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Cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc RED eTap
$5,780.00 $7,999.99 28% Off
The Cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc RED eTap is the ultimate machine for full-gas, full-day exploits. It's performance-focused, but with a slightly more upright position for comfort—perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces. The BallisTec Hi-MOD carbon frame weighs in at a mere 950 grams, with a racy snap and sublime feel. An asymmetrically designed frame and fork balance pedaling and disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter-level stiffness. Cannondale includes their fatigue-reducing SAVE technology, not only in the frame, but also the seat post and integrated handlebar system. And with room for tires as big as 32mm, you can embrace the back roads, rough roads, highways and byways. Cannondale's carbon HollowGram SL wheels are stiff, incredibly responsive, and tubeless-ready. They're paired with legendary Vittoria Corsa tires for a silky-smooth ride and loads of traction across rough surfaces and at high speeds. With SRAM’s totally wireless eTap drivetrain you'll never miss a shift again. This instant electronic system gives you the range to scale any climb; while SRAM RED hydraulic disc brakes offer ruthless power and smooth modulation, so you can push your limits a little bit further.
Cannondale CAAD13 Disc Force eTap AXS
$5,750.00
This is the speediest, smoothest, best handling, finest performing aluminum race bike on the planet. Cannondale's CAAD13 continues to show racers around the globe that aluminum can be every bit as good as carbon fiber, and in many ways it's even better. Flat mount disc brakes adorn this electronic-shifting SRAM Force eTap AXS machine for ultimate confidence on steep descents and flawless shifting throughout the 24-speed range. 12mm thru-axle dropouts add strength and efficiency to the power transfer equation, while internal cable routing and HollowGram 45 KNOT deep-section carbon rims help you slip through headwinds as you charge toward the finish.
Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810 Di2
$5,699.00
Achieving gravel greatness takes hard work and tenacity—and a gravel race bike that can hang with you every pedal stroke of the way. For that, there’s the Warbird Carbon GRX 810 Di2. Our comfortable and efficient Class 5 VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frameset and Shimano’s refined electronic Di2 shifting ensure that no effort is wasted on the gravel-strewn road to the finish line. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing Deluxe carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm-travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only)
Cannondale Synapse Neo 1
$5,000.00
Synapse Neo is a sporty, comfortable electric bike for experiencing the best of road riding. It's performance-focused, but with a slightly more upright geometry, perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces. Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork keeps you comfortable and in control, while the frame's BallisTec Carbon construction and full carbon fork deliver exceptionally low weight for this category and result in a high-performance feel. It provides clearance for tires up to 32mm wide and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding. Synapse speed joined with upright comfort make this the ultimate high-performance fitness machine. - SmartForm alloy frame, internal cable routing, flat mount disc - BallisTec Carbon thru-axle fork - Shimano Ultegra/105 11-speed drivetrain - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes - Bosch Active Line Plus 250W motor - WTB Exposure 700 x 32c tires
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Dura-Ace
$4,850.00
The gold standard for what a lightweight road race bike can be. With an uncanny balance of feathery weight, sprint-winning stiffness, surprising comfort, and near-telepathic handling, the SuperSix EVO is a perennial favorite of magazine editors and racers. Incredibly light, with sprint-winning stiffness, thanks to BallisTec Carbon construction and System Integrated design. Micro-suspension smooths out the bumps and TAP tube shapes cheat the wind for peak performance, start to finish. The SuperSix is an absolute rocket on descents thanks to sharp handling geometry and a frame that’s stiff, yet compliant in all the right places.
