Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 - Black/Blue
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Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 - Black/Blue

C67100M10M
$200 deposit
$5,499 $6,999

Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

SHIPPING

  • Australia-wide shipping available starting from $10

CANNONDALE SYNAPSE NEO 1 - BLACK/BLUE

The Cannondale Synapse Neo is the e-road version of their (analogue?) Synapse - one the most brilliant endurance bikes ever made.

In this preview, I’ll explain who the Synapse Neo 1 is for and why you should but and touch on the important highlights of the build package.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Synapse Neo 1 is perfect for:

One. You’re currently riding a road bike and have made the internal decision to go electric. You’re getting old (no one beats time after all) and you don’t want to quit cycling.

Two. You ride a lot and you’re now finding recovery times between rides are becoming longer. The Synapse Neo 1 is perfect for those rides where you need to recover but you also have extra power on tap if the climb becomes torturous.

Three. You’re new to road cycling and don’t quite have the fitness yet to do long rides and keep up with mates. The Neo 1 will accelerate your fitness and skill.

In short, you’ll become a better rider - faster.

It’s worth mentioning that the Neo 1 also uses Cannondale’s new SAVE carbon seat post. It’s a special seat post profile that Cannondale has engineered to increase flex - it significantly reduces road vibrations.

And to further improve comfort, Cannondale has used 3.5mm gel bar tape. This significantly dampens vibrations and offsets fatigue.

THE ELECTRONICS

This is the important stuff. And I’ll try not to bore you with the details though:

At its heart is a Bosch Active Line Plus Generation 3 drive system.

Cannondale never wanted the Neo 1 to be super-powerful. They wanted the motor system to be light and quiet. Most importantly, when the motor did cut out at 25km/h they wanted it to cut out seamlessly and without friction.

A characteristic that can be extremely annoying on some other systems.

The Active Line Plus delivers 50Nm of torque and is powered by Bosch’s Power Tube 500Wh battery. This is integrated into the downtube and is hidden from view.

There are 3 modes; Eco (40% support), Tour (100% support), Sport (180% support) and Turbo (270% support). In Eco mode the estimated range is 229km and in turbo 92km. Take this with a grain of salt though because it depends on a huge number of factors.

Cannondale and Bosch have developed an algorithm called Actual Cadence Response (ACR) in Tour mode.

This means power is delivered only when you need it - almost like an automatic response to your pedalling.

At a normal pedalling speed (50RPM to 85RPM), the power backs off to 40%. Once you start pedaling faster (for example, up a climb) or pushing harder gears descending, the power surges back to 100% assistance. Very cool.

The drive also features a gear shift sensor. This means the system cuts power when it senses a gear shift occurring. This places a lot less load on the rear hub, crank and chain. And therefore improves drivetrain durability.

Intelligent multiple sensors in the drive unit measure power delivery 1,000 times a second.

THE DRIVE TRAIN

The Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 is the only Bosch drive system to use a double chain ring.

Cannondale has kept with a traditional 50T/34T chainring combination. It’s also worth noting that a semi-compact chainring combination (52T/36T) will also work on the same spider.

The crankset is paired to an 11-speed Shimano Ultegra groupset. The rear cassette has a range of 11-tooth to 34-tooth.

For those who are new; Shimano Ultegra components are second from the best. But in reality they are so very close to Dura-Ace with almost no perceptible difference. And a fraction of the cost to replace when components wear out. That’s why Ultegra is most rider’s choice of groupset.

And it’s worth noting that Cannondale have used larger 160mm diameter rotors to slow down the Synapse Neo.

THE WHEELS

If electronics, battery power and hydraulic disc brakes aren’t enough, then the Synapse Neo 1 also employs modern tubeless tech.

This means there’s no tube in the tyre, instead a liquid sealant coats the inside of the tyre and plugs tiny holes and pinch flats if they’re within 3mm.

The Synapse Neo also comes stock with 32mm wide tyres. These wider tyres will house more air volume; this cushions you against harsh vibrations and impacts - further improving comfort.

Colour Black/Blue
Frame SmartForm C1 Alloy, removable downtube battery, SAVE, Ai, internal cable routing, flat mount brake, 142x12 thru-axle, Si kickstand mount, rack/fender mounts
Fork BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8” to 1.5” tapered steerer, 55mm offset, flat mount brake, 12x100 thru axle, fender mounts, hidden cable routing
Handlebar Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, Compact
Stem Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, 7 degree
Seat Post Cannondale 2, UD Carbon, 25.4, 350mm (S-M), 400mm (L-XL)
Saddle Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport, steel rails
Pedals NA
Shifters Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra GS, 11 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Brakes Shimano 105 hydro disc, 160/160mm RT70 rotors
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc
Cassette Shimano 105, 11T-34T, 11 speed
Chain Shimano HG601, 11 speed
Crankset Bosch Gen3 // Custom Ai offset // FSA rings // 50T/34T
Rims RD 2.0, 28H
Hubs Fr: Formula CL-712, Rr: RXC-142S
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tyres WTB Exposure TCS, 700 x 32mm, Distance+ compound, tubeless ready
Motor Bosch Active Line Plus 250W w/Cannondale ACR software
Sensors Bafang Speed
Display Bosch Purion
Battery Bosch PowerTube 500Wh
Extra Cannondal wheel sensor
Mens E Bike Road, Cross Gravel Sports (without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 - Black/Blue

Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 Medium - Black/Blue

C67100M10MD
$200 deposit
$5,499 $6,999

Want to click and collect?

