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Cannondale Slate gravel bike prices and specs revealed
Paul NormanAugust 4,
New gravel bike has lefty suspension fork and 650b wheels

Pride of place at the recent Cycling Sports Group show in Wantage went to the new Slate. We’ve covered Cannondale’s pre-launch videos of the Slate in previous posts. Shown in Army Green with a Shimano 105 drivetrain, the most radical feature is its Lefty Oliver carbon suspension fork, which has 30mm of travel.

Big tyres with big clearance

The Slate also comes with 650b wheels, which are shod with Panaracer filetread 42mm tubeless tyres. Because of the larger tyre diameter, this results in an outside diameter for the wheel-tyre combination which is the same as for a standard 700c wheel shod with a 23mm tyre.

>>> Cannondale’s 2016 road range: the best bits

This means that the chainstays can be the same length as for a standard road bike, which Cannondale says results in agile and quick handling. The front-centre (the distance between the bottom bracket and the front axle) is extended relative to a standard road bike though, to give the bike more off-road stability and better handling over rougher surfaces.

Lefty Oliver suspension fork has 30mm of travel

Although suspension is a boon on the uneven surfaces for which the Slate is designed, it can be a disadvantage on smoother roads and when climbing as the up and down movement reduces pedalling efficiency, so there’s a lock-out on top of the fork for when it’s not needed.

The Slate’s aluminium frame comes with a BB30a bottom bracket, Cannondale’s Save Plus compliance zones built into the chainstays and seatstays, flat mount disc tabs and a 27.2mm seatpost. The front wheel uses Cannondale’s lefty hub, while the rear has a 142x12mm thru axle. There’s forward compatibility with electronic groupsets and internal cable routing for a dropper post too.

Wide junction between the seat tube and bottom bracket

The Slate will be offered in three builds for 2016. The army green 105 version which was on display comes with Cannondale’s Si chainset with 52/36 FSA chainrings and Shimano hydraulic brakes with 160mm front and 140mm rear discs. It’s priced at £2499.99.

Next up is an Ultegra build with a Cannondale Hollowgram Si chainset with SpiderRing single piece forged 52/36 chainrings and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. For £2799.99, it comes in grey with orange highlights and silver Cannondale logos.

Chain stays have a flattened flex zone
SAVE Plus chain stays have a flattened flex zone

Top of the range at £2999.99 is the Slate Force CX1 in black with stealth Cannondale logos and purple accents. This comes with a Cannondale HollowGram Si hollow forged chainset with a 44 tooth single chainring. At the rear there’s a SRAM Force CX1 derailleur running a SRAM X1 XD 10-42 cassette. Brakes are SRAM Force CX1 hydraulic discs.

There’s a new video of the Slate recently released by Cannondale.


Cannondale pushes road's boundaries with 2016 line
A detailed photographic look at upcoming Cannondale, GT and Charge bikes

Cannondale s latest New Road category is defined by the Slate a unique adventure bike with racy pretensions

