Cannondale built the Synapse to be fast but comfortable. Built from C2 aluminium, the frame found on the Synapse is strong and durable for a reliable ride. The way in which the aluminium has been welded means that there is no need for dodgy looking joints which keeps the weight low. The technology includes Cannondale's SAVE plus-micro suspension which is designed to absorb the harsh British roads, ensuring a comfortable ride. The Shimano Tiagra componentry found on this version of the Synapse includes 2x10-speeds which are a great-level for anyone looking for something that can withstand the winter weather. Finally, the dual-sided pull mechanical disc brakes provide crisp braking control for every road surface and weather condition.
SmartForm C2 Aluminium
Featuring SmartForm C2 Aluminium for the frame construction, the alloy tubes undergo a double pass weld, which makes the frames stronger and smoother. This also takes away the need for any internal reinforcement of the joints, that decreases the weight.
SAVE Plus Micro-Suspension
The SAVE Plus micro-suspension technology that’s built into the frame helps to absorb road chatter and vibrations, giving a smoother ride, so you can go for longer.
The alloy Synapse frame will accept up to 32c tyres and even full mudguards, thanks to the Fender Up mount that can easily be bolted or removed from the frame.
The SAVE Disc Asymmetric fork has carbon fork blades to absorb vibrations as well as to give direct and accurate steering. Cable-disc brakes The Promax cable disc brakes are performance stoppers, working well even in the wet.
Shimano’s Tiagra drivetrain has a 2x10 speed setup delivers clean and smooths shifts every time. The drivetrain is super reliable in any weather condition.
Frame: NEW Synapse Disc Asymmetric, SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, BSA
Fork: NEW Synapse Disc Asymmetric, SAVE, carbon blades, 1-1/8" - 1 1/4" tapered steerer, flat mount, 60mm rake (48, 51), 50mm rake (54-61)
Rims: RD 3.0 Disc, 28-hole
Hubs: Formula DC-1420 front, DC-1422 rear
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x28c
Pedals: Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap
Crank: FSA Omega, 50/34
Bottom Bracket: FSA Cartridge
Chain: KMC X10EL, 10-speed Rear
Cogs: Shimano HG500, 11-34, 10-speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra, braze-on
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra GS
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra
Handlebar: Cannondale C4 Compact, 6061 Alloy
Grips: Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
Stem: Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.
Headset: FSA Integrated, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap
Brakes: Promax DSK 718R, Dual side pulling, flat mount, cable disc 160/160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra
Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo
Seatpost: Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 25.4x350mm (48-56), 400mm (58-61)
Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61