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Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L 2022 - Road Bike

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Road Reimagined. Roll smooth, roll fast, roll confident. Wherever the road takes you, roll with Synapse – Cannondale's most comfortable, all-around, up-for-anything, pure road machine.

Where it thrives - The open road, up & down hills, rough pavement

What it's built for -  Comfort, handling, going long

Key Features:

  • Lightweight Carbon frameset with aero tube profiling
  • Inbuilt compliance for a comfortable ride
  • Shimano 105 2x11 groupset gives slick shifting
  • Powerful hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather braking
  • Smart Sense lights built-in
  • Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
  • Colour: Purple Haze, Black
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61
  • The Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L is available with 0% APR finance

Cannondale Synapse review

So Smooth. With Synapse, comfort is built-in. Discreet flex zones in the rear triangle, seat tube and seatpost absorb road chatter and bumps without adding weight or isolating you from the ride experience.

So Fast. Lightweight carbon construction. Subtle aerodynamic shaping of the frame and fork. Size-specific design for perfectly tuned stiffness. It all adds up to a machine that loves to fly.

So Capable. With a comfortably balanced riding position, confidence-inspiring handling, room for 35mm wide tires for cushion and grip, and plenty of gear/bottle mounts, Synapse is ready to rock on any road, anywhere.

So Brilliant. Ride assured, with increased visibility and enhanced awareness out on the road. Our SmartSense system of integrated lights makes it easy to ride smart.

Wide-Ranging Capabilities. Clearance for 35mm tires lets you venture beyond the perfectly paved with comfort and grip - or ride through the wet season with full fenders.

Especially Smooth Comfort and control you feel, not see. Everything you need for a bump-absorbing smooth ride is engineered into the frame shape and carbon layup - giving you a light, sleek ride that's unlike anything else.

Tuned for the Rider
Our Proportional Response size-specific construction creates optimal frame stiffness and compliance for each frame size so that every rider experiences Synapse's glorious ride feel.
Mount Up
Mounts and eyelets galore mean you can equip Synapse for whatever the day has in store, including full fender compatibility. Even rain can't keep Synapse down.
SmartSense Equipped
SmartSense is connected and ready from the first spin of the wheel, so you can hit the road with the peace of mind of intelligent lights. More visibility. Better awareness. Less pre-ride fiddling.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Synapse Carbon, SmartSense enabled, Proportional Response size-specific design, BSA threaded BB, flat mount brake, 12x142mm thru axle, thru-tube internal cable routing with Switch Plate
Fork:Synapse Carbon, integrated crown race, Proportional Response size-specific design, 12x100mm thru-axle, thru-tube internal routing, hidden fender mounts
Headset:Synapse Sealed Bearing, integrated, 1-1/4"-1-1/8"
Stem:Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Bars:Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, Compact
Front Brake:Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT70 rotors
Rear Brake:Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT70 rotors
Brake Lever:Shimano 105 hydraulic
Front Mech:Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear Mech:Shimano 105 GS
Shifters:Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, 11-speed
Speed:22
Rims:RD 2.1, 28h, 21mm IW
Front Hub:(F) Formula CL-712, 12x100mm centerlock / (R) Formula RXC-400, 12x142mm centerlock
Rear Hub:(F) Formula CL-712, 12x100mm centerlock / (R) Formula RXC-400, 12x142mm centerlock
Spokes:Stainless Steel, 14g
Front Tyre:Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Reflective, 700 x 30c
Rear Tyre:Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Reflective, 700 x 30c
Seat Post:Cannondale 3 SmartSense, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm (48-56), 400mm (58-61)
Saddle:Fizik Aliante Delta, S-alloy rails
Chainset:Shimano RS510, BSA, 50/34
Bottom Bracket:Shimano BSA
Chain:Shimano HG701, 11-speed
Cassette:Shimano 105 11-34, 11-speed
Pedals:Resin Platform

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Synapse Sizing & Geometry

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Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2022 Size Chart

Size

Height (cm)

Height (inches)

X Small

48cm

157 – 167

5’ 2” – 5’ 6”

Small

51cm

165 – 175

5’ 5” – 5’ 9”

Medium

54cm

170 – 180

5’ 7” – 5’ 11”

Large

56cm

175 – 185

5’ 9” – 6’ 1”

X Large

58cm

182 - 193

6’ 0” – 6’ 4”

XX Large

61cm

190 – 203

6’ 3” – 6’ 8”

 

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2022 Geometry

Frame Size 48 51 54 56 58 61
Wheel Size 700c 700C 700C 700c 700C 700c
Seat Tube Length (cm) 40.7 44.3 48.0 52.0 55.0 59.0
Top Tube Horizontal (cm) 53.3 54.4 55.5 56.7 57.9 59.8
Top Tube Actual (cm) 51.0 52.1 53.3 54.7 56.0 57.9
Head Tube Angle 71.3° 71.4° O 73.1° 73.2° 73.3° 73.4°
Seat Tube Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Standover (cm) 71.2 74.2 77.3 78.7 83.3 86.8
Head Tube Length (cm) 10.9 13.0 14.3 16.4 18.7 21.8
Wheelbase (cm) 99.1 100.2 98.7 99.8 101.1 102.8
Front Center (cm) 58.8 59.8 58.3 59.4 60.6 62.3
Chain Stay Length (cm) 41.5 41.5 41.5 41.5 41.5 41.5
Bottom Bracket Drop (cm) 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.0 7.0
Bottom Bracket Height (cm) 27.0 27.0 27.2 27.2 27.5 27.5
Fork Rake (cm) 5.5 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Trail (cm) 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6
Stack (cm) 53.0 55.0 57.0 59.0 61.0 64.0
Reach (cm) 37.1 37.6 38.1 38.7 39.3 40.2

