Cannondale Slate Ultegra - 2017

Cannondale Slate Ultegra
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Redefine what a road ride looks like on Cannondale's Slate Ultegra. Cannondale's unrivaled SmartFormed aluminum is lightweight, sports puma-like responsiveness, and—thanks to SAVE Plus micro-suspension and slack angles—handles a host of surfaces with panache. A Lefty Oliver fork breaks all the road bike rules, adding 30mm of ride-anywhere suspension to your rig. Press the norm a little further with 650B Slate Disc wheels and fat, 42mm-wide Slate tireswhich give you the same rolling diameter of a traditional road wheel while providing all the plush, comfortable, and grippy benefits of a high volume tire. Throw the Shimano R685 levers to effortlessly engage the 11-speed Ultegra drivetrain, or apply the smooth, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes to scrub some speed. You'll love the weight savings from Cannondale's own handlebars and stem, and a Fabric Scoop saddle provides compliance and support for the long haul. So, forget old ideas of what a bike should be—the Slate will wipe them all away.

Specs

Frame SmartFormed 6069 aluminum, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, 142 x 12mm thru-axle
Fork Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon w/ PBR, 30mm-travel, 45mm offset
Rims/Wheels Slate Disc
Hubs Front: Lefty 50 Road; Rear: Formula
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Cannondale Slate Folding TRS tubeless, 650B x 42c, by Panaracer
Crankset Cannondale HollowGram Si, hollow forged
Chainrings OPI SpideRing, 52/36
Bottom Bracket FSA BB30 Bearings
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc
Handlebars Cannondale C2 Compact
Tape/Grips Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm
Stem Cannondale C1, 6061 aluminum, 1.5-inch
Brake Levers Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc
Brakes Shimano BR785/805, 140mm/140mm
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Race, Ti Rails

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • FUN! 
  • Smooth 

Cons

  • Saddle a little thin 

Best Uses

  • Gravel 
  • Path 
  • Road 
  • Trail 

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The most fun you can have on almost any bike!

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Pros

  • FUN!
  • comfortable
  • smooth

Cons

  • saddle a little thin

Best Uses

  • path
  • gravel
  • road
  • trail

Comments:

On a recent 100km ride that was mainly gravel - rail trail, bike path and back roads - the Slate had me grinning like a schoolgirl with a new Snap filter. I absolutely loved every minute on this bike. The Slate is very comfortable - not just the suspended front end but the rear end was smooth as well. The wide tires at lower air pressure helped, too. I could point this bike down any hill - paved or rough - and it literally took off! Doing 60kph down a concession road or 70+ down a paved hill, the Slate always felt stable. I could bomb through loose sand and gravel without a deflection. Acceleration was snappy - just ask the Mercedes SUV driver I passed on the gravel road :-) The Ultegra shifters are peerless - solid and accurate - well worth the upgrade over 105. Thankfully, the disc brakes worked very well, too. My only sore point was the saddle, it's not designed for rides this long.

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