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Collwall April 2011 - Cannondale
Cool 68%  68%  [ 139 ]
Uncool 32%  32%  [ 66 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:59 am 
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CAPIN wrote:
The selection of pictures John made on the first page makes me think of anticannondale conspiracy :lol:


Nope, just sums up the brand image nicely for me. Which is what we're voting on. Not individual bikes, not certain riders, and not our own rides.

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Are the Connecticut based company cool?


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howcan they not be cool , first firm (imo) to make it big from building
mountian bikes one of the first to mass aluminium frames one of the first to mass market rear suspention, they invested a lot on marketing
one of the first big buck race teams , like them or not they are forever
linked to mtb history
and that alone makes them cool
the bikes i think speak for them selves , youv'e all seen them owned them or think "i'd like one of them "

coooolio :lol:


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you're right, I've seen them.


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Here is one of mine :) which I thought was cool!

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8) 8) COOL 8) 8)

I don't like everything they made, but at least one can say that Cannondale really expanded the borders of bike design...


anyone remember this from the early 90's ?


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Cool BITD when there wasn't much else about.

IMO became progressively more uncool over the years to the point where I wouldn't consider buying one at all!


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Drencrom wrote:
CAPIN wrote:
The selection of pictures John made on the first page makes me think of anticannondale conspiracy :lol:


Nope, just sums up the brand image nicely for me. Which is what we're voting on. Not individual bikes, not certain riders, and not our own rides.

John wrote:
Are the Connecticut based company cool?


Agreed, it is about the company per se, however I would iterate that we are discussing this in the pre 97 section of a vintage MTB forum, so maybe try and disregard your thoughts of Taurines and the other crap they now make.


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Agreed, it is about the company per se, however I would iterate that we are discussing this in the pre 97 section of a vintage MTB forum, so maybe try and disregard your thoughts of Taurines and the other crap they now make.


100% pre-97 in my decision making. There are cool individual Cannondale's out there, no doubt, but as a brand? No way.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Just as an aside,

http://www.cannondale.com/gbr/bikes/mou ... mate-18817

Is the sort of thing they are up to now (at their top end)

80mm of travel at the rear without moving parts...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Unless you count a shock and all the rocker pivots as "moving parts", which I suspect you ought :)


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