Elite-race performance meets all-day comfort.
Synapse Carbon mates the feathery weight and blistering acceleration of our pure race bikes with the more upright position and stable handling Performance Geometry and the comfort of our SAVE PLUS micro-suspension system. The result is a bike that cuts the harshness out of long days in the saddle without sacrificing its sporting soul.
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.
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.
Compared with our Elite race geometry, 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. It's confidence-inspiring, relaxing and it avoids the sluggish feel and awkward handling of many road bikes.
Frame - Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, BB30
Fork - Synapse, full carbon, SAVE PLUS, 1-1/8"
Crank - FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30, 50/34
Bottom Bracket - FSA BB30
Shifters - Shimano Ultegra 6700
Cog Set - Shimano Ultegra 6700, 11-28, 10-speed
Chain - Shimano Ultegra 6700
Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra 6700
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra 6700
Rims - Mavic Aksium WTS
Hubs - Mavic Aksium WTS
Tires - Mavic Aksion, 700x25c, folding
Brake - Shimano Ultegra 6700
Handlebar - Cannondale C2 Compact
Stem - Cannondale C2, 31.8, 6 deg.
Headset - Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
Spokes - Mavic Aksium WTS
Grips - New Cannondale Bar tape w/ gel, 2.5mm
Saddle - Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta, Mg rails
Seat Post - Cannondale C2, UD carbon, 27.2x300mm
For geometry please see images