1984 Cannondale SM-500 

First year Cannondale mountain bike which used a 24" rear wheel and 26" front wheel.  The rear BMX brake was relatively ineffective which reduced the off-road capability of these early bikes.  This was really the beginning of the relative mass-production of aluminum mountain bikes which have come to dominate the market.

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1984 Cannondale   1984 Cannondale   1984 Cannondale 
1984 Cannondale 


Frame Aluminum
Fork Cro-moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Sun alloy 24" rear, 26" front
Hubs Specialized sealed
Spokes UCP 3 cross
Tires CS 24" rear, 26" front
Pedals Shimano SX
Crank Sugino AT
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Suntour Winner 5 speed
Bottom Bracket Suntour
Front Derailleur Suntour LeTech
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT
Handlebars Specialized Bullmoose
Stem Specialized Bullmoose
Headset Specialized steel 1 "
Brake set Shimano Deore XT canti front, Dia Compe MX1000 BMX rear
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT
Saddle Specialized
Seat Post SR BMX
Colors Grey
Size 16"
Serial #   BB 07840


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