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2014 Cannondale synapse for $400.. Worth it?

Old 11-30-16, 08:40 PM
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2014 Cannondale synapse for $400.. Worth it?

After acquiring the felt team issue f95, now i am looking for another bike so I can ride with my wife.
This seems like a good deal.

Assuming everything is in described condition, is this worth it?
bike blue book website asks for specific model, but I am not sure what synapse it is (carbon, ? what number? etc)
Any idea what model this is?

Size fits, and also relaxed geometry of synapse is probably something I might enjoy over more aggressive position.


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Old 11-30-16, 09:45 PM
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After a google search that seems to be a 2015. https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/sear...spx?id=3053270

If it comes with all those extras and the upgraded wheels(?), I would say it looks like a pretty decent deal.
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Old 11-30-16, 09:53 PM
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I sold my carbon 2014 EVO SS 105 group on CL in April for $1,000. Minor upgrade to rims, bought some Campagnolo Zondas, but they were only $250. About $2,200 new at the LBS. Aggressive geometry.

I'm thinking, if that Synapse is carbon with at least a 105 group, snap it up. And run to the bank, don't walk. The Synapse is far more comfortable than the EVO over distance (40-miles+).

Ahhhhh, I see, Sora. That's okay. My commuter runs Sora. Not fancy, but solid and reliable.
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Expat View Post
I sold my carbon 2014 EVO SS 105 group on CL in April for $1,000. Minor upgrade to rims, bought some Campagnolo Zondas, but they were only $250. About $2,200 new at the LBS. Aggressive geometry.

I'm thinking, if that Synapse is carbon with at least a 105 group, snap it up. And run to the bank, don't walk. The Synapse is far more comfortable than the EVO over distance (40-miles+).

Ahhhhh, I see, Sora. That's okay. My commuter runs Sora. Not fancy, but solid and reliable.

I am still very new to the scene, so I didn't even pay attention to components, etc.
Recently found out that there are hierarchy of shimano components, highest being dura ace, ultegra, then 105 and tiagra to follow, so on and so forth.

I actually did find something else a few days ago, and went ahead and bought that one. 2013 specialized bike with tiagra parts. I was able to negotiate the price to $300, so it seems like I got a pretty good deal. Feels very solid, and shifts/rides very smoothly.
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Wow, that WAS a good deal!!!
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Originally Posted by burningthighs View Post
I am still very new to the scene, so I didn't even pay attention to components, etc.
Recently found out that there are hierarchy of shimano components, highest being dura ace, ultegra, then 105 and tiagra to follow, so on and so forth.

I actually did find something else a few days ago, and went ahead and bought that one. 2013 specialized bike with tiagra parts. I was able to negotiate the price to $300, so it seems like I got a pretty good deal. Feels very solid, and shifts/rides very smoothly.
That's a good deal. My son-in-law wanted to get into cycling and bought that rig new in 2015 for about $1,000. It's a good start.
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I think the tiagra bike I got for $300 was a steal. I don't think there will be a better deal any time soon.
What I realized while I was shopping was that a lot of bikes that are quite pricey come equipped with sora components.


shouldn't they be priced at around $600-700? Or am I just undervaluing/underestimating sora components ?
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Easily. I picked up a 2013 alloy 105 for $600 on craigslist and I have been very happy with it.
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for example, I see this bike on craigslist for $1000 used, full carbon, nice bike, but it's equipped with sora groupo. It has a carbon frame, but the fact that it's equipped with the second or third lowest groupset on it, I am just blown away..


Specialized 2015 Ruby Double Women's Road Bike


List: $1,799.99
Erik’s Low Price: $1,499.99

Frame Specialized FACT 9r carbon, FACT construction, Women's Endurance Geometry, women's layup, Zertz, threaded BB
Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/ Zertz, full monocoque
Shifters Shimano Sora STI
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Brakes AXIS 1.0
Cranks Shimano Sora, 50/34
Cassette Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-32
Chain KMC X9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
Wheels AXIS 1.0
Tires Specialized Espoir Elite, 60TPI, folding bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
Pedals Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball, w/ reflectors
Headset 1-1/8 stainless steel cartridge bearings, 20mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 20mm of carbon spacers
Stem Specialized Comp Multi, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 12-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Women's Comp, shallow drop, alloy, 123mm drop, 75mm reach
Grips Specialized Roubaix, w/ 2.5mm gel pads
Saddle Body Geometry Women's Riva Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
Seat Post Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
Seat Binder Specialized Ruby, alloy
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Originally Posted by burningthighs View Post
for example, I see this bike on craigslist for $1000 used, full carbon, nice bike, but it's equipped with sora groupo. It has a carbon frame, but the fact that it's equipped with the second or third lowest groupset on it, I am just blown away..


Specialized 2015 Ruby Double Women's Road Bike


List: $1,799.99
Erik’s Low Price: $1,499.99

Frame Specialized FACT 9r carbon, FACT construction, Women's Endurance Geometry, women's layup, Zertz, threaded BB
Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/ Zertz, full monocoque
Shifters Shimano Sora STI
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Brakes AXIS 1.0
Cranks Shimano Sora, 50/34
Cassette Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-32
Chain KMC X9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
Wheels AXIS 1.0
Tires Specialized Espoir Elite, 60TPI, folding bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
Pedals Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball, w/ reflectors
Headset 1-1/8 stainless steel cartridge bearings, 20mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 20mm of carbon spacers
Stem Specialized Comp Multi, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 12-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Women's Comp, shallow drop, alloy, 123mm drop, 75mm reach
Grips Specialized Roubaix, w/ 2.5mm gel pads
Saddle Body Geometry Women's Riva Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
Seat Post Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
Seat Binder Specialized Ruby, alloy
It's not carbon, that synapse is Aluminum.
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Originally Posted by Bikeracer123 View Post
It's not carbon, that synapse is Aluminum.

that synapse is aluminum.

Carbon is for the bike on my last post. Ruby.
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