A do it all bike!  The Cannondale Slate is ready for gravel, single track, some road, and just about anything else you can throw at it. BikeRadar released its Top 5 Gravel Bikes for 2018 and featured the 2018 Cannondale Slate as a bike that “can handle the full range of gravel.” The bike includes a second set of wheels to make your ride selection even more dialed in.

Per Cannondale:

A full-tilt road bike with legitimate off-road chops, Slate brings a whole new dimension of hard-cornering, curb-hopping, trail-shredding fun to the concept of road riding. The SmartForm aluminum frame features SAVE Plus micro-suspension so you can explore the road less traveled, and a Lefty Oliver Carbon fork provides 30mm of travel to smooth out that untamed route. Wide, 650b WTB rims and 42mm WTB Resolute tires are primed for adventure, offering loads of traction with road bike quickness. Float over potholes, boost off of curbs, rail down trails, or just bring a little excitement to the next group ride. On Slate, exploration is the only mission. With a precise-shifting SRAM Force 1 drivetrain and smooth, powerful Force hydraulic brakes, you’ll have control and proper gearing no matter where the ride takes you. And, a supportive Fabric Scoop saddle will keep you comfortable for hours in the saddle.Build Specs:

  • Frame: Slate, SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a
  • Fork: Cannondale Lefty Oliver, 30mm Travel, Carbon
  • Bars: Easton EC90 SLX3 Carbon (46cm)
  • Stem: Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 1.5″, 31.8
  • Headset: Tange Seiki HeadShok Integrated
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30 Bearings
  • Shift Levers: SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1 Long cage
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Crankset: SpideRing X-Sync 44T
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11-speed
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1130, 11-speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Wheelset: Light Bicycle Carbon
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One
  • Second Wheelset: WTB STP i19 TCS 28-hole
  • Second Tire Set: WTB Resolute, 650bx42c Tubeless, gumwall
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
  • Seatpost: Cannondale SAVE Carbon, 27.2x420mm