SYNAPSE CARBON 3 ULTEGRA

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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, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30

Fork

Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8"

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 Aksium WTS

Hubs

Mavic Aksium WTS

Tires

Mavic Aksion, 700x25c, folding

Brake

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Handlebar

Cannondale C2 Compact

Stem

Cannondale C2, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

Synapse Si, 25mm top cap

Spokes

Mavic Aksium WTS

Grips

New Cannondale Bar tape w/ gel, 2.5mm

Saddle

Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta, Mg rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C2, UD carbon, 27.2x300mm