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What do you get when you cross a stealth fighter with Lamborghini?

What do you get when you cross a stealth fighter with Lamborghini?

A bicycle of course. Well that's what Cannondale reckon anyway, although sadly there's a disappointing lack of afterburners or aerofoils on their new Concept Stealth bike, on show at Eurobike last week. Whatever, it is certainly different, and it does have some of the “edgy” design elements of both the Lamborghini Reventón and the Stealth fighter from which Cannondale's designers took their inspiration. Well, it's got a lot of edges, which to be fair is what Cannondale mean. The flat edges on the Stealth Fighter help it stay invisible to radar, we're guessing that any radar invisibility benefits on the Cannondale are going to be spoilt by not-so-radar-invisible rider sitting on it, but you never know…
Aside from the cutting edge (there I go again) frame the Concept Stealth also features some fairly eye-catching componentry for a flat bar commuter bike. The mono blade fork is something of a signature item for Cannondale, it features on many of their mountain bikes and on the BadBoy street bike, as do disc brakes, but the integrated stem and seat collar are pretty unique features – certainly on a bike of this type. The display bike at Eurobike was claimed to weigh a fairly feathery 8.6Kg (18.9lb) and it was a decent sized frame too. So it should probably give a Lambo a run for its money on city streets too. We look forward to riding one.

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Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.

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