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This manual contains important informationaffecting your safety and the proper use ofbicycles. It is a very important manual for everybike we make. It is organized into two parts:
Is a generic guide to the proper function and useof bicycles. This generic information is used bymany bike companies. Most aspects of bicyclesare common or “generic.” PART I of this manual isthe 8th edition of the generic manual.
Contains Information specic to Cannondale
bicycles and topics we feel you need to know andunderstand about our bikes.A manual alone cannot teach you how to ride,and a manual the size of an encyclopedia couldnot cover every combination of bicycle, rider andconditions. Thus, as a reasonable person wouldexpect, the Cannondale manuals and supplementsfocus on the bicycle, not teaching you to ride.This manual is not intended as a comprehensiveuse, service, repair or maintenance manual. Itcontains no assembly instructions. This manualis not a service manual for any parts of your bike.Please see your dealer for all service, repairs ormaintenance. Your dealer may also be able torefer you to classes or books on bicycle use, andmaintenance.
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Cannondale Owner’s Manual Supplements are“supplements” to this manual providing important
additional model specic safety, maintenance,
and technical information. Cannondale Owner’sManual Supplements are not replacements forthis or any other manual for your bike.You can download Adobe Acrobat PDF versionsof any Cannondale Owner’s Manual or Owner’sManual Supplements or Tech Notes from ourwebsite. Go to: http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/ tech/.
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Many of the components on your bike were notmade by Cannondale. When available fromthe manufacturer, Cannondale packages thesemanuals and/or instructions with our bikes fordelivery to you. We strongly recommend that you
read and follow all the manufacturer’s specic
instructions included with your bike.
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Your local Authorized Cannondale Retailer is yourprimary contact for service and adjustment of yourbicycle, instruction in its use, and any warrantyquestions.Your new bike is to be delivered by a AuthorizedCannondale Retailer to you in a completelyassembled and properly adjusted condition,complete with all required safety equipment,Owner’s Manuals, any Cannondale Owner’sManual Supplements, and the availablemanufacturer’s instructions (shipped byCannondale) for parts and components for yourbike.
To nd the Cannondale retailer closest to you,
call -800-BIKE-USA, or use our website’s dealerlocator at www.cannondale.com.
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It is important to your safety and the performanceof your Cannondale bicycle that you use onlygenuine Cannondale replacement parts inHeadshok forks, Cannondale swingarms andrear suspension assemblies, derailleur hangersand other frame hardware. These parts aredescribed in Owners Manual Supplements. Thisnote does not apply to widely used generic bicyclecomponents such as derailluers.