Cannondale's Synapse Carbon Ultegra Di2, Disc is the perfect partner for your next epic ride. Cannondale's Synapse Endurance Race Geometry appeals to Gran Fondo specialists, high-mileage junkies, and riders who love the thought of a long, winding road. The Ballistec carbon frame transfers your power smoothly and damps road vibration, while Shimano's 22-speed Ultegra Di2 drivetrain delivers unbelievably fast, easy shifts, under any pedal load, with the simple push of a button. Mavic's Aksium One Disc wheels are the perfect pairing for this endurance machine, with climb-boosting low weight, and sprint-enhancing acceleration. Matched with Mavic's own Aksium tires, you're primed to pin every corner and curve on your favorite road loop. And, Shimano's revolutionary RR785 hydraulic road disc brakes boast smooth, all-weather stopping power. But it's the details, like a Fabric Spoon saddle and Cannondale's own ultra-light aluminum components, that truly set this bike apart and make it the perfect partner for your next epic ride.
|Frame||Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc w/SAVE PLUS stays, Di2 ready|
|Fork||Cannondale Synapse Disc SAVE PLUS carbon|
|Rims/Wheels||Mavic Aksium One Disc WTS|
|Hubs||Mavic Aksium Disc WTS, centerlock|
|Spokes||Mavic Aksium Disc WTS|
|Tires||Mavic Aksium WTS, 700x28c|
|Crankset||Cannondale Hollowgram Si|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-32|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C2 compact, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale Grip bar tape w/Gel|
|Brake Levers||Shimano RS685, hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano RS685, hydraulic|
|Saddle||Fabric Spoon Shallow, Ti rails|
|Seatpost||Cannondale C2, unidirectional carbon|
|Accessories & Extras||Headset top cap w/ super bright LED (flash and fixed modes), regular top caps included, Di2 battery, Di2 battery charger|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I'm an avid rider, commute 25 miles about 3 times a week and longer rides on weekend. I was really surprised how well this bike climbs. The wheels are a little heavy but have decent hubs, will eventually upgrade them but are more than adequate for. There isn't a better equipped bike out there for the money, definitely can recommend it.
I am on my second Synapse Carbon DI2 Disc in 6 weeks. The first was replaced at 300 mile and 3 weeks by the dealer as a "lemon". Shifting, headtube and rear hub issues kept me in the shop with that one. The replacement bike started with minor issues...creaking handlebars and unsheathed cables rattling in the frame. After 2 weeks and about 300 miles it too developed a creaking and rattling sound in the rear hub. Dealer tried replacing bearings, but did not fix it. Now waiting 1+ weeks as the rear wheel is sent to Mavic. These issues are unacceptable in a $4,800 bike!
So you can get a good perspective of how long it was since I had a new set-up, it was when I put together my own bike with a Kestrel 300 EMS frame and full Dura Ace (~10 yrs). The frame cracked several years ago and I went el cheapo with an aluminum Scattante frame (Performance bike stuff). I always liked to climb and in those days, I was a strong rider, ridding on a 9 gear 11-23 cassette. I stopped ridding when I moved to California from PA, the sun, traffic lights was to much for me. What got me back in the game, was that I started gaining some weight that made me feel much older than what I am. I started ridding again in the west part of the San Fernando Valley. They have really cool hills, so when I started tacking them, I struggled a lot, to the point that the ride was not very enjoyable. My CTQ's on a new bike were the following > Comfortable ridding position (Not ridding in pelotons or against the clock) -> A machine with lots of gears. which meant crank with compact chain rings and a cassette to expand my gear options. Aesthetically, a white and black color scheme (No other colors). After several hours on line and checking the likes of Specialized, Eddie Mercx, Trek and others. I found what I was looking for. The critics raved on the handling. I was more impressed by the cost to value of the set-up and when my local Trek dealer offered me a sweet discount, it was over...I pulled the trigger! After my first ride today, nothing but smooth sailing on this baby. The disc brakes incredible. The Ultegra Di2 shifting quick and crisp. the climbing, flawless and the ridding position very nice and upright. The only thing I'm planning on changing are the tires, they feel to bulky (The reason is because before I was ridding supper narrow tires). I will hammer it up this weekend. That will give me a good feel to what step to take. Overall, I'm sure I found the bike that I will be ridding for another 10 years. A bicycle is a great investment if you ride it. The health and phycological benefits are huge.
Upgraded from a 2010 Synapse 3. Rode 100 miles this weekend and couldn't be happier with the comfort of this bike. The saddle and Synapse technology worked perfectly over some rough patches in my ride. I with they offered the High-Mod Carbon and the Ultegra Di2 as an option. And for the price it would be great to have better wheels. I will definitely be upgrading these as soon as possible. With the Di2 and the cheap wheels, this bike is heavier than my last bike.