, was born from 50 years of innovation, in our quest to deliver the perfect ride.

˓ Dedicated to the Details. A modern classic melding time-tested black and chrome aesthetics with our most advanced carbon construction and CNC machined alloy details, it all adds up to our most refined SuperSix Evo ever – individually numbered with only 200 available worldwide.

Leichtbau means Lightweight
Our most sophisticated carbon construction to date. The latest layup technology and most
advanced materials deliver a 90 gram reduction in weight compared to our Hi-MOD carbon.

Smooth Operator
SuperSix EVO is known for its elegantly smooth ride quality. The SAVE rear stays, integrated binder
and 27 SL KNØT seat post bring surprising comfort to EVO’s blistering speed.

Speed Shapes
The frame features highly truncated airfoil tube shapes that offer the same weight, and equal
or better stiffness than round tubes, but reduce drag by up to 30%.

Hidden Cable Routing
Unique design routes brakes lines through an opening in the front of the headtube for minimal drag
and headache-free serviceability.

Clearly Capable
Featuring clearance for some seriously big rubber. 30mm tires fit with ease, for new levels of comfort
and capability on any kind of road.

Speed Release Equipped
The Speed Release thru-axles allow faster, easier wheel changes and are compatible with most standard
thru-axle wheelsets.

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