8 Category-Killing Mountain Bikes

Cannondale Slate: Gravel Grinder Meets XC Hardtail

Cannondale Slate

On the surface the new Slate from Cannondale looks like a cyclocross bike, but in reality it is a mountain bike in road bike clothing. From the mountain-inspired head and seat tube angles, to the Lefty suspension fork; from the 650b wheels and tires to the 12×142 rear end, the Slate has the heart and soul of a modern XC hardtail. Wrap all that in standard road and ‘cross components and throw on some drop bars, and you have a bike that refuses to be categorized as anything but “fun.”

Check out Colton Lock’s review of the Slate, here:

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