Cannondale Slate Ultegra Alloy Gravel Cyclocross Bike 2017
Cannondale Slate Ultegra Gravel Cyclocross Bike
Frame Slate Smart Formed 6069 Alloy Di2 ready SAVE PLUS BB30a Fork Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon with PBR 30mm Travel 45mm offset Rims Mavic XM419 650b 28H welded Hubs Lefty 50 Road front Formula 142x12mm thru rear 28h Spokes DT Swiss Champion Tires Cannondale Slate Folding TRS tubeless 650x42c by Panaracer Pedals N/ACrank Cannondale Hollow Gram Si hollow forged with OPI Spide Ring BB30a 52/36Crank Option N/ABottom Bracket FSA BB30 Bearings Chain Shimano HG700-11 11-speed Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28 11-speed Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800 31.8 Clamp Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800Shifters Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc Handlebar Cannondale C2 Compact Grips Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel 2.5mm Stem Cannondale C1 6061 Alloy 1.5 31.8 -5 deg. 100mm Headset Tange Seiki Head Shock Integrated Brakes Shimano BR785/805 140/140mm Brake Levers Shimano R685 Hydraulic Disc Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Race Ti Rails Seatpost Cannondale C2 Carbon 27.2 X 350mm
Cyclocross Bike Deals
Cannondale was founded in 1970 by Joe Montgomery and Murdock MacGregor, in an industry totally unrelated to cycling - manufacturing precast concrete housing. Ron Davis joined the company, and after Montgomery went on a camping trip with his son, the idea for a bike trailer was born. Unfortunately named the "Bugger", the trailer didn't take off as expected at the resulting Bicycle Shoe in New York, but remarkable demand for bike bags led them to focus on this area instead. Within 6 months Cannondale had the monopoly on bike bags in America, with 2500 dealers stocking their products within 20 months. Todd Patterson joined the company shortly afterwards, and his expertise in working with aluminium led them to venture into the bicycle market. Manufacturer of CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) road bike and touring frames began in 1983, with Mountain bike frames being born a few years later. Early Cannondale bikes are distinctive because of the oversized tubes designed to increase stiffness. Their first frame partially constructed from Carbon was in 2004 with the Six13, with the full carbon Synapse being released a year later. Notable riders to have competed and won on Cannondale bikes include Cipollini, Gotti, Simoni, Cunego, Di Luca, Basso, Juarez, Chausson, Giove, Sydor, Sauser, Lopes, Martyn Ashton and Cadel Evans.
To read more about Cannondale, you can check out their Wikipedia page, or view their old bike ranges on the official website. Alternatively if you can see their current bike ranges available to the UK market, or view the Vintage Cannondale fansite, an unofficial yet extensive resource for Cannondale fans!
This deal was originally found at Evans Cycles website, a bike shop which can trace it's roots back nearly 100 years! Evans Cycles is a London based chain of cycle shops, complete with an extensive online shop. Founded in 1921 by Frederick Evans in Kennington Road, SE London, the business traded for 30 years before being acquired by Joseph Smith in the 1950s, selling a range of cycles and toys. By the 1970s, focus was diverted solely to bicycles and cycling related equipment, and in the following years several franchised shops were opened. These were later brought back under the control of the main Evans company in the 1990s, at which point the famous Evans mail order catalogue was launched, complete with the traditional green and yellow colour scheme. With the growth of the internet, a website was launched in 1999 to help increase sales further, the latest incarnation of which can be found at www.evanscycles.com.
Since the early 2000s' the company has been steadily expanding, regularly opening new stores each year. By 2012, Evans employs 1100 members of staff, and currently has over 50 stores in the UK, making it one of the biggest cycle retailers in the country. In addition to selling a wide range of popular brands, Evans has also produced product ranges under "Pinnacle" and also currently has an exclusive deal with the "Hoy" brand.