Cannondale SystemSix Carbon Ultegra
$4,750.00
A racing bike with the lowest drag ever tested on a UCI-legal ride. More speed with less effort. Simple as that. Stem spacers open so that you can adjust stem height without needing to pull cables. Disc specific design allowed for aerodynamic optimization of the frame and fork and a wheel/tire choice that would not have been possible with rim brakes. Unique design routes brake lines and Di2 cables through an opening in the front of the headtube, bypassing headset bearings. An integrated steering stop prevents damage to the cables and permits a full +/- 50 degrees of steering rotation (regular riding rarely sees more than 35 degrees of movement). - BallisTec carbon frame and fork - Vision SC55 carbon clincher wheelset - 11-speed Shimano Ultegra components - Vision Metreon 4D Flat UD carbon handlebars - Vision Trimax carbon stem - Cannondale HollowGram 60 KNOT carbon seatpost - Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 1
$4,750.00
This on-road/off-road e-bike is a fully loaded trekking machine. Get out of the rat-race and into the wilderness. - SmartForm C1 Alloy frame - SR Suntour Raidon 34 100mm suspension fork - WTB STX i29 TCS wheels - Shimano SLX 12-speed drivetrain - Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes - Bosch Performance Line CX 250W motor - Front and rear lights, full fenders, rear rack included
Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 1 Remixte
$4,750.00
This on-road/off-road e-bike is a fully loaded trekking machine. Get out of the rat-race and into the wilderness. - SmartForm C1 Alloy frame - SR Suntour Raidon 34 100mm suspension fork - WTB STX i29 TCS wheels - Shimano SLX 12-speed drivetrain - Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes - Bosch Performance Line CX 250W motor - Front and rear lights, full fenders, rear rack included
Cannondale Synapse Neo 2
$4,725.00
With hill-leveling power, all-day range and the sublime ride of true endurance machinery, the Synapse NEO truly makes the beauty of road riding open to all. Shimano's 22-speed 105/Ultegra drivetrain works in conjunction with the Bosch Active Line Plus electric motor to supply exhilarating acceleration at any point during your ride, while 105 hydraulic disc braking ensures total control on even the steepest descents. Light and durable WTB KOM Light wheels and the wide WTB Exposure TCS 32c tires give you the freedom to wander off the pavement with confidence when the opportunity arises, and Cannondale's own alloy bar and stem combo keeps the cockpit looking sharp and is adorned with a Bosch Purion display for keeping tabs on ride metrics.
Cannondale Synapse Neo SE
$4,500.00
Synapse Neo is a sporty, comfortable electric bike for experiencing the best of road riding. It's performance-focused, but with a slightly more upright geometry, perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces. Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork keeps you comfortable and in control, while the frame's BallisTec Carbon construction and full carbon fork deliver exceptionally low weight for this category and result in a high-performance feel. It provides clearance for tires up to 32mm wide and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding. Synapse speed joined with upright comfort make this the ultimate high-performance fitness machine. - SmartForm alloy frame, internal cable routing, flat mount disc - BallisTec Carbon thru-axle fork - WTB STi23 tubeless-ready wheels - SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain - SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes - Bosch Active Line Plus 250W motor - WTB Byway 650b x 47mm tires
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2
$4,400.00
Light, smooth, fast and elegantly designed. The Synapse is the ultimate machine for full-gas, full-day exploits. Endurance geometry provides stable, confident handling, and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures, while micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork keeps you comfortable and in control. Clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2
$4,400.00
Synapse Carbon is a road bike that’s light, stiff, fast, and surprisingly comfortable. It's performance-focused, but with a slightly more upright geometry, perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces. Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork keeps you comfortable and in control, while the frame's BallisTec Carbon construction and full carbon fork deliver exceptionally low weight for this category and result in a high-performance feel. With clearance for tires up to 32mm wide and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding, the Synapse Disc is ready for adventure. - BallisTec Carbon frame, internal cable routing, flat mount disc - Full carbon thru-axle fork - Fulcrum Racing 600 wheels - Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra hydraulic flat-mount disc brakes - Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 30c tires
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Women's Ultegra Di2
$4,400.00
Light, smooth, fast and elegantly designed. A perfect balance of low, forward efficiency and upright comfort encourages full-gas exploits and all-day sessions. Full micro-suspension system, including seatpost, insulates you from the bumps without isolating you from the experience. Clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding.
Cannondale Synapse Neo SE
$4,400.00
Built to explore beyond the paved and predictable, this specially-equipped version of the Synapse NEO brings amazing comfort and confidence to everyday road rides as well. SRAM's Apex 1 11-speed drivetrain works seamlessly with the Bosch Active Line Plus electric motor to supply exhilarating acceleration at any point during your ride, while Apex 1 hydraulic disc braking ensures total control on even the steepest descents. Off-pavement confidence is supplied by WTB ST i29 wheels and plump WTB Byway 650b x 47mm tires, and Cannondale's own alloy bar and stem combo keeps the cockpit looking sharp. A Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle tops the build.
