The 2018 Cannondale Synapse alloy is loaded with features to make it a comfortable yet quick endurance machine.
We take a look at the range and what goes into making such a capable bike.
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A true endurance racer in spirit and ability. We review the Cannondale Synapse Alloy range, comfortable and efficient road bikes to help you clock up the miles. Compared to conventional road race bikes like the SuperSix, the Cannondale Synapse offers a slightly more upright riding position. This means you will be more comfortable in the saddle on long rides, making the Synapse ideal for sportives. Like its higher-end sibling, the Cannondale Synapse Carbon the Synapse Alloy features designed-in compliance for a smoother ride on rough road surfaces.
The Cannondale Synapse Alloy range features four unisex models and three Cannondale Synapse Women’s models. For 2018 every model in the range is equipped with disc brakes for improved stopping power in wet weather conditions. The Synapse SE gets a more gravel friendly spec, so you can venture off-tarmac with confidence.
With its refined ride qualities and competitive pricing, the Cannondale Synapse makes an ideal first road bike for those just getting into the sport as you can cycle without feeling uncomfortable or scared by twitchy handling. Riders seeking the extra comfort of modern endurance geometry and SAVE compliance, will also be impressed by the Synapse.
From sportives and club rides to rapid city cycling, the Synapse is a versatile road bike that you can ride almost anywhere. With mounts for mudguards and a rack, the Synapse Alloy is ideal for winter training as well as rapid commuting. The Synapse SE takes this a step further by extending the bikes range onto gravel tracks and rough cycle paths.