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  • Women-specific 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
  • Large diameter BB30 bottom bracket design improves stiffness and increases power efficiency through the drivetrain
  • 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
  • Shimano 105 levers and derailleurs supply precise, dependable shifts throughout the the 20 gears
  • Shimano wheels are wrapped with Schwalbe Lugano tires to deliver a good balance between sturdiness, quick acceleration and fast-rolling performance
  • Please note: pedals are not included
  • Specs on the Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 Compact women's bike are subject to change


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Best Use Road Cycling
Frame Synapse BallisTec carbon, Di2 ready
Fork Synapse BallisTec carbon
Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro, 50/34
Bottom Bracket FSA BB30
Shifters Shimano 105
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 12-30, 10-speed
Number of Gears 20 gear(s)
Brake Type Rim Brake
Brakes Shimano 105
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Rims Shimano RS11
Front Hub Shimano RS11
Rear Hub Shimano RS11
Wheel Size 700c
Tires Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
Handlebar Shape Drop Bar
Handlebar Cannondale C3 Women's compact
Stem Cannondale C3
Seat Post Cannondale C3
Saddle Prologo Kappa Evo Dea
Pedals Sold separately
Headset Synapse Si
Chain Shimano 105
Weight Unavailable
Gender Women's

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