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Old 09-01-10, 12:54 PM
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I pulled the trigger last Friday and picked up a 2010 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5. I was looking for a comfortable bike for long distance riding and this will suit my needs perfectly. It is my first carbon fiber frame bike and it is as smooth as silk and still has a race bike feel to it. For those who are curious, the weight of the bike as pictured is 19.1 pounds (56cm) according to my digtial home scale.
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Old 09-01-10, 01:31 PM
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Congratulations! Enjoy the ride.
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looks great! the 5 comes with the 105 grouppo right?
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Old 09-01-10, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dgalati
looks great! the 5 comes with the 105 grouppo right?
Thanks. For the most part yes. The shifters and derailleurs are all 105, while the crank is a FSA Gossamer, and the brakes are Tektro R580. I have a brand new set of 105 brakes, but the Tektros are black in color, match better and seem to work really well so far. The Shimano RS10 rims with the red spoke nipples and the red brake line end caps are a nice touch. Strangely, the white/blue model has the same red accents and it doesn't look nearly as good in my opinion.
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Old 09-01-10, 03:37 PM
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Very nice rig! You need to flip it!
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Old 09-01-10, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6
Very nice rig! You need to flip it!
I knew that was coming! No flipping, as I want the higher handlebar height for longer rides. The water bottle holders are alloy and are temporary. Need carbon ones for a carbon bike right?
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Awesome bike, gj
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Nice, looks like a great ride. No need to flip it yourself, but do yourself a favor and get a fitting. They usually help a ton esp. if you're into long rides.
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