Enjoy the best of both worlds – 42c tires on 650 lb wheels cover the same ground as a 700x23c alternative, but with increased traction, comfort and grip on corners.
The Cannondale Slate's speed is boosted by short chainstays, while off-road handling and stability is improved by the slack head angle and long front-center.
Bumps don't have to slow you down anymore, thanks to the large volume of the cycle's tires, the plush SAVE rear triangle and the Lefty Oliver suspension fork.
Despite its sturdy appearance, the Cannondale Slate weighs less than a kilo more than other off-road bikes of its kind. The result? A bike that can go toe-to-toe with traditional road bikes for speed, but with an added smoothness that's tough to beat.