At over seventy years old our reader today, Albert from Massachusetts, is carving up the beautiful back country roads of his state on his Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod decked out with Dura-Ace, Zipp 303’s and more. He loves it so much that it is supposed to be his ‘last’ bike….
Name: Albert A. Dalia (www.wanderingblade.com)
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Bike: 2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod (50cm)
Wheels: Zipp 303 NSW
Saddle: Fizik Kurve (Chameleon)
Other: Replaced stock 52/36 Spidering with 50/34.
Weight: 14.55 lbs (6.6kg) – as seen here without the Garmin Edge 820
When did you buy it?
What made you choose this bike?
Researched for about a year, as it’s supposed to be my “last” bike and would replace my trusty Kestrel Evoke. I had requirements: 1. Under 16lbs. (the Evoke was 16.6); 2. Climbs well – very hilly country in this Southern New Hampshire/Northern Massachusetts region; 3. Agile handling; 4. Comfortable for long rides of up to a century in length – roads in area are prone to frost heaves, so they can be pretty rough in spots.
What modifications/additions have you done?
3T Ergonova Carbon Handlebars with Lizard Skins bar tape (3.2mm) and Cannondale alum bar plugs; Continental GranPrix 4000s II tires (700×25); Continental Race 28 Light tubes; Zipp 303 NSW wheels; Cannondale carbon water bottle cages; Fizik Kurve saddle; K-edge Garmin holder; Dura-Ace pedals.
What components are you running?
Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical, Zipp 303 NSW wheels, Garmin Edge 820 and Cygolite head and tail lights that are not seen in these pictures;
How many miles/kilometers do you do a year?
Last year: 2779 miles; this year, so far, 2768 miles; have 2617 miles (4211km) on the Evo since I got it in March.
What do you love about this bike?
Amazing agility and instant response at the pedals for great climbing ability; with 80psi/85psi (front/rear) the ride is smooth. Oh, and did I mention the color?
Favorite riding area?
Harvard, MA – beautiful horse country and back lanes.
Favorite riding experience on your bike?
Crushing my old personal bests!
I’m done – I hope! I spent months with different saddles and wheels before I sorted it all out.
There are a number of people to thank without whom none of this would have been possible: My main man at Riverside Cycle in Newburyport, MA, Tom Reinke; my fitter, Phil Wong at Phil Wong Fit; and my photographer friend, Joe Rogers at Visionaries Events, Inc. Thanks guys!!!
Thanks to Albert for sharing his ride with us. Got a bike that you’re proud of? Well how about sharing it with fellow PEZ fans and getting it featured in Readers’ Rigs so we can all stare at it! Send us a Readers’ Rigs submission direct to firstname.lastname@example.org and your bike could be featured in all its glory here on the pages of PEZ.