Cannondale Synapse Carbon

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2018 Cannondale Synapse Carbon (Rim Brake)

Awarded "Bike of the Year" for two years running, the classic rim braked Synapse Carbon offers a great balance between raw power and all day ride-ability.  Its race-proven combination of endurance geometry, light weight and road-smoothing comfort has won it everything from Spring Classics to Bike of the Year accolades. 

Perfect for people who live for the love of the ride - tarmac, gravel, cobbles - it doesn't matter, it all just adds to the adventure. No matter what impulse drives you, the Synapse's perfect blend of race-day prowess, spot-on handling and all-day comfort says "get after it". With Synapse Carbon, "endurance" is no longer code for boring.


THE RIGHT POSITION:  S.E.R.G. SYNAPSE ENDURANCE RACE GEOMETRY puts you in a riding position that balances race-efficiency and handling with upright comfort. Perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces.

SMOOTH SPEED:  From the cobbles to the canyons, the SAVE PLUS Micro-Suspension System keeps you comfortable and in control with bump-eating flex zones in the frame, fork and seatpost.

RACE-LEVEL STIFFNESS,RACE-LEVEL WEIGHT:  BallisTec Carbon Construction, System Integrated cranksets, Power Pyramid Seat Tube and oversized BB30a bottom bracket shell all come together to deliver a bike that’s sprinter-stiff and climber-light.

For the new model year we are again offering our renowned Special Edition models across much of the Cannondale range that feature superb upgraded wheels at minimal cost. We also have extensive stocks of the standard specification bikes at everyday low prices - please contact us for up to date prices on these models.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon (Rim Brake)

S.E.R.G. SYNAPSE ENDURANCE RACE GEOMETRY: With its slightly taller head tube, slightly longer wheelbase and slightly slacker head angle, S.E.R.G. strikes the ideal balance between pure race positioning and upright comfort. Perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces.

SAVE PLUS MICRO-SUSPENSION SYSTEM: The SAVE PLUS Micro-suspension system is a three part system, comprised of the carbon lay-up, the rear triangle and fork, and the seat post and seat tube, all designed to collaborate seamlessly to reduce vibration, improve handling, and increase comfort.

  • SAVE PLUS MICRO-SUSPENSION SYSTEM (REAR TRIANGLE AND FORK): The frame and fork's carbon layup is designed to optimize high-frequency vibration dissipation, reducing road buzz. The radical helixed shapes of the chain stays and seat stays work in conjunction with the offset dropout fork to allow the wheels to track over imperfections in the road for better handling and control, seated or standing.
  • SAVE PLUS MICRO-SUSPENSION SYSTEM (SEAT POST AND SEAT TUBE): The elegantly scalloped seat tube and the smaller diameter 25.4mm seatpost are designed to flex together to provide more comfort when seated. The integrated collarless seat clamp allows more of the seatpost to flex than with a traditional clamp.

POWER PYRAMID/BB30A: The seat tube splits asymmetrically to meet a new wider 73mm BB30A bottom bracket, for maximum stiffness with minimal weight.



  • Synapse Hi-MOD: BallisTec Hi-MOD carbon construction. High and ultra-high modulus fibers create an interconnected stiffening network throughout an extremely strong and durable base structure. Ultra light, strong and stiff.
  • Synapse Carbon: Same lay-up, same molds and same ballistic base fibres as the Hi-MOD version, but utilizing a higher percentage of intermediate modulus fibres to tune stiffness and ride feel.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon (Rim Brake)


Cannondale Synapse Carbon Women's


Cannondale Synapse Carbon (Rim Brake)

“One of the best all-round road machines ever created.” - BIKE RADAR

“The ultimate sportive bike: light, smooth, easy to ride but with an exciting race-bred edge.... A truly stunning debut – one of the best all-round road machines ever created” - CYCLING PLUS


2017 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Models

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