Get the inside scoop on the Cannondale Slice 4 ($2,899) in this Triathlete Buyer’s Guide Photo Gallery Spotlight.
Cannondale didn’t have a triathlon bike with 650c wheels in 2010, but when the Kona run course record holder makes a request, most people listen. Mirinda Carfrae is 5-foot-2, and Cannondale’s previous smallest bike was too big for triathlon’s version of Mighty Mouse, so they made her a new bike. Carfrae repaid them by riding it to an Ironman World Championship victory in 2010, and that frame is now available for everyone. The Slice 4 ($2,899) faces tough competition from other excellent carbon tri bikes at the mid-$2,000 price range, but its excellent specs—featuring 3T Aura aerobars and a sharp SRAM kit—tri geometry and stable handling characteristics help it stand out from the crowd.