The cylindrical tubes and dead-straight top tube look classic, although the lack of internal cable routing spoils things a little, and means you won’t be able to upgrade to electronic shifting.

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The Super Six is also at home in the hills with performance closely matching that of the similarly priced B’Twin Ultra 900 on longer climbs with a steady effort.

It’s only on short, punchy climbs, or when changing pace on steadier gradients that the Shimano wheelset holds you back.

With World Tour heritage coming out of its ears, the Super Six Evo certainly seems like a good deal for £1,500, especially given the superb ride and excellent finishing kit.

This version of the Cannondale Super Six Evo shares the same geometry as those ridden by Cannondale-Garmin, though it’s not overly racy, with the frame providing a comfortable position for long days in the saddle.

The difference to the Super Six Evo Hi Mod team bikes is a lower grade of carbon-fibre to hit the more affordable price point.

This means the frame is slightly heavier, but still under a kilogram.

We were impressed with the the Cannondale’s appearance.

The only disappointment was the sturdy but sluggish Shimano RS11 wheelset.

Review: Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultegra Women’s 2015 Acceleration may be on the slow side due to the heavy wheels, but this and the lack of internal cabling are the only things we can say against the Cannondale; its World Tour heritage is clear.

Cornering is sharp and precise, with the Schwalbe Lugano tyres providing impressive grip.

This is aided by the Speed Save micro suspension built into the frame, meaning the bike stays glued to the road instead of skipping over rough surfaces, particularly through corners.