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Cannondale Synapse mudguard clearance ?

Serious CatSerious Cat Posts: 489
edited December 2014 in Road buying advice
Anybody with experience of this bike , I can pick up a 2013 model with 105 or wait until November for the new 2014 model (alloy, not carbon) Ive got experience of the Crudguard mkII type and found them just awful and wouldn't consider using them with a Synapse. To those who have experience with the Synapse, can you fit a regular set of mudguards on them or is it a case of ultra tight clearance thus requiring guards like Crudguard mkII`s ?
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    This got covered a little while ago.


    Includes a pic of my 2013 Sora with guards
  • Many thanks for the link Andy, I would run a mile from the clip on guards like cruds which just drive you nuts with all the constant adjusting and fiddling. The ones where you take the wheels off , fit the guards to the eyelets and forget about them would be exactly what Id be looking for, your link shows the Synapse can take those sort of guards and thanks very much.
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    No problem. Like I said in the other thread, the only problem I really have is catching the front of a shoe when doing a slow, tight turn (not very often )
    This can sometimes bend the rear supports just enough to have the guard scrape the tyre, simply grab both supports and give them a gentle tug upwards to stop this
  • That's just mere details compared to crudguard headaches, tyre rub, guard moving and needing adjusted, scared to touch them in case they snap and just a pain in the rear end to be honest with you.
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  • motogullmotogull Posts: 325
    Hi all

    I did a forum search, and this was the best result.

    I have a basic 2013 Synapse which I an still very happy with. Last Autumn I impulse-purchased some race blades. They 'do a job' but I'd rather go for a longer set which use the bike's full fitting potential.

    Can anyone give me a 'buy these, they are exactly what you want' steer?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Just fitted SKS Chromoplastics to my 2014 alloy Synapse. Assuming you have the mudguard eyelets, then I highly recommend them.

    It took about 90 minutes to fit (taking my time) and a bit of trimming for the rear mudguard but please with the results
  • motogullmotogull Posts: 325
    Thanks dazz. Sounds like 90 minutes of Tourette's time coming my way.
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