We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on the first Cannondale Synapse Aluminium Feminine in the UK, so before we get down to some serious riding, here’s a sneak preview…
The Synapse range of bikes are designed to be both comfortable and fast, with slightly a longer wheelbase and a more relaxed women specific geometry, long rides should be relished and not endured. The top end Synapse is an all carbon affair, but the Aluminium version, as seen here, has the same design philosophy at a more friendly price point.
We’ll be putting it through its paces over the following weeks and will let you know how we get on.
Priced at £1, 049, the Synapse Aluminium offers race performance and riding comfort with the following spec;
Frame: Synapse Alloy Féminine
Fork: Synapse S.A.V.E., 50mm rake
Rims: Mach1 CFX, 32 hole
Hubs: Cannondale Earth
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
Tyres: Maxxis Fuse w/Nylon breaker, 700 x 23c
Crank: TruVatiV Touro triple, 30/42/52
Chain: Shimano 9-speed
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-26
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra triple
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 triple
Shifters/brake levers: Shimano 9-speed, reach adjust
Handlebars: ITM Elle
Stem: Cannondale C3
Headset: FSA Alloy integrated
Brakeset: Cannondale Delta
Saddle: Selle Royal Women’s Dardo Chromoly
Seat Post: Cannondale C-2 Carbon-wrapped
Colours: Mediterranean Blue (gloss) (BLU), Velvet Red (gloss) (RED).
Sizes: 47, 50, 53, 56 cm
Contact:Cannondale Customer Services +41 61 487 9380 or
www.cannondale.com for details.