Triathlon - Cannondale Slice 3?
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Does anybody have any thoughts on the Cannondale Slice 3? I can pick an new 08í up for $3000.
My other option is a Felt B2 for $3500.
Read the sticky first, then buy the bike that fits you :) http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=436387
Here is the thing. The bike(s) do fit me in a 56cm frame. What little adjustments and tweaks I make will usually be done through the steam, handle bars and saddle position. Every bike I dialed in for my self I’ve ridden. With in a month of riding I take it the professional for a final fit and check. Guess what, very little changes occur. I have been dong this over 20 years and over 8 of years racing. Now at 46 I have no problems with any of my joints and it is working for me.
I do not suggest others do this and to get a proper fit by a professional.
So does anybody have any input on the Cannondale Slice?
In Rahzel's defense, the fit is fairly different on the two. The cannondale is .4cm taller and ~2cm shorter in reach. 2cm in top tube length is significant. Maybe going from a 10cm stem to a 12cm isn't a big deal, but going from a 11 to a 13 is or conversely from a 9 to a 7.
As far as the Cannondale slice goes, I had always considered it a non-factor due to price, but $3000 is pretty good. I think aerodynamically Cannondale did their homework. In fact on a video I was watching a while back, there was a flash to someone's computer screen that showed a bunch of data from the wind tunnel and the C'Dale was slower than a TTX with no rider aboard, but it was quicker with one. Though the differences were minute and the basebars were different it still shows the bike is no slouch.
If the Cannondale is your thing, a more comparably fitting bike is the new Spec Transition in Large.
If the Felt B2 is your thing, a more comparably fitting bike is the Cervelo P2C.
Anybody at BF riding a Cannondale Slice? What do you like or dislike about it?
I am riding a 08í Cannondale slice tomorrow then a Cervelo P2C. Saturday Iíll be riding a Felt B12 and maybe a B2.
I was looking for opinions on the 08í Cannondale slice. Not really much talk about them, unlike the P2C, B12 and B2. I read the reviews on the Slice and I like what I've read, but the review are the reviews, I want peopleís opinions.
The CFO gave me the approval for a tri bike so my hunt in on. I currently ride a 91í Kestrel 200SC road bike converted tri bike. The bike handles great but the wheelbase is kind of short at 980cm. Iíve only done sprintís, olyís and medium distance rides of 50 miles or so on the Kestrel. My comfort level really goes down after 35 mile or so on this bike. It is not do the lack of riding because I do much longer rides on my Scott road bike and Iím fine. So the Kestrel might be a tough ride for a HIM or IM. Thatís the main reason for me to go to a tri specific bike.
I think that the reason no one has a Slice is that, in my opinion and many other people's opinion, you can buy way more bike from competing brands than from Cannondale. While $3000 is a decent price, I've usually seen the Slice for closer to $3500 (including at my low-priced LBS). When you can get a P2C Dura-Ace, an (arguably) more aero and just as well equipped bike for $3000, it's tough to try and justify the Cannondale. Even the P2C Ultegra and Felt B12 (both priced well under $3000) are competitive in performance with the Cannondale!
However, as Triguy said, the geometry between the Cannondale and the Cervelo is very different. The Cervelo is longer and lower in the front end. If you like the P2C you'll probably dislike the Cannondale, and vice versa. If you want to ride low and long, the Cervelo will be better but if you prefer to ride a bit higher and with a more slack seat angle the Cannondale will probably feel better to you. This should help you make your decision.
(Sadly, I have/had a similar problem with my bike--the Giant Trinity Alliance. No one has my bike because Giant set the MSRP too high! Fortunately I got a good deal on mine through my LBS and couldn't be happier :) )
08-11-08, 05:32 AM
I have a 07 Cannondale Slice...and it works well for me specially for flat courses(very stable)....problem only is the weight because it is not carbon. Is the 08 model carbon already? I installed carbon wheels and it truly made a difference.
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