Cannondale, team bike suppliers of Team EF Education – EasyPost and EF Education-Tibco-SVB, has just shared details of the custom paintjobs for the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes.
The rather shouty paintjobs mirror the Rapha kit that the riders are set to wear at the Tour, and come from a collaboration between Cannondale, Palace Skateboards and the British clothing brand.
The UCI normally allows for a year of prototyping before a bike needs to be launched officially to the world, so we expect to see details about the new SuperSlice coming soon – although Cannondale hasn’t shared anything just yet.
We’ve noted some design tweaks that indicate this definitely is the new SuperSlice. The front wheel now lives prouder of the down tube, while the stack height definitely appears to be low.
The fork legs have remained thin as per the previous generation SuperSlice.
The frame features a significantly sloping top tube, and a deep seat tube that we would speculate works with the dropped seatstays to shape air around the rear wheel.
Rapha has told us that each SuperSlice contains unique Easter eggs, nodding to elements of their rider’s personality and riding style.
That makes each bike as unique as the pilot who rides them, which could mean that each could be sold off at a later date, perhaps to support the EF Education charities that supports both men’s and women’s teams. No word on that yet, though.