Cannondale Synapse – Is it Better Than the Cannondale Endurance Road Bike?
Cannondale Synapse is a high performance mountain bike that offers superb value for money. The Italian company has continually grown in knowledge and production capabilities over the years, ensuring that they have the best products available on the market. The Synapse range offers Cannondale’s most reliable build and highest level of performance, making it highly prized by serious riders. This review will take a closer look at this superb mountain bike.
Cannondale’s Synapse range offers a number of different options when it comes to bike building. The most basic model is the Standard, which is based on the company’s most basic yet durable construction. The frame, parts, and fork are all made from high quality alloy, ensuring that they offer excellent reliability and longevity. Cannondale Synapse also features disc brakes on both the front and rear ends, ensuring smooth, friction free riding across any surfaces.
As well as the standard range, Cannondale has an endurance range that caters to the needs of all kinds of riders. One of these options is the Cannondale 105 unisex model. This bike is built upon the same basic design as the Standard range, but has slightly more high tech components. For example, the seat stay has a longer, higher and arch shaped design to increase rigidity, meaning that there is less weight being pushed onto the back tire. This in turn increases handling precision, which in turn means that the bike is much easier to control when ascending. As with all endurance models, the front wheel is reinforced for extra strength.
The seat stays are now hydraulic, meaning that they are completely hydraulic, meaning that they can provide very good handling and stability. The front fork is now equipped with mechanical disc brakes that provide strong, consistent braking power thanks to their sealed disc technology. There are also lots of other new parts to compliment the new geometry. For example, there are a number of upgrades to the handle bars, the gears and the geometry of the Cannondale Synapse endurance road bike.
To improve overall agility and performance, the new frame geometry has been designed to reduce the contact between the fork and rear wheel. This reduces the amount of steering force required, which in turn improves control. The new swing arm has been designed with a shorter Reach bar to enable better control at high angles of attack. The lower weight at the lower handlebar allows for easier steering, while the increased stiffness in the handle bar is also improving agility and responsiveness. Finally, the front end of the bike has been re-shaped to reduce weight at the front end and add stiffness to the suspension.
Cannondale has not ruled out the use of a hard tail anyway, so if you don’t like a hard tail then you won’t be disappointed. However, it will not be an upgrade on the Cannondale Synapse endurance road bike. The company is still making light mountain bikes so that performance can be improved without compromising on speed and comfort. So what about you?