Cannondale Slate Ultegra Medium Rigid
For sale is my (owned from new) Cannondale Slate Ultegra. As you will notice, this Slate does not come with the standard Oliver Lefty suspension fork. The reason for this is that after 9 months of commuting use it already required a 200 hour service. Given the cost of this service and the projected frequency, I decided that the amount of travel (30mm) offered by the fork was not worth the cost of regular servicing. As a result I removed and sold the fork and wheels rather than replacing the whole bike. Whilst it has lost the visual wonder of having the lefty fork, I do not believe that the riding characteristics were unduly affected. The replacement fork is a carbon Kinesis ATR fork that was the closest match to the ac length and fork rake of the lefty. The replacement wheels are the highly rated Mason X Hunt 650b Adventure Sport Disk Wheelset currently shod with Clement Strada 42mm tubeless tyres and a Thomson stem.
Other than the above, the bike is standard (pedals not included). I use a chain checker and always replace the chain when it reaches 0.75. The current chain has plenty of life left in it.
The bike has been predominantly used for commuting with light gravel / off road riding (south coast / south downs).
FRAME Slate, SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a
FORK Kinesis ATR Disk
WHEELS Mason X Hunt 650b Adventure Sport Disk
CRANK Cannondale HollowGram Si, w/ OPI SpideRing, BB30a, 52/36
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA BB30 Bearings
REAR CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra, 11-28, 11-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano CX-70, 31.8 Clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra
SHIFTERS Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc
HANDLEBAR Cannondale C2 Compact
HANDLEBAR TAPE Fabric Knurl
BRAKES Shimano BR785/805, 140/140mm
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Radius Race, Ti Rails
SEATPOST Cannondale C1 Alloy 27.2 X 350mm
For it’s age, I believe it is in very good condition. There is an obvious scratch on the front of the seatpost which was caused by a burr on the inside of the frame on delivery as the seatpost had been lowered for it to fit in the box. Both shifters have slight visual scratching having slid along the wet road when I came off going too fast at a junction. Other than that there are some very minor chips and scratches. Wheels are tubeless and hold air without issue.
Collection Only unless you are able to supply a box and arrange a courier.
Location South Coast between Chichester and Portsmouth
Payment via cash, bank transfer or paypal