Cannondale Synapse 2014

Cannondale has revealed some of its endurance road bike (Synapse) series’ 2014 models. There are two men’s bike (Synapse Hi-Mod Black Inc and Synapse Hi-Mod Athena) and three women’s bike models (Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s 2 RED, Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s Ultegra Di2 and Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s 3 Ultegra).

Synapse, built for everyday cyclists, century riders, long-distance riders and any other cyclists enjoying the miles, willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride, first introduced in 2007 and became one of Cannondale’s best-selling models. Compared to Cannondale’s Elite race geometry (SuperSix SuperSix Evo Nano in 2013, CAAD10, CAAD8), the Synapse features a 2-2.5 cm taller head tube, slightly relaxed head angle and longer wheelbase for a more upright riding position.

Some key features:

  • S.E.R.G. Synapse Endurance Race Geometry: slightly taller head tube, slightly longer wheelbase and slightly slacker head angle.
  • SAVE PLUS Micro-Suspension System (Rear Triangle and Fork): reduces vibration, improves handling, and increases comfort.
  • SAVE PLUS Micro-Suspension System (Seat post and Seat tube): reduces vibration, improves handling, and increases comfort.
  • Power Pyramid/BB30A: The seat tube splits asymmetrically to meet a new wider 73mm BB30A bottom bracket, for maximum stiffness with minimal weight.
  • Compatible up to 700x28c 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.

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.
  • 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.

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Black Inc 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Black Inc 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Black Inc 2014

Specifications

Frame: Rear Derailleur: Headset:
SYNAPSE, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, SAVE PLUS, BB30A, DI2 COMPATIBLE SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000 SYNAPSE, 1-1/4″ LOWER BEARING, 30MM TOPCAP W/ LED LIGHT
Fork: Rims: Brake Levers:
SYNAPSE, SAVE PLUS, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, 1-1/8″ TO 1-1/4″ TAPERED STEERER VISION METRON 40 CARBON CLINCHER SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000
Crank: Hubs: Spokes:
CANNONDALE HOLLOWGRAM SISL2, BB30A, CANNONDALE OPISPIDERING, 50/34 VISION METRON VISION METRON
Bottom Bracket: Tires: Grips:
FSA BB30 BEARING SCHWALBE ULTREMO ZX, 700X25C, FOLDING CANNONDALE GRIP BAR TAPE W/ GEL, 3.5MM
Shifters: Brake: Saddle:
SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000 SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000 FI’ZI:K ALIANTE MONOCOVER W/ K:IUM RAILS
Cog Set: Handlebar: Seat Post:
SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000, 11-28, 11-SPEED FSA SL-K COMPACT FSA SL-K CARBON, 25.4X300MM
Chain: Stem: Extras:
SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000, 11-SPEED FSA OS-99 CSI, 31.8, 6 DEG HEADSET TOPCAP W/HIGH VISIBILITY INTEGRATED LED. FLASH ND FIXED MODESE
Front Derailleur:
SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000, BRAZE-ON

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Athena 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Athena 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Athena 2014

Specifications

Frame: Rear Derailleur: Headset:
SYNAPSE, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, DI2 READY, SAVE PLUS, BB30A CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA 11S SYNAPSE, 1-1/4″ LOWER BEARING, 30MM TOPCAP W/ LED LIGHT
Fork: Rims: Brake Levers:
SYNAPSE, SAVE PLUS, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, 1-1/8″ TO 1-1/4″ TAPERED STEERER MAVIC KSYRIUM EQUIPE S WTS CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA CARBON
Crank: Hubs: Spokes:
CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA TRIPLE, BB30A, 52/39/30 MAVIC KSYRIUM EQUIPE S MAVIC KSYRIUM EQUIPE S
Bottom Bracket: Tires: Grips:
CAMPAGNOLO BB30 MAVIC YKSIOIN, 700X28C, FOLDING CANNONDALE GRIP BAR TAPE W/ GEL, 3.5MM
Shifters: Brake: Saddle:
CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA CARBON TRIPLE CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA SKELETON FI’ZI:K ALIANTE DELTA, MG RAILS
Cog Set: Handlebar: Seat Post:
CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS 12-27, 11-SPEED CANNONDALE C1 COMPACT, HYDROFORMED 7050 ALLOY FSA SL-K CARBON, 25.4X350MM
Chain: Stem: Extras:
CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS, 11-SPEED CANNONDALE C1, 31.8MM, 6 DEG HEADSET TOPCAP W/HIGH VISIBILITY INTEGRATED LED. FLASH ND FIXED MODES
Front Derailleur:
CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA TRIPLE, BRAZE-ON

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s 2 RED 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women's 2 RED 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s 2 RED 2014

