EF-Drapac p/b Cannondale to Race Synapse
Entire team will ride the Cannondale Synapse during Paris-Roubaix
For the first time, the entire EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale team will be aboard this best-in-class endurance race bike.
Since the release of the all-new Cannondale Synapse, we’ve touted its benefits: enhanced comfort, elevated performance, and the capability to confidently attack any road, anywhere. What better place to put words into action than the famed Paris-Roubaix?! Known for its rough terrain and pavé, the 2018 edition of The Hell of the North will be the site where the entire EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale squad will be aboard Synapse. SAVE Micro-Suspension technology has been at the heart of the Synapse design since its introduction in 2006.
Engineered flex zones in the frame and fork will soak up vibration and chatter, keeping riders attacking the cobbles, comfortable and in control. Synapse has always been a machine dedicated to the pursuit of full-day, full-throttle adventures. A legendary platform – multiple Bike-of-the-Year winner, raced by the world’s best in the world’s toughest races, hero of countless unnamed and unheralded exploits – the new bike takes what has always worked and makes it better…much, much better. We can’t wait to watch it in action this weekend on the cobbles.
Paris Roubaix 2018 Roster:
Matti Breschel, Mitch Docker, Sebastian Langeveld, Taylor Phinney, Tom Scully, Tom Van Asbroeck, Sep Vanmarke
2018 Synapse Hi-MOD Team Edition:
Name: Synapse Hi-MOD Team
Frame: Synapse, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, SAVE PLUS, PressFit BB30
Fork: Synapse, SAVE PLUS, BallisTec Hi-MOD full Carbon, 1-1/8″ to 1-1/4″ steerer
Wheels: Vision Metron 40sl disc & Vision Metron 50sl disc
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Tubular 25mm & Vittoria Corsa 28mm
Pedals: Garmin Vector 2
Crank: Cannondale HollowGram SiSL2, BB30, w/ FSA 53/39 Chainrings
Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Alloy PF30 BB Cups, FSA Ceramic BB30 bearings
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Rear Cogs: Shimano Dura Ace 9100 11-25
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9150
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9150
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 9170 dual control lever (2×11)
Handlebar: FSA K-Force Carbon Nano
Grips: Prologo Onetouch 2 and Onetouch 2 Gel
Stem: FSA OS-99 CSI , 31.8, 6 deg.
Headset: Synapse specific Headset Si w/ 5mm hidden top cap
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 9170 hydraulic flat mount standard
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 9170 dual control lever
Saddle: Prologo Dimension 245 x 143 149gr
Seatpost: FSA K-Force Carbon, 25.4x350mm