Cannondale has come a long way since it's birth in 1971. The company grew quickly, introduced the cycling industry's first bicycle trailer, the Bugger, and added cycling apparel and accessory lines. Cannondale introduced its first bicycle, a Touring model, in 1983 and raised eyebrows by building their bicycles around handcrafted, oversized aluminum frames that were both lighter and more flex-resistant than the steel models that dominated the industry at the time. They quickly followed up with a road racing model and a mountain bike model in 1984. They continue to push the envelope with the release of such things as super low weight carbon/aluminum frames and mountain bike technologies like the HeadShok and Lefty. With a focus on a rider-first mentality, Cannondale refinements aren't limited to competitive road racing and mountain bikes, but have also benefited their wide array of lightweight recreational bikes as well. Cannondale will never settle in their quest to make the perfect ride. Skirack is a proud dealer of Cannondale bicycles.