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Cannondale is one of the leading companies in the bike industry. Over the years, they have provided us with a wide variety of bikes to choose from. A train station in Wilton, Connecticut is known as the Cannondale Metro-North is the inspiration behind the name of the company. The company has built a reputation for coming up with innovative frames and other fresh features. Below is a review of everything you need to know about this company, its reputation, and the different bikes it has to offer.
- Founded in 1971
- The first racing bike made in 1983
- Production of mountain bikes started in 1984.
Cannondale has a broad target market and hence it has been creating bikes meant to suit different consumers’ needs. The company offers different kinds of models which include:
Cannondale was the pioneering company of the Lefty fork.
So what is the lefty? This is a unique suspension fork that has been designed by Cannondale; it’s quite unorthodox because it only has a left side or blade.
It is certainly weird at first but many users have confessed that it indeed helps in pinpoint control and cornering precision.
Leftys can be used on almost all mountain bikes because of the many adapters available in the market.
Dual crown assembly means that the Lefty fork has the advantage of being stiffer and lighter. The more responsive feel of the Cannondale Lefty is because it doesn’t use conventional fork bushings but instead uses needle bearings.
It is also possible to replace the tire or inner tube while the wheel is still mounted on the bicycle, unlike a traditional front fork.
Cannondale is also the pioneering bike company in carbon fiber frame technology. The company has ignored steel or titanium and instead focuses on aluminum.
Since 2001, the company has been using Hollowgram; a crankset and bottom bracket technology used for its high-end bikes.
Cannondale Mountain Bikes
Cannondale Mountain bikes are built to deal with rough terrains with relative ease. They offer great performance and come with a promise of reliability and consistency. These mountain bikes offer some of the best options for off-road adventurers and competitors.
- Cross country (XC)
- Fat bikes
Full-suspension Mountain Mikes:
Hardtail mountain bikes:
Trail – Women’s
Foray – Women’s
Scarlet – Women’s
Tango – Women’s
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Cannondale Catalyst 4 – Hardtail mountain bike review
Cannondale Trail 7 – Value mountain bike review
Cannondale Trail 8 – Entry-level mountain bike review
Cannondale Road Bikes
Cannondale Race bikes:
Cannondale Cyclocross bikes
Cannondale Endurance bikes
Cannondale Gravel bikes
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Cannondale Hybrid Bikes
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Bad Boy 2
Bad Boy 3
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