what does /n/ think of the slate?
Does it really offer anything over CX bikes? Is it a niche too narrow to be worthwhile? Is it just a hamfisted attempt at making one bike do the job of two?
interesting geo and lefty fork anyhow
>"This new bike by Cannondale combines two worlds that usually have little to do with one another. It echoes elements of a mountain bike and interprets these for road use. As a result, it taps into a bigger target group of cyclists."
that was from their page, but at $4500 the people that can afford those prices also can afford to own multiple bikes built to their specific types of riding. Really even on a cx I rarely hit anything worth having any suspension, but it might be nice on the hands for rough gravel roads. I think they are trying to work with the "adventure bike" market.
I had the demo bike a couple months back for a week. It's a fucking blast to ride around. It won't replace a CX bike though, and it's pretty expensive for what it is. Also the wheel size limits your tire choice quite a bit.
Too many people on /n/ are sitting around inside and getting grumpy instead of bundling up and riding bikes in spite of cold...
The Slate seems like one big marketing gimmick to me, it's not clear how any of the things that make it unique actually make it a better bike.
>inside and getting grumpy
,OOoh!, im so Sorry Anon!, (HUG)!
, its just,, Nosun day,,lazy crabyboy, longest nightonight.
, thenits ALL Downhill, Best Spring YET!
But they don't like me there idiot chengdu chankid gamer geek. It's probably because there are too many white freds.
It looks like a lot of fun, but it's expensive and I can't really justify another bike for the sort of "adventure" niche when I already have one and basically never go off road with it.
Last time I did got a pinch puncture anyhow, so converting to tubeless would probably be a good idea.
is that lefty fork still fuck-all expensive? it's like $1100 alone, isn't it?
my opinion: they should have some kind of rear suspension if they put any on the front. at least a good shock seatpost.
cannondale's got a good track record when it comes to suspension technology