Eurobike Gold Medal "Best Road Bike"

"This new bike by Cannondale combines two worlds that usually have little to do with one another. It echoes elements of a mountain bike and interprets these for road use. As a result, it taps into a bigger target group of cyclists.”

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A full-tilt road bike with legitimate off-road chops, Slate is the bike for cyclists that want to ride roads without having to "road ride".

Specifications

Rider Profile

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 consequences.

Intended Use

New Road

Speciality

Any Road. Anywhere.

Component Overview

DriveTrain

Shimano 105

Brakes

Shimano BR785/505

Crank

Cannondale HollowGram

Frame

Aluminum

Wheelset

Slate

Wheel Size

650b

Frame

Slate, SmartFormed 6069 Alloy, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a

Fork

Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon w/ PBR, 30mm Travel, 45mm off-set

Rims

Slate Disc, 650b, 28H, welded

Hubs

Lefty 50 Road front, Formula 142x12mm thru rear, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Champion

Tires

Cannondale Slate Folding TRS tubeless, 650x42c, by Panaracer

Pedals

N/A

Crank

Cannondale Si, BB30a, FSA rings, 52/36

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30 Bearings

Chain

Shimano HG600-11, 11-speed

Rear Cogs

Shimano 105 5800, 11-28, 11-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano CX-70, 31.8 Clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5800

Shifters

Shimano R505 Hydraulic Disc

Handlebar

Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy Butted 6061 Alloy, Compact

Grips

Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm

Stem

Cannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, -5 deg. 100mm

Headset

Tange Seiki Head Shock Integrated

Brakes

Shimano BR785/505, 160/140mm

Brake Levers

Shimano R505 Hydraulic Disc

Saddle

Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, Cromo Rails

Seatpost

Cannondale C3 Alloy 27.2 X 350mm

Sizes

SM, MD, LG, XL

Innovation AND Technology

  • Lefty Oliver
  • SAVE PLUS

Rider Position / Bike Geometry

The Slate riding position balances racy efficiency with upright control and comfort.

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Innovation AND Technology

Lefty OliverOliver Joins the Family

Welcome to the Family
Meet Oliver:
The Leading Edge of the New Slate.

SAVE PLUS

Smoother, more compliant SAVE features for rougher roads and longer days in the saddle. An updated version of the system that started it all, SAVE PLUS offers even more vertical compliance than SPEED SAVE. Perfect for carrying top speed over the cobbles of northern Europe or for smoothing out your next Gran Fondo.

Rider Position / Bike Geometry

Slate 105
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The Slate - its just plain ol' fun! I find myself looking for lips, curbs, drop-offs and loose stuff… This bike is the Swiss-Army knife of road bikes. 

Tim Johnson
Cannondale Brand Ambassador 

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