Salsa Warroad Force 1 650
$4,399.00
Warroad is Salsa’s endurance all-road bike built to perform on-road, while being fully capable of off-pavement pursuits. It’s the bike for riders who don’t define a road ride by the surfaces they travel. Endurance all-road geometry, Class 5 frame Vibration Reduction System, dual wheel-size compatibility with a wide range of tire fitments, and a variety of mounting options set the Warroad apart. - SRAM Force 1 drivetrain - SRAM Force 1 HRD hydraulic disc brakes - WTB KOM Light i23 650B rims - WTB Byway 650B x 47mm tires
Salsa Warroad Ultegra 700
$4,399.00
Warroad is Salsa’s endurance all-road bike built to perform on-road, while being fully capable of off-pavement pursuits. It’s the bike for riders who don’t define a road ride by the surfaces they travel. Endurance all-road geometry, Class 5 frame Vibration Reduction System, dual wheel-size compatibility with a wide range of tire fitments, and a variety of mounting options set the Warroad apart. - Shimano Ultegra drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes - WTB KOM Light i23 700c rims - WTB Exposure 700c x 30mm tires
Haibike SDURO Trekking S 9.0 Hi Step
$4,299.99
The Internal Battery Concept (IBC) places the battery inside the frame, keeping the weight centered at the bottom bracket and motor area, for a smooth ride. Bosch’s Performance Speed motor and 500Wh battery provide the power and range to enjoy the ride longer than before. Suntour’s Mobie 45 suspension fork has 80mm of travel to smooth out any bumpy road. When loaded with all of your gear, the Shimano SLX 11-speed shifting with 11x46 cassette ensures that you always have the right gear for the road.
Haibike SDURO Trekking S 9.0 Lo Step
$4,299.99
The Internal Battery Concept (IBC) places the battery inside the frame, keeping the weight centered at the bottom bracket and motor area, for a smooth ride. The lighter tubing and sloping top tube create a more comfortable ride for smaller riders and women. Bosch’s Performance Speed motor and 500Wh battery provide the power and range to enjoy the ride longer than before. Suntour’s Mobie 45 suspension fork has 80mm of travel to smooth out any bumpy road.
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra
$4,200.00
The SuperSix EVO is a road bike that represents the best possible blend of aerodynamics and low weight. Its advanced frame design features highly truncated airfoil tube shapes that offer the same weight, and equal or better stiffness, than round tubes, but reduce drag by up to 30%. The SuperSix EVO lineup has always been known for its elegantly smooth ride quality, and Cannondale's latest iteration is even smoother. The new SAVE rear stays, integrated binder, and 27 KNØT seat post increase compliance by 18%—a massive benefit that riders will certainly appreciate, especially on longer days. Cannondale's proprietary high-strength, high-stiffness carbon construction features an advanced matrix of intermediate modulus fibers that together create a frame that's light, durable, and lively. For additional comfort and capability on all kinds of roads, the SuperSix EVO will easily fit the largest tire size the brake caliper will allow (28mm for most brakes). Offering further aerodynamic improvements, the disc version has a unique design that routes the brake lines through an opening in the front of the headtube for minimal drag and headache-free serviceability. Considering every detail, the bike makes use of Speed Release dropouts that combine the benefits of added thru-axle stiffness and the convenience of a QR. The lightest disc brake road frameset Cannondale's ever made, the SuperSix EVO has a racy geometry and stiffness for explosive speed. - HollowGram Si Carbon Disc wheelset - Shimano Ultegra wide-range drivetrain - Upgraded Cannondale 2 bar/stem
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Women's Ultegra
$4,200.00
