cannondale "ON" concept

it’s not exactly motorcycle news but cannondale did dabble in dirtbikes (big mistake) a few years back and it does have two wheels.

debuted at eurobike last august, cannondale’s “on” concept city bike pushed the design envelope one notch further. the project was in development for 3 years and takes the styling cues of the iconic raven and apply it to an urban bike. it incorporates a revolutionary drivetrain that is a single-sided stressed member combined with a carbon fiber main frame and “righty” fork. a pivot hinge in the middle of the frame allows it to fold onto itself for easy storage/transport.

cannondale teamed up with sram to develop the “case closed” drive system. basically, a cnc’ed aluminum single-sided arm completely houses the drivetrain. a custom i-motion 9 9-speed hub with integrated disc was used instead of a conventional cassette to complete the transmission. although only a concept, it showcases the strength and talent of cannondale’s r&d dept.

i’m hoping to pick up a new bike. i’m thinking cannondale rush carbon…


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