Cannondale reacts to negative comments directed at new Synapse with smart technology

We gave Cannondale right of reply after its new SmartSense-equipped Synapse - which has integrated lights and radar - attracted an unusual amount of criticism when it launched last week

Cannondale Synapse SmartSense
(Image credit: Future)

Last Tuesday Cannondale revealed its new Synapse endurance bike. In our coverage of the launch, in which we included our first impressions and embedded a video, we called it a “game changer”. 

The new Synapse Carbon is designed to run what Cannondale calls SmartSense technology. This is a system of lights and radar that actively communicates with the rider, bike and surroundings. SmartSense is powered by a single battery and controlled by an app.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.