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Cannondale Synapse 2018 Campagnolo

Frame:
Cannondale Synapse 2018

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
HollowGram Si, BB30a

Pedals:
Look Keo

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
OPI SpideRing 50/34

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Potenza

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda RHM/Deda Superlegerra 130

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fabric Scoop/Cannondale SAVE

Brakes:
Campagnolo Potenza

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype/Hope Pro 4/Vittoria Corsa G+ 28mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype/Hope Pro 4/Vittoria Corsa G+ 28mm

Added by diecast. Last updated 8 months ago.

17 Comments

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

This is basically my dream build! Lovely bike.

Posted 2 months ago

duckit

duckit says:

yeah ! the Synapse has a taller stack hence able to slam with the 5mm top cap and will have the same stack on your caad 12 with spacers. do you have an instagram account that i could follow. I am building a Synapse while we speak. thank you !

what blinker + bracket are you using under your saddle on your latest pic ?

looks neat.

Posted 8 months ago

diecast

diecast says:

Yes, exactly. But I like the Synapse because it's not as tall as some "endurance" frames (and it doesn't have too slack a headtube IMHO, so it doesn't feel like a barge). Apart from the unusual BB standard it seems like a good frame. Done almost 5000km now and I'm happy with it.
I'm not on Insta/FB, sorry, but feel free to send me a message thru pedalroom if I can help.
My rear light is an Exposure TraceR, which can I recommend. Bright, durable, USB charging and good battery life. The mount is their own, bought separately, saddle rail fitting.

Posted 8 months ago

duckit

duckit says:

Thanks for sharing man ! Like you. I am a size 54 as well but instead of a Caad 12. I've a Caad 10 myself.

I guess i am mostly sorted out on the new build. Just waiting for parts to arrive and everything to dial in properly.

Well then. I will blast away if ive any questions. Upload more photos !

Posted 8 months ago

duckit

duckit says:

hey buddy.
can i check whats your saddle height from the bb ? thank you !

Posted 5 months ago

diecast

diecast says:

735mm IIRC

Posted 5 months ago

duckit

duckit says:

noted !
i will be building mine this week. and hopefully done end of this week.
if you wish, do let me have your mail. will drop you some picture when its done.

Posted 5 months ago

duckit

duckit says:

@diecast great build !
assumed size 54 ?
May i know if you are using the factory 5mm top cap / spacer that came under the conical spacers to slam it
Thank you !

Posted 8 months ago

diecast

diecast says:

Yes to both. It's a size 54 and I'm using the hidden 5mm spacer.

Posted 8 months ago

duckit

duckit says:

Thank you !
Is there an additional 10mm on top of the 5mm ?

Posted 8 months ago

diecast

diecast says:

No additional spacers, just the 5mm bearing cover then the stem.
Compared with my CAAD12 (also 54) which does have a 5mm spacer above the same bearing cover, the Synapse is still a few mm taller I think.

Posted 8 months ago

Sala

Sala says:

Classy build. What's the weight?

Posted about 1 year ago

diecast

diecast says:

Thanks. It's 8.3kg but that's mostly the wheels

Posted about 1 year ago

Sala

Sala says:

Not too shabby for disc. This frame seems to strike a good balance between performance and utility considering it's lightish and takes full length mudguards. I might build one up next year if the opportunity presents itself. Keen to hear how it rides.

Posted about 1 year ago

diecast

diecast says:

Yep, my thoughts exactly. Unfortunately it's that time of year again and the mudguards will be going on soon.

Posted about 1 year ago

nith1313

nith1313 says:

That is a good looking bike! How does the ride compare to your caad12?

Posted about 1 year ago

diecast

diecast says:

Good question. Not done many km on the Synapse yet, but it's noticeably smoother than the CAAD12. I have to say though, I love the CAAD12 so it's got a lot to live up to

Posted about 1 year ago