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Cannondale Prototype-1990s


On loan from Caleb Carter

During the 1990s Cannondale was a very innovative company and built prototypes to showcase new technology. This bike is made entirely of aluminum, including the wheel spokes and the saddle! It also has an air-adjustable rear shock, unusual for a road bike. Shifting is accomplished using an experimental compressed air- powered system developed by Shimano, hence the compressed air tank. Some of these features eventually made it into production road bikes, while others- notably, the compressed air shifter- did not.

Designer/builder: The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation
Country of Origin: Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
Weight: 11340g/ 25lbs.