2019 Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Red eTap

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Even among a field of really exceptional bikes, the Synapse Carbon Disc 105 stands out. It has great parts, premium features, and an exciting ride at a very attainable price… This 2019 model is something else. Cannondale engineers made the frame stiffer when they updated it last year, focusing on the head tube area and bottom bracket. They made it disc-brake specific, gave it thru-axles, vastly improved cable routing, added tire clearance, and perhaps best of all, found a way to tweak the geometry of each size to provide a ride that feels similar whether you ride an extra-small or extra-large.

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Bike Specifications

Weight 706 kg
Groupset

SRAM RED eTap

Crankset

SRAM RED Carbon, 50/34

Rear Derailleur

SRAM RED eTap, Mid cage

Front Derailleur

SRAM RED eTap braze-on

Cassette

SRAM Force, 11-32, 11-speed

Brakes

Shimano Ultegra Di2, SM-RT800 Rotors (160 /140)

Brake Type

Disc

Shifters

SRAM RED eTap HRDSRAM RED eTap HRD, 2×11

Rims / Wheelset

Cannondale HollowGram Si, Carbon Clincher Disc, 19mm inner, 35mm deep, tubeless ready

Tyres

Vittoria Corsa, 700 x 28c

Bottom Bracket

Cannondale Alloy PressFit30

Hubs

Cannondale HollowGram Sealed Bearing, straight pull, 12×100 front, 12×142 rear w/ DT Swiss internals

Handlebar

Cannondale Escape Hanger Carbon

Stem

Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 7050 Alloy, 31.8, 7-degree, Integrated Garmin mount

Saddle

Fabric Scoop Shallow Pro, carbon rails

Seatpost

Cannondale SAVE Carbon, 25.4 x 350mm (44-56), 400mm (58-61)

Size

48 / 51 / 54 / 56 / 58 / 61