I’ve mentioned this before but when Cannondale first released the Slate, I thought it was the stupidest bike design I had ever seen.  I’ve since had to eat those words. I know 3 people that have the Slate and they all love em. After seeing them up-close, I’d have to agree, they’re pretty awesome.  Tom Bondurant just returned from riding the 200 mile Steamboat Ramble on his on July 21st and was going to ride the FoCo Fondo Fest this past weekend but wussed out. 

The Build

Frame: Large 2017 Cannondale Slate-available at ProVelo Bicycles.

Fork: Lefty Oliver (30mm travel)

Front derailleur: Ultegra 2x

Rear derailleur: Ultegra R8000 GS

Brake levers: Ultegra

Brakes: Ultegra hydro (160f/140r)

Shifters: Ultegra

Cassette: Shimano HG800

Cassette gearing: 11sp 11-34

Bottom Bracket: BB30

Cranks: Cannondale Hollowgram Si 172.5

Chainrings: OPI Spidering compact 50/34

Pedals: Shimano XT

Chain: Ultegra

Front Hub: Lefty 50 28h

Front Rim: Mavic XM419

Front Tire: WTB Resolute 650bx42 tubeless

Rear Hub: Formula 142×12, 28h

Rear Rim: Mavic XM419

Rear Tire: WTB Resolute 650bx42 tubeless

Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Race, Ti rails

Stem: Cannondale C1 +5 deg. 100mm

Bars: Cannondale C2 Compact, 42cm

Seatpost: Cannondale C1 alloy

Computer: Garmin Edge 520

Computer mount: Garmin outfront mount

Tools: You’re a tool (but they’re held in the Outvi Possm – prolly best not to mention the multiple yard sales on the Cherokee Park ride)