The Cannondale style

Cannondale proudly published the movie about their design philosophy “System integration”.

22 years ago, I was met Cannondale bikes. Their bikes already had unique specifications at that time, such as fat aluminum frame construction, HeadShok suspension, grasshopper like Super V full suspension bike etc.

Cannondale never threw away their original technologies. Cannondale is loved by some and hated by others, but I think everyone can be praised their originality…?
Perhaps most important things of Cannondale is “Style” of themselves. Actually, I always think their philosophy is similar to musician’s culture.

22 years of Mr.Cannondale

Today, A beautiful comparison photo has been flown to my time line of Facebook. That is below.

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Image :Cannondale Mexico(Facebook)

Do you remember? or Do you know it? Above photo is the cover image of Cannondale’s catalog 1995. They are the original members of legendary Volvo cannondale team. Left to right,

Myles Rockwell (2000 DH World champion)
David “Tinker” Juarez (1994 USA XC Champion, 1994 World championships Silver)
Sara Ellis
Alison Sydor(in front, 1994-96 XC World champion)
Marc Gullickson
Frank Roman
Missy “Missile” Giove (1994 DH World champion)

At 1994 as their 1st year, they got many victories in NORBA series, UCI World cup and World championships. Viper red cannondale bikes had got most glorious era of cannondale.

1994 MTB XC Worldchampionships

The following photo, It’s currently american Cannondale MTB team after 22 years. They will be called “Cannondale 360fly powered by SUGOI” team. Left to right,

Keegan Swenson (2014 USA XC champion U23)
David “Tinker” Juarez
Evelyn Dong
Alex Grant
Raphaël Gagné (2015 XC Canadian Champion)

You have already understood, haven’t you?

The common point of both photos is only one. Tinker Juarez. So, all cannondale fanatics always call him like this. “He is the Mr.Cannondale”.

New team, Cannondale 360fly p/b SUGOI

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Image :Cannondale

Cannondale’s new team “Cannondale 360fly p/b SUGOI” will debut in north american XC MTB circuit. New title sponsor is changed to a panoramic video camera brand “360fly“.

Team kit design is simple & clean. I think maybe many cannondale fanatics will like it.

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Image :Cannondale

Also, this team has a unique sponsorship as bike team. They connect sponsorship with American radio control car maker “Axial Racing“.
From a couple of years ago, definitely they had presented a R/C car that painted cannondale green on FB. When see it, I thought they love R/C car same as me. So, I never thought that they connect real sponsorship with R/C car brand. but….I think it’s a typical thing of cannondale as american.
Axial’s blog is here.

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Photo :Axial Racing

Of course legendary rider Tinker Juarez will join to them.
Fly Tinker, Until when you think can not fly anymore…

FYI, please check as below.
CANNONDALE, SUGOI AND 360FLY PARTNER TO CREATE NEW NORTH AMERICAN CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM

Founder of Cannondale, Mr. Joe montgomery

If you claimed real cannondale fanatics, you must be know the founder of cannondale bicycle.
Mr.Joe Montgomery, he is origin of aluminum revolution. You must show this VTR at 00:33sec…

Fly the Green Flag 2016 season

2016 Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Presentation.