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Cannondale Slate Disc 105
Redefine what "road" means on Cannondale's Slate Disc 105. Cannondale's unrivaled SmartFormed aluminum is lightweight, sports puma-like responsiveness, and—thanks to SAVE Plus micro-suspension and slack angles—handles a host of surfaces with panache. A Lefty Oliver fork breaks all the road-bike rules, adding 30mm of ride-anywhere suspension to your rig. Press the norm a little further with a switch to 650B Slate Disc wheels and fat, 42mm-wide Slate tires, which give you the same rolling diameter of a traditional road wheel while providing all the plush, comfortable, and grippy benefits of a higher volume tire. Throw the Shimano R505 levers to engage the 11-speed 105 drivetrain, or apply the smooth, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes to scrub some speed. You'll love the weight savings from Cannondale's own C3 handlebars and stem, and a Fabric Scoop saddle provides compliance and support for the long haul. So, forget old ideas of what a road bike should be—the Slate will wipe them all away.

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