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Performance Tourer! This ain't no boring beast-of-burden. This is performance touring at its best. Stable and confident when loaded up with gear, yet still nimble and engaging when rolling free, these lightweight, versatile and capable machines are perfect for the modern tourer. They're ideal for bike-packing, credit card touring or imaginative commuting. A fitting successor to Cannondale's very first bike model, the ST-5 Touring. So load up and get out there! Fast Touring Geometry The Touring bikes' geometry strikes the perfect balance between long/stable and short/nimble, and between upright comfort and forward efficiency, making it equally enjoyable under full load, or no load at all. Fast Touring Spec To capitalize on the true all-around versatility of these bikes, they are equipped with road components and compact 5/34 cranks mated to low range cassettes, as well as flared bars for extra stability. The right mix of fast and forgiving. The Right Fit - 65B or 7C Large volume 4c tires and 7c wheels can make fitting smaller riders a challenge, so to deliver the best riding experience for all, the Touring bikes use 65b wheels for size 48 and 51cm, and 7c for the larger sizes. Optimized 661 Alloy Construction Cannondale's legendary double-pass smooth welds join optimally shaped taper-butted tubes for a great combination of svelte light weight, stiffness and durability. Save Stays The shape and butting of the Touring's seat stays and chain stays give them exceptional lateral and torsional rigidity, but also allows a touch of vertical flex, which helps the bike float over rough stuff and track cleanly through corners. Disc Brake If you're loaded with gear, brakes become even more crucial, so the whole Touring range is equipped with powerful, controllable disc brakes. The Cannondale Touring bikes are equipped with road components, compact cranks and an ergonomic dropbar cockpit. Shimano Tiagra derailleur system offers precision and low maintenance. SRAM BB7 mechanical disc brakes provide a super, low maintenance braking performance. The rear rack carries anything, that seems to be relevant for the trip. The WTB saddle ensure comfortable riding. The Schwalbe Marathon PLUS SmartGuard tires have a low rolling resistance and are virtually flat-less.