Cannondale is a bicycle company that makes high-end aluminum-frame bicycles that is accessible to everyone. Their headquarters are located in Bethel, CT and their manufacturing plant is located in Bedford, PA.
The company started in 1971 making bicycle trailers. Since then, the company has grown to make bicycles and produce cycling apparel.

In the 1980's, the company used to be known as "Crack 'n fail" due to poor quality control/design of their bicycle frames. A typical Cannondale at the time would crack somewhere along the down tube either at the bottom bracket or the head tube.

But nowadays, Cannondale is one of the most successful bicycle companies in the world surpassing even Raleigh Corp. in sales. Cannondale builds some of the lightest , most innovative frames on the market today. (Namely the SuperV Raven and the Jekyl.) Cannondale also sponsors pro-elite racing teams such as the Volvo/Cannondale mountain bike team and Saeco/Cannondale road cycling team.