Cannondale SM 800 | 449

Cannondale was one of the pioneers of welded aluminum frames with oversized tubes. Also in terms of construction, this all-terrain bike was ahead of its time in 1986 and is an example of 'East Coast Geometry', with a high bottom bracket and a sloping top tube.

In the late 1980s, views on geometry were still divisive in the American mountain bike world. On the east coast, the shape of the ATB started to evolve into the profile we are familiar with today, while on the west coast people stuck with the traditional horizontal top tube.

The fact that it was not yet clear where things should go is shown by the fact that the SM 800 also existed in a version with a 24" rear wheel. For a shorter wheelbase and better traction, as was claimed.


Brand name Cannondale
Brand country USA
Number 449
Model name SM 800
Model year 1986
Frame aluminium, welded
Framenumber 22032786034
Frame size 0 in
Frame size (cm) 0
Fork Tange unicrown, Cr-Mo
Stem Nitto MT6
Handlebar Cannondale 7000
Headset Shimano Exage
Shifters SunTour 6 sp index
Derailleur front SunTour XC 9000
Derailleur rear SunTour XC 9000
Brake type
Brake levers Dia Compe 280
Brake front SunTour XC Sport Roller Cam
Brake rear SunTour XC Sport Roller Cam
Gear model
Gear type
Gear (# of) 0
Crankset Sugino GP110
Chain wheel 48-36-28
Bottom bracket Sugino
Cogs 6 sp SunTour Winner freewheel
Chain Sedis
Front hub SunTour XC Sport
Front rim Araya RM-20
Front tire Panaracer Ibex 26x2.00
Front spokes
Front Quickrelease
Rear hub SunTour XC Sport
Rear rim Araya RM-20
Rear tire Panaracer Ibex 26x2.00
Rear spokes
Rear Quickrelease
Wheel size 26"
Seatpost Strong PM 30
Saddle Vetta
Storage location 1
Bike type
Recommended use
Additional equipment
Weight 0
Material usage
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