Specifications

Frame: Rear Derailleur: Headset:
SYNAPSE WOMEN’S, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, DI2 READY, SAVE PLUS, BB30A SRAM RED 22 WIFLI SYNAPSE, 1-1/4″ LOWER BEARING, 33MM TOPCAP W/ LED LIGHT
Fork: Rims: Brake Levers:
SYNAPSE, SAVE PLUS, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, 1-1/8″ TO 1-1/4″ TAPERED STEERER MAVIC KSYRIUM ELITE S WTS SRAM RED DOUBLETAP W/ REACH ADJUST
Crank: Hubs: Spokes:
CANNONDALE HOLLOWGRAM SI, BB30A, FSA CHAINRINGS 50/34 MAVIC KSYRIUM ELITE S MAVIC KSYRIUM ELITE S
Bottom Bracket: Tires: Grips:
CANNONDALE ALLOY PF30 BB CUP, FSA BB30 BEARING MAVIC YKSION, 700X25C, FOLDING CANNONDALE GRIP BAR TAPE W/ GEL, 3.5MM
Shifters: Brake: Saddle:
SRAM RED 22 DOUBLETAP W/ REACH ADJUST SRAM RED FI’ZI:K VESTA, MG RAILS
Cog Set: Handlebar: Seat Post:
SRAM PG-1190, 11-32, 11-SPEED FSA PRO-WING COMPACT FSA SL-K CARBON, 25.4X350MM
Chain: Stem: Extras:
SRAM PC-1190, 11-SPEED FSA SL-K, 31.8, 6 DEG HEADSET TOPCAP W/HIGH VISIBILITY INTEGRATED LED. FLASH AND FIXED MODES
Front Derailleur:
SRAM RED 22, BRAZE-ON

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s Ultegra Di2 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women's Ultegra Di2 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s Ultegra Di2 2014

Specifications

Frame: Rear Derailleur: Headset:
SYNAPSE WOMEN’S, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, DI2 READY, SAVE PLUS, BB30A SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 SYNAPSE, 1-1/4″ LOWER BEARING, 30MM TOPCAP W/ LED LIGHT
Fork: Rims: Brake Levers:
SYNAPSE, SAVE PLUS, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, 1-1/8″ TO 1-1/4″ TAPERED STEERER FULCRUM RACING 5 SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 W/ REACH ADJUST SHIMS
Crank: Hubs: Spokes:
CANNONDALE HOLLOWGRAM SI, BB30A, FSA CHAINRINGS, 50/34 FULCRUM RACING 5 FULCRUM RACING 5
Bottom Bracket: Tires: Grips:
FSA BB30 BEARING SCHWALBE ULTREMO ZX, 700X25C, FOLDING CANNONDALE GRIP BAR TAPE W/GEL, 3.5MM
Shifters: Brake: Saddle:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 W/ REACH ADJUST SHIMS SHIMANO ULTEGRA FI’ZI:K VESTA, W/ MG RAILS
Cog Set: Handlebar: Seat Post:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA, 11-32 CANNONDALE C1 WOMEN’S COMPACT WING, HYDROFORMED 7050 ALLOY FSA SL-K CARBON, DI2 READY, 25.4X350MM
Chain: Stem: Extras:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA CANNONDALE C1, 31.8MM, 6 DEG INTERANL DI2 BATTERY, DI2 CHARGER, HEADSET TOPCAP W/HIGH VISIBILITY INTEGRATED LED. FLASH AND FIXED MODES GEOMETRY
Front Derailleur:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2, BRAZE-ON

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s 3 Ultegra 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women's 3 Ultegra 2014

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Women’s 3 Ultegra 2014

Specifications

Frame: Rear Derailleur: Headset:
SYNAPSE WOMEN’S, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, DI2 READY, SAVE PLUS, BB30A SHIMANO ULTEGRA SYNAPSE, 1-1/4″ LOWER BEARING, 30MM TOPCAP W/ LED LIGHT
Fork: Rims: Brake Levers:
SYNAPSE, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8″ TO 1-1/4″ TAPERED STEERER MAVIC KSYRIUM EQUIPE S WTS SHIMANO ULTEGRA W/ REACH ADJUST SHIMS
Crank: Hubs: Spokes:
CANNONDALE HOLLOWGRAM SI, BB30A, FSA CHAINRINGS 50/34 MAVIC KSYRIUM EQUIPE S MAVIC KSYRIUM EQUIPE S
Bottom Bracket: Tires: Grips:
FSA BB30 BEARING MAVIC WTS 700X23C, FOLDING CANNONDALE BAR TAPE W/GEL, 3.5MM
Shifters: Brake: Saddle:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA W/ REACH ADJUST SHIMS SHIMANO ULTEGRA FI’ZI:K VESTA, MG RAILS
Cog Set: Handlebar: Seat Post:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA, 11-32 CANNONDALE C1 WOMEN’S COMPACT WING, HYDROFORMED 7050 ALLOY FSA SL-K CARBON, 25.4X310MM
Chain: Stem: Extras:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA, 11-SPEED CANNONDALE C1, 31.8MM, 6 DEG HEADSET TOPCAP W/HIGH VISIBILITY INTEGRATED LED. FLASH AND FIXED MODES
Front Derailleur:
SHIMANO ULTEGRA, BRAZE-ON
For all the models and specifications check out Cannondale official website.

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