Most Wanted Gravel / Adventure Bike: Cannondale Slate

Cannondale’s Slate is what you might get if you put a road bike, a cyclcross bike and a mountain bike in a blender and hit puree.

Even by the very lose standards of what constitutes a “gravel” bike, the Slate breaks from the pack.

The Slate has Cannondale’s signature Lefty fork, in a 30mm travel version designed to take the edge off gravel roads. This bike also rolls on 650b wheels with fat rubber to provide plenty of grip.