Peter Sagan swapped his regular race day Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod for this Synapse Hi-Mod for the cobbled Classics.
Victory at E3 Harelbeke, a podium finish at Gent-Wevelgem and a sixth place finish at Paris-Roubaix represented a good return for Sagan but the 24-year-old is still in search of a first Monument win.
The Synapse Hi-Mod is Cannondale’s ‘endurance’ bike and it broke cover ahead of the 2013 cobbled Classics – see the full model year 2014 range here. Cannondale say the revamped frame uses a three-part ‘SAVE Plus micro-suspension system’, comprised of a revised carbon fibre layup, helixed seatstays and chainstays, along with offset fork dropouts, and a super-skinny seatpost, to improve comfort. The split ‘Power Pyramid’ seattube is the Synapse’s most striking feature and is intended to save weight.
But what of Sagan’s machine? The Slovak gets a custom geometry, SRAM’s flagship Red 22 groupset, Vision Metron wheels, FSA finishing kit and a Fizik Aliante saddle.