Cannondale Synapse Sora 2011

Cannondale Synapse Sora

The Cannondale Synapse Sora may not be the most expensive road bike on the market but it is not a big softie suitable only for those who are semi-serious about racing. It is rigid and poised whilst also benefiting from a set up that keeps it firmly planted on the road and able to absorb the jarring bumps and constant vibrations that can plague lesser cycles. Premium materials, excellent components and a high class of workmanship make this a good launch pad from which you can improve your riding skills.

Cannondale has sensibly blended different materials and components to produce the best ride possible at this price point. You get an alloy frame, which is light and strong, combined with forks that are fashioned from carbon to cut down on the weight even further. The cleverly arranged geometry allows for an upright riding position and rigid construction that is nonetheless supple enough to flex and soak up the road impact which can be felt when taking a bike of this type out for a long distance ride. Shimano and Schwalbe contribute components to the latest Synapse Sora and in all, this bike manages to perform like a far more expensive model.

The Cannondale Synapse Sora is black from saddle to wheelbase, with a few bits of white detailing lightening its otherwise focused, unfussy style. The stainless steel spokes and black, tinted Maddux rims provide consistency across the whole bike. It may not be colourful or eye-catching in the way that brighter bikes are but it does have a quiet confidence, reflected in the overall quality of its construction. Built for speed as well as handling, it is certainly worth a look if you are on the prowl for this type of road bike.

Cannondale Synapse Sora 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Synapse Alloy
  • Front Fork: Synapse SAVE Carbon blades
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora Long Cage
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano Sora
  • Chainset: FSA Vero
  • Chainrings: 30 / 39 / 50 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA
  • 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 Sora
  • 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 Alloy
  • Seat Binder:
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