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.

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 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

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 9000

Saddle: 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

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

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

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: INTERANL 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

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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