Innovation
& Technology

CANNONDALE PHILOSOPHY

Si - SYSTEM INTEGRATION

We pride ourselves in making the most kick-ass, cutting edge frames in cycling. But you don’t race a frame, you race a complete bike. It seems like common sense, but we stand alone in the industry with our System Integration approach to bike design. Cannondale Si approach incorporates our cutting edge frame design with custom designed Cannondale forks, suspension and drivetrain components.

This unique complete-bike design and build approach ultimately delivers the best performing bikes possible.

LEFTY

OWN YOUR LINE.

Lefty’s insane stiffness, unwavering smoothness and ultra-lightweight gives you the control and precision needed to nail any line in any terrain.

Get on a Lefty and OWN YOUR LINE

SAVE MICRO-SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY

GO SMOOTHER. GO FASTER.

Cannondale SAVE micro-suspension technologies are the industry’s premier vibration and shock reduction systems. SAVE uses engineered flex in the frame and fork to not just reduce felt vibrations, but also increase the consistency of tire contact on uneven surfaces.

As a result, SAVE-equipped Cannondale frames roll faster through bumps with confident, neutral handling in any conditions.

INNOVATION

BALLISTEC CARBON

BallisTec is Cannondale’s proprietary method of high-strength, high-stiffness carbon construction. It is the ideal blend of the most advanced materials in the world combined with the most advanced carbon engineering and design.

The results speak for themselves.

SMARTFORMED ALLOY™

Cannondale aluminum construction is focused on delivering the strongest, lightest, best handling frame possible.

Premium 6069 and 6061 alloy tube sets are highly manipulated to extract every ounce of performance. Double-pass welds provide stronger, smoother joints and eliminate the need for internal reinforcements or external welded-on gussets. Each frame is heat treated after welding to maximize the strength and hardness of the aluminum, increasing long-term durability.

These and other processes allow Cannondale to continue to offer a lifetime warranty on each of its alloy frames and forks.

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