On anything from fast group rides to daily commutes, the Synapse’s low weight and comfortable riding posture makes it an easy choice for first-time road bike buyers and veterans alike! A carbon fiber fork with an asymmetrical design balances brake disc loads to deliver more precise handling than old quick-release forks. Cannondale's SAVE frame technology tunes out rough and choppy pavement so you can concentrate on nailing the right line through a corner. And with room for tires up to 32mm, you can embrace the back roads, rough roads and bike paths. Shimano Tiagra shifters and derailleurs operate with lightning-quickness. A 50/34T compact FSA crankset and 11-34T cassette brings a wide gearing range for tackling challenging hills and centuries.Cable-operated Promax disc brakes keep you in control, and lightweight aluminum wheels provide easy acceleration. Cannondale's own alloy handlebar, alloy stem, and women's saddle make finding your ideal position easier than ever.
Start out right! The Synapse Alloy's lightweight, comfortably sportive position and smooth ride will help you ride faster, longer, and more often. Its endurance geometry provides stable, confident handling and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures. Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork to keep you comfortable and in control, while the frame's SmartForm C2 Alloy Construction and carbon blade forks deliver exceptional light weight for this category and result in a high-performance feel. With clearance for tires up to 32mm wide and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding, the Synapse Disc is ready for adventure. - Aluminum frame, internal cable routing, flat mount disc brake installation - Full carbon fork with thru-axle - Vittoria Zaffiro 28c tires
Where Performance Takes Off A true performance road bike with race-winning DNA – delivering champagne experience for lemonade money. Where it thrives The open road, In competition What it's built for Speed, Handling, Durability Highlights - Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame w/ full carbon fork - Shimano Sora 9-speed shifting / FSA Vero crank - Promax RC-452 dual pivot brakes Exceptional Aluminum Performance Everything we know about aluminum road bikes in one space – refined tube profiles, precision butting, and double-pass welds create frames that are lighter and ride better than our competitors’ high-ticket alloy offerings. Elite Race Geometry With geometry influenced directly from our award-winning CAAD13 bike, the CAAD Optimo offers true race handling and optimal body position at all times. Ride Smoother with SAVE Along with Optimo’s new dropped seatstay profile, finely engineered flex zones in the rear of the frame absorb road chatter for better comfort and control. Full Carbon Fork Premium carbon fork features full carbon fiber construction and a tapered steerer, for ultra low weight, and maximum steering precision. Versatility Built In Subtle rack and fender mounts expand CAAD Optimo's versatility for commuting/wet weather training. Smoother Than Ever CAAD bikes have always been known for their surprisingly smooth ride. CAAD Optimo features a newly designed SAVE rear triangle to absorb road chatter for better comfort and control.
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