Cannondale Synapse is one of Cannondale’s best-selling models, first introduced in 2007. It offers silky-smooth performance that’s a perfect fit for everyday cyclists, century riders, and any other cyclist willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride.

There are two Synapse models available: Carbon and Alloy. Alloy is, of course, the cheaper alternative. And the best option for those wanting to ride a road bike and doing it with a comfortable fashion, with the lowest price.

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013: Cannondale Synapse 5 105
Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013 – Cannondale Synapse 5 105 (Alloy)

As mentioned above, it is a bike for everyday cyclists, century riders, daily commuters, etc. As Cannondale said, “Synapse Alloy is built for enjoying the miles, at whichever pace you choose.”. If you’re planning to race, joining local criteriums or other types of road races, I would recommend you to go for a CAAD10 or its cheaper alternative, CAAD8.

UCI World Tour team Liquigas-Cannondale (will go under the name of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team from the beginning of the 2013 season) use the carbon version of the Synapse bikes in the “Queen of the Classics”, Paris-Roubaix. They use Synapse bikes only in Paris-Roubaix, they use SuperSix Evo in other races. Check out Tour de France 2013 green jersey winner Peter Sagan’s “Tourminator“.

Cannondale Synapse 5 105 (Alloy) Specifications

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013: Cannondale Synapse 5 105
Cannondale Synapse 5 105 (Alloy), white theme
  • Frame: Synapse Alloy, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE PLUS, BB30
  • Fork: Synapse SAVE, carbon blades, 1-1/8”
  • Rims: Shimano RS10
  • Hubs: Shimano RS10
  • Spokes: Shimano RS10
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
  • Pedals: Wellgo
  • Crank: FSA Gossamer, BB30, 50/34 (crank option: 50/39/30)
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Chain: FSA 10-speed
  • Cog Set: Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700, 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 5700
  • Handlebar: Cannondale C3 Compact
  • Grips: Cannondale Suede Bar Tape w/gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C3, 31.8mm, 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
  • Brakes: Tektro R539, dual pivot, cartridge pad, long reach
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 105
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails
  • Seat Post: Cannondale C3, carbon wrapped, 27.2x300mm
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra (Alloy) Specifications

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013: Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra
Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra (Alloy)
  • Frame: Synapse Alloy, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE PLUS, BB30
  • Fork: Synapse SAVE, carbon blades, 1-1/8”
  • Rims: Maddux RS 3.0, 32 hole
  • Hubs: Cannondale C4
  • Spokes: Stainless Steel, 15g
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
  • Pedals: Wellgo
  • Crank: FSA Omega, BB30, 50/34 (Option: triple 50/39/30)
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Cog Set: Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4600, 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Handlebar: Cannondale C4 Compact
  • Grips: Cannondale Suede Bar Tape w/gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C4, 31.8mm, 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
  • Brakes: Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad, long reach
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Steel Rails
  • Seat Post: Cannondale C4, alloy, 27.2x300mm
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013: Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra
Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra (alloy), white theme

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