In the early 1970’s in a workshop in Connecticut

the founders of Cannondale set out to revolutionise cycling for the better. Since day one they have been trend setters, they manufactured with aluminium and carbon-fibre while everyone was still using steel. They shook up the suspension industry by creating a single-sided fork; the Lefty, while the rest of the industry shook its head.

Cannondale mountain bikes have often moved in a different direction that the rest of the mountain bike industry. They were one of the first brands to use suspension lock out levers on their handlebars, they changed the way rear shocks worked by using pull shocks instead of the traditional push shocks and they created the often-polarizing Lefty.

Cannondale has spent time as the most popular bike brand out there, sponsoring teams like Volvo Cannondale who had some of the most exciting racers of their team to a brand that turned away from their downhill racing roots and alienated a lot of their fanbase. Unapologetic about the direction they were heading in Cannondale pushed on making unique trail and all mountain bikes.

Models like the Jekyll have been in Cannondale’s line up for years. But gone from the current model of the Jekyll is the pull shock and the lefty. In recently years Cannondale’s bikes have begun to adopt the current mountain bike trends. The current Cannondale bikes might look like they have gone away from their unique design qualities but looks can be deceiving. Cannondale’s geometry numbers are still truly Cannondale. Higher bottom brackets and lower front ends gives these Cannondale Mountain Bikes a unique ride characteristic.

Loam Wolf will continue to review mountain bike and ebikes from Cannondale. But let’s not forget that they continue to manufacture road bikes, kid’s bikes and city bikes.

Below you can find all of the reviews we’ve conducted aboard Cannondale Mountain Bikes. We take pride in offering the most honest and up-front reviews in hopes that you can better inform yourself on any future purchasing decisions based on your local terrain and skill level.

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