Slate is the bike you never knew you always wanted. It's a full-tilt road bike with legit off-road chops. The SmartForm aluminum frame features SAVE Plus micro-suspension so you can explore the road less traveled. Wide 650b Mavic rims and Cannondale Slate tires are primed for adventure, offering loads of traction with road bike quickness. Float over potholes, boost off of curbs, rail down trails, or just bring a little excitement to the next group ride. On Slate, fun is the only mission. With a precise-shifting SRAM Apex drivetrain and smooth, powerful Apex Hydraulic brakes, you'll have control and proper gearing no matter where the ride takes you. A supportive Fabric Scoop saddle will keep you comfortable for hours in the saddle.