Pro bike: Peter Sagan's Cannondale Slice RS

Time trial bike used in USA Pro Challenge

As Peter Sagan (Cannondale) racked up four wins in seven stages at the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, cycling fans got to see plenty of his road bike. So, instead, here’s a look at the Slovakian speedster’s time trial machine, the Cannondale Slice RS.

Integration abounds on Sagan’s Slice, which has hidden brakes (Cannondale Naero-Tec mini-V calipers) and a fork that wraps around the front of the head tube to connect with the integrated stem.

Best known for his sprinting, Sagan certainly has the ability to do well in time trials as well, at least over shorter courses. At the 2012 Tour of Switzerland he bested the likes of Fabian Cancellara for the win in a 7.3km TT. In Colorado, however, Sagan treated stage 5’s uphill time trial as a rest day of sorts, finishing in 59th place.

Check out our image gallery, right, for details on his 17.24lb (7.82kg) Cannondale Slice RS.

Flush, flat, and fast – the perfect setup for a rider like Sagan

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Cannondale Slice RS
  • Stem: Cannondale Slice integrated
  • Handlebar: Vision Slice with Vector extensions
  • Brakes: Cannondale Naero-Tec integrated mini-V
  • Brake levers: Vision Metron aero
  • Derailleurs: SRAM Red
  • Shift levers: SRAM TT
  • Cassette: SRAM Red, 11-28
  • Chain: SRAM Red
  • Crankset: Cannondale SiSL2 with aero spider, SRAM aero rings, 54/42
  • Bottom bracket: FSA Ceramic BB30
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zeros
  • Front wheel: Vision TC50
  • Rear wheel: Vision Metron Disc
  • Tires: Kenda SC tubulars
  • Saddle: Fi'zi:k Antares
  • Seatpost: Cannondale Slice
  • Bottle cages: Elite
  • Computer: SRM PowerControl 7

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 6ft (184cm)
  • Rider's weight: 163lb (74kg)
  • Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 76cm
  • Seat tube length (c-t): 55cm
  • Top tube length: 55cm
  • Tip of saddle nose to c of bar: 60cm 
  • Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 18cm
  • Extension width (c-c): 7.5cm
  • Arm pad width (c-c): 18cm
  • Total bicycle weight: 17.24lb (7.82kg)
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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