Monday, November 18, 2013

Cannondale Sells LeftyPatent to Volvo

   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:

Volvo MC135C

   This is the biggest partnership since Cannondale sold the lefty patents to Honda in the '90s:
Honda Hawk

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