Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013

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 best option for those wanting to ride a road bike and doing it with comfortable fashion, with the lowest price.

Cannondale Synapse 5 105
Cannondale Synapse 5 105 (Alloy)

As mentioned above, it is the 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 another 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 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 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 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 6 Tiagra
Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra (alloy), white theme

M. Özgür Nevres

I am a software developer, an ex-racing cyclist (at the amateur level) and a science enthusiast. Also an animal lover! I write about cycling on this website, cycling-passion.com. You can check out my social media profiles by clicking on their icons.

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