Cannondale has always spent money on product testing. Before the whole moped (hehe) thing only one company spent more on product testing, belive it or not Huffy. Huffy spent money to protect themselfs from lawsuits. Cannondale dose the same thing, test product to protect themselfs, before they bring a new product to market. Sure they had some lemons but every company will.
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