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Tech round up: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD frameset, CADEsport virtual cycling game, MAAP’s autumn road collection and the PLYO 3-D printed helmet

Tech round up: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Leichtbau LTD frameset, CADEsport virtual cycling game, MAAP's autumn road collection and the PLYO 3-D printed helmet

A lighter frame, a more inclusive virtual training game, an evolved clothing collection and a safer helmet… A lightweight carbon bike, a bike helmet, a…

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A lighter frame, a more inclusive virtual training game, an evolved clothing collection and a safer helmet…

A lightweight carbon bike, a bike helmet, a clothing range and indoor training software might not sound like we’re walking on uncharted ground this week but all of these products are far from ordinary.

Cannondale’s newest road frame, a limited-edition featherweight iteration of an existing model, looks good enough to hang in a gallery, while MAAP’s latest road collection wouldn’t appear out of place on the catwalk. German tech company nFrontier have turned to the automotive industry for cues as they seek to develop a bike helmet that’s smarter and safer than the rest and the CADEsport virtual cycling game looks to make indoor training ‘fairer and more inclusive’.

Like we said, far from ordinary… Did Cannondale’s ‘pursuit of the perfect ride’ just get closer?

In recent times there’s been a trend for race bike advancements to focus predominantly on improving aerodynamics and saving watts. So there’s something reassuring about Cannondale returning to an age-old obsession in what it describes as its ‘pursuit of the perfect ride’. Weight.

The SuperSix EVO Leichtbau is the SuperSix but lighter. Thanks to what Cannondale is calling its “most sophisticated carbon construction to date”, the frameset now has a claimed weight of just 750 grams. This means it shaved off around 90 grams from the Hi-MOD carbon version ridden by the EF Education – EasyPost WorldTour team among others.

As for the frame design, it retains the elements that have made […]

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