Cannondale Slice 5

  • Price Paid:$1,590.00
  • User rating:
    (4.6)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 2 years 6 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"Great value in a tri bike with smooth ride & stable, predictable handling. "Oldteen

(0)

Ease of installation

Set-up by bike shop

(5)

Ease of use

Very smooth ride & solid handling for a tri bike. Stable ride.

(4)

Quality of Construction

Solid feel on the straights, but (as expected) not as sharp on turns as a good road rice bike.

(4)

Fit

Fairly "tall" geometry with relatively high head tube. Riders who like low position with big drop (saddle-to-bars) may need to replace the stock bars. I went with slightly larger size to help compensate. I found the sl tall geometry to be very comfortable for long bike legs (inc my 1st ironman).

(5)

Comfort

Smoothest ride I've seen in serious tri bike. Stock Fizik tri saddle is very popular & solid, but I swapped out for a Cobb (personal preference).

(4)

Adjustability

See Fit above. To get low saddle position might have to trim the seat tube, but that's minor issue.

(5)

Durability

No trouble in almost 3 yrs of riding typically bad Midwest US roads.

(5)

Value

No better frame & groupo in this price class.

(5)

Appearance

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it looks fast ;)

(5)

Customer Service

C-dale always helpful when calling with questions about their products. No experience with warranty 'cause bike has been bulletproof.

(4)

Performance

Not a "superbike", but much more aero than typical in this price class.

Strengths

Very comfortable ride with stable, predictable handling. Great value.

Weakness

Slightly tall geometry. As with any bike, check how it fits YOU before you buy.

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Buyers clubSlice 5
  • 35 people use
  • 1512 workouts logged
  • 44418.02 miles / 2534.6 hours logged