Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R49 000 CAN­NON­DALE.CO.ZA – Leah Flickinger

FFirst re­leased in 2006, the Synapse is an elder states­man in the world of en­durance road bikes, with a wel­learned rep­u­ta­tion for re­li­a­bil­ity and com­fort.

The lat­est ver­sion has a clas­sic, clean aes­thetic that be­lies some mod­ern tech: space for 32mm tyres, thanks to an asym­met­ric frame de­sign; hy­draulic disc brakes; and 12mm thru-axles for ex­tra stiff­ness. At a time when some com­pa­nies have gone with ac­tual shocks on en­durance bikes, Can­non­dale has opted to in­tro­duce flex by us­ing a 25.4mm seat post and spindly seat stays. With­out the ex­tra weight of ac­tive sus­pen­sion, the Synapse feels bright and lively.

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