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Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 Women's Bike - 2013

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The sportful and spirited Synapse Alloy 5 Compact women's road bike from Cannondale offers great, speedy performance with a comfort-oriented design for all-around road riding.

  • Women-specific Synapse aluminum frame is built to give female riders enhanced handling, stability and steering precision for an excellent all-around road ride quality
  • The rear part of the frame and the carbon-bladed fork feature the Cannondale Synapse Active Vibration Elimination (S.A.V.E.) technology for damping road vibration
  • BB30 bottom bracket enhances stiffness for more efficient power transfer
  • Shimano 105 shifters and rear derailleurs and Shimano Tiagra front derailleur supply sure shifts throughout the 20 gears
  • FSA Gossamer compact crankset and a wide-ranging 12-30 tooth cassette deliver a wide spread of gearing options for easy spinning no matter the gradient
  • Schwalbe Lugano tires supply low rolling-resistance and grippy handling
  • Specs on the Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 Compact women's road bike are subject to change

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Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 Women's Bike - 2013 Specs
Best use
Road cycling
Road bike
Synapse Women's, S.A.V.E Plus 6061 aluminum
Synapse S.A.V.E with carbon blades
FSA Gossamer BB30, 50/34
Shimano 105
Shimano Tiagra
Shimano 105
Shimano Tiagra, 12-30, 10-speed
Rim brake
Tektro R539, long reach
Shimano 105
Shimano RS-10
Shimano RS-10
Shimano RS-10
Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25
Drop bar
Cannondale C3
Cannondale C3
Cannondale C3
Cannondale Road Ergo
Wellgo platform
Synapse Si
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Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 Women's Bike - 2013

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Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 Women's Bike - 2013is rated4.5out of5by4.
Rated4out of5byfromgood balance; price vs. performanceI bought this bike to replace old steel technology, the weight difference alone made it worth the trouble. I was warned about an aluminum bike's "stiff" ride but this ride is very good.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated5out of5byfromLove it!!I have had this bike for 3 weeks and love everything about it! I have been riding a road bike for many years but this is my first women specific bike. WOW!! The fit is exceptional! I have long legs and a short torso and my 54" frame is perfect. The salesman was spot on in fitting this bike to me. The saddle was very comfortable right from the test ride. I love this bike!!
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated5out of5byfromLove this bikeI love this bike! I have been riding for a few years now and have been on a Trek. As soon as I made my first pedal stroke during my test ride yesterday, I knew this was the bike for me. The folks as REI were amazing helping me get the bike set up and it was one of the best bike fitting services I have even had. Took "Dale" (yes, I named my bike, short for Cannondale :) ) for a ride this afternoon and it rides like a dream. So fast and so responsive. The bike fits like a glove and I cannot wait to go for another ride tomorrow! Good job, Cannondale.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated4out of5byfromGreat bike at a great price!This is a beautiful, lightweight bike, with awesome components. The shifters and derailleurs are smooth as butter. Very well built. The only problem I think were the brakes, which were not very easy to operate, especially while riding downhill - it might be because I'm new to curved handlebars though :P
Date published: 2013-03-20

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