Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace Di2

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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 Disc, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30A

Fork

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

Crank

Cannondale HollowGram SiSL2, BB30A, Cannondale OPI SpideRing, 50/34

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30 Bearings

Shifters

Shimano RS785 Di2

Cog Set

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

Chain

Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070

Rims

Enve Smart 3.4 Disc, 24h front, 28h rear

Hubs

DT Swiss 350 Centerlock

Tires

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX, 700x25c, folding

Brake

Shimano BR785 Road Hydraulic Disc

Handlebar

Cannondale Escape Carbon Compact

Stem

FSA SLK, 31.8, 6 deg.

Headset

Synapse Si, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 30mm topcap w/ LED light

Brake Levers

Shimano RS785 Road Hydraulic

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite

Grips

Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm

Saddle

Fi'zi:k Aliante Monocover, K:ium rails

Seat Post

FSA SL-K Carbon, 25.4x350mm

Rear Shock

N/A

Extras

Headset topcap w/super bright LED - flash and fixed modes. Regular topcaps included - 30mm carbon and 5mm flat.

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        1.0

        Big, Costly Mistake

        By Avid Cyclist

        from Detroit, MI

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              Comments about cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace Di2:

              My bike guy lured me into buying the Synapse Hi Mod disc with a great price, and some goodies thrown in. Huge mistake. I've despised this bike from the moment it arrived. I knew the frame was ugly from the pics, but I figured it would look better in person. Wrong. The color and graphics are hideous, the hi gloss finish looks trashy, and the carbon layup that shows through looks shoddy and second rate.
              Furthermore, the steering is super flexy, very little compliance in the ride (even coming from a race bike, like myself), and the second I hit a small crack in the road, it sounds like the frame is going to rattle apart. I had such high hopes for a bike thats built with premium components, but there's no saving this mess. I've tried repeatedly to reach out to Cannondale after my dealer couldn't get anywhere with them, and have basically been told 'tough luck' by everyone I've contacted. Do NOT buy Cannondale. Invest your money in a worthy bike!

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              5.0

              Can't say enough NICE things about this!

              By thekiwiguy

              from Seattle, WA

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                    Comments about cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace Di2:

                    I love this bike. I love the colour scheme, the ergonomics of ride, and the lightening fast acceleration it provides! I don't understand why folks don't love the colour. Its super hip, minimalist, and a wonderful, classy nod to the past. As someone who has suffered multiple neck and back injuries over the years, i also really appreciate the ride quality. I am glad i went all out to get the Di2 and Disc brakes too. No regrets! Worth the extra digits on the check i wrote for it! Shout out to Montlake Bike Shop in Seattle too! They are a class act

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great bike great colors

                    By iknowurider

                    from Colorado

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                          Comments about cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace Di2:

                          This is a great bike and the color scheme is amazing. Retro racing stripes on gloss black is classic. This bike is beautiful. Just wish it also came in a non Di2 version.

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                          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Re-think That Color Scheme

                          By Vino Velo LV

                          from Las Vegas, NV

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                                Comments about cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace Di2:

                                I am sooo ready to make a commitment and "pull the trigger" on this purchase BUT, I can't live with the color scheme! I'll have to have it custom painted. I also would have been happier with D/A 9000 over the Di2 to cut back on some of the extra weight but, it really boils down to the color. :-/

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                                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Awesome bike - terrible colors

                                By Jim the Engineer

                                from Santa Clara, CA

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                                      Comments about cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace Di2:

                                      This is my ultimate dream machine. I have had the chance to ride the Synapse Hi-Mod carbon and the frame is the finest riding bike frame available. The Di2 Dura Ace is wonderful and the disk brakes should make it even better. My only comment is - Why the hideous colors? Glossy black with blue and red stripes here and there ruin the entire effect. For ten grand there should be a couple of color choices even if they are just all black or all white. Again, awesome machine with ghastly paint.

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