Erase expectations on Cannondale's Slate Disc Force CX1. 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 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 high volume tire. Throw the SRAM Force X1 levers to engage eleven crisp, quick-shifting gears, or apply the smooth, powerful SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes to scrub speed. You'll love the weight savings from Cannondale's own C1 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.