If you’re suffering firm feeling of your Cannondale Lefty Ocho…

This white parts is called as Cannondale Lefty Ocho’s Oppo Ramp Clamps.
One set of this parts is placed in your Lefty Ocho which out from factory. Your Cannondale authorized dealer has known that number of this parts can add or remove between 0 to 4 for exploring best spring rate setting for you. If you’re suffering firm feeling of your Lefty Ocho which took correct sag, please try first dismount this one by authorized dealer. Stroke feel will be soft due to increase air volume of air spring. At least this modification brought happy to me. Thanks my bike shop “Grove Kamakura”.



Brazilian Henrique Avancini brought Rainbow jersey to Cannondale for the first time in 9 years

Cannondale rider Henrique Avancini won MTB Marathon World championships 2018. He bring rainbow jersey to Cannondale for the first time in 9 years (Last time is 2009 XCM by Belgian Roel Paulissen). Henrique had takes second glory after winning XCC of worldcup in Andorra. Congrats!!

Good luck and thank you,Fontana

Photo :Bianchi

As you know, Our racer, Italian Marco Fontana (丸子本棚) who took a bronze medalist of London 2012 has leave from cannondale.

Honesty my feeling is so sad. Because we had enjoyed worldcup and worldchampionships at 7 years through his riding.

He had joined to cannondale at 2009, Already his carrier with cannondale was longer than a lots past great cannondale racers.
When he had joined to cannondale, Wheel size of MTB was still 26 inch. Unique Lefty fork had bit evolved from debut, so had provided a right weight and smooth friction, but still was 1st generation.
Currently tire size had became to large, also Lefty fork has evolved to 2nd generation. I think that a evolution of Lefty fork had occured by phenomenon which wheel size had became to large.

Therefore I think that Cannondale mountainbike’s mostly evolution has occuerd with Marco.

I’m remembering his riding at UCI worldcup when before london olympic.
He had always tried pushing to a head of race.


Unfortunately he always late from top of race at middle of racing time, so never won at worldcup with cannondale, but also he had won a bronze medal at London 2012 without saddle (I call this as in japanese “Saddle toretana”).

I think this momement was his best moment as MTB racer of cannondale.
This is “the” mostly excited race of my experience as cannondale fanatic during 20 years.



All professional bike racer will leave from a circuit sometime. I had experienced a lots retirements of my favorite racers as such as Greg LeMond, John Tomac, and more. When my favorite racers had leave from cannondale, I always felt sad same as their retirement. For example, Alison syder, Missy Giove, Anne Caroline Chausson, Cedric Gracia, Brian Lopes etc.

A rider who never provide sadness like this to me is just only Tinker Juarez.
But he still has stay on a race track. His costume will be changed to celeste blue from berserker green, but also we can still see his riding. Hoping cheer for his next stint.
Thanks Marco, We love you. Good luck!


Meet to a bike, then be influenced.

‘CyclingTips’ is publishing a romantic cycling movie. If you has interesting to Cannondale SLATE bike, maybe this is must see.
Low contrast color make nice atomosphere, and BGM is as well. Taste is just like a old road movie. I love this tone because my cycling life was started from journey at summer 22 years ago.
I think this one is a one of embodied a style of cycling with Cannondale SLATE bike. Actually I thought that want to go to this road with SLATE bike after viewing. It’s proof that my feeling was be influenced.
Meet to a bike, then be influenced. This is something that can’t really be experienced easily. I believe it’s most important things for continuity of my cycling life.

Movie :CyclingTips(YouTube)

Cannondale says, “XC is dead.”??


Cannondale website is claiming sensational catch phrase.
That is “XC IS DEAD”.
Of course MTB XC race is not dead because MTB worldcup 2016 will be held in cairns at this sunday. Also this year is olympic year, MTB cross country(XC) is still included to Rio olympic games.
Perhaps they will present new XC bike with new concept because they attached hashtag “#BUILTFORXXC” to main phrase.
Seems like they will present any information at 29 April 2016.
Maybe many cannondale fanatics can’t wait 29 April 2016 if it heard…
Let’s google until “the day”. haha..

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*Bike rumor :
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