Available at Hoppers Crossing.

Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

SHIPPING

  • Australia-wide shipping available starting from $10

CANNONDALE SYNAPSE NEO 1 - BLACK/BLUE

The Cannondale Synapse Neo is the e-road version of their (analogue?) Synapse - one the most brilliant endurance bikes ever made.

In this preview, I’ll explain who the Synapse Neo 1 is for and why you should but and touch on the important highlights of the build package.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Synapse Neo 1 is perfect for:

One. You’re currently riding a road bike and have made the internal decision to go electric. You’re getting old (no one beats time after all) and you don’t want to quit cycling.

Two. You ride a lot and you’re now finding recovery times between rides are becoming longer. The Synapse Neo 1 is perfect for those rides where you need to recover but you also have extra power on tap if the climb becomes torturous.

Three. You’re new to road cycling and don’t quite have the fitness yet to do long rides and keep up with mates. The Neo 1 will accelerate your fitness and skill.

In short, you’ll become a better rider - faster.

It’s worth mentioning that the Neo 1 also uses Cannondale’s new SAVE carbon seat post. It’s a special seat post profile that Cannondale has engineered to increase flex - it significantly reduces road vibrations.

And to further improve comfort, Cannondale has used 3.5mm gel bar tape. This significantly dampens vibrations and offsets fatigue.

THE ELECTRONICS

This is the important stuff. And I’ll try not to bore you with the details though:

At its heart is a Bosch Active Line Plus Generation 3 drive system.

Cannondale never wanted the Neo 1 to be super-powerful. They wanted the motor system to be light and quiet. Most importantly, when the motor did cut out at 25km/h they wanted it to cut out seamlessly and without friction.

A characteristic that can be extremely annoying on some other systems.

The Active Line Plus delivers 50Nm of torque and is powered by Bosch’s Power Tube 500Wh battery. This is integrated into the downtube and is hidden from view.

There are 3 modes; Eco (40% support), Tour (100% support), Sport (180% support) and Turbo (270% support). In Eco mode the estimated range is 229km and in turbo 92km. Take this with a grain of salt though because it depends on a huge number of factors.

Cannondale and Bosch have developed an algorithm called Actual Cadence Response (ACR) in Tour mode.

This means power is delivered only when you need it - almost like an automatic response to your pedalling.

At a normal pedalling speed (50RPM to 85RPM), the power backs off to 40%. Once you start pedaling faster (for example, up a climb) or pushing harder gears descending, the power surges back to 100% assistance. Very cool.

The drive also features a gear shift sensor. This means the system cuts power when it senses a gear shift occurring. This places a lot less load on the rear hub, crank and chain. And therefore improves drivetrain durability.

Intelligent multiple sensors in the drive unit measure power delivery 1,000 times a second.

THE DRIVE TRAIN

The Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 is the only Bosch drive system to use a double chain ring.

Cannondale has kept with a traditional 50T/34T chainring combination. It’s also worth noting that a semi-compact chainring combination (52T/36T) will also work on the same spider.

The crankset is paired to an 11-speed Shimano Ultegra groupset. The rear cassette has a range of 11-tooth to 34-tooth.

For those who are new; Shimano Ultegra components are second from the best. But in reality they are so very close to Dura-Ace with almost no perceptible difference. And a fraction of the cost to replace when components wear out. That’s why Ultegra is most rider’s choice of groupset.

And it’s worth noting that Cannondale have used larger 160mm diameter rotors to slow down the Synapse Neo.

THE WHEELS

If electronics, battery power and hydraulic disc brakes aren’t enough, then the Synapse Neo 1 also employs modern tubeless tech.

This means there’s no tube in the tyre, instead a liquid sealant coats the inside of the tyre and plugs tiny holes and pinch flats if they’re within 3mm.

The Synapse Neo also comes stock with 32mm wide tyres. These wider tyres will house more air volume; this cushions you against harsh vibrations and impacts - further improving comfort.

Colour Black/Blue
Frame SmartForm C1 Alloy, removable downtube battery, SAVE, Ai, internal cable routing, flat mount brake, 142x12 thru-axle, Si kickstand mount, rack/fender mounts
Fork BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8” to 1.5” tapered steerer, 55mm offset, flat mount brake, 12x100 thru axle, fender mounts, hidden cable routing
Handlebar Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, Compact
Stem Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, 7 degree
Seat Post Cannondale 2, UD Carbon, 25.4, 350mm (S-M), 400mm (L-XL)
Saddle Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport, steel rails
Pedals NA
Shifters Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra GS, 11 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Brakes Shimano 105 hydro disc, 160/160mm RT70 rotors
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc
Cassette Shimano 105, 11T-34T, 11 speed
Chain Shimano HG601, 11 speed
Crankset Bosch Gen3 // Custom Ai offset // FSA rings // 50T/34T
Rims RD 2.0, 28H
Hubs Fr: Formula CL-712, Rr: RXC-142S
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tyres WTB Exposure TCS, 700 x 32mm, Distance+ compound, tubeless ready
Motor Bosch Active Line Plus 250W w/Cannondale ACR software
Sensors Bafang Speed
Display Bosch Purion
Battery Bosch PowerTube 500Wh
Extra Cannondal wheel sensor
Mens E Bike Road, Cross Gravel Sports (without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

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