Cannondale was founded in 1971 by Joe Montgomery, Jim Catrambone, and Ron Davis. Initially, they ventured into producing camping gear and bike trailers. By 1983, Cannondale had pivoted to manufacturing aluminum racing and touring frames, a significant departure from the industry standard of steel frames.
This bold move set Cannondale apart, leveraging aluminum’s lightweight and rigid properties to create innovative and performance-oriented bicycles. Cannondale was among the first to introduce carbon fiber frames in mass production, blending them with aluminum to achieve an optimal balance of strength, weight, and rigidity.
Cannondale’s flagship road bike model is the SuperSix Evo, known for its exceptional balance of lightness, stiffness, and aerodynamics, making it a favorite among cyclists. The SuperSix Evo’s design emphasizes speed and handling, integrating advanced aerodynamics without compromising the weight or ride quality.