Cannondale Althea 2 Ladies Alloy Hybrid City Bike 2017
Save 32% on the 2017 Ladies Althea 2 Hybrid by Cannondale!
Cannondale Althea 2 Ladies Bike
With its low-standover, mountain-bike-inspired frame, its 700c knobby tyres and 50mm suspension fork, the Althea can take you from pavement, to dirt, to gravel and back...with a smile on your face. Frame Althea Ladies, SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" head tube Fork SR Suntour NEX, 50mm, 1-1/8" steerer Front Derailleur Shimano Altus, 31.8 clamp Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera, 8-speed Number of Gears 24 Shifters Shimano M310 Rapidfire Plus Chain set SR Suntour XCE, 48/38/28 Bottom Bracket Tange Cartridge Cassette Sunrace CSM558, 11-32, 8-speed Chain KMC Z51, 8-speed Pedals Supplied Brakeset Cannondale C4 V-Brake Handlebars Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 20mm rise, 620mm Stem Cannondale C4, 6061 alloy, 25.4, 10 deg Headset Tange Si 1-1/8" Grips Cannondale Ergo Performance, Lock-on Rims Maddux DC 4.0, double wall, 32-hole Hubs Cannondale C4 Disc, sealed loose ball bearing, QR, 32h Tyres Kenda Happy Medium, 700x35c Saddle Cannondale Ladies CX Ergo Seatpost Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2x350mm Weight 12.58 kg (Medium)
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Cannondale City Bikes
Cannondale was founded in 1970 by Joe Montgomery and Murdock MacGregor, in an industry totally unrelated to cycling - manufacturing precast concrete housing. Ron Davis joined the company, and after Montgomery went on a camping trip with his son, the idea for a bike trailer was born. Unfortunately named the "Bugger", the trailer didn't take off as expected at the resulting Bicycle Shoe in New York, but remarkable demand for bike bags led them to focus on this area instead. Within 6 months Cannondale had the monopoly on bike bags in America, with 2500 dealers stocking their products within 20 months. Todd Patterson joined the company shortly afterwards, and his expertise in working with aluminium led them to venture into the bicycle market. Manufacturer of CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) road bike and touring frames began in 1983, with Mountain bike frames being born a few years later. Early Cannondale bikes are distinctive because of the oversized tubes designed to increase stiffness. Their first frame partially constructed from Carbon was in 2004 with the Six13, with the full carbon Synapse being released a year later. Notable riders to have competed and won on Cannondale bikes include Cipollini, Gotti, Simoni, Cunego, Di Luca, Basso, Juarez, Chausson, Giove, Sydor, Sauser, Lopes, Martyn Ashton and Cadel Evans.
To read more about Cannondale, you can check out their Wikipedia page, or view their old bike ranges on the official website. Alternatively if you can see their current bike ranges available to the UK market, or view the Vintage Cannondale fansite, an unofficial yet extensive resource for Cannondale fans!
This deal was originally found at Evans Cycles website, a bike shop which can trace it's roots back nearly 100 years! Evans Cycles is a London based chain of cycle shops, complete with an extensive online shop. Founded in 1921 by Frederick Evans in Kennington Road, SE London, the business traded for 30 years before being acquired by Joseph Smith in the 1950s, selling a range of cycles and toys. By the 1970s, focus was diverted solely to bicycles and cycling related equipment, and in the following years several franchised shops were opened. These were later brought back under the control of the main Evans company in the 1990s, at which point the famous Evans mail order catalogue was launched, complete with the traditional green and yellow colour scheme. With the growth of the internet, a website was launched in 1999 to help increase sales further, the latest incarnation of which can be found at www.evanscycles.com.
Since the early 2000s' the company has been steadily expanding, regularly opening new stores each year. By 2012, Evans employs 1100 members of staff, and currently has over 50 stores in the UK, making it one of the biggest cycle retailers in the country. In addition to selling a wide range of popular brands, Evans has also produced product ranges under "Pinnacle" and also currently has an exclusive deal with the "Hoy" brand.
Wheel Size: 700c