650B (27.5") wheels with 42mm file tread rubber and a carbon Lefty Oliver fork with 30mm travel is a recipe for fun
Built to accept flat mount brake calipers, this £2,499/$2,799 105 model needs an adaptor for its BR785 hydraulics
Propping up the 3 bike Synapse Hi-Mod range is this £3,599/$4,999 Disc Ultegra model with hydraulic brakes
The bike sports Cannondale's new Czero carbon rimmed road disc wheelset, weighing a claimed 1367g, measuring 20mm deep and 25mm wide (17mm internal)
The C1 alloy stem accepts this new out-front Garmin mount that fits through the face plate
Cannondale's Hollowgram Si crank features a new 3D-forged 8 arm SpideRing that comes in 50/34 or 52/36 ratios
New for 2016, the GT Grade Alloy X offers a 1x transmission and cyclocross clinchers for £1,499
The bike has a quick release rear hub, but thru axle front with its carbon fork
Clement MXP 33mm cyclocross rubber hints at the Grade Alloy X's off-road abilities
SRAM's S350 crank with 40 tooth X-Sync ring is matched to SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic discs and rear mech
Third in line below the Black Inc model, the SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Dura-Ace 1 offers mechanical shifting, Hollowgram SiSL2 crank and Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheels for £3999.99/$7990 (excuse the saddle angle)
Cannondale's Escape Hanger Carbon bar sheds some grams
This Y-shaped down tube gear cable guide centralises the cables for neatness
Two interchangeable rear dropout guides cater for either Di2 or mechanical cable routing
Cannondale have adopted the 25.4mm diamter seatpost across their road range for increased deflection and seated comfort
Top of the new CAAD12 aluminium range is this stunning £2,499/$3,999 Dura-Ace Disc model
Neat internal cable routing, and over 200g of weight saved from the Smartformed 6069 alloy disc frameset
Subtly ridged profile to the down tube improves rigidity and airflow
Neat internal gear cable routing through the chainstay
Bridgeless seat stays increase compliance and reduce drag
The front brake caliper hose is protected by this fairing inside the fork leg
Charge debuted the new Plug range, which is topped by this titanium Plug 5 Ti at £2,499
SRAM's S350 crank with 40 tooth X-Sync wide/narrow chain ring
SRAM Rival 1 gearing with wide ratio cassette and mounts for mudguards and a rack
Exclusive Maxxis Roamers with a beefy 42mm carcass should be comfy and grippy
SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic discs deal with stopping duties
The £649 aluminium Plug 2 comes with matched stem, Shimano Claris gearing and cable operated disc brakes
A chunky rear monostay offers mudguard and rack mounts along with heaps of clearance for the 42mm rubber
One step up from the entry-level Sora machine, this CAADX Tiagra looks great, offering a good all round cyclo cross package for just £899.99/$1249.99
Bold colours and a 6061 alloy frame with carbon fork
Maddux CX 3.0 Disc rims with Schwalbe Sammy Slicks that will cope well with most dry conditions
Rear Promax Render R cable-operated discs mounted on the seatstay
Resurrecting their very first bike model, the ST-500 Touring, Cannondale showed the new £1899.99 Touring Ultimate and this £999.99 Touring 2 model
The Touring 2 has a SmartFormed 6061 alloy frame, alloy fork, Shimano Sora gearing with triple rings and mechanical discs
Original Cannondale head badge and graphics cement the new bike's links to its heritage
The 2016 Cycling Sports Group range launch took place at Williams F1's HQ in Grove, Oxfordshire, where this appropriate topiary greets visitors
For 2016, Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has a wealth of new products across its bike brands of Cannondale, GT, Charge, Fabric and Sugoi, from Lefty-equipped Slate road adventure bikes to the high-value Charge bikes that be coming to the US next year. Check out the deep photo gallery above for a closer look, and check out the details and price ranges below.

Cannondale SuperSix, CAAD12 and Synapse

As previously mentioned here, the big news for Cannondale in 2016 is the all-new,SuperSix EVO. Five SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod bikes range from the Ultegra-equipped £2,999 / $4,260 to Black Inc model at £6,999 / $12,790, plus an additional US-only SRAM Red Disc option for $6,390. There are three Ballistec carbon SuperSix Evo models from the Tiagra 6 at £1,299 / $1,840 to the Ultegra 3 £1899.99/$3200, or US-only Red model at $3,940.

Third in line below the black inc model, the supersix evo hi-mod dura-ace 1 offers mechanical shifting, hollowgram sisl2 crank and mavic ksyrium pro wheels for £3999.99/$7990 (excuse the saddle angle): third in line below the black inc model, the supersix evo hi-mod dura-ace 1 offers mechanical shifting, hollowgram sisl2 crank and mavic ksyrium pro wheels for £3999.99/$7990 (excuse the saddle angle)
The 2016 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Dura-Ace

For the new alloy CAAD12, there are rim and disc options aplenty. There’s an additional US-only model of the CAAD12, with an anodised Black Inc version available at $5,860, but otherwise, the new CAAD12s come in five options, from the £1,299 / $1,680 Shimano 105 rim-braked model up to the £2,499 / $4,260 Dura-Ace Disc.

The endurance-friendly Synapse covers all tastes with five alloy frames from the Claris 8 version at £599 / $870 to the £1,299 / $2,130 Disc Adventure, then multiple Ballistec Carbon models from the £1,349 / $1,840 Tiagra 6 to the Disc Ultegra Di2 at £3,250 / $4,800. Topping the list are three Hi-Mod disc models from an Ultegra-shod bike at £3,599 / $5,330 to the Black Inc at £5,999 / $9,590, plus the US gets an additional Dura-Ace disc model for $5,860.

