Born in a crowded loft space above a pickle factory in 1971, Cannonade has come a long way.
Growing rapidly in the early years and always innovating, Cannondale introduced the cycling industry's first bicycle trailer, the Bugger, and added successful cycling apparel and accessory lines while earning a strong reputation quality.
In 1997, Cannondale was the first company to feature large, oversized aluminum bike frames on cycling's biggest stage, the Tour de France. After powering his Cannondale to four stage victories at the 1999 Tour, the flamboyant Saeco team leader proclaimed "Cannondale is the best bike."
With a reputation for shaking up, Cannonade continued to push the entire cycling community with the release of our first carbon/aluminum frame, the Six13, flaunting the low weight UCI rules with a prison striped jerseys that read: Legalize My Cannondale.
Widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator with game-changing technologies, Cannondale and its handcrafted bicycles continue to be recognized by organizations from both inside and outside the industry as being a leader in their field.
Ride the best. Ride Cannonade.