Well, semi-naked. In a Howie-esque move to please the invited IBDs, OEMs and journos at last night’s bash, Cannondale had hired a body-painter (he holds the world record for most bodies painted in five hours) to adorn two young frauleins.
Gatta’s speech was corporate to the core and the crowd didn’t listen in silence.
Anyway, Cannondale has a new multi-language brochure and a new product line-up (including three models with Brooks saddles fitted as OE-equipment) that the Euro MD said was the finest in his ten years with the corporation. The Rohloff-equipped commuter bike is almost as sexy as the painted frauleins…
Tech details on Cannondale’s 04 bikes can be found at http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/04/ce/
For a fist-full of links about Cannondale and Pegasus, type ‘Pegasus’ into the search engine on the left of the site. We’ve gone on record saying David Uri, a Pegasus partner, is a cyclist and now Gatta has come out of the closet, too. "I’m a recreational bicyclist," he admitted to BikeBiz.com.