Those of you with a keen eye probably saw Ivan Basso riding the a new Slice prototype at yesterday’s Individual Time Trial at the inaugral USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Cannondale wouldn’t say much, but did release this statement:
“It’s no secret we’re always trying to make better products. This is a prototype of our new TT bike and it’s still very much in the testing phase. If there was a way to fully prove it out it in private, believe us, we would…but despite all of our sophisticated testing protocols, there is just no substitute for having the best athletes in the world put the product through its paces in real racing situations. Unfortunately, that means that sometimes our testing takes place in the public eye. It’s not ideal from a pure marketing standpoint, but it is integral to the process of building the best bikes possible. We’re not prepared to comment further on the details right now but the initial results are looking really good! Stay tuned.”
-Bob Burbank, General Manager Cannondale
CyclingNews.com did get some up close time with the bike before the race started. Read what they had to say about the prototype here.