Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Black Inc road bike

Cannondale Supersix Evo Black Road bike

Argh, the wait has been killing us! Launched earlier this year, the new Synapse hasn't been available until now.

We've always been mighty impressed with the Synapse as it successfully manages to mix ride comfort with a good level of raceability so the updated for 2014 version certainly piqued our attention.

Cannondale's take with the Synapse is to produce a raceworthy bike, i.e. stiff, light and fast for those that don't have a chiropractor waiting for them in the team hotel at the end of the ride. To do this Cannondale has lengthened the head tube and wheelbase while shortening the top tube, but more importantly worked on the carbon lay-up and tube shapes to allow a degree of vertical flex and therefore comfort. The 2014 version builds on what's gone before and takes the concept one stage further.

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