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A great but overrated cyclist. Seven Time winner of the Tour De France. Often called the greatest cyclist ever by passive American cycling fans that have never heard of Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Fausto Coppi or Miguel Indurain. Merckx and many others went on to race in hundreds of races while Armstrong focused on the Tour. His only other races were often training for the Tour at Tour de Georgia or Dauphiné Libéré. Merckx raced every race to win. Lance often was just training for the tour and along with his contemporaries would not take the risk seen in the Coppi-Merckx Era.
LA Fan: Lance Armstrong is the greatest cyclist ever!

Reality: No way dude. Eddy Merckx or Coppi.

LA fan. Who? you're crazy!

Facts: Merckx! Cycling was around before 1999. Merckx won 525 races and won the Giro D' Italia and Tour de France five times. Lance only talked about racing the Giro. Never even showed and has never ridden in most of the Classics like Paris-Roubaix which Merckx won three times. Also never attempted the Hour Record as he hinted on for years. A record for which Merckx is the standard.

LA fan: But Lance won the Tour De Georgia.

Reality: Dumbass!

by Paris-Roubaix January 27, 2008

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A once great American bicycle company, now just another mcbike. The company had a failed attempt to manufacture ATV and Motocross bikes. This caused a bankruptcy and being purchased by a private equity holding company (Pegasus). It looked as the company was back on track but no real advancement have been made since 2005. Many of the paint schemes even look like rejects from previous years.

Cannondales proudly displayed "Handmade in USA" on the rear seat stays. Now most models are just Mcbikes from China.

In 2008 Cannondale was sold to Dorel. A Canadian company that owns the ruins of many great brand such as Schwinn, GT and Mongoose. This makes the prospects look good to being just another Schwinn or Raleigh. A once great name that was dragged through the mud to make a fast buck on customers that don't know better but will learn why the price is so low. With the move to sell cheap bikes they have decided to compete with Asian brands and rebranders like Trek in a very crowed market. Most Treks are made by Giant in Taiwan.

You'd now be better off getting a Specialized or Bianchi. They are made in Taiwan but the parent companies have better track record on components and craftsmanship.
The main reason to buy a Cannondale was to own a quality American made bicycle that you knew was made in Pennsylvania. Now it's is just rebranded Chinese crap. Freds will probably knock themselves out to get a once premium name for 300 bucks.
by paris-roubaix March 20, 2008

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