Some good stuff on here. I am looking close at the Synapse Carbon Ultegra 4 right now. Love the price point and Ultegra hardware. However, Domanie 5 is attractive too at same price point with 105 components.
Wondering if this is the last year before Synapse overhaul if I am making error if I buy this model.
were your tires 700x28 or 700x25? The reason I ask is most look to be 28 in the Synopse line, but the bike I like is 25. I am wondering if being more narrow will change my ride or not a big deal?
I would say this is the case with any bike manufacturer. When you are buying a few thousand tires, you go for whoever will give you the best price. Very few people buy a bike for its tires. They are probably the first consumables that will be replaced.Cannondale spec the cheapest tirest possible.
It all depends what you are looking for. Are you looking for light and fast, puncture resistant, grippy or some balance of all of the above? If you are looking for puncture resistant, you can't beat the Maxxis Re-Fuse. Conti Gatorskins are good too, but at a higher price and no better than the Re-Fuses.any advice on what you would have them put on before I bring bike home? I put some Conti, Gator Skins on my Fuji which I liked.