Cannondale 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.

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013: Cannondale Synapse 5 105

For a cheaper alternative: Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-MOD 3 Ultegra
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-MOD 3 Ultegra

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 and a stable yet lively feel. According to Cannondale, it’s confidence-inspiring, relaxing and it avoids the sluggish feel and awkward handling of many road bikes.

SAVE PLUS Rear Stay Micro-Suspension System

A directional carbon lay-up and exaggerated vibration-absorbing tube shapes give the SAVE PLUS chain stay/seat stay system 13% more vertical deflection than the previous version, while actually improving the frames lateral and torsional stiffness. (from cannondale.com)

SAVE PLUS Full Carbon Fork

Offset dropouts allow the fork blades to have the vertical compliance of a shallow rake fork, without sacrificing the Synapses nimble, precise handling. Refined carbon lay-up and SAVE shaping further enhance the forks vertical compliance. (from cannondale.com)

UCI World Tour team Liquigas-Cannondale (will go under the name of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team from the beginning of the 2013 season) use customized Cannondale Synapse bikes in the “Queen of the Classics”, Paris-Roubaix.

If you want to ride a road bike and doing it with a comfortable fashion, Synapse is for you. For a cheaper alternative, you can check out Cannondale Synapse Alloy.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2013 Hi-MOD 3 Ultegra Specifications

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-MOD 3 Ultegra
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-MOD 3 Ultegra, blue theme
  • Frame: Synapse, Hi-MOD full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30
  • Fork: Synapse, Hi-MOD full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8” steerer
  • Rims: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S WTS
  • Hubs: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S
  • Spokes: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S
  • Tires: Mavic WTS 700x25c
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30, 50/34
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Cog Set: Shimano Ultegra 6700, 11-28, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Handlebar: Cannondale C1 Compact
  • Grips: New Cannondale Bar Tap w/ gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C1 31.8mm 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse HM, 1-1/4” lower bearing, 25mm carbon top cover (w/ 5mm alloy hidden top cover)
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Saddle: Fi’zi:k Aliante Delta, Mg rails
  • Seat Post: FSA SL-K Carbon, 27.2mm
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra Specifications

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra
Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra
  • Frame: Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30
  • Fork: Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8” steerer
  • Rims: Mavic Aksium WTS
  • Hubs: Mavic Aksium WTS
  • Spokes: Mavic Aksium WTS
  • Tires: Mavic Aksion, 700x25c, folding
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30, 50/34 (crank option: 52/39/30)
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Cog Set: Shimano Ultegra 6700, 11-28, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Handlebar: Cannondale C2 Compact
  • Grips: New Cannondale Bar Tap w/ gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C2 31.8mm 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Saddle: Fi’zi:k Aliante Delta, Mg rails
  • Seat Post: Cannondale C2, UD Carbon, 27.2x300mm
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 105 Specifications

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 105
Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 105
  • Frame: Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30
  • Fork: Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8” steerer
  • Rims: Shimano RS-10
  • Hubs: Shimano RS-10
  • Spokes: Shimano RS-10
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c, folding
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30, 50/34 (crank option: 52/39/30)
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Chain: Shimano 105 5700
  • Cog Set: Shimano 105 5700, 11-28, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 5700
  • Handlebar: Cannondale C3 Compact
  • Grips: New Cannondale Bar Tape w/ gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C3 31.8mm 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
  • Brakes: Tektro R580
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 105 5700
  • Saddle: Prologo, Kappa EVO
  • Seat Post: Cannondale C3 alloy, 27.2mmx300mm
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6 Tiagra Specifications

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6 Tiagra
Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6 Tiagra
  • Frame: Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30
  • Fork: Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8” steerer
  • Rims: Shimano R501
  • Hubs: Shimano R501
  • Spokes: Shimano R501
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
  • Pedals: n/a
  • Crank: FSA Omega, BB30, 50/34
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Chain: Shimano Tiagra 4600, 10-speed
  • Cog Set: Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-30, 10-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Handlebar: Cannondale C3 Compact
  • Grips: New Cannondale Bar Tape w/ gel, 3.5mm
  • Stem: Cannondale C3 31.8mm 6 deg.
  • Headset: Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
  • Brakes: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra 4600
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails
  • Seat Post: Cannondale C3 alloy, 27.2mmx300mm
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

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