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    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

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    Except for that stem. That's the ugliest thing that I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostPixels View Post
    Except for that stem. That's the ugliest thing that I've ever seen.
    It's Cannondale's answer to the Roubaix. Or vice-versa. These are good bikes for guys/gals that can't be in an aggressive race position for hours on end.

    What bothers me is the continued marketing of the disc brakes. I don't think it's catching on. I think there are 2 riders of the 190+ rider field at the Tour on disc brakes, that is telling. I was at my LBS and I asked the sales rep (this is a Cannondale and Specialized dealer, so you know they have plenty of disc brake-equipped road bikes) how their disc sales are faring, and she said very little interest.

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    Synapse Cannondale Bicycles

    The "Midnight" 105 version and "Acid Green" Ultegra versions look pretty nice.

    It's very comparable to the Trek Domane SL Disc 105 and the Roubaix Elite:

    Synapse Carbon Disc 105 Cannondale Bicycles

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...rCode=grey_red

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...x-elite/115487

    It would be interesting to see if Cannondale was able to achieve a similar level of comfort without the Isospeed or Future shock and to compare the acceleration and climbing chops on the three bikes.
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    They also offer one rim brake bike. Trek provides you with a rim or disc brake choice at almost every level. Specialized is all in on discs as well for their endurance bikes.
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    wonder why they ditched the curved seat stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    Specialized is all in on discs as well for their endurance bikes.
    Just not wise, in my opinion. Once you buy a disc-rigged bike, you're committed to disc wheels only for upgrades and you can't use those wheels on your other road bikes (or even CX bikes) assuming they're rim brake-equipped. It's fun to swap wheels among the bikes in your fleet or upgrade, etc. I can see why discs are a good choice if you live in a mountainous area with lots of descents, but otherwise ...

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    I own two bikes with discs, and two bikes with rim brakes.

    I was fairly non-committal on discs until I actually spent some time on them. Now that I have two seasons on discs, I won't be buying another rim brake bike. And any future wheel purchases will be disc wheels with convertible hubs. 160mm front rotor and 140mm rear as well.

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    I like the hidden fender mounts.



    The straight seat stays look weird on this bike.

    The geometry is very similar.

    The rim brake one on offer is the previous generation, only disc on this new generation.




    Not for me, will continue to enjoy the curvy stayed rim brake one.

    My frame is 935g, so 950g or whatever is pretty good with the fender mounts and disc brake layups and paint and such. Probably quite stiff too, I think the last one is said to be stiffer than the evo. Power pyramid and all of that jazz.

    A lot of people will probably like it, solid bike.

    Oh, the bars and stem? Uh... Well... They're not one piece at least. I hear they're comfortable in the hands (the tops). Again though not for me. Standard cockpit here please.

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    The New Synapse Looks Good

    I like this and will have to give it a demo. I'm leaning towards the new emonda SLR, and yes with discs because I do live in a mountainous region and once had a tire overheat and blow off...


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    Has anyone had an opportunity to see one of these in person or test ride one yet?
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