Saturday 5 December 2015

Friday bike

Back in the late 90s, cycle manufacturer Cannondale developed a small range of off-road bikes. Powered by an innovative 440cc watercooled four stroke single, the bikes had a number of innovative features such as fuel injection, 'reversed' cylinder head (inlet at front, exhaust at rear), hydraulic clutches, electric start, and a spar type frame that contained the engine oil. These features, coupled with top quality wheels and suspension suspension, should have made the Cannondales a very attractive package, but technical problems and very poor sales led the company to bankruptcy. Now a very rare bike and few, if any, were exported out of the US.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I am in the US and didn't even know Cannondale made off-road bikes. I have only ever known them for bicycles, my mountain bike is a Cannondale.

    Thanks for sharing this.