Industry insiders have known about the link between bicycle companies and agricultural companies for a long time. It's no surprise then, that Volvo, makers of cars and construction equipment, would be interested in patent sharing with one of the larger cycling companies.
One of Cannondale's most popular innovations has been the Lefty suspension system.
Cannondale Lefty suspension fork
The Volvo MC135C not incorporates the same technology as the Cannondale Lefty:
This is the biggest partnership since Cannondale sold the lefty patents to Honda in the '90s: