48cm Cannondale M200 SE c.1996 Classic American Mountain Bike Frame

✓ Original classic frame - built in the 1990s
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Cannondale have been building their distinctive aluminium bikes since 1983, and from humble beginnings, making backpacking kit out of a small shed in Connecticut they have grown into a hugely succesful international bike company. At a time when nearly every bicycle, performance or otherwise was built from steel Cannondale pushed forward with aluminium in a bid to save weight and make their bikes stiffer, which they claimed benefitted touring, racing and mountain bikes. Though their orignal focus was touring and mountain bikes, Cannondale started getting into professional road riding in the early 90s enjoying a great deal of success since, notably with Mario Cipollini and the Saeco team.

This M200 SE was built in the USA from Cannondale's CAAD1 aluminium tubing resulting in a lighter and stiffer frame. Finished in viper red or team red, this rigid frameset was still available in the mid nineties when Cannonadle were devolping some of the most interesting (and fastest) suspension bikes available

This 1996 M200 SE has a more relaxed geometry than their XC race bikes, it also has plenty of clearance , plus rack and mudguard mounts so will make a great all round bike or commuter.

The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.


Era - 1990s
Country - American
Frame Material - Aluminium
Tubing - CAAD1
Weight - 3.3 kg
Stock Code - U-F-M3C


Size Guide* - N/A
Seat Tube (ctc) - 48 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 58 cm
Head Tube - 113 mm
Chainstay Length - 43.5 cm
Wheelbase - 107.5 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.


Rear Spacing - 135 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.2 mm
Wheel Size - 26"
Brake Fixing - Cantilever / V-Brake
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 37 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)


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Seat Tube (ctc) - we measure from the centre of the bottom bracket shell up to the centre line of the top tube to give a consistent measurement regardless of frame design (ctc means centre to centre).

Top Tube (ctc) - this is measured from the centre of the head tube to the centre of the seat tube, along the centre of the top tube.

Chainstay Length - measured from the centre of the bottom bracket shell to the centre point of the rear dropout.

Wheelbase - measured from the centre of the front fork dropout to the centre point of the rear dropout.

Front & Rear Spacing - measured from the inside of one dropout to the other. The dropouts on steel frames can be stretched or squeezed a few mm but it's always best to avoid this if possible, aluminium or carbon frames should never be stretched.