Slice 5 105
Simply Fast.A time-tested, proven design that combines great aerodynamics, stable geometry, light weight and smooth comfort, all in a simple, easy-to-use package. With the world record for the Iron-Distance races, the Kona course record and three back-to-back Ironman World Championship victories under its belt, the Slice’s record speaks for itself.
The SLICE IS:
Rider profile:Ideal for serious triathletes who want world-class performance that’s easy to set-up, travel with, and maintain.
Slice, full carbon, AERO SAVE, BB30
Slice Aero, full carbon, 1-1/8"
FSA Gossamer Pro, BB30, 53/39
Shimano 105 5700, 12-27, 10-speed
Shimano 105 5700, 10-speed
Shimano 105 5700, braze-on
Shimano 105 5700
Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c
Cannondale C3 base bar, 31.8 w/ FSA Tri Max Team clip ons
Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg.
Slice, Si, 15mm top cap
Alloy Aero Levers
Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm
Cannondale Ergo Tri
Cannondale Slice Carbon Aero
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Comments about Slice 5 105:
I race Olympic and Sprint distance Triathlon on my Slice 105. I have kept a fairly stock set-up except I traded the aero bars for a Profile design with the ski pole style kick up at the end, and race on Zipp 404 wheels. With a comfortable set-up ,easily achieved with the versatility of this system, it is a dream on the course. I have ridden technical courses with climbs and sharp turns and this bike handles those conditions well. It is also comfortable in a flat out-and-back style course where you are in one position for a long time.
Maintenance is easy and straight-forward. There are no hard to reach areas.
Greatest things about this bike are the low weight and soft feel on the road. The BB is solid and transfers power well, the SAVE design fork and stays handle the vibration from the road and make the ride smooth, and the versatility in set-up will work with a rider for several years of progression in the sport to allow for more aggressive set-ups down the road. Curves in the road are as much fun as you should be allowed to have on a TT bike - this thing carves (or slices) like a racing ski when you lean into a curve and almost feels like it accelerates through it by itself. Very stable on fast descents as well.
The biggest thing I would change is in the seat post. The weak point on set up is the saddle mount. The current configuration is frustrating to get the right angle - just when you think you have it, tightening the bolts will change the angle by about 2 degrees down. If Cannondale could take the interface from my CAAD10 road bike and put on the Slice, dialing my saddle position in would be stupidly easy.
- Was this a gift?: