Massive 42c tires on 650b wheels give you the the same roll-out diameter as a 700x23c wheel for proper road bike speed, but with unreal cornering grip, traction and comfort.
Sturdy and stable off-road, speedy on it - the Slate gives you the best of both worlds thanks to its short chainstays, slack head angle and long front-center.
Magic Carpet Comfort
With the big-volume tires, plush SAVE rear triangle, and Lefty Oliver suspension fork, the Slate is magically smooth over bumps and chatter.
Slate weighs in at less than a kilo more than comparable road bikes, making it fast on the roads yet rugged on the trails.