The SuperSix EVO is a road bike that represents the best possible blend of aerodynamics and low weight. Its advanced frame design features highly truncated airfoil tube shapes that offer the same weight, and equal or better stiffness, than round tubes, but reduce drag by up to 30%. The SuperSix EVO lineup has always been known for its elegantly smooth ride quality, and Cannondale's latest iteration is even smoother. The new SAVE rear stays, integrated binder, and 27 KNØT seat post increase compliance by 18%—a massive benefit that riders will certainly appreciate, especially on longer days. Cannondale's proprietary high-strength, high-stiffness carbon construction features an advanced matrix of intermediate modulus fibers that together create a frame that's light, durable, and lively. For additional comfort and capability on all kinds of roads, the SuperSix EVO will easily fit the largest tire size the brake caliper will allow (28mm for most brakes). Offering further aerodynamic improvements, the disc version has a unique design that routes the brake lines through an opening in the front of the headtube for minimal drag and headache-free serviceability. Considering every detail, the bike makes use of Speed Release dropouts that combine the benefits of added thru-axle stiffness and the convenience of a QR. The lightest disc brake road frameset Cannondale's ever made, the SuperSix EVO has a racy geometry and stiffness for explosive speed. - HollowGram Si Carbon Disc wheelset - Shimano Ultegra wide-range drivetrain - Upgraded Cannondale 2 bar/stem
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX
$4,200.00
Topstone is pure gravel goodness. With its high-volume tires, confident rider position, and sporty handling, it is ready to smash out big miles on the backroads, explore routes less traveled, or smooth out the chop on your morning commute. Topstone Carbon distills Cannondale’s experience making fast race bikes, comfortable endurance bikes, and ultra-light dual suspension mountain bikes into the most off-road capable and on-road comfortable road bike ever made. Designed for maximum fun in places most gravel bikes would fear to tread, or maximum comfort in more sedate terrain. The Topstone features Kingpin suspension—a revolutionary, super-light system that provides up to 30mm of suspension without the weight and complexity of a shock or linkages, it lets you ride harder on dirt and more smoothly on pavement. A special thru-axle pivot in the seat tube allows engineered flex zones in the rear triangle and top tube to do their magic, absorbing bumps and vibration and improving comfort, traction, and control whether you're seated or standing. It offers better control, better traction, and better comfort with nothing sacrificed. Cannondale thought of everything when designing Topstone. Big clearance for big tires. Tons of gear and storage mounts. Speed Release thru-axles. DirectLine cable routing. Internal dropper post compatibility. In short, the works. Overall, Topstone is an unprecedented gravel bike with true suspension. The most capable off-road, the most comfortable on-road. - HollowGram 22 Carbon wheels - Shimano Ultegra wide-range drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra RX GS Shadow Plus rear derailleur
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2
$4,199.99
The Cannondale Synapse Disc Ultegra Di2 is the ultimate machine for full-gas, full-day exploits. It's performance-focused, but with a slightly more upright position for comfort—perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces. The BallisTec carbon frame weighs in at a mere 950 grams, with a racy snap and sublime feel. An asymmetrically designed frame and fork balance pedaling and disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter-level stiffness. Cannondale's SAVE frame technology tunes out harsh choppy road surfaces and tunes you in to what's happening at your tires, so you can concentrate on nailing the right line or beatng the sun home. And with room for tires as big as 32mm, you can embrace the backroads, rough roads, highways and byways. You’ll be rolling on Mavic Aksium wheels, known for their smooth-spinning strength and minimal weight. And, with Shimano's incredibly precise Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, you'll never miss a shift again. This instant electronic system gives you the range to scale any climb, while Ultegra 8070 hydraulic disc brakes offer confidence-inspiring power and smooth modulation, so you can push your limits a little bit further. Cannondale's C2 aluminum components and a Selle Royal Seta S1 saddle round out this well-balanced package.
Salsa Cutthroat GRX 810 1X
$4,199.00
Cutthroat GRX 810 1x is a mixed-surface missile ready to cover ground with speed and efficiency. Outlast everyone in the pack with the comfort and compliance of the redesigned full-carbon Cutthroat frame and fork and the precision performance of Shimano’s GRX 810 drivetrain. Cutthroat’s unique drop-bar mountain bike geometry delivers a stable ride no matter what’s under your tires.
Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810 2x
$4,099.00
What does gravel glory look like? A lot like the Warbird Carbon GRX 810. The GRX groupset equips you with Shimano’s newest shifting technology, while the Class 5 VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frame and fork put comfort and efficiency at the forefront—and you at the front of the pack. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm-travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only)
All-City Cosmic Stallion Force 1
$3,999.00
The Cosmic Stallion is ready for any road and any distance. From fast road rides on steep pavement to all-day gravel epics, this bike sets a new standard for beauty, functionality, and comfort on rough terrain. Thoroughly modern and classically styled, all on a lightweight disc-brake frameset. - Crafted from All-City’s proprietary heat-treated, air-hardened, and custom-extruded A.C.E. steel tubing - Columbus Futura Cross Carbon Fork with 4mm adjustable rake to dial in your performance needs - 12mm thru-axles and flat-mount disc brakes - Three bottle cage mounts, rear rack mounts, front and rear fender eyelets - Tire Clearance: 700c x 47mm w/o fenders, 700c x 43mm w/ fenders, 650B x 42mm - SRAM Force 1 1x11 drivetrain - SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes - Whisky No. 9 carbon rims
All-City Zig Zag Ultegra
$3,999.00
The Zig Zag. Our answer to what a modern road bike should be. An evolution of the revolution that we started in 2012 with the Mr. Pink, taken to the logical next step through the righteous application of new technology. We built it to be a ripping fast and efficient machine that shields the rider from road chatter and unnecessary fatigue allowing them to go further, faster, and have more fun. The addition of disc brakes provides confidence in all weather conditions and allows ultimate control on descents. The thru-axles add stiffness and enhance sprinting prowess, ensuring that no power is wasted. The custom drawn A.C.E. tubeset was created to shave weight and soak up bumps leaving you fresher, longer. Our famed road geometry strikes a perfect balance between aggression and comfort for long days in the saddle or attacks off the front. Because we like to explore the world around us, the bike accommodates up to a 35c tire, making it more than capable of multi-surface riding. You’ll also find all of the All-City attention to detail that you’ve come to expect: a custom head badge, Signature dropouts, Signature brazed-on seat collar, pump peg, two bottle bosses, and fender mounts.
GT Grade Carbon Pro
$3,900.00
Engineered to take you farther and faster, the Grade is more compliant, versatile, and adjustable than ever before. Floating Stays All-day rideability - More vertical compliance on both aluminum and carbon models than the previous generation of Grade for a more comfortable time in the saddle, no matter the terrain. DFD - Dual Fiber Dynamics More control and less fatigue - The Grade’s seat stays are comprised of two lightweight fibers: a tough composite of carbon and fiberglass. The solid fiberglass core provides toughness and damping, and the carbon fiber outer layers act to control stiffness. In the end, you have a bike that gives the rider a lot more control and less fatigue on the ride. Smart Routing - Internal Di2 routing and dropper post compatible with stealth routing. Removable Fender Bridge - Keep the skid marks on the trail. Flatmount Brakes - Out of the box with native 160mm rotors front/rear on the Grade Carbon Elite. With a standard adapter, the Grade Carbon Elite can move up to 180mm rotors. This gives big braking power for when you're loaded down with lots of gear or charging into the rough. Mounting Points Galore - All the frame and fork mounts for all the bags and bottles you need for a long tour. The Grade comes with top tube feed bag bosses and fork leg “anything cage” bosses. The alloy frame even has bottle bosses on the Seat Stays, that’s pretty unique! Tire Clearance - All Grades are spec’d with 37c width tires, but can easily accommodate up to 42mm measured clearance.
Salsa Cutthroat Rival 1
$3,699.00
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame and fork deliver race-winning efficiency and offer Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. The DT Swiss C 1800 wheels and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Rival 1x11 drivetrain offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Rival hydraulic disc brakes deliver ruthless stopping power with precise modulation and a lightweight design; everything you want in a race-ready braking system.
Cannondale CAAD12 Dura-Ace
$3,675.00
JOIN THE ALUMINATI Lighter, stiffer and smoother riding than many carbon frames, CAAD12 is simply the most sophisticated, highest performing aluminum race bike ever made. At under 1100 grams, CAAD12 wipes the tarmac with a lot of premium carbon frames. CAAD12’s SAVE Micro-Suspension delivers a ride quality that even competing carbon bikes can’t match. With its oversized BB30a bottom bracket junction, asymmetric chainstays and flared Delta seat tube, CAAD12 is a sprinter’s dream. Shimano's premier Dura-Ace drivetrain ensures smooth-as-butter shifting at a minimal weight. The stiff HollowGram Si crank offers not only exceptional power transfer but also incorporates a Power2Max NG ECO power meter! This dual-sided +/- 2% precision power meter is ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart compatible and features multiple upgrade options so you can focus on what's important to you. And with a set of Fulcrum 400 wheels, this aluminum rocket is ready to take a flyer off the front at your next crit.
Cannondale Slate SE Force 1
$3,675.00
Cannondale's Slate is 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". With the big-volume tires, plush rear triangle, and Lefty Oliver suspension fork, the Slate is magically smooth over bumps and chatter. Massive 42c tires on 650b wheels give you the same roll-out diameter as a 700x23c wheel for proper road bike speed, but with unreal cornering grip, traction and comfort. Short chainstays give Slate snappy quickness, while a slack head angle and long front-center keep things stable for off-road excursions. 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.