SYNAPSE CARBON (). Owner’s Manual SupplementView PDF · Nachtrag zum HandbuchView PDF · Supplément au manuel du propriétaireView . For wicked old products (maybe not that old) product catalogs, you can visit Note: Vintage Cannondale is NOT an official. Here’s a link to the PDF’s of the Euro catalog, will be some color and component changes for USA.

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As a result, the inside diameter of the bottom bracket shell is increased to 42mm.

This minimizes flexing of the fork legs and also reduces static frictionwhich must be overcome before the fork begins to travel. Some of the benefits of the Lefty fork are that it is lighter cataloto laterally stiffer due to dual crown assembly.

The new bike’s entire front triangle, including the oversized asymmetrical head tube, was fabricated from carbon fiber.

Cannondale began manufacturing aluminum racing and touring frames incataligo mountain bike frames added later. It uses the same technology as the Headshok, but desire for greater amounts of travel led to the movement of the telescoping unit off to the side to allow room for the travel. The name of the company was taken from the Cannondale Metro North train station in Wilton, Connecticut.

The earlier models sported oversized aluminum tubes for increased stiffness, resulting in frames that were super-stiff and super-efficient. Sales increased when the company was losing money on each motorbike. In April it was announced that all production would be transferred to Taiwan.


This was the company’s first use of structural carbon composite material, and subsequent variants of the Six13 have used one to three carbon tubes depending on the price point of the model and the model year. Archived from the original on InCannondale introduced the Headshok and the accompanying oversized headtube.

Ron Davis devised the under-seat hitch, a torsion spring made of Lexan.

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Cannondale has also developed a suspension fork called the Lefty. Inthey became a title sponsor under the name Liquigas-Cannondale. The team was besieged by bike dealers wanting to buy the bags. The availability of repair and rebuild components and experienced service technicians for Cannondale forks is much less widespread than Fox, Manitou and Marzocchi designs.

Cannondale’s SystemSix, which debuted inrepresented a more committed embrace of structural carbon than the company’s previous flagship roadbike, the Six InCannondale became the bicycle sponsor to Liquigasand counted fourth and fifth Giro wins as Danilo Di Luca in and Ivan Basso in rode to victory. In the CAAD3 road frame was introduced featuring most of the design from the 2. Wistrand designed the cloth bags and cargo carrier on the two models of trailers.

Later, carbon fiber composite frames were developed. This continues to limit the Lefty to mid and high end bikes.


InDorel Industries announced its intention to move all of Cannondale’s bicycle manufacturing to factories in Asia by the end of Cannondale’s sponsorship of Division 1 road racing teams began with the Saeco team in the late s, highlighted by Mario Cipollini ‘s four consecutive stage wins in the Tour de France. Cnanondale should also be noted that the Union Cycliste Internationale has established a 6.

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According to an interview with Cannondale Communications Director, Tom Armstrong, the company was unable to reduce the cost of their vehicles fast enough. Davis, with MacGregor as assistant, had some surprising success.

Today, Cannondale produces many different types of high-end bicycles, which are no longer hand-made in the US. The aluminum Hollowgram crank is a two piece hollow shell that is bonded with aluminum glue. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Six13 model, which was introduced inused carbon tube sections in the main triangle, and still employs aluminum rear triangles.

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The frame acnnondale recognizable by its oversized down tube and enlarged head tube. This resulted in the closure of its assembly and testing facility in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

A highly advanced air conditioner with no moving parts was a first effort.