Widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator with game-changing technologies, Cannondale and its handcrafted bicycles continue to be recognized by organizations from both inside and outside the industry. Many of the ideas that keep Cannondale products on the cutting edge come from the sponsored athletes on the company's professional racing teams. The feedback provided by the company's riders, combined with Cannondale's best-in-class production processes, fuel a near constant stream of both new innovations and improvements to existing products.
This can be seen in the Synapse a machine which is engineered for comfort but with the performance of a pure race bike, and the results through the Classics, ridden on the Synapse are testament to that.
The amazing SuperSix EVO set a new standard for road bike performance with the world’s best stiffness/weight ratio and exceptional ride quality and is the weapon of choice for the Cannondale Pro Cycling professional road race team.
The company also boasts the world’s most successful Enduro mountain bike team and the Italian and German XC mountain bike national cross country champions.
Ambassadors and endorsements: Cannondale Pro Cycling
Notable race wins
1994: Cannondale partnered with Volvo to launch the most influential and successful MTB team in history. 11 World Championships, 17 World Cup titles, 16 National Championships, 89 World Cup wins, 33 NORBA wins, 2 Olympic games and 2 Pan-Am Games Gold medals
1997: Cannondale made history by becoming the first US bike manufacturer to sponsor a European Pro road team, winning the Giro d’Italia in the first year. The success of the team and sprinter Mario Cipollini proved the superiority of Cannondale aluminium frames and ended the reign of steel in the peloton.
2001: Cannondale revolutionized crank and bottom bracket technology yet again with an ultralight, ultra stiff hollow crank designed around an oversized, 30mm aluminum BB spindle. The specification is released to the industry as an open standard and BB30 is born.
2010: The SuperSix Evo continued to demonstrate its dominance with two Grand Tour wins in a single season! Ivan Basso captured his second Giro d'Italia and Vincenzo Nibali dominated on his way to the top of the podium at the Vuelta de España.
2011: World's best bike The amazing SuperSix EVO set a new standard for road bike performance with the world’s best stiffness/weight ratio and exceptional ride quality. The SuperSix EVO was named “Best Bike in the World” by Tour Magazine, won multiple Eurobike Gold Awards and was named “Editor’s Choice” by Bicycling in 2014.
Founded: 1971 Origin: Founded in a loft above a pickle factory by Joe Montgomery and crew in Connecticut, Cannondale started as an outdoor gear company. The name came from the Cannondale train station across the road.
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