2018 Cannondale Synapse HM

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TLN
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by TLN

Finally decided to start own thread here. Was looking for bike for my SO and found nice Synapse for sale nearby. 3 hrs of driving and it's here.
Frame wise, Cannondale Synapse ticks all the boxes:
-Disc brakes with Thru-Axles.
-Clearance for bigger tires. Cannondale says 33c, but it will fit 35c.
-Classy look. Older supersix looks even better, but at least no dropped seatstays.
-No propietary parts. There's 25.4mm seatpost, but that's it.

I'm not chasing lowest weight possible here. Looking for everyday comfort and usability instead.
I'm afraid I won't be able to weight all components, except when I'm replacing parts. Will weight bike parts when removing/installing.

Currently:
Frame: 2018 Cannondale Synapse HM Disc 56cm.
Groupset: Sram Etap HRD.
Crankset: Sram Red 53/39 172.5 2-piece (powermeter ready)
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 900 DB (Stock wheels from 2020 Cannondale SuperSix)
Tires: Vittoria Zafiro Pro Slick 25c.
Cassette: Sram Force 11-28
Rotors: Sram Centerline 160/160.
Seatpost: Cannondale C2 25.4mm
Stem: Zipp Service Course SL 130mm.
Handlebars: Zipp Service Course 44cm
Saddle: Fizik Antares
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When I was looking for Synapse Disc builds, I found same frame with almost the same components: Synapse Disc from bespoke cycles. Using that as my inspiration.

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by bikeboy1tr

It would be good to see the current weight of the new to you bike. Looks like a nice clean ride.
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TLN
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by TLN

I don't have prescise scales yet, but that will do that for sure.

Received Hollowgram Knot 45 SL wheels, takeoff from new bike. Waiting for other packages to arrive.

velov
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by velov

Great looking bike...Synapse is very underrated imo.

duckit
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by duckit

Fun bike !
Heres mine.

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TLN
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by TLN

duckit wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:18 am
Fun bike !
Heres mine.

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Oh man! I saw that picture somewhere in instagram. I think it's 1st place by #cannondalesynapsedisc hashtag :thumbup:
That is custom paint, right? What seatpost is that btw?

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by xcfisher

Congrats! You will love the bike.

Here's another! right around 6.4kg.
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duckit
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TLN wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:42 pm
duckit wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:18 am
Fun bike !
Heres mine.

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Oh man! I saw that picture somewhere in instagram. I think it's 1st place by #cannondalesynapsedisc hashtag :thumbup:
That is custom paint, right? What seatpost is that btw?
Oh i just did a search on instagram and you are right. i am flattered.
YES ! A custom paint. ( Midnight blue / luna blue ). It was a 2018 factory black / white colorway.

Didn't had much choices on the seat post. Enve has 25.4 diameter but only comes with setback. End up with a Zipp Service Course SL Seatpost Zero setback.

The Synapse with taller stack is very forgiving on my lower back and same time allows me to " slam ".
Very fun bike.

An updated pic with gumwall rubbers.

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duckit
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by duckit

xcfisher wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Congrats! You will love the bike.

Here's another! right around 6.4kg.
Very nice !
full Enve finishing kits ? ( seatpost / stem / bar )
An Enve 4.5 AR will be perfect.

And Cannondale always look better in those spiderings

LewisK
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by LewisK

xcfisher wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Congrats! You will love the bike.

Here's another! right around 6.4kg.
Great looking bike! It’s a pretty decent weight too considering there’s no crazy lightweight parts.

TLN
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by TLN

duckit wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:14 am
Very nice !
full Enve finishing kits ? ( seatpost / stem / bar )
An Enve 4.5 AR will be perfect.
I went with stock Hollowgram Knot 45 SL. Close enough to Enve 4.5AR(45mm deep, 32mm wide) at way more competitive price.
LewisK wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:01 am
xcfisher wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Congrats! You will love the bike.
Here's another! right around 6.4kg.
Great looking bike! It’s a pretty decent weight too considering there’s no crazy lightweight parts.
I'm surprised with that weight too. Would be happy to get under 7.0kg.
duckit wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:04 am
Didn't had much choices on the seat post. Enve has 25.4 diameter but only comes with setback. End up with a Zipp Service Course SL Seatpost Zero setback.

The Synapse with taller stack is very forgiving on my lower back and same time allows me to " slam ".Very fun bike.

An updated pic with gumwall rubbers.
Well, there's stock Save seatpost with -15mm setback. If you're not ok with -25mm on enve.

P.S. Tire option is #1 question right now for me. I have decided on most of the parts now: Zipp Service Course stem, Cannondale Escape bars and Save seatpost. Debating betweel Schwalbe pro one 28c, newer pro one 30c or GP5kTL

duckit
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by duckit

im using Schwalbe pro one 25c now.
love it. comfortable compared to the old vittoria corsa 25c

TLN
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by TLN

Second upgrades came in.

Stem:
Zipp Service Cource SL 130mm White => Zipp Service Cource SL 110mm Beyond Black
150g => 136gm.
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Handlebars:
Zipp Service Course SL70 44(46?)cm => Easton EC70 SL 44cm.
298g => 212gm.
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I might swap it for 42cm bar, and 100mm stem, but I had this bar laying around, so I decided to replace Alu Zipp that came with bike.

Checked weight of hollowgram wheelset:
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Weight with reflectors and protective caps. Without it it came as 752 and 882gm, or 1634gm total, with rim tape. Cannondale website says 1640gm per set, pretty accurate.

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by Squashednuts

xcfisher wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Congrats! You will love the bike.

Here's another! right around 6.4kg.
That’s an amazing entrance
What and and where is that building?

Oh...and very nice bike :thumbup:
Fuji SL 5.5kg tubs/5.9kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=157704

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