Roadies looking for a new thrill. MTB'ers or action-sports
enthusiasts looking for a looser, more open definition of "road
riding". Highly skilled riders looking for new limits to push.
Highly unskilled riders looking to build skills without
That's who Cannondale reckon will enjoy the Slate. We think it
sums it up pretty well.
The Slate is an alloy frame with a Lefty suspension fork, 650
wheels with 42mm wide tyres and drop bars. This all adds up to a
lot of fun.
This model features 105 and hydraulic disc brakes, geared at
52/36 x 11/28. The 650b tyre size may look a little odd but they
roll like 700s with the specially made 42mm tyres, made for
Cannondale specifically for the Slate by Panaracer in Japan.
The Lefty fork is also somewhat eye-catching... Why is it there
anyway? Well, the idea of the Slate is that you can ride pretty
much anything on it. Wide tyres means low pressures and with 30mm
of travel from the Lefty you'll be charging over the rough stuff
with no problem.
The Slate is an amazing development really, smashing together a
few different ideas and changing the concept of what genre a bike
should fall into. Come and check them out.