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Cannondale Synapse Disc 5 105 C

Cannondale

Synapse Disc 5 105 C
2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)
 

2014 Cannondale Synapse Disc 5 105 C

Revel in the relaxed positioning of Cannondale's Synapse 5 105 while exploring backroads and scenic paths. You'll love the lively feel of the lightweight aluminum frame with vibration-damping SAVE PLUS stays and the smooth carbon fork. Every ride is delightful thanks to quality components including a fast Maddux RD wheelset with grippy Schwalbe tires, a smooth-shifting FSA/Shimano 20-speed drivetrain, powerful Promax mechanical disc brakes, and a Cannondale seat to keep you comfortable on long rides.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Cannondale Synapse aluminum with SAVE PLUS stays and BB30
Fork Cannondale Synapse SAVE carbon
Rims/Wheels Maddux RD 3.0 Disc
Hubs Formula Disc
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Lugano PP, 700 x 25c
Crankset FSA Gossamer, BB30
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket BB30
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed: 12-30
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Cannondale C3 compact
Tape/Grips Cannondale Grip bar tape w/gel
Stem Cannondale C3
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Promax Render, rotors: 6-inch (front), 5.5-inch (rear)
Pedals Wellgo platform w/ clips and straps
Saddle Cannondale Stage Ergo
Seatpost Cannondale C3, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

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Pros

  • Handles well  (2)
  • Comfortable 
  • Fast 
  • Fit finish 
  • Good geometry 

Cons

  • Brakes could be better 
  • Uncomfortable seat 

Best Uses

  • Casual riding  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Climbing 
  • Exercising 
  • Racing 

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4.0

Very well built and overall great value.

By 2BrownDogs

from Central Michigan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Fit Finish
  • Responsive
  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well
  • Fast

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat
  • Brakes Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Serious Training
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

Replace the seat if you expect to do any long trekking. After you get the brakes seasoned and working sort of good, swap out the pads to a grippyer version.

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5.0

Smooth

By DA

from Chicago, IL

About Me Commuter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable
  • Good Geometry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Commuting
    • Racing
    • Climbing
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I am by no means an expert road rider as this is my first owned road bike. With that said, I can only compare this bike against a friend's road bike that I used to ride in San Francisco. The hills and mountain from the friend's road bike was a struggle. However, this bike took every incline (and I made sure to find one comparable to some of the inclines in SF) and this bike climbed it very easily. I didn't have to shift down to the smaller cog so there's opportunity for bigger inclines with this bike. I took it for a spin for the annual L.A.T.E. ride and it handled the city streets and bumps just fine. Matter of fact, the saddle was good enough that my butt wasn't too sore compared to my old bike. This bike was meant for a more endurance ride and it held up as advertised. Hardly felt fatigue after the ride and had more left in the tank. The steering is very responsive and the breaks was a life saver as I almost went over a curb and with a heavy fog and moisture the breaks stopping power was very, very strong. When I wanted to sprint out ahead of a pack, the reaction was instant and made maneuvering fun. This bike is fun, comfortable, and worth the investment based on my test rides in the store comparing other bikes.

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