Cannondale Synapse Al 105 Disc Road Bike £699 @ CycleStore
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Cannondale Synapse Al 105 Disc Road Bike £699 @ CycleStore

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Found 28th JanMade hot 28th Jan
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LOVE AT FIRST RIDE
Quite possibly the perfect road bike. An upright position for greater riding comfort combined with silky smooth SAVE PLUS technology gives first-time road riders commuters and fitness-lovers a versatile blend of comfort speed and value.

Advanced alloy construction creates a lightweight responsive frame with the crisp handling you’d expect from a Cannondale. Subtle understated rack and fender mounts are ready to get to work or seek out adventure.

Rider Profile:
The ideal first road bike for someone looking for comfort performance versatility and value in equal measure.

Frame
Synapse Alloy Disc Optimized 6061 Alloy SAVE PLUS BB30
Fork
Synapse SAVE Disc Carbon blades 1-1/8"

Crank
FSA Gossamer BB30 50/34

Bottom Bracket
FSA BB30

Shifters
Shimano 105 5800

Cog Set
Shimano 105 5800 11-32 11-speed

Chain
Shimano HG600 11-speed

Front Derailleur
Shimano 105 5800 31.8 clamp

Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105 5800

Rims
Maddux RD 3.0 Disc 28-hole
Spokes
Stainless Steel 15g
Hubs
Formula DC1420 front DC1422 rear

Tires
Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c

Pedals
Wellgo w/ Clip and Strap

Brakes
Promax Render R 160mm front 140mm rear

Handlebar
Cannondale C3 Compact butted 6061 alloy
Stem
Cannondale C3 6061 Alloy 31.8 6 deg.
Headset
Synapse Si 25mm top cap

Brake Levers
Shimano 105 5800

Grips
Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel 3.5mm

Saddle
Cannondale Stage Ergo w/ Crmo Rails

Seat Post
Cannondale C3 Alloy 25.4x300mm

33 Comments

I got this email deal yesterday from cyclestore. My first thought was how skinny is that front fork.

Looks a great price for 11 speed 105 with a great gear range 34/50 and 11-32t should allow you to get up anything

Not convinced this isn't slightly overpriced normally. This would be a good buy at this price however

https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/images/products/xtra/67267.jpg

CAAD 12 105 disc at this price an I am all in!

Never going to be a fan of mechanical disks, regardless of the price...

Great bike. Heated.
Limited sizes and alloy frame. The Cube is a much better buy IMO. Costing a fair bit more though.

I got Evans to price match Hargreaves cycles who had lots of sizes. I bought this a few weeks ago with my vitality cashback. Upgraded the wheels and may look to upgrade the calipers to avid bb7.

Just a word of warning about the FSA BB30 bottom bracket - it'll need replacing frequently. It's absolute tosh!

that is an absolute bargain. Cannondale Synapse is a great ride. Endurance Geometry so you could ride it all day long, but it's still got a "kick" to it, when you want to go faster. Downhills are also sublime handling. disc brakes mean you won't wear the wheels out. 105 is a lovely groupset. Absolute steal at that price. regarding the Bottom Bracket. most people with BB30 have no problem in alloy frames.

Mechanics I've visited for twice-yearly bottom bracket changes for my alloy Synapse would disagree. They say everyone has trouble with them.

My wife has this bike, she loves it but the brakes are not the best, it's not surprising they've been changed to TRP Spyres on the 2017 models.

I will never buy BB30 or PF30 again. Any bearing exposed to rain without proper sealing will die early.

ccparkhill

My wife has this bike, she loves it but the brakes are not the best, it's … My wife has this bike, she loves it but the brakes are not the best, it's not surprising they've been changed to TRP Spyres on the 2017 models.



Spyres get good reviews too. At least with it having mounting points, it's easily upgradeable.

klargon

Just a word of warning about the FSA BB30 bottom bracket - it'll need … Just a word of warning about the FSA BB30 bottom bracket - it'll need replacing frequently. It's absolute tosh!


Yeah, and its a shame its not a 105 crank...
Edited by: "winchman" 28th Jan

winchman

Yeah, and its a shame its not a 105 crank...



