Cannondale bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice

This is your go-to destination for all of BikeRadar's latest reviews, news and features on Cannondale road bikes, mountain bikes, time trial bikes and everything else in the American brand's extensive lineup. 

A short history of Cannondale bikes

Cannondale is an American brand that was founded in 1971 as an outdoor and camping gear company, who eventually moved into the bike market in the ‘80s. Cannondale is known for its innovation, and particularly its use of the brand’s groundbreaking use of aluminium. It’s never forgotten its roots, but it has made huge innovations in recent years, since it was purchased by Dorel Industries in 2008 and became part of the Cycling Sports Group.

These days Cannondale is highly regarded for its road bike offerings. Its CAAD12 range has featured multiple times in the Cycling Plus magazine Bike of the Year, winning the overall title in 2016, and placing in the top three for the ‘Road Bike of the Year £1,000-£2,000’ category in 2018.

Cannondale’s range doesn’t stop there, though. It also offers a huge variety of mountain bikes, urban and fitness bikes, e-bikes, women’s specific bikes, and kids’ bikes.

Cannondale 2018 bikes

Cannondale has a wide offering, covering all cycling disciplines but specialising in road and mountain bikes across the spectrum.

Cannondale 2018 road bikes

For road cyclists Cannondale has several options. There’s the race-oriented SystemSix and CAAD models, the endurance-focused Synapse, and the SuperSlice for all your triathlon needs.

If you’re looking for more than just road, Cannondale offers two cyclocross models — the CAADX and SuperX — and two gravel grinders: the Topstone and Slate.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Dura-Ace

Cannondale 2018 mountain bikes

For mountain bikers, there’s the enduro-focused Jekyll which comes in both 29er and 27.5in options.

The Scalpel-Si and F-Si Hi-MOD cater for the XC rider, while the Habit will keep you happy on the trails.

Finally there’s the more affordable Cujo and Trail models.

Cannondale Habit Carbon 2

More Cannondale 2018 bikes

For commuters, Cannondale offers the disc brake-equipped Bad Boy urban range, as well as the Quick range which is more geared towards fitness enthusiasts.

Where can you buy Cannondale bikes?

Cannondale bikes are available in the UK, USA and Australia via registered dealers. Check the Cannondale Bikes website for your closest option.

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