SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD BLACK INC.

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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

Cannondale Hollowgram Si SL2, Cannondale OPI Spidering, 50-34, 11 Speed

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Cog Set

Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-28, 11-speed

Chain

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Front Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Rims

Mavic Ksyrium SLS

Hubs

Mavic Ksyrium SLS

Tires

Mavic Yksion, Griplink Front and Powerlink Rear, 700x25c, folding

Pedals

n/a

Brake

Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Handlebar

FSA SL-K Compact,

Stem

FSA OS-99 CSI, 31.8, 6 deg

Headset

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

Spokes

Mavic Ksyrium SLS

Grips

New Cannondale Bar Tap w/ gel, 3.5mm

Saddle

Fi'zi:k Aliante Monocover w/ K:ium rails

Seat Post

FSA SL-K Carbon, 25.4mm

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cannondaleSYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD BLACK INC.
 
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5.0

An unbelievable performing bike!

By Gabe

from Bettendorf, IA

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        Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD BLACK INC.:

        I am a 66 year old avid cyclist and this is my first rode bike in years. I also own a Flash 29er Ultimate and a full suspension Cannondale mountain bike. I knew the Synapse would be fast but it is fast, smooth and very comfortable. And, something I never thought about in a road bike, it is a very precise handling machine. It is an absolute joy to ride. I have a 2013 so it came with Mavic's and I upgraded to ENVE 3.4's which take the bike to a whole new level. Cannondale has done a wonderful job on this bike and I can only imagine the 2014 is even better! Gotta go ride!

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        5.0

        Ultamit in long distance and comfort

        By Jackfrost

        from Roxboro, NC

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        Pros

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

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          • Commuting
          • Road Biking

          Comments about cannondale SYNAPSE CARBON Hi-MOD BLACK INC.:

          WOW what a machine. Bought my SL1 for my 50th birthday. Full on dura ace expept for the brakes, which were canondales own. They felt soft so I upgraded too ultagra and problem solved. Super glade to see they now use a full dura ace kit. Has to make things so close to perfect it's scary. Long rides (5+hrs), shorter rides, no worries. It's always all legs and lungs and no other concerns except for the fun level of the route I'm on. And for my 60th? YUP another top of the line Synapse. A big plus is that my riding buddies with other brands all wish they had listend to me.

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