Bike Brands we cary:
Cannondale - Yeti - Felt - Fit BMX
ALTHOUGH WE NEVER FORGET OUR HERITAGE, CANNONDALE AND OUR DEALERS HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE OUR BIRTH IN A CROWDED LOFT ABOVE A PICKLE FACTORY IN 1971.
In 1997, Cannondale was the first company to feature large, oversized aluminum bike frames on cycling's biggest stage, the Tour de France. After powering his Cannondale to four stage victories at the 1999 Tour, the flamboyant Saeco team leader proclaimed "Cannondale is the best bike." Cannondale continued to be a dominant team in the Tour De France since, sponsoring one of the worlds best cyclists Peter Sagan through his first, and many more stages of the Tour.
In the last 14 years, we've won five Giro d'Italia Maglia Rosas, arguing that maybe we should add pink to our brand colors. Most recently we won the Girod'Iltalia and the Vuelta a Espana in one single year!
On the mountain bike side, Cannondale started the dual suspension revolution way back in 1990 by introducing the Delta V E.S.T., the industry's first dual suspension bike, and followed it up with the equally radical Super V and Scalpel platforms. Our riders dominated the cross country and downhill scene into the new millennium with the biggest names in dirt like Cadel Evans, Alison Sydor, Missy Giove, Cedric Gracia, Christophe Sauser, Anne-Caroline Chausson, Tinker Juarez and Brian Lopes to name a few. The creation of The Cut freeride crew brought together the audacious riding talents of Aaron Chase, Chris Van Dine and Mick Hannah. Our technologies like HeadShok, Lefty, innovative suspension and optimized aluminum and carbon design directly translated into race victories and riding that continually pushed the limits of what's possible on a bike.
Over the years Yeti developed one of the most widely recognized race teams in mountain bike history and has become known for fielding such greats as Juli Furtado, John Tomac, Jimmy Deaton, and Missy Giove to name a few. Numerous World and National Championship titles followed and those names have gone on to become legends of the sport.
Although racing shaped the company and continues to be a huge part of Yeti today, back in the 00’s a new movement began to take shape. The Yeti “Tribe” evolved from an undercurrent of loyal freaks who loved all aspects of riding and having fun. It was around this time we began to formalize and hold annual events for all like-minded Yeti owners to gather.
Making bikes that ride this great takes time. Our design team debate concepts for months, sometimes even years, before we make our first prototype. These designs can be an evolution of an existing model or a totally new concept. The latter was the genesis for the Switch Infinity mechanism that revolutionized our bike lineup and leads the industry in suspension design today.
Felt Bicycles was founded on one principle: to design, develop and deliver the best bicycles in the world. Before founding his namesake company, and in addition to being an accomplished triathlete, Jim Felt was one of the top motorcycle mechanics in the United States after having worked with industry leaders Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki. But when motocross champion Johnny O’Mara asked Felt to build him a triathlon bike, Felt was given the opportunity to put into practice many of the innovative designs he had dreamed about for optimizing a rider’s position and improving aerodynamics.
His work was so innovative that Easton Sports hired Felt as the company’s product engineer and tasked him with creating an all-new bike for three-time Ironman World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser. Shortly after, she became four-time champion of the most prestigious race in triathlon. Jim Felt then launched his namesake brand, Felt Bicycles, and utilized his frame-building expertise to develop a complete line of road and time trial bikes.
FIT BIKE CO. is an American BMX brand founded in late 1999 by S&M Bikes in Santa Ana California. The first FIT product released was the Made in USA, SERIES ONE frame in 2000. FIT quickly built a legendary team in the early 2000’s that included Brian Foster, Mike Aitken, Jason Enns and John Van Homan, all of which still ride on the team today. The FIT brand has been owned and operated alongside S&M Bikes in Santa Ana CA since day one, and continues to offer a full range of American Made parts and accessories as well as imported complete bikes around the world. Also known as FBC, F-it, and Fit Bicycle Company