The Cannondale obsession

img_87
img_87 Posts: 60
edited August 2018 in Your road bikes
Well, after owning my CAADX for almost 2 years it was time for something new. The CAADX will stay for winter/commuting duties but I am very happy to present my new Synapse.

CAADX
8754178135_db1d48c29f_z.jpgThe steed by IMGPhotography, on Flickr

Synapse
15537174135_d107faeb57_z.jpgIMG_20141014_163051 by IMGPhotography, on Flickr

Comments

  • Miles253
    Miles253 Posts: 535
    Love the paint. Comfy as the reviews say?
    Canyon Roadlite AL-Shamal Wheels-Centaur/Veloce Group
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  • sophidog
    sophidog Posts: 180
    liking the garage door, just got one myself. Had it long?
    Road: Rose CDX-3000 Cannondale CAADX 105 2011
    Turbo: Fuji Nevada Mountain Bike(Y2K)
  • Could you not have gone a size up? I'm not a great lover of masses amount of seatpost showing combined with a long headtube and a stack of spacers. The caadx looks spot on.

    Great bikes though.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Masses of seat post is cool, masses of spacers is not.

    Judging by use of jeffy pedals perhaps it's straight out of the box and not set up for him yet?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    Masses of seat post is cool, masses of spacers is not.

    Judging by use of jeffy pedals perhaps it's straight out of the box and not set up for him yet?

    Guessed correctly. Spent the rest of that evening getting it set up but that photo was as soon as i got it home.

    Had my first run on it today and it was a dream. Rides fantastically despite the terrible roads around here.

    Reflectors have gone. Seat dropped and stem lowered too.
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    A photo after yesterday's ride. Nothing has changed but i just love the bike...

    15667180946_ee66e338cd_z.jpgIMG_20141101_102710 by IMGPhotography, on Flickr
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    Haven't updated this thread in a long time. Added another Cannondale to the stable so i have updated the thread title to something that reflects my current situation.

    Going to update this with a bit of a picture diary so please bear with me. we start with the photo posted above. My new Synapse. My good bike. The CAADX relegated to winter duties for which it was absolutely fantastic:
    15310247279_eba472dc49_c.jpgGOPR4864 by Ian Gate, on Flickr
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    Spring rolled around. I joined a club.
    18593546113_ce8cc67de2_c.jpgGOPR5157 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    Rode the bike a lot:
    19248722370_307f9c4c44_c.jpgGOPR5193 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    Climbed Hartside Pass for the Tour of Britain:
    21113542120_6953d7490c_c.jpgGOPR5286 by Ian Gate, on Flickr
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    Then the winter bike came back out:
    22393404915_e11e6f7d93_c.jpgGOPR5535 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    I fell off:
    34062754684_525bc05bfb_c.jpg20160316_075820 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    When the weather picked up, the synapse re-appeared:
    21886206808_8640af4766_c.jpgGOPR5386 by Ian Gate, on Flickr
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    It got a wheel upgrade:
    25961627961_14c9172fb8_c.jpgGOPR5666 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    Then some colour coordinated bottle cages and saddle bag:
    34094889133_ee51811057_c.jpg20161116_171631-01 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    The club fell apart so it was back to riding solo:
    34094892423_4c70694591_c.jpgC2EF1CDCF3E69161C1E47DF8F8B6BCB2-01 by Ian Gate, on Flickr
  • arthur_scrimshaw
    arthur_scrimshaw Posts: 2,596
    Ok I have the same 'issue'

    Six
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    Synapse

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    Steerer tube has been trimmed since this picture
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    Decided i was going to use the synapse over winter and the CAADX became a dedicated indoor trainer bike:
    34094892213_8648ea95eb_c.jpg20170125_193133-01 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    And then i spotted something I've always wanted on sale. N+1 kicked in and i picked up a new bike (with upgrades from my collection):
    34865919896_55f57ede98_c.jpg20170128_141527 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    So i now have 2 good bikes:
    34743100502_01632eb435_c.jpg20170219_092331-02 by Ian Gate, on Flickr
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    So far, i absolutely love it. Done my longest sportive on it. It's fast, agile, stiff - everything i expected it to be.

    34773993881_a8d74cbb7f_c.jpgIMG-20170423-WA0026-01 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    34905726935_3b7f3d2e08_c.jpgGOPR2947_1492173418960_high-01 by Ian Gate, on Flickr

    34865298986_8271439296_c.jpgGOPR2958_1492953419080_high-01 by Ian Gate, on Flickr
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,244
    Love the photos
    left the forum March 2023
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Need to sort the front lawn, especially the chocolate bar wrapper on it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • img_87
    img_87 Posts: 60
    Ok I have the same 'issue'

    Six
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    Synapse

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    Steerer tube has been trimmed since this picture

    Great choices!
  • Garry H
    Garry H Posts: 6,639
    CAADX looks good
  • At least we know why every retailer has run out of headset spacers
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • Vino'sGhost
    Vino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    nice bikes, but naff spec. Never mind the idiots decrying things for aesthetic reasons. BTW shave your legs ffs
  • two different bikes ones disc the other is not how many bikes did yiu say you had.
  • meursault
    meursault Posts: 1,433
    Here's mine, nothing better IMHO.

    Thinking about a wheel upgrade for looks alone.

    2cdd75.jpg
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

    Voltaire
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Are you guys going to cut all that rubbish off from above the stem soon?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.