Cannondale Slice RS is the top-end time trial (TT) bike of the bicycle manufacturer Cannondale. The new Slice RS first used in Tour de France 2012 by the WorldTour team Liquigas-Cannondale.

For the construction of the frame, Cannondale uses the same Hi-Modulus carbon fiber as found on the Cannondale SuperSix Evo. To offer some comfort, Cannondale uses the SAVE technology found on bikes like Cannondale Synapse on the seat stays.

Ivan Basso, Tour de France 2012 Prologue,Cannondale Slice RS SRAM Red
Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) riding his Cannondale Slice RS SRAM Red at Tour de France 2012 prologue.

Narrow is Aero – Cannondale Slice RS’ slogan

Cannondale’s slogan describing the Slice is “Narrow is Aero”. They tried to meet their aero targets rather than putting aesthetics first. To keep the frame as narrow as possible, Cannondale use an external steerer tube fork. No steerer tube passes through the head tube in the traditional sense, instead bearings are pressed into the top and bottom and secure the fork to the frame. This helps Cannondale to achieve their aim of making the front narrow.

Like the other modern TT bikes, brakes (Cannondale Naero-Tec Integrated mini V-brakes) are tucked out of the airflow behind the bottom bracket and neatly at the rear of the fork. The seat post also has been narrowed as much as the UCI would allow.

Cannondale claims that “tests show the Slice RS can save up to 20 seconds in 40k compared to our competition.”

Cannondale Slice RS 2013, view from the front
View from the front. Photo: road.cc
Cannondale Slice RS 2013, seat post
The seat post. Photo: road.cc

Cannondale Slice RS 2013 Specifications

Cannondale Slice RS 2013 is coming with 3 different builds.

SRAM RED BLACK INC.

Cannondale Slice RS 2013 SRAM Red Black Inc.
Cannondale Slice RS 2013 SRAM Red Black Inc.
  • Frame: Slice RS, full carbon, AERO SAVE, PF30, Naero-Tec
  • Fork: Slice RS Aero, Carbon w/ integrated external steerer, Naero-Tec
  • Rims: Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular
  • Hubs: Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular
  • Spokes: Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular
  • Tires: Schwalbe Ultremo HT tubular 700x22c
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: NEW Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2, Aero Spider, 54/42
  • Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Aluminum PF30 BB Cup, FSA Ceramic BB30 Bearing
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1091R, 10-speed
  • Cog Set: SRAM RED, 11-26, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM RED
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM RED
  • Shifters: SRAM RED
  • Handlebar: Vision Carbon 31.8mm, Vector Carbon extensions
  • Grips: Fi’zi:k bar tape
  • Stem: Integrated, adjustable 31.8mm
  • Headset: Tange Seiki Integrated
  • Brakes: Cannondale Naero-Tec Integrated Mini-V, Carbon Arms
  • Saddle: Fi’zi:k Arione 00 Tri2 Carbon
  • Seat Post: Cannondale Slice RS Carbon Naero-Tec

HI-MOD ULTEGRA Di2

Cannondale Slice RS 2013 Hi-Mod Ultegra Di2 White
Hi-Mod Ultegra Di2 White
  • Frame: Slice RS, full carbon, AERO SAVE, PF30, Naero-Tec
  • Fork: Slice RS Aero, Carbon w/ integrated external steerer, Naero-Tec
  • Rims: Vision Trimax T42
  • Hubs: Vision Trimax T42
  • Spokes: Vision Trimax T42
  • Tires: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x23c
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: FSA Trimax carbon rings, BB30
  • Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Aluminum PF30 BB Cup, FSA BB30 Bearing
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Cog Set: Shimano 105 5700, 12-25, 10 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Handlebar: Vision 31.8mm, Vector Carbon extensions
  • Grips: Fi’zi:k bar tape
  • Stem: Integrated, adjustable 31.8mm
  • Headset: Tange Seiki Integrated
  • Brakes: Cannondale Naero-Tec Integrated Mini-V
  • Saddle: Fi’zi:k Arione Tri2, w/ Mg rails
  • Seat Post: Cannondale Slice RS Carbon Naero-Tec

HI-MOD ULTEGRA

Cannondale Slice RS 2013 Hi-Mod Ultegra White
Hi-Mod Ultegra White
  • Frame: Slice RS, full carbon, AERO SAVE, PF30, Naero-Tec
  • Fork: Slice RS Aero, Carbon w/ integrated external steerer, Naero-Tec
  • Rims: Mavic Cosmic Elite
  • Hubs: Mavic Cosmic Elite
  • Spokes: Mavic Cosmic Elite
  • Tires: Schwalbe Durano S, 700X23c, folding
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: FSA Trimax Alloy rings, BB30
  • Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Aluminum PF30 BB Cup, FSA BB30 Bearing
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Cog Set: Shimano 105 5700, 12-25, 10 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Handlebar: Vision 31.8mm, Vector Carbon extensions
  • Grips: Fi’zi:k bar tape
  • Stem: Integrated, adjustable 31.8mm
  • Headset: Vision 31.8mm, Vector Carbon extensions
  • Brakes: Cannondale Naero-Tec Integrated Mini-V
  • Saddle: Fi’zi:k Arione Tri2, w/ Mg rails
  • Seat Post: Cannondale Slice RS Carbon Naero -Tec

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