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Old 06-02-09, 01:18 PM   #1
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Just ordered a Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3. Bike equipped with full Ultegra with a more relaxed geometry. With any luck, will be riding this weekend. LBS giving me the bike for thirty days with full money back garantee. This is what sealed the deal!
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Old 06-02-09, 01:38 PM   #2
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Pictures and a ride report from first ride on the new bike are a must.
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Old 06-02-09, 05:00 PM   #3
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I have a Carbon Synapse Dura Ace. 10 x better than my old Aluminum Trek.

You'll love it
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Old 06-02-09, 05:10 PM   #4
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290 miles on Slick, my Synapse Carbon 5. I believe you're going to like it.
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Old 06-02-09, 06:46 PM   #5
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If your objective has been to instill envy, you, sir, have accomplished your task admirably!
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Old 06-02-09, 07:52 PM   #6
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By today's aggressive frame design standards, a relaxed geometry is a very good thing, indeed. We expect a full report.

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Now THIS is what I call a relaxed geometry:
http://classicrendezvous.com/Austria/Capo.htm
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Old 06-03-09, 05:48 AM   #7
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I purchased the Synapse Carbon 4 w/sram Rival last Friday. 87 miles later I LOVE it.
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I've got about 4,000 miles on my Synapse w/ Campy Record. It's light (just over 15 lbs) and I love it for centuries and multi-day rides. Still want to get a stiffer bike for shorter more aggressive rides. The Synapse frame isn't very stiff and doesn't climb or accelerate very well, but it sure is smooth.
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I recently bought a 4 with Sram Rival. I test rode the High Mod 1 and was amazed, but couldn't afford/justify the price. Tried the 4/Sram and loved it. Never rode Sram before and just really liked the shifting. I love the smoothness, and the ease of getting power to the ground. I find my synaspe climbs better than anything I've ridden. The High Mod 1 was better , but not by much. The more I ride this bike the more I like it. Its made me a better rider. (Better is a very relative term though. I'm still a slug, but a better slug is still better.)
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I have about 22,000 miles on my Synapse Carbon 1, it's a fine bike and so comfortable on the long rides.
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I have about 22,000 miles on my Synapse Carbon 1, it's a fine bike and so comfortable on the long rides.

22,000 miles, holy smoke...that would take me 25 years
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Old 06-05-09, 06:37 AM   #13
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and looking at the photo of that 22,000 mile bike I am amazed at how good it looks! wow.
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