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Cannondale Bicycle Corporation

History [ edit ]

The company was in 1971 by Joe Montgomery, Jim Catrambone and Ron to manufacture backpacks and bags for and later bicycle trailers for touring. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] One of the most successful was the Bugger, a child trailer, Cannondale’s marketing department unaware of the connotations of the name in English (some were, exported to the UK). Today, produces many different of high-end bicycles, few of which are in USA, specializing in aluminum than steel or titanium) and fiber frames. a technology in they were pioneers. The of the company was taken from the Metro North train in Wilton, Connecticut. [ 3 ]

In the late 1990s Cannondale to move into the motorsports producing a line of off-road and all-terrain vehicles. According to an with Cannondale Communications Tom Armstrong, the company was unable to down the cost of their vehicles fast enough. took off when the company was losing money on each they shipped.

This gap the company to seek bankruptcy in 2003, and to sell off the motorsport Cannondale’s bicycle division was in 2003 by Pegasus Capital which supported the company’s focus on bicycle production. [ 4 ] In 2008, Cannondale was purchased Pegasus Capital Advisors by Industries. In April 2009 it was that all production would be to Taiwan. [ 5 ]

Ownership [ edit ]

Originally a held company, Cannondale a $22 million IPO in 1995. [ 6 ] The business as a publicly traded company declaring bankruptcy on January 29, [ 7 ] Cannondale’s full assets then purchased at auction by Partners II, L.P. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] The motor-sports IP, equipment and inventory were sold off as the company returned its to bicycle manufacture. [ 10 ]

In February Dorel Industries, a Canada diversified consumer products announced the purchase of Cannondale Pegasus for approximately $200 Dorel also owns Cycle which is a distributor of made in Taiwan and the People’s of China for sale under historic U.S. cycle including Schwinn. Mongoose. and GT .

Products [ edit ]

Bicycle [ edit ]

Cannondale began aluminum racing and touring in 1983, with mountain frames added later. The models sported oversized tubes for increased stiffness, in frames that were and super-efficient. Later, carbon composite frames were

Cannondale’s bicycle frame were made in its factory in Pennsylvania. but are now made in factories in and Vietnam depending on the model of

In 2009, Dorel Industries that it was moving all of Cannondale’s manufacturing to a new plant in Taichung, by the end of 2010. Some non-bicycle jobs will remain in including final assembly and A new customer service call is planned in Bedford, as well. [ 11 ]

On Dorel Industries announced it’s restructuring operations at its segment. Dorel will its assembly and testing facility in Penn. The Bedford plant, at one point produced Cannondale’s to high-end aluminum and aluminum-carbon bikes until manufacturing to Asia in 2010, still some assembly, testing, control and customer and technical Around 100 people will off. [ 12 ]

2013 — Currently Series [ edit ]

Flash Carbon

Flash 29er

SL 29er

Flash * (Hardtail)

(Hardtail, Women’s only)

SL (Hardtail)

RZ 120 (Full Suspension)

(Full Suspension)

Lexi Suspension, Women’s only)

Cannondale C 440
Cannondale C 440

(Over Mountain)

Jekyll Mountain)

Scarlet (Over Women’s only)



SuperSix EVO

SuperSix * in 2013)

CAAD10 *


Synapse *

Slice RS * / Time Trial)


CAADX (Cyclocross)

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Cannondale C 440
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