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The company was set up in 1971 by Joe Montgomery to make backpacks and bags for camping and later cycle trailers for cycle touring. The name of the company was taken from the Cannondale Metro North train station in Wilton, Connecticut.
In latter 1990s Cannondale tried to move into the motorsports business, manufacturing a line of off-road motorcycles and all-terrain automobiles.
According to a chat with Cannondale Communications Director, Tom Armstrong, the company was unable to drive down the price of their motor autos quick enough. Sales took off when the company was still losing cash on each motorbike they shipped.
This opening drove the company to find bankruptcy protection in 2003, and to sell off the motorsport division. Cannondale's bike division was bought in 2003 by Pegasus Capital Advisors, which supported the firm's replenished concentrate on cycle production.
In Feb 2008, Cannondale was bought from Pegasus Capital counsellors by Dorel Industries. In Apr 2009 it was declared that all production would be tansferred to Taiwan.
Originally a privately-held company, Cannondale became a $22 million IPO in 1995. The business continued as an in public traded company ( Pink Sheets : BIKEQ ) till declaring bankruptcy on Jan twenty-nine, 2003. Cannondale's full assets were then purchased at auction by Pegasus Partners II, L.P. The motor-sports IP, manufacturing kit and inventory were quickly sold off as the company returned its focus to bike make. In March 2007, Cannondale commented that basketball celebrity LeBron James had become an owner of the company. In Feb 2008, Dorel Industries, a diversified customer products company, voiced the acquisition of Cannondale from Pegasus for roughly $200 million. Dorel is a US distributor of bicycles made in Taiwan and the people's Republic of China for sale under many historical US cycle brands, including Schwinn, Mongoose, Roadmaster, and GT. Cannondale started producing aluminum racing and touring frames in 1983, with mountain bike frames added later. The earlier models sported outsized aluminum tubes for increased rigidity, leading to frames that were super-stiff and super-efficient. Cannondale's cycle frame parts are made in its factory in Bedford, Pennsylvania, as well as in overseas factories in Taiwan and Vietnam. The 1st road frame from Cannondale was produced in 1983. It sold for $350 and included the frame and fork. The fork was steel with helical reinforcement ribs within the steel steering tube. The frame was straight away known for the big down tube and enlarged head tube. The seatstays and chainstays were ovalized to reduce flex. The first frames were available in 2 colours : red and white, and painted with DuPont Imron paint. Cannondale achieved the excellence and target of turning into the first high volume producer of aluminum frames, at a point when only steel frames were mass produced and aluminum was hand made in low volumes. Cannondale marketed successive frames with the CAAD designation ( for "Cannondale sophisticated Aluminum Design" ). The CAAD4 model introduced S-bend aluminum seat stays for improved comfort. The Six13 model, which was introduced in 2004, uses carbon tube sections in the main triangle but still employs aluminum rear triangles.
This agreement is in contrast to the common industry practice of using carbon stay inserts and aluminum front triangle tubes.
It should also be observed the Union Cycliste Internationale has established a 6.8 kg ( 14.97 lb ) minimum weight limit. In truth, only the tiniest size ( fifty cm ) of bike basically approached the 6.8 kg limit. Some in the bike industry considered this to be a creative selling effort because Six13 frames in truth weighed the same as or more than competing frames from other makers. The present generation of Cannondale aluminum frame in the 2007 model year is regarded as CAAD9. CAAD9 is the continued evolution of Cannondale's welded aluminum frame design.
Today Cannondale is the premiere manufacturer of top of the range bicycles, selling more than eighty models in over 70 nations across the planet.
Cannondale and its hand made bicycles have won many design awards including the "Publisher's Award for Innovation" from Biking mag, "Technological Development of the Year Award" from VeloNews mag, ""Best Of What's New" award from Popular Science, "Best new releases of the Year Award" from Business Week, "Design Recognition Award" from ID mag, "Computer-Aided Design Award" from Design Stories mag and a "Design and Engineering Award" from Favored Mechanics. The organization's road racing bikes have won eleven stages at the Tour de France, twenty-seven stages at the Giro d'Italia, 2 Giro d'Italia overall victories, a Pro World Championship title, and 2 Italian State Championships. 2004 witnessed the launch of Cannondale's Six13, a composite carbon / alloy frame that featured an amalgamate head tube, staysets, and bottom bracket junction mechanically and chemically bonded to carbon seat, down, and top tubes.
This was the corporation's first use of structural carbon composite material, and successive variants of the Six13 have used 1 to 3 carbon tubes depending on the price point of the model and the model year.
Later, the Six13 line was extended to include the Cut triathlon / time trial bike which employed similar amalgamate / carbon joinery with aerodynamically angled tubes. In 2005, Cannondale related its first all-carbon frame : the "Synapse." at the time, Cannondale lacked the stateside facilities wanted to produce such a frame. This fact, and Cannondale's call to maintain the Synapse as its value-priced carbon model, guaranteed that all Synapse frames have been produced for Cannondale by an Asian carbon consultant. Cannondale's SystemSix, which debuted in 2007, represented a more committed embrace of structural carbon than the corporation's prior flagship roadbike, the Six13. The new bike's complete front triangle, including the big asymmetrical head tube, was built from carbon fiber. Similarly , Cannondale's Pennsylvania factory was upgraded with carbon storage, cutting, and layup hardware to prepare the organization's employees and physical plant for the SystemSix's more complicated carbon assemblies.
The new kit also provided the infrastructure wanted to produce full carbon frames, which debuted on the SuperSix race bike.
As of 2008, Cannondale's carbon / amalgamate road frames include the Six13 and the SystemSix. The organization's full carbon road offerings include many variants of the Synapse and the SuperSix, Cannondale's first US made carbon road model. Cannondale has also developed a suspension fork called the Lefty.
It uses 88 needle bearings to reduce friction for smooth travel with the bearings telescoping within the steerer tube of the fork. This eliminates flexing of the fork legs and also eliminates static friction, which has got to be overcome before the fork starts to travel. The "Lefty" is a weird looking fork as it only has a left side or blade. It employs the same technology as the Headshok, but wish for bigger amounts of travel led straight to the movement of the telescoping unit off to the side to permit room for the travel. It also authorized for more mud clearance vs normal forks designs. The Lefty is now seen on plenty of Cannondale's top-end models, for example all the Knifes and the dear models in F series, both cross-country lines. Continual efforts at weight reduction have supplied models with a carbon fiber higher tube and a titanium shaft.
The titanium shaft was later replaced with a lighter and stiffer forged aluminum version.
The carbon fiber higher is still used on the highest end Lefties. To date one of the main downsides of the Lefty fork is the price, which is seriously more than standard design twin stanchion forks. The availability of mending and reconstruct parts and experienced service technicians for Cannondale forks is a lot less widespread than Fox, Manitou and Marzocchi designs. This continues to restrict the Lefty to middle and high end bikes. Use of a Lefty fork also restricts a rider's choice of stem, headset and front wheel, all but making them use Cannondale house brand parts, or Cannondale-specific parts manufactured by another company.