Cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Road Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Synapse Hi-MOD Carbon S.A.V.E BB30
  • Fork: Synapse Hi-MOD monocoque full carbon
  • Rims: Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR, 700c clincher
  • Hubs: Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR
  • Rear Cogs: SRAM Red, 11-26

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy Curtis-Cody

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2015

Strengths:    Light, stiff, comfortable. Ultegra 11 speed brilliant.

Weaknesses:    None so far. OEM wheelset robust but possibly on the heavy side for the bike.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the 2014 Hi Mod 3 Ultegra. Purchased at LBS for NZ$6,500. Previous bike was Synapse alloy 105. I'm 5' 9" and the 54 fits me perfectly. Changes to stock include removing integrated spacer/light and replace with single 10mm spacer. Swapped 11-32 cassette for 11-28. Replaced original Mavic Ksyrium wheelset with Fulcrum Racing 1 + Continental GP4000s. Very comfortable with this setup. Had the bike 9 months and IMHO it lives up to the hype. Fast, smooth, comfortable. Have ridden some gravel roads, swapping back to Mavic wheels and Mavic 28c tyres, kept up with X bikes no problem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Post a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2011

Strengths:    Light smooth, responsive

Weaknesses:    Not designed for Crits...But I wouldn't rule one out!

Bottom Line:   
I'm impressed with the feel of the bike after 3-4 hours in the saddle. Our roads in Idaho are often not as smooth as we'd like them to be. (That's being polite.) The rear triangle definitely dampens the higher-frequency vibrations that drive you nuts after awhile yet remain on call for a strong effort. No mush here. The SAVE (Synapse Active Vibration Elimination) fork does pretty well, also. Steering into corners, the slightly longer wheelbases yields a different feel than the Super Six, Madones or Tarmacs. Handling resembles the Specialized Roubaix, as you might expect. Being and "Old Dude", I appreciate the longer head tube and slightly more upright riding position it offers. After about 600 miles, I can say with full confidence it was a good move. SRAM Red rocks. Light, smooth and responsive.

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Favorite Ride:   Long rides, over the mountains

Price Paid:    $4600.00

Purchased At:   George's Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Trek Madone(s), Cannondale Caad series, Giant OCR series

Bike Setup:   OEM stock, also with Dura-Ace wheelset and homespun wheels

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