Having the right tool for the job is paramount to getting the most out of your racing performance. In the case of the Slice, it’s a purpose built tool designed for triathlon competition, with a focussed design that aims to provide you with comfort, efficiency and stability for taking on long distance triathlon races. It differs to a regular road bike in its riding position, where you sit with your arms forward and resting on the handlebars in an aero tuck. This makes it ideal for churning up the kilometres during the bike leg of a triathlon or ironman event. As such, it’s not really ideal for regular road riding. Looking for more of a standard road bike and perhaps just want to dabble in some triathlon racing here and there? Then consider a road bike such as the Synapse or CAAD12, and buy a set of clip-on aerobars to set it up for triathlon racing. But if you’re looking at committing to triathlon with a proper bike that’s built for the job, then the Slice is your ticket.
As you can probably tell, the Slice is built for pure speed. The Slice is named as such due of its ability to cut through the air, with Cannondale having utilised large profile teardrop tube profiles that help to reduce overall wind drag. It’s built from organic-shaped carbon fibre that has allowed Cannondale’s engineers to develop all of the lovely curves and unique shapes on the Slice’s frame and fork. In order to maximise your pedalling efforts, the Slice is built with an oversized BB30 bottom bracket junction, which creates a super stiff platform for pedalling. The frame is also equipped with neat internal cable routing, as well as a hidden rear brake calliper that tucks it out of the wind for reduced drag. This change in brake location also means that the Slice’s seat stays can be thinned out significantly to allow for greater vibration absorption, resulting in a smoother ride overall. In terms of fit, the Slice Women’s is available down to a 48cm size to suit shorter female riders, and it comes equipped with a comfy ladies specific saddle and geometry that better suits the female form. The end result is a fast, lightweight and efficient bike that offers heaps of comfort for long distance triathlon events.
Drive trainUltegra Di2
Gear ratiosSemi Compact
Frame buildCarbon Mid
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