Cannondale Slate, Touring and new components

Grabbing the most headlines is the extraordinary ‘New Road’ Slate adventure/cyclocross/do-anything range, consisting of three Lefty-equipped front suspension models from the £2,499 / $2,980 105 to the Force CX1 version at £2,999 / $4,260.

650B (27.5
The Slate's Lefty one-sided suspension fork

Largely unchanged, Cannondale’s strong cyclocross bike line-up continues with four CAADX offerings from the £799 / $1,080 Sora to £1,499 / $2,130 Ultegra, and for the UK, a pair of carbon SuperX models with the 105 version at £2,199 / $2,980 and Ultegra at £2,499. US consumers can also choose from a SRAM Rival bike at $2,660, and a SRAM CX1 model at $5,330.

Although not trumpeted in the same way, Cannondale have also brought back two Touring bikes. The company’s first ever bike model was the ST500 Touring, and the new £999 / $1,620 Touring 2 and £1,899 / $2,660 Touring Ultimate wear the original Cannondale head badge and graphics and share a strong resemblance to the originals.

Featured amongst the new bikes are a raft of new components, such as a new 8-arm SpideRing, available in 50/34 and 52/36, and new Si solid forged crank. This sits below the Hollowgram SiSL2 and Si cranks in Cannondale’s range, is said to be lighter than Shimano’s Ultegra or SRAM Force carbon cranks, and is SpideRing compatible.

Cannondale's hollowgram si crank features a new 3d-forged 8 arm spidering that comes in 50/34 or 52/36 ratios : cannondale's hollowgram si crank features a new 3d-forged 8 arm spidering that comes in 50/34 or 52/36 ratios
The new eight-arm SpideRing, on an existing Hollowgram Si crank

A Synapse on display was fitted with the new CZero carbon road disc wheelset that’s claimed to weigh just 1,367g, and measures 20mm tall, and 25mm wide (17mm internal). There’s also the Hollowgram and Hollowgram SL carbon disc wheelsets that are 35mm tall, 25mm wide and have a wider internal measurement at 19mm. Also, a new road-going Lefty suspension fork, the Oliver, debuts on the new Slate platform, offering unique riding possibilities in a bold-looking bike.


First Look: Cannondale Habit
A new short-travel trail bike from the Connecticut brand

Photos by Sam McMain
Video by Scott Smith

The details are out on Cannondale’s new trail machine after a couple months of photos and speculation floating around on the internet. The bike was seen in the wild this past weekend at the Downieville Classic, where Team WTB/Cannondale rider Jason Moeschler pedaled it to a victory in All-Mountain World Championship. The new bike is called the Habit, and it slots into Cannondale’s line between the Scalpel and the Trigger, sporting the dressings of a short-travel trail bike.

First impressions
Cannondale sought to strike a balance with the Habit, aiming to create a bike that would suit both cross-country riders looking for something more capable and more aggressive riders looking for something with less squish and a bit more snappiness. After an afternoon riding the Habit, it seems like Cannondale has achieved its goal, although for our tastes the bike felt more skewed towards pedaling efficiency and lightweight than suppleness and downhill capability.

The Habit Carbon 1 we tested had a snappiness that was immediately apparent on climbs and flat ground. The combination of the bike’s geometry, low weight and 27.5 wheels meant that the Habit responded to pedaling input with quick acceleration and was easily maneuvered on climbs.

Cannondale Habit 1

It’s no surprise that aggressive descenders won’t find the capability of their longer-travel trail rigs somehow jammed into the Habit’s 120 millimeters of travel. The same maneuverability and light weight that made the Habit a pleasure to blast uphill on had it feeling a bit out of sorts on technical downhills, and we couldn’t help but wonder if this bike wouldn’t have benefited from the stability and rollover offered by 29-inch wheels.

