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Cannondale Synapse Women's Sora


The Synapse series from Cannondale offers innovative endurance geometry combined with the SAVE micro suspension system in the frame and forks of both the carbon and aluminium range. The Synapse faultlessly delivers a light, stiff and fast ride whilst optimising comfort for all day efforts. 

The Synapse Sora Women's is built around Cannondale's SmartForm C2 Alloy SAVE construction and with full carbon forks, it delivers an exceptionally light weight, high-performance feel. The most affordable at under £1000 but still with reliable shifting front and rear courtesy of Shimano's Sora system. Wide ratio 50/34t 11-34t 9 speed gearing and Pro-max cable disc brakes.  Alloy seatpost and alloy stem and bars, Cannondale's Stage Ergo Women's steel rail saddle. It has less expensive and slightly heavier hubs and wheels than other models higher up the range. A removable seat stay bridge and hidden fork mounts offer winter mudguard protection. A well kitted out, entry level endurance bike that will take you for miles and miles in total comfort with effortless smoothness. 

Class Rating


Frame type

Semi compact diamond

Size options

44, 48, 51, 54cm



Hollowgram and SAVE technologies

The evolution of the revolution. 13 years ago, the original Cannondale HollowGram crank started the BB30 revolution and set a new standard for ultra-light, super-stiff cranks.  These hollow cranks are created by bonding together two machined, heat-treated clamshell halves with a super-strong anaerobic bonding agent. Extensive FEA modeling and physical testing have allowed Cannondale to refine the internal and external shapes for the ultimate in stiffness-to-weight. The results is a crank light and stiff enough for the top road race machines but still so tough, it is used  on their mountain bikes as well.

SAVE is not strictly a technology per se, but more of a manufacturing approach – by manipulating the composition and material of their frames and components in certain areas, Cannondale claim that SAVE can enhance frame compliance (comfort) without sacrificing rigidity and performance.This Cannondale model has SAVE technology in the Seat Post, Seat Tube and bars. SAVE seat tubes have a sloping design that is designed to help smooth rides in concert with Cannondale’s smaller diameter SAVE seatposts.

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