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Cannondale Road Bike History

vintage cannondale road bike   Cannondale Road BikesThe Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, known for their Cannondale Road Bikes is a major manufacturer of bicycles in America. The company was founded in 1971 by Joe Montgomery, and the original goal was to manufacture backpacks and bags for camping use. They also produced the first bike trailer. Today, however, Cannondale produces and manufactures many different types of high-end bicycles, made with aluminum rather than carbon fiber, steel, or titanium. Using this type of material was pioneered by Cannondale.

The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation is headquartered in Bethel, Connecticut, in the USA. The company gets its name from the Cannondale Metro North train station in Wilton, Connecticut. The company has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Taichung, Taiwan.

cannondale road bikes rd   Cannondale Road BikesCannondale started producing road bike racing and touring frames in 1983. These earlier models featured oversized aluminum tubes, adding increased stiffness to the frame. The first road frame sold for $350, and featured the frame and fork. The fork was made with steel, having helical reinforcement ribs inside the steel steering tube. The frame featured an oversized down tube and enlarged head tube, with ovalized seat and chain stays to reduce flex.

The first frames came in either red or white, painted with DuPont Imron paint. Cannondale became the first company to mass produce aluminum frames, when at the time they were hand-made in low numbers. Only steel frames were mass produced at the time. Subsequent frames from Cannondale were marketed with the CAAD designation, which stands for Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design.