Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

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Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby Raffles » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:17 pm

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The pics show the bikes in full built up guise, im only interested in the framesets as ive got full 105 groupset , bars and wheels in my garage at home.

The Cannondale has the name and the heritage, the Canyon frameset is a german build and is over 1kg lighter , both bikes are very similar in being alloy frames with carbon forks and both geometries are endurance and comfort orientated with big head tubes and shorter top tubes. I really am undecided as to which I prefer, out of curiousity, which would you choose ?
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Re: Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby unixnerd » Sun Oct 07, 2012 21:48 pm

I find it hard to believe there's a full kilo weight difference. What figures have you got for the frames and forks?
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Re: Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby Raffles » Sun Oct 07, 2012 22:09 pm

The built up synapse is a portly 9.4kg whereas the canyon is 8kg. the roadlite frameset weighs just 1435g
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Re: Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sun Oct 07, 2012 22:12 pm

I thought the roadlite was a race-orientated bike?

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Re: Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby unixnerd » Sun Oct 07, 2012 22:21 pm

Ah, I thought you meant the frameset difference was 1kg!
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Re: Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby Raffles » Sun Oct 07, 2012 22:51 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:I thought the roadlite was a race-orientated bike?



I think canyon cater for the racers with the ridiculously light ultimate aluminium, which I would be interested in, only it has a shorter headtube and is more focussed on getting the riders into flatter back flat out positions. Im a big lover of lots of miles in comfort and canyon recognise there is a growing market for this type of rider.
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Re: Cannondale Synapse or Canyon Roadlite frameset ...?

Postby Mark Elvin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 07:13 am

I have an alloy Synapse & I have to say it's really comfortable & the little extra weight is not an issue.
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