Cannondale Habit

An afternoon isn’t enough time to really feel out a bike, but our short-term impression is that the Habit is a great option as a trail bike for a cross-country rider or a cross-country bike for a trail rider. The Habit’s snappy, poppy disposition make it a pleasure to rip uphill and on flowy, less-technical trails. It’s a bike that will encourage you to climb faster and have more fun without having to go in search of the gnarliest descent at your local network. Stay tuned for more on the Habit here on and in a future issue of Bike. – Jon Weber

Cannondale Habit

Frame Details
The Cannondale Habit is built around an all-new 120-millimeter-travel chassis. Up front is a 68-degree head angle and a 120-millimeter-travel fork. Both the carbon and aluminum versions of the frame utilize Cannondale’s Zero Pivot seat stays, which are intended to compensate for their lack of an actual pivot with built-in vertical flex. The swingarm pivots move on thru-axles which are held in place by expanding collets and require no special tools for servicing. Cannondale’s argument for flex stays is based on weight savings (size large frame weight is just under 2,000 grams) and the lateral rigidity allowed by the pivot-free design.

Cannondale Habit Chainstay

Braking forces and vertically flexing seat stays don’t play well together, so Cannondale mounted the brake on the chainstay instead. The Lefty, which is featured on seven of the 10 Habit models, gets a 50-millimeter offset and a new damper tune, which Cannondale claims keeps the fork from packing up over chundery sections and also keeps it riding higher in its travel.

Cannondale Habit


Horse for the Course: Cannondale Slice vs world’s toughest Ironman 70.3
Lightweight TT bike for 1,800m of climbing in torrential rain
The Cannondale Slice was the perfect partner for this hilly half-Ironman
The Cannondale Slice in race-ready mode

The Profile Aeria cockpit offers a stiff base with plenty of adjustment
The TriRig Omega X brake is ultra light and aero, yet packs a huge amount of stopping power
The Quarq SRAM Red 22 power meter helped avoid overcooking the bike leg
Reynolds Assault / Strike wheels proved a sensible choice for a combination of aerodynamics, crosswind stability and decent braking
The Strike has a deeper rim, aiding aerodynamics at the rear. A pair of Specialized Turbo clinchers gave excellent grip in the rain
An utterly disgusting saddle-mounted setup that failed in nearly every way
Profile's massive Energy Pack bag holds plenty of food for long-course racing
The Slice took on the wet lanes of Exmoor and proved a real-world weather beater
Having had plenty of time to get used to Cannondale’s newest Slice TT bike, it was time for its final exam. In a test tailor made for the lightweight tri bike, it would be pitted against the 56 miles and 1,800m of climbing at Ironman 70.3 UK Exmoor in southwest England.

The event was described as the world’s toughest 70.3 by two-time Ironman world champ Chris McCormack and the spiky profile route profile certainly backs that up with a series of steep climbs over two laps that swap leg power for lactic. Naturally, there are equally sharp downhills to contest with as well as some fast rolling sections to help get the average speed up.

The cannondale slice in race-ready mode:
Ready to race: the Cannondale Slice with various 'one-percenter' upgrades

Being one of the lightest, most comfortable and best handling TT bikes out there, it’s a challenge ideally suited for the Slice. But as winds kicked up and rain pelted down on race morning, how would the bike fare in the real-world conditions it's designed for?

The course: Ironman 70.3 UK – a leg-sapping, gradient-happy hill fest with 1,800m of climbing over two laps (that elevation figure differs with online maps, but three different Garmin units have put it at just over 1,800m).
The equipment goal: a lightweight TT bike that can climb well, remain comfy and handle confidently in the poorest conditions.
The horse: A 2015 Cannondale Slice Ultegra 6800 with TriRig Omega X front brake; Reynolds Assault / Strike wheelset; Specialized Turbo tyres; Profile Aeria Carbon bars; Quarq SRAM Red 22 power meter with 52/36t Q-Rings; Cobb JOF saddle.
Race day would mark my fifth time taking on the route – or ninth and 10th laps counting it that way – so I knew exactly what was in store. I also had the 2013 event’s crap weather to compare to this year’s really crap weather. At least the swim meant I was going to be wet whatever happened when mounting the Slice.

The bike course drops back to the lakeside before the first hill. This shouldn’t have been notable except for the fact that the very first bump in the road after leaving transition sent my saddlebag skittering away behind me with no hope of recovery on the athlete-thronged road. I hoped the Specialized Turbo tyres were up to scratch, or rather, that no scratches would test them over the next 56 miles. This early catastrophe also meant a wonky rear bottle cage that made getting the bottle back in a real pain in the behind. Why couldn't I have just used a regular tube-mounted bottle cage? Because, you know, aero.

