SYNAPSE 5 105

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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 Gossamer, BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30

Shifters

Shimano 105 5700, 34.9mm clamp

Cog Set

Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105

Rims

Shimano RS10

Hubs

Shimano RS10

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c

Pedals

Wellgo

Brake

Tektro R539, dual pivot, cartridge pad, long reach

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

Synapse Si, 25mm top cap

Spokes

Shimano RS10

Grips

Cannondale Suede Bar Tape w/ gel, 3.5mm

Saddle

Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, 27.2x300mm