$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Review

Ultra thin seat post, unique seat tube shape highlight this rough road tamer

$3k Endurance Bike Shootout 2014 Road Bike


The Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 sits between pure race and pure endurance.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Key Details
  • Price: $3200
  • Frame Size: 58cm
  • Full Weight: 17.11 pounds
  • Front wheel with skewer, tire and tube: 1240 grams
  • Rear wheel with cassette, skewer, tire and tube: 1680 grams
Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Full Spec
  • Frame Material: Synapse Carbon 3
  • Color: Red, white, blue
  • Fork: Save Plus
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra (11-32)
  • Crankset: FSA SL-K Light (50-34)
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
  • Wheels: Mavic Aksium
  • Tires: Mavic Aksion
  • Bars: Cannondale C2
  • Stem: Cannondale C2
  • Saddle: Fizik Aliante
  • Seat post: Cannondale
  • Cables/Housing: Shimano
  • Cable Routing: Internal

For more information visit www.cannondale.com.

Check out the extended photo gallery to see and learn more about the Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.

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