Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 - 2018

Cannondale's Synapse Carbon 105 is a true endurance machine. The slightly slacker head angels, slightly longer wheelbase, and slightly taller head tube stack height than Cannondale's racier bikes offer increased comfort and stability on all ...(Read More)

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105
  • Color: Silver
  • Color: SPB
$1,999.99
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Cannondale's Synapse Carbon 105 is a true endurance machine. The slightly slacker head angels, slightly longer wheelbase, and slightly taller head tube stack height than Cannondale's racier bikes offer increased comfort and stability on all road surfaces, while maintianing a racy feel. The seat tube splits asymmetrically to meet the wide bottom brackst for a maximum stiffness and minimal weight. The flattened and helixed-shaped rear stays flex to absorb shock and keep the wheel tracking smoothly over bumps, while the 25.4mm seat post and seat tube deflect slightly for increased comfort. Shaped fork blades and offset dropouts allow the front wheel to track smoothly over rough surfaces for amazing comfort and control.

With Shimano's always-reliable 105 component group, you'll instantly slip into the gear you need with the range to scale any climb. Tektro brakes deliver controlled braking on the way down for the utmost in descending confidence. Cannondale's C3 aluminum components outfit this trustworthy machine, while Cannondale’s Stage Ergo saddle provides comfort and support all day long.

Specs

Frame Synapse, BallisTec Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a
Fork Synapse Disc, SAVE PLUS, BallisTec Carbon
Headset Synapse Si, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm top cap
Rims/Wheels RS 2.0 Disc
Hubs Front: Formula RB-56
Rear: Formula RB-5711
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Lugano, Folding, 700 x 25c
Crankset Cannondale Si, BB30a
Chainrings FSA, 50/34
Bottom Bracket FSA BB30 bearings
Chain Shimano HG601
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 GS
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 11-32: 11-speed
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy, Compact
Tape/Grips Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
Stem Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg.
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Tektro R741, dual pivot, cartridge pad
Saddle Cannondale Stage Ergo
Seat Post Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 25.4mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Silver / 48cm 00884603692592 C12348M6048
Silver / 51cm 00884603692608 C12348M6051
Silver / 54cm 00884603692615 C12348M6054
Silver / 56cm 00884603692622 C12348M6056
Silver / 58cm 00884603692639 C12348M6058
Silver / 61cm 00884603692646 C12348M6061
SPB / 48cm 00884603692523 C12348M2048
SPB / 51cm 00884603692530 C12348M2051

Reviews

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4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • 105 Components 
  • Surprisingly Light 
  • Great For Endurance Rides 
  • Comfortable 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Creaky Noisy 
  • None So Far 

Best Uses

  • Training  (2)
  • All Around Fun Rides 
  • Climbs 
  • Long Rides 
  • Group Rides 
  • Endurance Rides 

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Never again ....... Cannondale Synapse

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from Ellicott City md

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Comments:

105's absolutely the best. Frame a real problem. Took this bike back and eventually was given a replacement. Same issue they replaced it with the Specialized Roubaix no problems. Disappointing!

3

Creaks, creaks, and more creaks

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from Tampa, FL

About Me

Pros

Cons

  • Creaky Noisy

Best Uses

Comments:

I bought this to replace my 2012 Synapse Alloy....BIG mistake. Since purchasing two months, I have taken the bike back twice for a noisy bottom bracket, and four times to find a creaking noise in the seat post area and stem. On the last two visits, the mechanic took out the wedge assembly for the seat post, heavily greased it and said that it should be fixed. The next day, twenty minutes into my ride, the noise came back. I will be taking the bike back in tomorrow to fix again and after that, I'm selling it. It rides nicely, but after a while the aggravation and worry about the creaking overcomes the fun of the ride.

5

First ever carbon bike

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from Los Angeles, CA

About Me

Comments:

My first carbon road bike after so many years on a Cannondale quick hybrid. This bicycle is perfect for going on long distance rides as well as being on roads that are not as smooth as desired. Great bicycle for those who want to get into cycling without spending too much but at the same time still have fun.

5

Great deal on an excellent all-round bike

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from Marina del Rey, CA

About Me

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • 105 Components
  • Quick
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Training
    • Climbs
    • Long Rides

    Comments:

    I bought this bike from Helen's two months ago and have 1600 kilometres on it now, split between commutes and longer weekend rides. It is everything I could have hoped for. The carbon frame makes long rides on bumpy roads and fast descents so much better than my old (perfectly adequate) aluminum Trek 1.5, and the components are perfect for what I want -- really, the 105 is great for all-around use. The gearing range (from 50:11 to 34:32) is wonderful; even if you are macho you probably wish for a bailout gear on occasion. Of course everyone wants the new disk brake version, so this bike has now become a screaming deal. And really, the brakes are fine.

    5

    Great road endurance bike!

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    from River Vale, NJ

    About Me

    Pros

    • Great For Endurance Rides
    • Very "sharp"looking Bike
    • Quick With Minimal Effort
    • Surprisingly Light
    • Saddle Is Very Comfortabl

    Cons

    • None So Far

    Best Uses

    • All Around Fun Rides
    • Training
    • Endurance Rides
    • Group Rides

    Comments:

    This is my first Carbon fiber bike and I am more impressed with this bike every time out! I used to struggle on hills with my aluminum bike but now I take them rather easily!

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