SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD 3 ULTEGRA

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msrp  $ 4450

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Elite-race performance meets all-day comfort.

SAVE PLUS Full Carbon Fork

Offset dropouts allow the fork blades to have the vertical compliance of a shallow rake fork, without sacrificing the Synapses nimble, precise handling. Refined carbon lay-up and SAVE shaping further enhance the forks vertical compliance.

SAVE PLUS Rear Stay Micro-Suspension System

A directional carbon lay-up and exaggerated vibration-absorbing tube shapes give the SAVE PLUS chain stay/seat stay system 13% more vertical deflection than the previous version, while actually improving the frames lateral and torsional stiffness.

Performance Geometry

Compared with our Elite race geometry, the Synapse features a 2-2.5 cm taller head tube, slightly relaxed head angle and longer wheelbase for a more upright riding position and a stable yet lively feel. It's confidence-inspiring, relaxing and it avoids the sluggish feel and awkward handling of many road bikes.

Frame

Synapse, Hi-MOD full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30

Fork

Synapse, Hi-MOD full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8" steerer

Crank

FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Cog Set

Shimano Ultegra 6700, 11-28, 10-speed

Chain

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Rims

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S WTS

Hubs

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S

Tires

Mavic WTS 700x25c

Pedals

n/a

Brake

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Handlebar

Cannondale C1 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C1 31.8mm 6 deg.

Headset

Synapse HM, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm carbon top cover (w/ 5mm alloy hidden top cover)

Spokes

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S

Grips

New Cannondale Bar Tap w/ gel, 3.5mm

Saddle

Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta, Mg rails

Seat Post

FSA SL-K Carbon, 27.2mm

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cannondaleSYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD 3 ULTEGRA
 
4.5

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5.0

Fantastic Bike

By Will

from Troy, Michigan

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Pros

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        Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD 3 ULTEGRA:

        I commute, ride time trials, ride road races and hammer on the Tuesday and Thursday worlds. This bike is lighter than my previous all carbon bike. it is stiffer in headset and crisper to turn. It is stiffer in the bottom bracket and is quicker. It is more aero than my old bike. It is very comortable. I takes a beating of the occasional pothole with no ill effects. It looks super hot! Great paint job!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Best Bike Ever

        By Jake

        from Okinawa, Japan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Road Biking

          Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD 3 ULTEGRA:

          I have been riding a older synapse for six years to and from work almost every day 30 miles round trip. I just up graded to the new Synapse CB Hi Mod 3 Ultegra and the performance is smooth and handling is great. All the components are top notch. I also like to compete/ race and the bike has yet to let me down, it is just amazing. The set back is the price, but if you ride daily and enjoy getting out on the weekends the bike will pay for its self...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          New bike

          By RJS

          from Encinitas, Ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD 3 ULTEGRA:

            I spent over two weeks riding all carbon road bikes in the category of relaxed geometry, I've recently had two major rotator cuff repairs done, I need a smooth ride and a geometry that best suits my shoulders, but does not sacrifice the spirit that comes with a race oriented bike. This is one smooth, fast machine, the others just cannot compare!, I am 43, and ride every other day up to 60mi at 22-24mph.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Soft

            By 1fitdoc

            from Beckley, WV

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable ride

            Cons

            • Bad Power Transfer

            Best Uses

              Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD 3 ULTEGRA:

              I have a Synapse 2011 HiMod equipped with Dura Ace components and Mavic Elite wheels. I find this bike to lack the power transfer I see with the Super Six Hi Mod of the same specs. I would assume that this is a trade off to get the comfort in which it is designed for and most likely is because of the SAVE stays and more upright position.

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