The Cannondale Synapse Tiagra Disc Road Bike amalgamates a lively but comfortable alloy frame with a stiff carbon fork and reliable components to bring about a ride that is suited to the longest of mountain sportives and the most enduring training rides.
Reactivity and efficiency are ingrained into the ride thanks to the light but robust alloy frame and stiff carbon fork. These two key components are cleverly manipulated via Cannondale’s SAVE micro-suspension technology that reduces rider fatigue markedly by smoothing the harshest bumps and cancelling out road vibrations. A geometry that errs on the side of endurance helps to keep the rider fresh, even after multiple hours in the saddle but still facilitates a powerful pedal stroke for climbing and sprinting. 32mm wide tyres can be installed thanks to the frameset’s generous amounts of clearance and this grants the opportunity for increased compliance and control across the worst maintained road surfaces.
Cannondale’s own RD 3.0 wheelset is light but strong to allow surging accelerations and peace of mind when potholes threaten. Gear changing is courtesy of the Shimano Tiagra configuration, and this flicks through its ten sprockets with accuracy and reliability.
Confidence-inspiring stopping power in all weather conditions is bestowed by the disc brake setup. When inclement conditions are encountered, the discreet mounts on the frame and fork offer the chance of extra protection via easy and secure mudguard installation.
|Frame||Cannondale SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE, BB30, internal cable routing, flat mount, 130x9mm QR|
|Fork||Cannondale BallisTec Full Carbon, integrated crown race, SAVE, 12x100mm thru-axle, internal routing|
|Headset||FSA Sealed Bearing, Integrated, 1-1/4”-1-1/8”|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA Cartridge|
|Stem||Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7 degree|
|Handlebar||Cannondale 4, 6061 alloy, Compact|
|Bar Tape||Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm|
|Front Brake||Promax Decoder R cable-actuated disc, 160mm disc rotors|
|Rear Brake||Promax Decoder R cable-actuated disc, 160mm disc rotors|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Tiagra|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra GS, 10-speed|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed|
|Chain||KMC X10EL, 10-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano Tiagra, 11-34T, 10-speed|
|Crankset||FSA Omega ME Alloy, 50/34 chainrings|
|Front Wheel||Rim – Cannondale RD 3.0, 28h / Hub – Formula CRX-512, 12×100 / Spokes – Stainless Steel, 14g x 28|
|Rear Wheel||Rim – Cannondale RD 3.0 28h / Hub – Formula DC-1422, QR / Spokes – Stainless Steel, 14g x 28|
|Front Tyre||Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 30c, clincher|
|Rear Tyre||Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 30c, clincher|
|Saddle||Cannondale Stage Ergo|
|Seatpost||Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 25.4 x 300mm (48 and 51cm frame size), 350mm (54 and 56cm frame size), 400mm (58 and 61cm frame size)|
|Pedals||Available to be purchased separately|