Category Archives: Cannondale
Cannondale’s Slate All-Road Suspension Bike is On the Way

We got the jump on our own brief review and photos early on with the Slate. Some people loved it, others hated it and for good reason. While I wouldn’t call the notion of a suspension fork on a road bike a new idea, with the old Team Gan and other Roubaix bikes having done something similar in the past, the Slate does offer a rather unique riding style and honestly, it just looks like a freaking beast. Granted a beast that was made in some genetic lab somewhere, but albeit, a beast.

The Slate will be landing at Cannondale dealers in October. Offered in three build options: a $2980 105 kit in OD green, a $3520 Ultegra kit in raw aluminum, and a $4260 CX-1 kit in black with purple accents. Check out build specs below.

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Aug 10, 2015 23 comments
The Cannondale Slate Gets Dirty

During the ATOC, Tim Johnson and David from Cannondale took their Slate “all-road” bikes from the mountains to the fire roads before getting them dusty on some singletrack. While the Cannondale website still doesn’t list the Slate in their catalog, this is the first we’re seeing of the olive drab and chartreuse paint design. Lookin’ good fellas. Also, Ojai has some amazing trails!

Jun 26, 2015 24 comments
A Quick Ride on Cannondale’s New Slate All-Road Suspension Road Bike

What do you do when an accomplished athlete backs you on a gamble and encourages you to do something different. Something that might change the face of “all-road” cycling forever? Or at least for a little while anyway…

The story of the bike goes back to March in 2014, when Tim Johnson and his wife Lyne were riding in Louisville along the bourbon trail. David from Cannondale put one of these bikes under Tim and watched the atavism take over. Tim hit every curb cut in sight, skidded around corners and sprinted like he was riding his EVO… Tim’s a cross racer through and through, so dirt and speed are his top priorities. Oh and fun. Having fun too. Right Tim?

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Jun 16, 2015 138 comments
Cannondale’s Got a Clean Slate

Here’s the full-length to that teaser I posted on Friday, featuring Cannondale’s new Slate suspension road bike on a ride from Park City to Ogden and Tim Johnson. Slate packs big 27.5 / 650b tires and the new Lefty Oliver road suspension. Watch it gobble up a 100 mile ride that hits smooth tarmac, gravel roads and into the back country of the Wasatch mountain range.

Jun 16, 2015 6 comments
Cannondale’s New 2015 CAAD 10 Mean Green Track Machine

I could give two shits about “spy” or “leaked” product shots. Personally, I feel like when a product is ready for public consumption, it’ll be posted in reputable sources but seeing this on Tracko got me stoked on production-level track bikes.

The “rumor” has it that this’ll be hitting the boards soon. See more on this Cannondale fan page on Facebook.

If only it was still made in the USA.

Jun 30, 2014 4 comments
Another Bike on its Side

I’m still going through all the madness from Los Angeles. This one in particular came as a last minute surprise. Luka’s Cannondale track. Pristine condition. He even has the original wheels at home. As always, more on this to come!

Feb 15, 2014 3 comments