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Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6

Cannondale

Synapse Carbon 6
2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

2012 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6

Cannondale's Synapse Carbon 6 lets you enjoy the easy rolling efficiency of a road bike with a slightly more upright riding position for ride-all-day comfort, too. The lively feel of Cannondale's lightweight, vibration-damping carbon frame and fork is a joy to experience and will make all your road rides even more fun. At your command are a host of quality components, including a crisp-shifting and braking FSA/SRAM Apex 20-speed parts group that features an extra-wide gear range so you can conquer any hill, and powerful dual-pivot braking for confidence and control on the descents. You'll also love the easy-rolling Shimano wheels and the quality bar, stem, seatpost and seat from Cannondale.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Cannondale Synapse carbon
Fork Cannondale Synapse SAVE carbon
Rims/Wheels Shimano R501A
Hubs See Rim/Wheels
Spokes See Rim/Wheels
Tires Schwalbe Lugano Wire, 700 x 25c
Crankset FSA Omega compact, BB30
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Cogs SRAM Apex, 10-speed: 11-32
Shifters SRAM Apex
Handlebars Cannondale C3 Compact
Tape/Grips Cannondale Suede w/gel
Stem Cannondale C3
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes SRAM Apex
Saddle Cannondale Stage Ergo
Seatpost Cannondale Synapse SAVE Plus Multiflex carbon

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Handles Well  (3)
  • Good Geometry  (3)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (3)
  • Seat is 1 size fits all 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (3)
  • Serious Training  (3)
  • Road biking  (2)
  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Commutingcity 

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4.0

seat

By bontracer

from Sacramento,ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Seat Is 1 Size Fits All

Best Uses

  • Commutingcity
  • Road Biking

Comments:

I got this bike to commute to work(10 miles each way)what i realized is that this bike was capable of so much more,this bike has been great. The handling has been awesome and the speed has exceeded my expectation.

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5.0

what a great bike!

By boz

from simpsonville,s.c.

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    i ride this everyday for at least 14-15 miles per day. keeps me in good shape mentally and physically. love the sram double click, took a few days to adjust . the price was geat and the ride so far is smooth.

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    5.0

    Perfect Bay Area Bike

    By T-Town

    from Travis AFB, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable
    • Good Geometry
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training
    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Climbing

    Comments:

    Bought this bike at the SF store. After testing a Madone 3.1, Roubaix Apex and a few other rides, I went with the Synapse for comfort, components and price. A lot of other store's sales reps (who didn't sell Cannondale) tried to steer me away based on the recent Cannondale Corporate transformation. Bottom line is that the bikes are still awesome, the components are great and the value is phenomenal! This bike climbs like a champ up Cardiac Hill and cruises nicely through the vineyards on the other side! I'd agree with other reviews that the seat isn't perfect, but that's an easy fix. Overall, very happy!

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    4.0

    Nice Ride, easy shifting

    By Robamra

    from North East Indiana

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    Over the past six month's this bike has been moving for over 20 miles at least five days a week. It was easy to adjust to and the shifing is still smooth. It has some creeks in the handle bars when going up hills. (thus the four stars) But, every 3 weeks some greece, to the joints, takes out the noise. I am enjoying this bike and have had no problems with the major components.

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    5.0

    Love this bike

    By Willy B

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Excellent torque
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    Love is a strong word to apply to a thing; but I love this bike. I upgraded from a 20 year old Gitane and am glad I went with the carbon model after testing both that and aluminum (the carbon is much more responsive). And yes, you'll see other reviews complain about the seat, and I did swap mine out, but otherwise perfect for the price.

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