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The Ultimate Winter Bike – Cannondale Synapse Dura Ace

It’s that time of year when we’ve resigned our favourite summer bike to turbo trainer use only. It’s time to bring out the old winter hack in anticipation of the wet, gritty miles ahead. Or is it? There’s an alternative and it’s a bargain.

The Cannondale Synapse Dura Ace is the perfect winter bike for UK riding. With a smooth, responsive ride, Shimano’s powerful hydraulic disc brakes and the seamless shifting of the latest Dura Ace groupset, the Synapse is tailor made for covering countless miles in cold, wet UK conditions.

The bike comes with 28c tyres but has room to go up to 32c wide for ultimate reliability and comfort on damp, bumpy roads. Cannondale’s SAVE micro-suspension in the frame, fork and seatpost keeps vibrations at bay while the frame also offers an impressive level of stiffness that means you can still sprint for the town signs on the winter club run. There’s also mounts for full length mudguards (available to buy separately) and a generous range of gears with a compact chainset and 11-30 cassette.

Key Features

  • Designed for full length mudguards with stays
  • Carbon frame and fork with Cannondale S.A.V.E comfort technology
  • Shimano Dura Ace disc brake groupset
  • 28c tyres
  • 50-34 and 11-30 ratios
  • Double sealed wheel bearings
  • Available in two colourways