Cannondale Slice 105
When I first saw the price of this bike, I was shocked. I had to double check the price. You would too because when you first see this bike, the integration and technology far exceeds any entry level triathlon bike on the market.
Let's start with the frame and fork. This bike is very comfortable and responds with the slightest push on the pedals. The frame mold Cannondale uses is the exact same throughout the entire Slice line. The only difference in the line is the carbon used on their highest end frames. Frames come in sizes 44 to 60cm and will fit almost anyone. The frame/fork combo incorporates Cannondale’s SAVE technology, which dampens vibrations and allows riders of all abilities to feel confident in all conditions even at high speeds. As far as aerodynamics go, this bike was built using the same integration and technology as Cannondale’s flag ship Hi-Mod Black edition. This integration includes hidden rear brake, internally routed cables, and the rear wheel tucked into the frame.
Now let's look at the components. The Cannondale slice 105 comes standard with Shimano 105 components. The trickle down technology Shimano uses guarantees these components will do whatever work you ask of them. This bike is perfect for someone looking to get into triathlon. Further, this is not a bike you will not grow out of in the first couple months. If and when you want to add some upgrades the frame will easily accommodate deep carbon wheels and is Di2 ready.
In summary, the Cannondale Slice 105 is a very fast bike with wind punching technology and components that can handle almost everything. This is the perfect bike to get you going in the world of triathlon, leaving you wanting very little at a great entry-level price.