I don't think you'd ever find a new BB30 bike with a Shimano crank fitted. I know people who buy such bikes fit an adapter so they can use Shimano cranks, but as far as I know shops never sell them that way.

skiddlydiddly

Spyres get good reviews too. At least with it having mounting points, … Spyres get good reviews too. At least with it having mounting points, it's easily upgradeable.



My CAADX had the same brakes and it was a simple upgrade to the Spyres. I did need some spacers for the rotors to get them in the correct position though I had changed the wheelset to Aksiums at the same time.

MAdam98

Never going to be a fan of mechanical disks, regardless of the price...



£664 without discs..

cyclestore.co.uk/can…240

winchman

[quote=klargon] Just a word of warning about the FSA BB30 bottom bracket … [quote=klargon] Just a word of warning about the FSA BB30 bottom bracket - it'll need replacing frequently. It's absolute tosh!

Yeah, and its a shame its not a 105 crank...[/quote Would to know how much the manufacturers save by skimping on the groupset by adding a different crank. Proper winds me up.

broadyo796

Yeah, and its a shame its not a 105 crank...[/quote Would to know how … Yeah, and its a shame its not a 105 crank...[/quote Would to know how much the manufacturers save by skimping on the groupset by adding a different crank. Proper winds me up.



You cannot directly fit a shimano crank to a BB30, it is nothing to do with saving on components.

I have this exact bike and it's a cracker! Most people get a creak out of the BB30 at some point I think due to lack of grease when being built. It's a simple fix though. It's never going to win any races, but for riding comfort it's superb! I'm 6'0" and the 58 is perfect. I paid £600 for mine second hand on eBay...it had done about 500 miles

Look at that front fork, the white blends into the background and it looks like a skinny black fork

I bought a Canondale in 1991 and I kept it for ten years upgrading it over that period. Basically the frame was so good it would have been a mistake to get rid of it!

Milkfloat

You cannot directly fit a shimano crank to a BB30, it is nothing to do … You cannot directly fit a shimano crank to a BB30, it is nothing to do with saving on components.


you're right, and in theory i guess the BB30 is lighter/simpler, but perhaps more risk of frame damage than a screw thread.

Great bike, as has been mentioned, if you don't like the BB30 buy a converter and stick a ultegra bb in. If your having problems with your BB30 make sure it is really packed with grease.

trickyd

Great bike, as has been mentioned, if you don't like the BB30 buy a … Great bike, as has been mentioned, if you don't like the BB30 buy a converter and stick a ultegra bb in. If your having problems with your BB30 make sure it is really packed with grease.



A converter does not get rid of the BB30 though, it jus converts it. I have BB30A on my Cannondale after suffering creaks for a while, I got busy with loctite. Totally cured now.

Milkfloat

A converter does not get rid of the BB30 though, it jus converts it. I … A converter does not get rid of the BB30 though, it jus converts it. I have BB30A on my Cannondale after suffering creaks for a while, I got busy with loctite. Totally cured now.



Did you use the converter and loctite together or just loctite the bb30?

Milkfloat

A converter does not get rid of the BB30 though, it jus converts it. I … A converter does not get rid of the BB30 though, it jus converts it. I have BB30A on my Cannondale after suffering creaks for a while, I got busy with loctite. Totally cured now.


You can put the converter in but be prepared for it to produce lots of noise.

Original Poster

So whats the verdict ? Should i go for this cannonade or the cube carbon attain for 999£ ? They pretty much weigh the same i think?!

I have a 900 mile 9 day race in few months. Which one do you guys think will be able to handle the uk/scotland roads and give me a more comfortable ride?

Mada06

Did you use the converter and loctite together or just loctite the bb30?



Just loctite the BB30- it stops the bearings moving around in the frame. Cannondale actually put out a technical bulletin explaining how. You use bearing fit compound not normal loctite blue.

whatyadoinsucka

Look at that front fork, the white blends into the background and it … Look at that front fork, the white blends into the background and it looks like a skinny black fork


Looks like its really that thin, you can see the brake cable and brake mounting point in blue with a thin white portion of fork on the front.

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morrig

Looks like its really that thin, you can see the brake cable and brake … Looks like its really that thin, you can see the brake cable and brake mounting point in blue with a thin white portion of fork on the front.



It does taper fairly thin, but there is a white stripe at the front making it look even skinnier than it is in the images with a white background.
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