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Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Black Inc.jpg
  • Model2017 Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Black Inc
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $10999
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  • Model2017 Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Team
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $9299

Aiming to combine superbike performance with all-day riding comfort, the Synapse Hi-Mod is one of the latest road bikes to come from US brand Cannondale. The Synapse sits alongside the SuperSix EVO in the Cannondale road line up, but where the SuperSix EVO is the superlight and sharp-angled race machine that sprinters have wet dreams over, the Synapse is the long-distance endurance race bike. It features a slightly more upright riding position, along with a stretched out wheelbase that helps to deliver more high-speed stability for descending. Along with bump-soothing technologies integrated into the chassis, the Cannondale Synapse is built for riders who love to race long distance events and for those who want a high performance road bike for tackling less-than-perfect bitumen on epic backcountry road rides.

Compared to the regular Synapse Carbon, the Synapse Hi-Mod features exactly the same geometry and all the same frame technologies. That includes the SAVE Plus Micro Suspension rear stays, the SAVE Plus fork, and the slender 25.4mm diameter SAVE carbon seatpost, all of which combine together to provide a smoother bump-free ride. So what exactly is different then? Weight, that’s what. Using a higher grade of BallisTec carbon fibre that Cannondale call ‘Hi-Mod’, the frame is equipped with ultra-high modulus carbon fibres that allow for a stiffer construction whilst using less material. The result is lower weight, and added stiffness in key junctions such as the bottom bracket and the head tube. So if you’re looking for the lightest and highest performing endurance road bike on the market, you’d be hard pressed to look past the Synapse Hi-Mod.

You can get the Synapse Hi-Mod in both rim brake and disc brake options, with the Black Inc version featuring US-made ENVE carbon rims and finishing kit, along with Cannondale’s own superlight cranks and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 shifting.




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At a glance

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    Riding typeEndurance

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    Drive trainUltegra Di2

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    Gear ratiosCompact

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    Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

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    Riding typeEndurance

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    Drive trainDura Ace Di2

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    Gear ratiosCompact

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    Frame buildCarbon Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame Synapse Disc, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a
  • Fork Synapse Disc, SAVE PLUS, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" tapered steerer

  • Wheels Cannondale HollowGram SL Carbon Clincher
  • Hubs Cannondale Hollowgram SL Disc, 24h front / DT Swiss 240 Disc 28h rear
  • Tyres Schwalbe ONE, folding, 700x28c

  • Shifters Shimano R785 Di2, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 GS
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2, braze-on
  • Crank Cannondale HollowGram Si, BB30a, w/ OPI SpideRing, 50/34
  • Cassette Shimano Ultegra, 11-32, 11-speed
  • Chain Shimano HG701, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket FSA BB30 Bearings

  • Saddle Fabric Scoop Shallow Ultimate
  • Seatpost Cannondale SAVE Carbon, 25.4x350mm
  • Handlebar Cannondale Escape Carbon Compact
  • Stem Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 2014 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg. w/ integrated Garmin Mount
  • Brakeset SRAM Red eTap HRD hydraulic disc, 160/160mm
  • Grips Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
  • Frame Synapse Disc, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a
  • Fork Synapse Disc, SAVE PLUS, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" tapered steerer

  • Wheels Cannondale HollowGram Carbon Si
  • Tyres Schwalbe ONE, folding, 700x28c

  • Shifters Shimano R785 Di2 Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, braze-on
  • Crank Cannondale HollowGram Si, BB30a, w/ OPI SpideRing SL, 50/34
  • Cassette Shimano Ultegra, 11-28, 11-speed
  • Chain Shimano HG901, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket FSA BB30 Bearings

  • Saddle Fabric Scoop Shallow Race, Ti Rail
  • Seatpost Cannondale SAVE Carbon, 25.4x350mm
  • Handlebar Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 7050 Alloy, Compact
  • Stem Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 2014 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg. w/ integrated Garmin Mount
  • Brakeset Shimano R785 hydraulic disc, 160/140mm
  • Grips Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm

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