Cannondale Synapse 2014 – the American bike manufacturer 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 (SuperSixSuperSix 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 of Cannondale Synapse 2014

  • 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.

Cannondale Synapse 2014 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 the stiffness and ride feel.

Cannondale Synapse 2014 variants

There are five variants – two for men and three for women.

Hi-Mod Black Inc

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Black Inc
Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Black Inc

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Black Inc Specifications

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

Hi-Mod Athena

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Athena
Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Athena

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Athena Specifications

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

Hi-Mod Women’s 2 RED

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women's 2 Red
Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women’s 2 Red

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women’s 2 RED Specifications

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

Hi-Mod Women’s Ultegra Di2

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women's Ultegra Di2
Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women’s Ultegra Di2

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women’s Ultegra Di2 Specifications

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

Hi-Mod Women’s 3 Ultegra

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women's 3 Ultegra
Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women’s 3 Ultegra

Cannondale Synapse 2014 Hi-Mod Women’s 3 Ultegra Specifications

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

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