Synapse Carbon 6 105

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CRUSH MEETS PLUSH

The perfect balance between raw power and all-day ridability, the all-new Synapse combines remarkably light weight, race-proven performance and dialed vertical compliance in a bicycle that redefines "Endurance." The ultimate partner for the epic ride.

An ideal blend of compliance, rigidity, and weight for the perfect balance of race-day aggression and all-day ridability.

Revolutionary. BallisTec Carbon, Power Pyramid and the SAVE PLUS system provide the ideal blend of crush meets plush.

Synapse is:

  • S.E.R.G. Synapse Endurance Race Geometry
    With its slightly taller head tube, slightly longer wheelbase and slightly slacker head angle, S.E.R.G. strikes the ideal balance between pure race positioning and upright comfort. Perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces.
  • SAVE PLUS Micro-Suspension System
    The SAVE PLUS Micro-suspension system is a three part system, comprised of the carbon lay-up, the rear triangle and fork, and the seat post and seat tube, all designed to collaborate seamlessly to reduce vibration, improve handling, and increase comfort.
  • SAVE PLUS Micro-suspension system (Rear Triangle and Fork)
    The frame and fork's carbon layup is designed to optimize high-frequency vibration dissipation, reducing road buzz. The radical helixed shapes of the chain stays and seat stays work in conjunction with the offset dropout fork to allow the wheels to track over imperfections in the road for better handling and control, seated or standing.
  • SAVE PLUS Micro-suspension system (Seat post and Seat tube)
    The elegantly scalloped seat tube and the smaller diameter 25.4mm seatpost are designed to flex together to provide more comfort when seated. The integrated collarless seat clamp allows more of the seatpost to flex than with a traditional clamp.
  • Power Pyramid/BB30A
    The seat tube splits asymmetrically to meet a new wider 73mm BB30A bottom bracket, for maximum stiffness with minimal weight.

RIDER PROFILE:

People who live for the love of the ride. Fit, serious, high-performance riders who set their sights beyond the tightly defined world of the pure racer; Gran Fondo specialists, all-day-epic riders, and those who long to venture off the smooth and easy.

Cycling Plus Votes the Synapse, bike of the year

Synapse BallisTec Carbon frame options:

  • Synapse Hi-MOD:
    BallisTec Hi-MOD carbon construction. High and ultra-high modulus fibers create an interconnected stiffening network throughout an extremely strong and durable base structure. Ultra light, strong and stiff.
  • Synapse Carbon:
    Same lay-up, same molds and same ballistic base fibers as the Hi-MOD version, but utilizing a higher percentage of intermediate modulus fibers to tune stiffness and ride feel.

  • 700 x 28c Tires
    The larger tires (up to 28c) found on the Synapse models provide more comfort, are better suited for differing road conditions, and are less likely to pinch flat.
Frame

Synapse, BallisTec Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30A

Fork

Synapse SAVE PLUS, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" tapered steerer

Crank

FSA Gossamer, BB30A, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano 105 5700

Cog Set

Shimano CG-4600, 12-30, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5700

Rims

Shimano R501

Hubs

Shimano R501

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano PP, 700x25c

Pedals

N/A

Brake

Shimano Tiagra

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 Compact, butted 6061 alloy

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

Synapse Si, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap

Brake Levers

Shimano 105 5700

Spokes

Shimano R501

Grips

Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm

Saddle

Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, Alloy, 25.4x300mm (48-51) 350mm (54-61)

Rear Shock

N/A

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Synapse Carbon 6 105
 
4.8

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        5.0

        Fantastic ride

        By Jeffro

        from Portland, OR

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              Comments about Synapse Carbon 6 105:

              First things first, swapped out the components for a full Ultegra 11 sp Di2 setup and upgraded the wheels. This bike is amazing. Excellent climber, but really shines on the downhill smoothest descending bike I have ever ridden.

              If you are going to upgrade the stock components then you can't go wrong with the synapse 6

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              5.0

              A high quality ride

              By kj

              from Edmond, OK

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                    Comments about Synapse Carbon 6 105:

                    Pros:
                    Lightweight, hill climbing machine
                    Smooth, dampened ride from the carbon frame/fork
                    Responsive
                    Fast
                    Sharp design
                    Paint resists superficial scratches

                    Con:
                    Shifters are good but could be a bit smoother.

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                    5.0

                    2014 Synapse 6

                    By Old V-Dub Guy

                    from La Habra, CA

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                          Comments about Synapse Carbon 6 105:

                          I bought mine in October, Have ridden a couple hundred miles on it. It's my first full CF bike. It is very smooth riding, I can feel the power difference from aluminum frame to CF. I will upgrade wheels and running gear later, for now just want to ride it. I am a VERY HAPPY new owner.

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                          4.0

                          A Fantastic Ride

                          By KellyJ

                          from Memphis, TN

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                                Comments about Synapse Carbon 6 105:

                                I looked at several road bikes in the endurance category, and the Synapse was the best choice. The bike looks great, and the ride is as smooth as they come. The bike will allow you to keep pace when the group puts the hammer down, and will keep you comfortable over long distances.

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