 

What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Bike Guide

 

Road Bike Guide

Is a Road Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our road bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a road bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

What road bike is right for you? There are a few different kinds of road bike, and they all have their specialities. We break down their strengths and usage in an easy to read table below.

Type of Road Bike

Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

Type of Road Bike / Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

 

 


Frame Material

The vast majority of road bikes are made from either aluminium alloy or carbon fibre. Alloy bikes can offer higher tier groupsets for a lower price, whereas carbon frames come at a significant premium, but are lighter and give that extra performance advantage.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames
Alloy frames have come a long way recently, using hydroforming and butting to keep the weight low, while keeping stiffness high.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames
Carbon frames have a lighter weight and greater stiffness, while maintaining excellent comfort.


Fork

Road bike forks are made to be lightweight and stiff, giving accurate steering, as well as a comfortable ride. Budget road bikes will have alloy forks, whereas mid-range forks often have mix-material forks, with alloy steerer tubes and carbon fork blades. Carbon bladed forks deliver a more comfortable ride, absorbing road vibrations and flexing slightly in rough roads. Full carbon forks are found on high end road bikes. They are especially lightweight and offer even greater stiffness.


Groupset

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
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Professional Dura-Ace Di2 Red eTap
eTap AXS
Super Record EPS
  Dura-Ace Red eTap
eTap
Super Record
    Red  
Enthusiast Ultegra Di2 Force eTap
eTap AXS
 
    Force  
  Ultegra   Record
  105 Rival  
  Tiagra Apex Chorus
Entry Sora    
  Claris   Centaur
  Tourney    

 

 

Road groupsets are supplied by Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo. Having reliable and fast shifting can make all the difference when pushing hard. The majority of road bikes have double chainring drivetrains, while triple chainring setups are usually only found on low end bikes and touring bikes. Road bikes will have 7-12 speeds in the rear, with higher gears meaning more options for smoother riding.


Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes
Disc brakes offer greater stopping power and modulation. They work as well in wet as dry weather, and don’t require the rims to be replaced periodically. They come at a weight penalty, however.

Calliper Rim Brakes

Calliper rim brakes
Rim brakes are lightweight and easy to maintain. They allow greater aerodynamics for aero road bikes and


Wheels & Tyres

Types of tyres

Road bikes tyres don’t vary as much as mountain bike or even hybrid, but they still make a huge difference to how the bike rides. For a detailed look into road bike tyres, see our guide.

Road tyres have long been offered as either clincher or tubular. Clincher tyres are the standard tyres that fit onto standard rims with a tube holding the air. Tubular tyres are glued to a special tubular rim and are fully encased, doing without a tube.

Tubeless tyres are now a feature of road bikes, delivering a compromise between tubular and clincher tyres. They look the same as clincher tyres, but pair up with special rims to offer a proper seal within the tyres, also doing away with tubes.

Tyre Size

Road tyres are traditionally quite narrow. Nowadays the accepted standard is 25c, but 23c and 28c tyres are very common too. The larger the size tyre, the more comfortable they will be, but they will also be heavier and potentially slower rolling. Sportive and flat bar road bikes will commonly have wider tyres, whereas race and aero road bike will tend towards narrower tyres.

Finance

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At Tredz, you can spread the cost of your purchase and pay monthly over 6-48 months, interest free (dependent on repayment terms and amount). Finance is provided by Barclays Partner Finance and PayPal Credit with 0% APR finance available on purchases over £250 for Barclays Partner Finance and from £99 for PayPal Credit. Eligibility criteria apply.

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4Finance providers PayPal & Barclays will use the information provided to make a decision and complete checkout if you are approved.

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  • Be at least 18 years old.
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  • Have been a UK resident for three years or more.
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Delivery & Guarantee

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Returns & Warranty

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We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 14 Days insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

Tredz Service:

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  • 0% APR finance available on any basket over £99
  • 365 day 'no hassle' returns
  • Free UK delivery, on a date that suits you

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Please note there are some minimum criteria if you later decide to apply for finance, to view please click here

To apply you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be in full time work (16 hours or more a week), retired, or in receipt of disability allowance.
  • Be employed, self-employed or retired with a regular income of more than £500 per month.
  • Have been a UK resident for three years or more.
  • Have a mobile phone number.
  • Have an email address.
  • Have a UK bank account from which Direct Debits can be taken.
  • Be up to date on other credit repayments without recent defaults, County Court Judgments (CCJs) or bankruptcy.
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