Cannondale 2011 Synapse Hi-Mod 2 SRAM Red Road Bike

2011 Synapse Hi-Mod 2 SRAM Red

Frame: Synapse, Hi-MOD full carbon, SAVE, BB30
Frame Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61
Fork: Synapse Hi-MOD, BB30
Crank: Cannondale by SRAM carbon BB30, 50/34
Chain: KMC X10 SL
Tires: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX, 700x25c, folding
Bottom Bracket: SRAM RED, BB30
Front DerailleurSRAM RED, Braze-on
Rear Derailleur: SRAM RED
Shifters: SRAM RED
Handlebars: FSA Wing Pro Compact Aluminum, 31.8
Stem: FSA SLK, 31.8
Headset: Synapse Si, 25mm carbon top cap
Brakes: SRAM RED
Brakelevers: SRAM RED
Seat Post: Synapse SAVE Hi-MOD, 275mm
Wheels: Mavic Kysrium Elite
Saddle: Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta Mg rails

User Reviews (1)

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Joel   [Mar 03, 2012]

Comfortable eye-catching frame, SRAM Red (Black Ed.) grouppo, great handling and satisfactory acceleration and climbing.


Not as fast or responsive to sudden output as a SuperSix or CAAD 10. No choice of seatposts.

Having logged many happy miles on the "non-hi-mod" carbon version of this bicycle, I can compare the two framesets. Both frames do exactly what Cannondale claims: both pacify road chatter and make big hits less catastrophic to control (without resorting to "implants" like that other fine company). This is the perfect performance road bike for long, speedy club rides or serious training. The high-modulus carbon frame, however, does feel marginally sweeter. I tested the two bikes on the same Rails-to-Trails paved route, and felt less beaten up and a bit quicker on the more costly carbon. There is simply no comparison as to all-day comfort between the Synapse and high-end alloy or race-oriented carbon frames. I ran Mavic Ksyrium SL Premiums and Conti Grand Prix 4000S tires on both bikes.

Similar Products Used: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2, Ultegra, RS-80s.
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