4 FACTS ABOUT CNCPT’S CUSTOM CANNONDALE CAAD12
Cannondale marketing director James Lalonde selected the brand’s aluminium race frame for the team because they specialise in criteriums. “It’s just one of those bikes where if you do happen to put it down in a corner, which you’re more likely to do in a crit because you’re racing closer together, it’s more likely that you can pick it up and ride it again the next day,” he says.
The paint scheme was a collaboration between Bobby Endo and Cannondale designer Ryan Chung. The pebble graphic is a nod to the Nike Air Safari sneaker. The muted black and grey paint is inspired by the ‘murdered-out’ Mercedes and Land Rovers on Bobby’s mood boards, says Chung. Subtle green accents are a Cannondale touch.
There’s an Easter egg on the bike: on the seat tube, where it meets the seatstays, are the words ‘Wam’ and ‘Gone’. The guys joked that when they passed other racers, that’d be the last thing they’d see.
You can’t buy the CAAD12 in this paint scheme in SA, but various versions of the bike are available. Visit ominico.co.za for more details.