Spirited rides with the group, taking the long way home on the daily commute, or enjoying that charity ride in blissful comfort, the Synapse Alloy is built for enjoying the miles, at whichever pace you choose.
RIDER PROFILE: The ideal first road bike for someone looking for comfort, performance, versatility and value in equal measure.
SAVE PLUS ALLOY MICRO - SUSPENSIONBy 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.
ENDURANCE GEOMETRYCompared 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.
OPTIMIZED 6061 ALLOY CONSTRUCTIONCannondale's legendary double-pass smooth welds join optimally shaped taper-butted tubes for a great combination of svelte light weight, stiffness and durability.
CARBON BLADED FORKCarbon fork blades with integrated SAVE features provide additional comfort and sharp handling.
BB30 SYSTEMCannondale invented BB30 15 years ago to take crank and frame performance to the next level and it has become THE industry standard for stiffness and light weight. Found on both the 105 and Tiagra equipped models
RACK AND FENDER MOUNTSSubtle, understated rack and fender mounts add versatility.
DISC BRAKESSeveral models feature the great stopping power and wet weather control of disc brakes.
" THE SYNAPSE ALLOY IS THE CANNONDALE'S AFFORDABLE ENDURANCE BIKE, DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO BE COMFORTABLE, SO MAKING IT IDEAL FOR SPORTIVES, RIDING TO WORK AND CLUB RUNS" - 15 of the best road bikes under £1,000 Road.cc
" THE SYNAPSE HAS A GREAT CALMING RIDE QUALITY, WHICH ISN'T TO SAY IT'S NOT QUICK, BECAUSE WHEN HUSTLED IT CAN BE, BUT IT HAS A HABIT OF MAKING YOU FEEL MORE INVOLVED WITH THE RIDE, AND TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY MORE. AND EVEN WHEN WE WERE HAPPILY CRUISING THE LANES, OUR SPEED EXCEEDED OUR PERCEIVED EFFORT, WHICH CAN ONLY BE A GOOD THING" - Cycling Plus Magazine
"FROM WINTER TRAINER TO PLUSH IF NOT LIGHTWEIGHT SPORTIVE RIDE, THERE'S NO REASON WHY THE SYNAPSE SHOULDN'T PROVIDE GREAT SERVICE ALL YEAR ROUND" - Bike Radar