SYNAPSE 7 SORA

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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

Fork

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

Crank

FSA Vero, 50/39/30

Bottom Bracket

FSA

Shifters

Shimano Sora

Cog Set

SRAM PG-950, 12-26, 9-speed

Chain

KMC 9-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora, 34.9mm clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora

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 7 SORA
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Handles well (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Great components (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Beautiful bike and rides great!

    By Brandon Smith

    from Plano, Texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

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      Cons

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          Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 7 SORA:

          I have ridden many different bikes over the years. Started racing bmx, moved on to mountain biking and now on to road bikes. After testing several different road bikes, I picked this one. The construction is top notch, great components for the price, love the colors and it rides like a dream! Keep up the great work Cannondale!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A BIG WOW

          By POWER SEB

          from Quebec,Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Attractive Colors
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Distance
            • Road Biking

            Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 7 SORA:

            I have already a road bike and two days ago,I bought this bike because I had very good comments on Cannondale road bikes. After only 50 kilometers,It's very impressive.I like this bike. It's a solid construction, the rolling is quiet and comfortable.Very good position and good saddle.

            The new SORA group is very good and the speeds change smoothly.It's like my other bike with shimano 105.Super bike for the price.I'm really happy.Good job Cannondale...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First modern road bike

            By Rob the Baker

            from Maryland, USA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Great Components
            • Handles Well
            • Intuitive
            • Lightweight
            • VALUE

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fitness
              • Recreation
              • Road Biking
              • Stress Relief

              Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 7 SORA:

              First road bike, first new bike in 15 years. I am 51 years old and have not been on a ride of more than 4 or 5 miles for 10 years. Just rode 15 miles with no problem. Top gear, at a pretty good pace. Synapse 7 puts you in enough of an upright position to be comfortable, but still far enough over to be areodynamically effecient. Nice balance. Felt like I could have ridden further. I have aways ridden with a gel cover, even though my Mountain Bike had a decent saddle. I chose to ride with the straight Cannondale saddle with some good shorts. No problems, best first ride ever, after having some surgery in the area, I was concerned about soreness. This says alot about Cannondale saddles. I would buy this bike again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great road bike. Super performance and great value.

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              • No

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great all around bike

              By Cannondale Kid

              from Indianapolis, Indiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • You Can Upgrade

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 7 SORA:

              At 6 feet and 220 pounds, I am not looking for light weight frames and as cool as the carbon frames are, they are not for me. I added as much carbon fiber as I could, installed FSA/SLK seat post, cranks, stem ,dual bottle cages, SLK brakes, Easton wheels with rd hubs (bike frame is red with white lettering), red pedals and cages, and other accents. I have an awesome bike mechanic at a local REI location and he is the best! It is interesting to see other Cannondales in his shop getting the same upgrades I have done thus far. He understands that the quality of cannondale and cool looks go together!

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              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great entry level roadbike!

              By Backroads Paul

              from Vandalia, MO

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Road Biking

                Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 7 SORA:

                Great value for the money... it's as if Cannondale asked what someone would want in an entry level road bike, and put it all in one model. Aluminum frame, carbon fork, drop handlebars and flip shifting with v-brakes. For the price point, it's hard to beat.

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                • No

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                My first road bike

                By Old Git

                from South London, UK

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE 7 SORA:

                  This is my first road bike and I've changed from riding for exercise to riding for pleasure. My Synapse Sora has kept up with the demands I make of it and is a very comfortable ride. I recently finished a 94mile sportive with a 12 mile round trip from home on top (my previous longest distance was 55miles) and was able to ride 10miles to work the next day!!!! It gets me up long 10% hills and short 25% kicks and is really fast on the decents too.

                  Although I had a problem with broken spokes, 2 in one week, my retailer got me new wheels under guarantee to very happy with the after sales service.

                  I would happily recommend it as a first road bike to anyone.

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                  • No

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