While Cannondale are frequently bicyclings most audacious innovators, in other respects they are as constant as the stars.
Way back in 1983, their first bicycle was an aluminium touring bike.
In the 90s the esteemed cycle designer Mike Burrows reviewed one in a Cycling Today magazine review, and hailed it as the ultimate tourer. The flex-free oversized aluminium frame with its long wheelbase and low bottom bracket guaranteed stable handling when fully laden, and offered a fast zippy ride when you nipped out pannier-less.
This 21st century version remains fundamentally the same, albeit with modern touches such as Shimano Dual Control levers, which allow you to change gear without taking your hands off the brake hoods, so there is no loss of control or momentum.
Nearly 20 years since its invention, the Cannondale T800 remains
an American classic.
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CAAD butted aluminium touring frame.
Tig-welded chromoly, 1 1/8" steerer.
Mavic 224 rims.
|Cannondale Omega hubs.|
|DT Champion stainless steel spokes.|
|Tyres:||Continental City Ride Reflex 700x35 tyres.|
Shimano Tiagra 27-speed Dual Control shifters.
Shimano XT rear / Tiagra front gears.
Cannondale 28/38/48 chainset.
|Shimano sealed bottom bracket.|
Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes for touring bikes with Tiagra levers.
Deda Piega anatomic.
|Cannondale 3D forged stem.|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Look-In gel saddle on Ritchey seatpost.|
|Extras:||SKS mudguards, Cannondale rear rack.|
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