|Frame:||Slate SmartFormed 6069 Alloy Di2 ready SAVE PLUS BB30a|
|Fork:||Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon w/ PBR 30mm Travel 45mm offset|
|Headset:||Tange Seiki Head Shock Integrated|
|Rear Hub:||Formula 142x12mm thru rear 28h|
|Front Hub:||Lefty 50 Road|
|Spokes:||DT Swiss Champion|
|Rims:||Slate Disc 650b 28H welded|
|Tyres:||Cannondale Slate Folding TRS tubeless 650x42c by Panaracer|
|Shift Levers:||Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra 6800 31.8 Clamp|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra 6800|
|Cassette:||Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28 11-speed|
|Chain:||Shimano HG700-11 11-speed|
|Crankset:||Cannondale HollowGram Si hollow forged w/ OPI SpideRing BB30a 52/36|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA BB30|
|Seat post:||Cannondale C2 Carbon 27.2 X 350mm|
|Saddle:||Fabric Scoop Radius Race Ti Rails|
|Handlebar:||Cannondale C2 Compact|
|Stem:||Cannondale C1 6061 Alloy 1.5 31.8 -5 deg. 100mm|
|Grips:||Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm|
|Brakes:||Shimano BR785/805 140/140mm|
|Brake Levers:||Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc|
BIG TYRES ON SMALL WHEELS - 650BX42C
The idea for Slate started with the realization that 650b road wheels with massive 42c tyres offer the same rollout (outer diameter) as a 700x22c wheel/tyre combo. That means we could get the unreal cornering grip and float of big tyres, with proper road bike speed and crazy-good handling.
SLATE'S "FULL FUN" GEOMETRY
Since we didn't have to compromise the Slate's geo around big tyres on big wheels, we were free to optimize it to maximize fun in all conditions. Short chainstays keep things lively and agile, while a longer front-centre and slacker head angle provide the stability needed for rough roads and offroad excursions. Rider position fits right between the full aggressiveness of Elite Race and the more upright Endurance.
Designed to be ridden all-over, the Oliver is built specifically for Slate. 30mm of travel, with heavily tuned low speed compression damping and a unique COG (Coil over Gas) negative spring to minimize bobbing. PBR on-the-fly lockout and rebound adjustment. Carbon outer structure and OPI forged alloy inner leg. It's the most capable front suspension the road has ever seen.
SAVE PLUS MICRO-SUSPENSION SYSTEM
The dramatic shaping of the seat stays and chainstays on the Slate provide a great balance of big bump-eating capability and rock solid rigidity. Just what you need when blasting down rocky trails or potholed streets.
DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE
Nothing inspires confidence like a dropper post, and with 27.2mm diameter posts and internal dropper routing, it's an easy upgrade to make.
SYNTACE 142X12 THRU-AXLE
Thru-axle design boosts stiffness. Threads integrated into replaceable deraileur hanger.
BRAZE-ON DISC CALIPER MOUNT
Super tidy, ultra-light and extremely strong, our patent-pending braze-on mount is designed for the new low-profile flat-mount brakes.
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