SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA

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The un-race road machine.

Carbon Bladed Fork

Carbon fork blades with integrated SAVE features provide additional comfort and sharp handling.

SAVE PLUS Rear Stay Micro-Suspension System

By flattening and butting the chain stays and triaxially forming the seat stays, we create a rear stay assembly that allows significant deflection vertically to absorb road shock and vibration, while staying extremely rigid laterally for power transfer and confident cornering.

Performance Geometry

Compared with our Elite race geometry, the Synapse geometry features a taller head tube (2-2.5 cm taller), gently sloping top tube, slightly relaxed head angle and longer wheelbase. This combination provides a more upright riding position and a lively, yet stable feel. It’s confidence inspiring and relaxing but avoids the sluggish feel and awkward handling of many “comfort” road bikes.

Frame

Synapse Alloy, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE PLUS, BB30

Fork

Synapse SAVE, carbon blades, 1-1/8"

Crank

FSA Omega, BB30, 50/34 (Option: triple 50/39/30)

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano Tiagra 4600

Cog Set

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 34.9mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra 4600

Rims

Maddux RS 3.0, 32 hole

Hubs

Cannondale C4

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c

Pedals

Wellgo

Brake

Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad, long reach

Handlebar

Cannondale C4 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

Synapse Si, 25mm top cap

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 15g

Grips

Cannondale Suede Bar Tape w/ gel, 3.5mm

Saddle

Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Steel Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C4, alloy, 27.2x300mm

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cannondaleSYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Great components (3)
  • Handles well (3)

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        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Synapse 6, nice frame, can do better tho

      By David Saenz

      from fort lauderdale, fl

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

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            Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

            I ride 150 miles a week at a pace of 18 - 25 with sprints up to 35 mph on flats in florida. This was a great bike, however the components are showing wear a year into the bike. This is not mentioning the wheelset that comes with this bike is pretty poor in quality. After breaking spoke after apoke after spoke I had to go out and purchase a new wheelset. Something that I felt I shouldn't have to do with a brand new bike. In any case the frame is great nice and comfortable and fast when i want it to be.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME

            By Daniel Blair

            from Atlanta, Ga

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

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                  Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

                  First proper road bike and I love it. Couldn't be happier. Very smooth and comfortable ride. Looks awesome. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to start cycling and not break the bank.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Tested the rest this was the best

                  By Steven

                  from Killeen, Texas

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                        Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

                        I broke my back several years ago and used to run about 30 miles a week. I just gave up doing anything and then my sister-in-laws got me into bike riding. I borrowed a bike and rode it a couple of times then rode in on a 4th of July benefit ride. I was hooked and it brought back all the fun I had with running. On th 5th I went and bought the cannondale synapse at a local bike shop after riding several other brands. As soon as I got on the bike I was in love. It was the most comfortable bike for me. This bike is the new 2014 model and I truly love the way it rides. I am a new rider but my plan is to put many miles on this bike.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Love It!!!

                        By Noah

                        from Grand Rapids, MI

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Components
                        • Handles Well
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

                          I love this bike it's fast and fun to ride. It's so comfortable to! I have taken it on long rides, and all I have to say is wow! It is incomparable to any of my other bikes.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Bike!

                          By Bucolicdog

                          from Fort Walton Beach, FL

                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Great Components
                          • Handles Well
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Commuting
                            • Road Biking

                            Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

                            I have been working out with a hybrid and commuting to work on it as well. When I started putting in some miles, I knew it was time to move up to a good road bike and I spent several months trying to decide what to buy, I looked at bikes up and down the price and performance ladder, carbon, CAAD10, etc. But I sat down and thought about what I really needed as a fitness rider (15-20 miles on weekdays and 30+ on the weekends) and the Synapse Alloy Tiagra just seemed to fit. I haven't even had it a week and I'm so glad I made this choice. Very comfortable, smooth shifting, handling is awesome, I'll be a Cannondale customer for life.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Synapse 6 Tiagra Road Bike

                            By Davesbike

                            from Nottingham England

                            About Me Avid Cyclist

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Great Components
                            • Handles Well
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sportive Training

                              Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

                              Excellent build quality allied to superb comfort means the miles fly by. Well specified components & great finishing kit all add up to a great machine. Thanks Cannondale!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Comfort and quality

                              By Ant

                              from England

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 6 TIAGRA:

                              First proper road bike and ticks all the boxes.
                              couldn't ask for more from a first bike.
                              looks stylish too!

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