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1984 Cannondale SM500
Cannondale continued to innovate with it's first mountain bike. Again, the oversized aluminum frame and mix of components including Shimano Deore XT rear and Sun Tour Le Tech front derailleurs, Specialized sealed hubs and Brooks Europex saddle. As with the other early mountain bikes, the SM500 had a super long wheelbase, a very shallow head tube angle and one piece handlebar/stem. But the most unusual feature was it's 24" rear wheel and high bottom bracket. This bike was designed in part by local bike aficionado John Olsen originally from Albert Lea, MN.

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