In just six days at the tender hour of 6am, I’ll line up in downtown Emporia, Kansas for Dirty Kanza. With 2,200 or so other hard charging crazies. Referred to as the #DK200 for its 200 miles, it’s actually 206 which is something you remember around mile 199. So in honor of those bonus half dozen clicks, the following six days will present six posts for six critical components of a successful race. Today, the steed.

I’ll be riding my Cannondale SuperX Hi-Mod carbon with the stylie’est paint job around, it’s a beautiful bike. Paired up with Zipp 303 Firecrest Disc, filled with tubeless sealant and running Maxxis 40c tires, a Quarq DZero powermeter rotates my 44t front chainring and a 42-10 cog cassette, a Force 1x rear derailleur, all SRAM and all strung together by a Red22 chain. The bike in 🔥 (it’s just green fire ’cause you know green fire is the most lit).


  1. Manuel Rodriguez

    Hey Ted. What model saddle do you have? Can’t tell if it’s a Fizik Gobi or Tundra. Thanks and congrats on the win!

  2. Marcel B

    Hey Ted,
    wondering what frame size you have? I’m 6’2 and not sure what to buy.

    All the best from Germany!

    • iamtedking

      Hard to say exactly. I’m riding 58cm bikes and XL mountain bikes. I could fit on a 60 or L but these are my preferences.

  3. Andrew M

    Random question: I bought a SuperX with the intention of upgrading to this same Quarq/Sram X Sync set up and was told because of the SuperX’s 83mm BB shell (I’m on BB30, not GXP) that your set up was ‘impossible’ but clearly it isn’t. Did you have anything custom built or modified to get this fit? Thanks!

    • iamtedking

      Hi Andrew,

      Here’s some recon I did: You may want to confirm this, but this is a good test run. I know for sure you need to run single speed chainring bolts to gain clearance there. Something like this.
      For the spindle spacers, you roughly follow the BB306 EVO instructions, but I think you put the spacers on the opposite sides to compensate for the asymmetry of the SuperX BB? Or you put them both on the drive side? A little experimentation should lead to the correct answer. It’s all possible!


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