Cannondale Synapse Tiagra Road Bike 2016

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  • Description

CRUSH MEETS PLUSH

The Synapse is the perfect balance of raw power and all-day ridability. Its race-proven combination of endurance geometry, light weight and dialed vertical compliance has won it everything from Spring Classics to Bike of the Year accolades. It might just be the best all-around road bike we've ever made.

Synapse Carbon is:

  • The ultimate partner for the epic ride
  • »» An ideal blend of compliance, rigidity, and weight for the perfect balance of raceday aggression and all-day ridability
  • Revolutionary. BallisTec Carbon, Power Pyramid and the SAVE PLUS system provide the ideal blend of crush meets plush.
  • Available with the power, control and allweather versatility of disc brakes

RIDER PROFILE: People who live for the love of the ride. Fit, serious, highperformance 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.

Key Features:

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.

  • A. 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.
  • B. 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 7 3mm BB30A bottom bracket, for maximum stiffness with minimal weight.

SYNAPSE BALLISTEC CARBON FRAME OPTIONS

  • 1. Synapse Hi-MOD- BallisTec Hi-MOD carbon construction. High and ultra-high modulus fibres 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 fibres as the Hi-MOD version, but utilizing a higher percentage of intermediate modulus fibres to tune stiffness and ride feel.

700 X 28C TYRES
The larger tyres (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.

DISC BRAKES
The disc frames and forks feature a completely revised carbon layup designed to handle the different loads of disc brakes while still delivering the incredible compliance the Synapse is known for. The unique ReachAround rear mount makes brake adjustment easy and allows the use of both SRAM and Shimano standards.

Press Reviews:

"NOT ONLY DID THE SYNAPSE WIN THE OVERALL AWARD, IT WALKED OFF WITH THE BEST SPORTIVE BIKE TOO, PROVING JUST HOW GOOD IT WAS. IT SETS THE BENCHMARK HIGH." - Road.cc

"CLOSER TO BEING THE IDEAL 'DO-IT-ALL' BIKE THAN ANYTHING I'VE RIDDEN BEFORE..." - Cyclist

"THE ULTIMATE SPORTIVE BIKE: LIGHT, SMOOTH, EASY TO RIDE BUT WITH AN EXCITING RACE-BRED EDGE." - Cycling Plus 5/5

"A SUBLIME RIDE THAT EXCELS WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH." - Road.cc

"THE ULTIMATE SPORTIVE BIKE: LIGHT, SMOOTH, EASY TO RIDE BUT WITH AN EXCITING RACE-BRED EDGE." - Cycling Plus 5/5

"ONE OF THE BEST ALL-ROUND ROAD MACHINES EVER CREATED." - Bike Radar

Technical Specification

  • Frame: Synapse, BallisTec Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a
  • Fork: Synapse SAVE PLUS, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" alloy steerer
  • Rear Shock: N/A
  • Rims: Maddux RD 2.0, 28-hole
  • Hubs: Formula CX20 front, CX 22 rear
  • Spokes: Stainless Steel, 15g
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
  • Pedals: N/A
  • Chainset: FSA Omega, BB30a, 50/34
  • Crank Option: N/A
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30A
  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano HG500, 12-30, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4700, braze-on
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4700 GS
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • Handlebars: Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy, Compact
  • Grips: Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse Si, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap
  • Brakes: Tektro R741, dual pivot, cartridge pad
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails
  • Seatpost: Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 25.4x300mm (48-51) 350mm (54-61)
  • Warranty: lifetime (non transferable)

Geometry

48 51 54 56 58 61
XS S M/L L XL XXL

Geometry