Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 Compact road bike places a premium on your riding comfort while maintaining sporty, responsive performance.
Synapse carbon frame features optimized tube shaping to promote efficiency and comfort; frame geometry gives a more upright position than more race-oriented road frames
The rear part of the frame and the all-carbon fork feature the Cannondale Synapse Active Vibration Elimination (S.A.V.E.) technology for damping road vibration
FSA Gossamer Pro compact crankset is paired with a 11-28 tooth cassette for a capable gear range; BB30 bottom bracket enhances stiffness for more efficient power transfer
Shimano 105 levers and derailleurs supply precise, dependable shifts throughout the 20 gear combinations
Shimano RS-10 wheelset is decked out with fast Schwalbe Lugano folding tires for excellent handling and speed
Pedals not included
Specs on the Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 Compact road bike are subject to change
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Comments about Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 Compact Bike - 2013:
The bicycle rides like a dream. After a long hiatus from cycling, I picked up the Cannondale and haven't regreted it for a second. It's incredibly light, responsive and rides really well. The gears change quickly and reliably, and the handling is as good as I could hope for.
I'm not a racer, but if you read the reviews of this bike you'll find it has a relaxed geometry that is designed for comfort; you lose some top speed in exchange for comfort on long rides. That trade off is perfect for me, but if you're planning on extensive racing maybe another bike would be a better fit.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend