American bicycle company Cannondale produces mountain bikes for trail, cross country, and enduro riding. Cheque out a huge range of Cannondale Mountain Bikes from independent bike shops and private sellers across the U.S. on BikeExchange.
In 1971, Cannondale was founded as a manufacturer of camping equipment and bike trailers. Cannondale’s bicycle division quickly made a name for itself, producing the world’s first TIG welded aluminium frame for the ST500 in 1983. The first Cannondale mountain bike was released the following year, featuring a Shimano Deore XT groupset and Sugino Aero Tour crank.
Today, Cannondale is one of the few companies still evolving the art of aluminium frame design, creating a unique niche for the brand in the mountain category. They revolutionised fork design with the release of the Fatty, which has since transformed into the unconventional one-sided Lefty that’s seen on many of the brand’s mountain bikes today.
Cannondale’s mountain category includes a range of “rugged and capable off-road weapons”:
Overmountain. High performance enduro bikes, like the Trigger and Jekyll, with advanced suspension setups and lightweight, sturdy frames designed to get you up tough climbs and down challenging descents.
Fat Bike. Bikes with over-sized wheels and tyres to glide over sand, snow and anything else. See Cannondale's Fat CAAD.
The newest addition to the Cannondale Mountain Bike range is the redesigned 2017 Scalpel-Si, a leaner, more agile cross country race bike featuring a slack head angle paired with Cannondale’s signature Lefty fork.
In 2013, Jerome Clementz and his Jekyll 650b took the first ever Enduro World Series Championship, sealing the title after just 6 of the 7 rounds. His teammates Jason Moeschler, Marco Osborne, and Mark Weir round out the Cannondale Overmountain team.