Cannondale Slate SE Apex 1 Gravel Bike 2019
No Deposit,finance available from €99.97/month.
With its custom Lefty fork and fat-and-fast-rolling 650x42c tyres, Slate is a legit road machine with serious off-road chops. From pavement to gravel to singletrack, Slate rails where other road bikes fail.
A full-tilt road bike with legitimate off-road chops, the Slate brings a whole new dimesion of hard-cornering, curb-hopping, trail-shredding fun to the concept of “road-riding”.
BIG TYRES+SMALL WHEELS=GOOD TIMES
Massive 42c tyres on 650b wheels give you the the same roll-out diameter as a 700x23c wheel for proper road bike speed, but with unreal cornering grip, traction and comfort.
FULL FUN GEOMETRY
Short chainstays give Slate snappy quickness, while a slack head angle and long front-centre keep things stable for off-road excursions.
MAGIC CARPET COMFORT
With the big-volume tyres, plush SAVE rear triangle, and Lefty Oliver suspension fork, the Slate is magically smooth over bumps and chatter.
SURPRISINGLY LIGHT, SURPRISINGLY FAST
Despite its burly look, Slate weighs less than a kilo more than comparable road bikes and it carries speed like a traditional (but bizarrely smooth) road bike.
- Frame: Slate, SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy, Di2 ready, SAVE, BB30a
- Fork: Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon w/ PBR, 30mm Travel, 45mm offset
- Rims: WTB STP i19 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready
- Hubs: Formula Lefty front, RX-142 rear
- Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
- Tires: WTB Resolute, 650b x 42c, tubeless ready
- Crank: SRAM Apex Alloy, 44T
- Bottom Bracket: Cannondale BB30
- Chain: SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed
- Cassette:SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11-speed
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex 1, Long cage
- Shifters: SRAM Apex 1 HRD, 1x11
- Handlebar: Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, Compact
- Grips: Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
- Stem: Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
- Headset: Tange Seiki HeadShok Integrated
- Brakes: SRAM Apex 1 HRD, 160/160mm Centerline
- Brake Levers: SRAM Apex 1 HRD
- Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
- Seatpost: Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 300mm