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Cannondale Sponsors Bahati Foundation Pro Team w/ SuperSix Road Bikes

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Cannondale Bicycles announced it will be the official bike sponsor of the 2010 Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team.  The newly formed team, led by 2008 National Pro Criterium Champion and eight-time national champion Rahsaan Bahati, will be outfitted with the 2010 Cannondale SuperSix, the newest model in the Cannondale road race line.

The Bahati Foundation was started by Rashaan Bahati to help underpriviledged children find ways to rise above their circumstances and live positive lives and overcome poverty.

“We’re proud to support the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team and support the ideals and mission of its partner organization the Bahati Foundation,” said Jeff McGuane, president of Cycling Sports Group North America. “Cycling Sports Group is committed to providing the most innovative cycling products in the world, and we are proud to sponsor a team that is dedicated to changing the world, both on and off the bike.”

FROM CANNONDALE: The 2010 Cannondale SuperSix is the ideal selection for the team and boasts the ultimate pedaling efficiency, superior comfort and refined handling.  Cannondale’s new SuperSix is the lightest, stiffest carbon road frame in the line of bicycles. New carbon-fabrification methods shave the complete frame weight to only 900 grams in 56 cm, 150 grams lighter than earlier SuperSix models.

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“From the beginning we recognized Cannondale as one of our key partners due to their dedication to excellence and performance,” said Rashaan Bahati.   “With the SuperSix, Cannondale has developed a bike that is incredibly responsive, light, stylish and comfortable on all day rides.   Sprinting on the SuperSix I can feel all my power delivered with no wasted energy, allowing me to consistently perform at the highest levels.  It is truly the best bike I have ever competed on and I look forward to a dominant season riding a SuperSix.”

The Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team will also be riding the Cannondale Si SL Hollowgram crank.  At 570grams, the Hollowgram SiSL remains the lightest production crankset in the industry and boasts the best stiffness-to-weight numbers of any crank available today.

Louis Garneau is also a team sponsor, providing the following equipment:

Equipe Jersey: The fibers in this jersey positively impact muscular performance by reducing body temperature, promoting perspiration, evaporating moisture, lowering the respiratory rate, and reducing lactic acid concentration. Low profile stitching reduces chafing common with traditional seams. Non-abrasive seams lie flat and offer a smooth transition between panels. Internal mp3 pocket hidden inside rear pockets is both handy and secure for media player. Small internal flyout hole allows you to run your headphone wires inside the jersey.

Power Bibs: The compressive fit of Power Lycra optimizes muscle performance and increases blood circulation which results in less muscle fatigue. Conventional gripper is replaced by a compressive Powerband that reduces lower leg pressure and provides muscle support that does not restrict circulation. The Airgel Chamois has perforated gel inserts that allow for ventilation. Outer crabyon fabric accelerates wound healing and helps reduce saddle sores. This chamois is antibacterial for life.

Diamond Helmet: The Diamond represents our greatest achievement in helmets. At 285 grams and over 40 vents, we have designed a helmet to outperform the competition. Through patented technology, we have unleashed an absurd amount of ventilation while still meeting safety standards.

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