The road pulls up and away from the lake at a relatively peaceful grade that still means out-the-saddle grinding for many who didn’t pack a 28t cassette at the back. That very cog, along with my 36t ovalised Q-Ring, meant an easy enough time to allow the heart rate to settle a little. The Slice felt stiffly stable and totally in control despite the waterlogged roads.

The slice took on the wet lanes of exmoor and proved a real-world weather beater: the slice took on the wet lanes of exmoor and proved a real-world weather beater
The Slice's practical nature made it ideal for real-world rain

After a swift down and steep up – the bike’s lightness helping to avoid too much of a drop in cadence – it was onto the fast rolling section. Dropping into race pace, the Slice was the least of my worries as crosswinds threatened in every hedgerow gap and rain battered down, making visibility an issue. The Slice proved adept at shrugging off the blustery gale, its TAP (truncated aero profile) tubes giving little for the wind to push against, which definitely helped ease the nerves and maintain a semblance of comfort despite the downpour. The bike also held its momentum superbly; its aerodynamics and lighter weight sending me fast downhill and quickly up onto the next rolling rise.

The combination of TriRig Omega X front and Shimano Ultegra direct-mount rear brakes was a winner even with carbon rims in the wet. This was proven by the one technical descent, which curves swiftly down a hillside to end in an almost 180-degree left turn. The power of both brakes is to be applauded while the strength of the TriRig is especially impressive given its minimal weight and aero-centric design. The centre-pull brake had been easy to adjust before the event too. The Tektro brake levers specced here have a wider profile than Shimano's and aided a good grip with numbing hands.

Following a fast flattish section, the road kicks up imposingly for one of three significant climbs. Not too long, but with plenty of steepness to overcome, it tested the Slice’s back end, which remained true with no brake rubbing – the less said about the contrast to many other riders’ bikes the better. (But seriously guys, didn't you check before riding?!) With the Slice, we’re not talking the kind of sprint-away stiffness offered by a true climber’s road bike, but it certainly holds its own against aero road bike competition and is right up there in TT bike terms, but without foregoing too much comfort.

As the climbing continued, the front end was challenged by out of the saddle efforts. The stiff Profile Aeria carbon bars helped the Slice hold its line, the bike coping admirably with hamfisted rocking of the bars – and that’s with a full bottle between them. Being a mechanical group, gear changing isn’t as easy as would be ideal, but that’s reflected in the price of the stock bike.

Once over the last big climb, where even in such awful weather the crowds were showing their support, it’s false flat / gradual uphill for the last few miles of the loop. The Quarq was telling me that while it looked easy, I was putting down quite enough power despite the slower speeds, so it was back into a comfortable aero position to pace my efforts carefully until the end of the lap.

The tririg omega x brake is ultra light and aero, yet packs a huge amount of stopping power: the tririg omega x brake is ultra light and aero, yet packs a huge amount of stopping power
The TriRig Omega X is a fantastic upgrade if you've got a front-mounted brake on your TT bike

The beauty / tragedy of a lapped course is that you get to experience the literal and emotional highs and lows all over again. The beauty came in form of the countryside, which was stunning despite the wet weather and the fact that every pedal stroke was one closer to transition. The tragedy was in the hills, which seemed longer and tougher and the fact that every pedal stroke was one closer to transition – and the half marathon that would follow.

The Slice behaved just as well second time around, even if its engine wasn’t quite as powerful. It might’ve been launched in Kona, but it’s really a bike perfectly suited to hilly time trials and triathlons. Slap on a lightweight climbing wheelset such as Mavic’s R-SYS SLR and it’d be ideal for the likes of Ironman Nice or the Alpe d’Huez triathlon.

While the hills might uncover the bike’s most obvious gains, its stiffness and light weight serving to lessen climbing intensity, all the real-world riding has shown it to be a really fast bike all round. It led me to a 3:12:16 bike split, which while not too impressive in itself, was the fastest time I’d ever done there despite the atrocious rain. For those who care about such things, the Slice also got me to transition in enough comfort to let me knock 10-minutes off my best run there too. In horse for course terms, it was certainly a perfect fit.

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