If you’re learning to live and breath triathlon racing, then there comes a point in time where riding on a regular road bike with a set of clip-on aero bars just isn’t going to cut it. Of course many triathletes start out this way, but once you’ve been bitten by the triathlon or ironman bug, you’ll quickly realise that a purpose-built triathlon bike like the Cannondale Slice is the ideal choice for tackling long distance triathlon events. Equipped with a lightweight carbon frame that features a host of technologies drawn from the SuperSix EVO and Synapse models, the Slice is super fast and super efficient triathlon bike. Sure, you can still get away with using a standard road bike for racing triathlons, but there’s nothing quite like having the right tool for the job. And once you climb aboard the Slice and get stuck into your first long distance event, you’ll wonder why you didn’t one sooner!
Unlike a regular road bike, the Slice is designed to be ridden with your arms on the aero extensions almost the entire time. As such, it features a specific fit and tailored geometry for that riding position. The handling is also different to a regular road bike too, as the Slice is not required to take you around a tight and twisty criterium race track like the SuperSix EVO is, but rather down long straight sections of road that typically feature in triathlon races. To help minimise energy wastage, the Slice features aerodynamic tubing that helps to reduce overall wind drag for faster performance. Cannondale has also equipped the Slice with its unique SAVE design, which increases vertical compliance through the thin seat stays. The idea here is to smooth out vibrations from the bitumen, so you can increase overall comfort and decrease the point at which fatigue starts to kick in. Combined with the BallisTec carbon fibre construction, the Slice is as lightweight as it is comfortable to ride. Because the more comfortable you are on the bike and the faster you can ride with less effort, the more energy you can save for the final run leg of your triathlon race.