2011 Synapse Carbon

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2011 Cannondale Synapse Carbon

Typically you need to choose between comfortable and fast with other manufacturer’s road bikes, but not with Cannondale’s Synapse. The Synapse is more comfortable than the pro-level SuperSix, but the Synapse does not sacrifice speed, handling, or performance.

Cannondale increases rider comfort with rider position (geometry) and SAVE micro-suspension technology. The Synapse is well suited for century or longer rides as well as a 10 mile ride around town.  As shown in the picture, Cannondale’s Liquigas pro team chooses the Synapse Hi-Mod for the brutal cobblestones on the epic Paris-Roubaix race. More control, more comfort.

The Hi-Mod version of the Synapse Carbon saves weight for top level performance. Synapse is available in three types: Synapse Carbon Hi-ModSynapse Carbon, and the budget-oriented Synapse Alloy.

Model Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra Cannondale Synapse Carbon 4 Rival Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 105 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6 Apex
Price $3000 $2400 $2000 $1700
Frame Synapse Carbon BB30
Fork Synapse SAVE full carbon
Front Hub DT Swiss R-1700 Mavic Aksium Shimano RS10 Shimano R500A
Rear Hub
Tires Schwalbe Durano Schwalbe Lugano
Crank FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30 FSA Gossamer Pro BB30 SRAM S150
BB FSA BB30 SRAM BB30 FSA BB30 SRAM Powerspline
Chain Shimano Ultegra 6700 KMC DX10SC Shimano 105 5700 KMC DX-10
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 6700 SRAM PG-1070 Shimano 105 5700 SRAM Apex 11-32
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6700 SRAM Rival Shimano 105 5700 SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6700 SRAM Rival Shimano 105 5700 SRAM Apex
Shifters Shimano Ultegra 6700 SRAM Rival Shimano 105 5700 SRAM Apex
Handlebar FSA Wing Compact Cannondale C2 Compact Cannondale C3 Compact
Stem FSA OS-150 Cannondale C2 Cannondale C3
Headset Synapse Si
Brakes Shimano Ultegra 6700 SRAM dual pivot Tektro R580 dual pivot SRAM Apex
Saddle Fizik Aliante Delta Prologo Scratch Pro T2.0 Prologo Kappa Pas Cannondale Stage
Seatpost Synapse SAVE full carbon
Sizes 48, 41, 54, 56, 58, 61 cm
Colors Race Red w/ White
Charcoal Gray w/ White
Indigo Blue
Race Red w/ White
Jet Black
Berserker Green
Indigo Blue
Charcoal Gray Matte