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Cannondale Synapse Std Ultegra Cd 2010 updated

jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
edited December 2011 in Your road bikes
As bought...
Cannondale Synapse Std Ultegra Cd 2010
Frame: Synapse Carbon
Forks: Synapse Carbon S.A.V.E., Full Carbon
Bars: Cannondale C2 Compact
Stem: Cannondale C2, 31.8mm
Headset: Cane Creek Synapse SI, 11/8"
Bar Tape: White

Front Brake Lever: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Front Caliper: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Rear Brake Lever: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Rear Caliper: Shimano Ultegra 6700

Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Front Mech:Shimano Ultegra 6700 Braze on
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra 6700

Seat: Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta Mg rails
Seat Post: Cannondale Synapse Aero Carbon
Seat Post Clamp:

Cranks: FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30, 34/50
Chain: Ultegra
Cassette: 12-25
Pedals: Look Keo Classic
Bottom Bracket:FSA BB30

Front Wheel:
Rim: DT Swiss R-1900
Spokes: DT Swiss R-1900
Hub: DT Swiss R-1900
Tire: Schwalbe Blizzard, 700x25c

Back Wheel:DT Swiss R-1900
Rim: DT Swiss R-1900
Spokes: DT Swiss R-1900
Hub: DT Swiss R-1900
Tire: Schwalbe Blizzard, 700x25c


Weight: 8kg

Other info:

Stem swapped out for a FSA stem in white with 6 deg.
DT Swiss 1450 Mon Chasseral wheelset purchased ready to be used for competition.

The frame has the right amount of stiffness but also gives an excellent ride quality and is responsive especially climbing.
Previously just ridden alu frames and there is a significant improvement in 'comfort' and I do not miss the 'road buzz'.
The Ultegra shifting is precise and dependable and a real noticeable difference to Tiagra.
The brakes have a clean and progressive stopping power. Perhaps the stock pads are not the best but are entirely adequate to keep until replacment necessary.
It took a long time to choose this bike and only time will tell if I have made the best call for my money.
All in all I am happy.
Now, white bar tape, who thought that a good idea.............?


  • ratsbeyfusratsbeyfus Posts: 2,841
    yum... that's a delicious looking bike. Well done sir (doffs cap)! :D

    I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

  • Bill-87Bill-87 Posts: 155
    Wow! I don't know what else to say but wow.
  • PhilbyPhilby Posts: 328
  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    Great looking bike! Really liking Cannondale's 2010 range
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    edited December 2011

    DT Swiss Mon Chasseral wheels
    Stem flipped - now correct :wink:
    Weight now officially 7.6kg
  • Bill-87Bill-87 Posts: 155
    That really is a cracking bike.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Looks amazing, surprised someone ain't flamed you though for yer stem :P
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    I know.... everything initially is 'work in progress'....stem is on the 'correct' way now and picture updated - well I hope it is ... :D
    This bike feels about spot on now and the test will be in a few weeks time in 1st race of season
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    I freakin' love Cannondales and it bemuses me why I do not yet own one!
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    After crashing, I came off worst, the bike suffered only this (more or less)
    now with amended bar tape/hoods and a thank you to BIKEMAN.COM from Maine US of A for the replacement 6700 flightdeck covers for a very competive price and shipment ( who can get Shimano 6700 spares in the UK ? no one, thats who)
  • NDawnNDawn Posts: 238
    Lovely :D

    I got my Synapse the other day and love it!
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Beautiful bike. Some lovely detailing there.
    Specialized Venge S Works
    Cannondale Synapse
    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed

    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    Cheers for the comments.. all I can add is don't do as I do and
    go over handlebars with bike barely 4 weeks on the clock,
    still it is lovingly restored and testament to the build qual of the Cannondales,as it passed the quality integrity check for the frame and forks with flying colours.
    The stock DT Swiss 1900 wheels deserve some credit as well.... I dont think the 1400 Mon Chasserals would have survived the ordeal in such good order so lucky I wasnt riding with them on at the time.
  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    Did you put 7900 Hudz on 6700 shifters? :? How's that working out?
  • MoanerMoaner Posts: 117
    Absolutely lovely bike - taking delivery of my own synapse next week and can't wait.
    What is the mirror you've gone for?
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    The HUDZ 'do' fit ... not ideal I know , but nothing impedes... and will do until HUDZ do a specific 6700 hood .... the originals had deep gouges in them .. created probably by my hand in the crash.... never knew it was broke until the nurse said it was... 8)

    the bike shop did it for me as I needed to have the bike inspected for any poss damage and he did a pretty good job imo

    oh not a mirror ... just a smoke and mirrors trick.. it's the label behind on the honeysuckle..

    I never give a toss whats behind me really :wink:
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    6 months old and it has been a bit of a roller coaster for this bike and its rider.
    Couldnt take riding with the 34 inner anymore.............
  • domhopsondomhopson Posts: 259
    Stunning bike :)
  • Beautiful.

    I too own a Synapse and IM delighted with it.

    Not keen on those red Hudz though. Id have stuck with black :wink:
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029

    I too own a Synapse and IM delighted with it.

    Not keen on those red Hudz though. Id have stuck with black :wink:

    I have put white Fizik bar tape back on.. looks a lttle better... as I had another little incident a few weeks back...but the red Hudz seem very robust and they are comfy for me as well, but will have to wait until they come out with proper 6700 white covers at some time and then wait until I have another little incident.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    Subtle changes

    Seems you have re size the images quite radically now
  • Wow, you did some steerer cutting - looks a lot better.
    The black chainring looks better too, the silver ring on black crank arms looked suspicious. 38 makes a great inner ring. 34s are a bit censored to be honest if you're racing.
    Thanks for taking off the white warning sticker on the seatpost, but I'd put the white measureing line back on, the blue looks off.
    You rotated your bars way up? Was this a by-product of perhaps over-cutting your steerer? :-) Rotating upwards is great for riding on the hood but it's useless for grabbing the brake levers when in the drops. I know, I've been playing with this trade-off tons on my CX bike recently.
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    When I rode it, I had to turn bars down a bit :wink: it's a trade off on the slacker geometry of the Synapse as opposed to the super6.
    No problem braking and changing on the drops however.

    Somebody had expressed interest in buying tho' and getting a bit torn as to whether to let it go in the New Year.
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