Sponsored by athletes and touting wins in major racing events, Cannondale pushes the envelope of technology and advancement in the cycling world.
With industry firsts (and a start that was never thought of) Cannondale continues to innovate and excite the cycling community.
Cannondale got their start in 1973 by crafting and releasing bike accessories. They were the first company to introduce the Bugger, a bicycle trailer. The followed that up with a canvas bag that saw orders in the late 70’s reach 25,000 in just two short years.
By 1983 Cannondale, who took their name form the local train station, released their first bicycle. It was all downhill from then. Since that inaugural bike in 1983, Cannondale has forged new paths with mountain bikes, road bikes and urban bikes.
While continuing to build newer, faster, lighter bikes, Cannondale also invented new components to make their bikes even better. The “Lefty” fork for example, allows for greater travel. They also made the Hollowgram bottom bracket that is now an industry standard.
While the initial focus was on mountain bikes, Cannondale soon emerged as a go-to bike for racers, trainers and athletes. Their line now includes mountain bikes, urban bikes, electric bikes and road bikes.
The Jekyll (2017 PinkBike MTB of the year finalist) combines a 65mm tube angle with a steep seat tube angle to provide downhill excitement, control and comfort. The Jekyll also utilizes the Fox Gemini shock package that allows you to adjust the ride on the go without compromising your speed or maneuverability.
The Jekyll models come with Shimano hydraulic brakes, drivetrain and Fox Performance fork with 170mm travel.
The Cannondale Synapse is an on-road endurance bike designed for riders that will push their limits with every ride. The drivetrain and disc brakes are from Dura-Ace with full Di2 compatibility.
Pushing the envelope of what an endurance bike can be, the Synapse comes with a BalisTec Carbon frameset for a rigid ride that you would normally find on sprinter bikes.
The Bad Boy is one of the (if not the) most popular urban bikes manufactured. Featuring a Lefty fork for a nimble and rigid ride, it also comes with integrated rechargeable LED lights on the fork and seat post.The Urban Armor protects the top tube from damage and protects the rider as well. The Bad Boy allows for speed, maneuverability and comfort on any city street.
This post was last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 08:39 am