Cannondale Synapse Review – Endurance Road Bike

Cannondale Synapse Review – Endurance Road Bike


hey folks this is Peter from bikes and life.
Now we’re here to do a review on the Cannondale Synapse but it is just a lot
snow here than we thought it would be when we got out here. Nevertheless we’re going to take this
beautiful bike out for a spin and talk a little bit about it. Lets go.. Cannondale is designed the synapse be a marriage, race geomentry and and upright comfort so as you are decending you’re going to feel
confident feel, you’re going to feel that save of feature in the frame, dampening the vibration making sure that your tires stay connected to the road. They’re likely to be the suspension in a Formula One race car,
being perfectly tuned, to make sure the handling is on point. so although the
synapse is designed to be a comfortable in general and a little bit more relaxed
road bike. when you need to put the power down the pedals you have plenty of stiffness in the frame, to make that happen. Now one of the ways were able to accomplish that was by
using the power pyramid bottom bracket power pyramid splits and seats you right
down the bottom bracket and increases the side to side torsional rigidity of that
bottom brackets. So any time you’re putting forth in the pedals you want
the bottom bracket to be super stiff so that doesn’t flex around on you to put more of your leg
power into the road. coming back along the frame there’s dramatic shape changes
everywhere on the synapse and that’s when the calmer I think of this frame.
They call it a save feature and the save feature is suppose to give you a little bit
of vibration dampening and a little bit of suspension, for handling that’s going
to increase the bikes ability to handle bumpy terrain to go on grave, to go on
dirt and just to make the bike feel overall more comfortable. They’ve got all
the beautiful internal cable routing that comes with having electronic
shifting you know you can’t really see any cables on this bike except for up of
the hydraulic disc brakes. Even up to fork, they route the hydraulic cable straight through
the fork leg down and to the rotor. So the Cannondale synapse is using the synapse endurance road geometry that means that you have a taller head tube here, which is bringing
the handlebars up and bringing your shoulders and you’re back in your head further up and
looking forward to the you’re sitting on a nice balance between a race geometry
and an upright comfortable geometry. This was the first type of road bike that I
ever purchased. The reason for that was I was always running a pretty laid-back
steel bike as in univega from 1980’s my dad’s bike. so tremendous
sentimental value to me. I used to ride that hundreds of miles of the time
because I was really into the distance touring aspect of things. when I wanted to up my performance I looked to the endurance geometry because that combines the
performance of a carbon frame with the relaxed kind of feeling that I had from my
old steel bike. So you know this is a bike that I found I was able to really
ride for hours and hours comfortably where all the other kind of racing type
bikes that i rode are just a little too aggressive for me a little bit too low
down here and you know that’s not really what I was after. I was after all day
comfort, I was after exploration, I was after getting off the trail and just you
know going wherever the bike would be taken basically. So again the cannondale Synapse carbon Ultegra di2 with hydraulic disc brakes is a tremendous off road or on
road bike whether you want to hit the pavement and go for a race where do you
wanna hit the gravel go exploring have fun all day comfort lots of power a
tremendous road bike all in all. So hey, if you want to watch more videos on road bikes you
can click here to watch our road bike playlist. You can watch a video on a
completely different all around race bike more aggressive lightweight fast
that’s the giant TCR Advanced Pro one. click right down here to watch that
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below. so hey thanks very much get out and go for a ride before the
snow melts or after whatever you want. But thanks very much, take care and have
fun..