Synapse Carbon

The Cannondale Synapse Carbon is designed for long road rides and offers full-racing performance, all-day geometry, wide-ranging capabilities and a micro-suspension system to insulate you from bumps and dips in your terrain, for a racing experience like no other.

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  • Racing-level performance

    The new ultralight carbon frame weighs in at just 950 g (220 g less than other models), and offers a level of stiffness typically reserved for competitive models for exceptional speed.

  • Comfortable connections

    SAVE micro-suspension is built into the frame, fork and seatpost to protect you from shocks and vibrations, without taking you out of the experience for a minute.

  • Endurance-racing geometry

    The positioning of the rider strikes the perfect balance between low seating, forward efficiency and upright comfort, ideal for short bursts or all-day excursions.

  • Proportional Response Design

    Proportional Response Design ensures that every rider enjoys the same comfort and handling, regardless of their size. Customized carbon layup, tube dimensions and geometry, as well as three different steerer diameters and fork rakes, promise a truly tailored feel as you ride.

  • Wide-ranging capabilities

    Subtly concealed fender mounts and full clearance for tires up to 32 mm in width mean that the Cannondale Synapse Carbon is perfect for tackling the wilder side of endurance riding.

  1. 950g Frame
    When it's just not for the sake of saving grams - in other words, when it's combined with racey snap and sublime feel – there’s just no substitute for light weight. 950 grams for a frame like this? Believe it.

  2. Race Level Stiffness
    An asymmetrically designed frame and fork balance pedalling and disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter level stiffness. Get ready to lay down power and rail corners like you wouldn't believe.

  3. Size Specific Tubing
    Size-specific diameters on the frame, head tube and fork steerer, along with three different fork offsets, ensure that each frame size matches the weight and power of the rider for whom it’s made. It's the kind of Nth degree obsessiveness that elevates the truly great above the merely good.

  4. Endurance Race Geometry
    The name pretty much says it all. Endurance Race Geometry strikes the perfect performance balance between full race aggression and the relaxed upright comfort of other "endurance" rigs. The rider position gives you what you need to go hard, with just enough rise to encourage you to go long; and the handling is agile enough to keep things spicy, yet still stable and composed when things get dicey. In short, it's built to perform, not just endure.

  5. Room for 32
    Embrace the backroads, the rough roads, the highways and the byways. With room in the front and rear for tires as big as 32mm (measured/actual) and SAVE Micro-Suspension, Synapse is ready for any road, anywhere.

  6. Fender Mounts
    Hidden mounts and a removable seat-stay bridge ensure that the Synapse is fully fender-ready for long days with no spray.

  7. Cable Access Port
    Electrical, wireless, mechanical (hell, mount a flat-screen up there if you want), the Synapse’s intelligent and adaptable down-tube cable port keeps things clean, tidy and dialed.

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950G FrameWhen it's just not for the sake of saving grams - in other words, when it's combined with racey snap and sublime feel – there’s just no substitute for light weight. 950 grams for a frame like this? Believe it.

Race Level StiffnessAn asymmetrically designed frame and fork balance pedalling and disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter level stiffness. Get ready to lay down power and rail corners like you wouldn't believe.

Save Micro-SuspensionEngineered to tune the harshness out of choppy road surfaces, and tune you in to what’s happening at your tires’ contact patches, so that you can concentrate on the important stuff – like nailing the right line or beating the sun home.

Save PostThe 25.4mm SAVE post and integrated seat binder work with the rest of the SAVE system to enhance comfort and reduce fatigue.

Cable ControlElectrical, wireless, mechanical (hell, mount a flat-screen up there if you want), the Synapse’s intelligent and adaptable down-tube cable port keeps things clean, tidy and dialed.

Fender UpHidden mounts and a removable seat stay bridge ensure that the Synapse is fully fender-ready for long days with no spray.

Room For 32Embrace the backroads, the rough roads, the highways and the byways. With room in the front and rear for tires as big as 32mm (measured/actual) and SAVE Micro-Suspension, Synapse is ready for any road, anywhere.

Thru AxlesThru-axles front and rear might seem like cost-of-entry these days, but often they're overkill. But ride this bike like it’s intended to be ridden and overkill, they ain't.

Flat Out, Flat MountThe flat-mount brake standard should not be overlooked as a performance feature. Less hardware, less flex, easy to adjust, with no unnecessary weight. Flat out better.

950G FrameWhen it's just not for the sake of saving grams - in other words, when it's combined with racey snap and sublime feel – there’s just no substitute for light weight. 950 grams for a frame like this? Believe it.

Race Level StiffnessAn asymmetrically designed frame and fork balance pedalling and disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter level stiffness. Get ready to lay down power and rail corners like you wouldn't believe.

Save Micro-SuspensionEngineered to tune the harshness out of choppy road surfaces, and tune you in to what’s happening at your tires’ contact patches, so that you can concentrate on the important stuff – like nailing the right line or beating the sun home.

Save PostThe 25.4mm SAVE post and integrated seat binder work with the rest of the SAVE system to enhance comfort and reduce fatigue.

Cable ControlElectrical, wireless, mechanical (hell, mount a flat-screen up there if you want), the Synapse’s intelligent and adaptable down-tube cable port keeps things clean, tidy and dialed.

Fender UpHidden mounts and a removable seat stay bridge ensure that the Synapse is fully fender-ready for long days with no spray.

Room For 32Embrace the backroads, the rough roads, the highways and the byways. With room in the front and rear for tires as big as 32mm (measured/actual) and SAVE Micro-Suspension, Synapse is ready for any road, anywhere.

Thru AxlesThru-axles front and rear might seem like cost-of-entry these days, but often they're overkill. But ride this bike like it’s intended to be ridden and overkill, they ain't.

Flat Out, Flat MountThe flat-mount brake standard should not be overlooked as a performance feature. Less hardware, less flex, easy to adjust, with no unnecessary weight. Flat out better.

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