Cannondale Synapse Tiagra

Cannondale Synapse Tiagra 2011

Cannondale Synapse Tiagra

The Cannondale Synapse Tiagra is back for 2011 and whilst it does not stray far from the essentials that a road bike of this calibre must possess, it does have a few cutting edge additions that ensure it is suitably refreshed for the New Year. Both alloy and carbon have gone into the construction of this bike so you can be sure of strength as well as lightness. Whether you are training or taking on a serious competition, this should help make sure that you are at the top of your game.

Whilst the majority of the frame is alloy, the front fork of the Cannondale Synapse Tiagra is fashioned from carbon, which is a sought after material at this price point. You can get road bikes that have all-carbon frames but you will need to spend significantly more for the privilege, so introducing it incrementally makes a lot of sense. This road bike is designed to provide comfort so the vibrations and bumps will not damage your enjoyment of a long distance ride. However, this does not come at the expense of speed or handling capabilities, so do not fear that this is a soft, wishy-washy bike, as that is simply not the case. With custom Shimano components made for this particular model, the whole set up feels cohesive and sturdy.

The white frame of the Cannondale Synapse Tiagra helps to make it stand out and touches of red and black give it a little bit more style. The upright riding position makes the bike look poised and ready for action and although you can find more impressive looking machines on the market, this presents a happy medium that should appeal to most potential buyers.

Cannondale Synapse Tiagra Specifications

  • Frame: Synapse Alloy
  • Front Fork: Synapse SAVE Carbon blades
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
  • Number of Gears: 18
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra
  • Chainset: FSA Omega MegaExo
  • Chainrings: 34 / 50 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950 12-26 tooth
  • Chain: KMC 9 speed
  • Pedals: Not Supplied
  • Front Brake: Cannondale C4 with cartridge pads, long reach
  • Rear Brake: Cannondale C4 with cartridge pads, long reach
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra
  • Handlebars: Cannondale C4 Compact
  • Stem: Cannondale C4, 6 degree
  • Headset: Tange Integrated, cartridge bearing
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Maddux DRX 4000
  • Front Hub: Formula RB-51 with metallic end caps, 32H
  • Rear Hub: Formula RB-51 with metallic end caps, 32H
  • Front Spokes: Stainless Steel
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless Steel
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Lugano 700x25C
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Lugano 700x25C
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage with Steel rails
  • Seatpost: Cannondale C4, 2014 alloy
  • Seat Binder:
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Like many cyclists, I've been riding since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on road bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike, in the hills and doing charity bike rides.