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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:

  • AERO SAVE technology keeps you fresher for the run.
  • Light weight frame makes climbing a breeze.
  • Simple, straightforward design keeps packing, set-up and maintenance headaches to a minimum.
  • Rider profile:

    Ideal for serious triathletes who want world-class performance that’s easy to set-up, travel with, and maintain.

    TECHNOLOGIES

    • AERO SAVE Micro-Suspension System
      An elegant combination of directional tube shaping and sophisticated carbon lay-up allows the rear chain stays and seat stays to deflect together vertically, so the bike absorbs the shock, not you. Stay aero longer and come off the bike faster.
    • Stable Geometry
      Unlike the nervous, twitchy handling of some aero frames, the Slice’s geometry is designed to provide stable and confidence inspiring handling while in the aero position, allowing you to relax and focus on your ride.
    • Two-Position Seatpost
      The two-position Slice seatpost offers a range of effective seat angle adjustment from 73-78 degrees for Triathlon or UCI legal time trial use.
    • Maintenance-friendly design
      Standard road brakes, a normal stem/steerer design, straightforward cable routing and vertical rear dropouts all give up a bit of pure aero advantage to the superbike designs, but potentially save hours of pre-race set-up stress.
    Frame

    Slice, full carbon, AERO SAVE, BB30

    Fork

    Slice Aero, full carbon, 1-1/8"

    Crank

    FSA Gossamer Pro, BB30, 53/39

    Bottom Bracket

    FSA BB30

    Shifters

    MicroShift bar-end

    Cog Set

    Shimano 105 5700, 12-27, 10-speed

    Chain

    Shimano 105 5700, 10-speed

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano 105 5700, braze-on

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano 105 5700

    Rims

    Shimano R501

    Hubs

    Shimano R501

    Tires

    Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c

    Pedals

    n/a

    Brake

    Tektro R580

    Handlebar

    Cannondale C3 base bar, 31.8 w/ FSA Tri Max Team clip ons

    Stem

    Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg.

    Headset

    Slice, Si, 15mm top cap

    Brake Levers

    Alloy Aero Levers

    Spokes

    Shimano R501

    Grips

    Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm

    Saddle

    Cannondale Ergo Tri

    Seat Post

    Cannondale Slice Carbon Aero

    Rear Shock

    N/A

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Slice 5 105
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    A TT bike that can tackle any course

    By Eric

    from Columbia, MD

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

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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.

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