It’s that time of the year when bike retailers start to receive next year’s stock, which means there are plenty of bargains to be had on outgoing models still on the shop floor.
If you’re shopping for a cut-price bike, it’s the perfect time to pick-up a bargain on a machine that, in many cases, will only receive a fresh lick of paint and minor spec updates for the new model year.
These deals from Evans Cycles on the Cannondale Synapse caught our eye – you can save up to 40 per cent on the Synapse, one of our favourite endurance bikes in recent years. As ever with end-of-season sales, sizes are limited so be quick.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra –
£2,700 £1,700 (save 37 per cent)
If you’re not familiar with the Synapse, it’s a bike designed to cover long distances in relative comfort thanks to the relaxed geometry, generous tyre clearance (up to 32mm) and tube shapes that soak up road vibrations.
This Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra is based around a 1,100g carbon fibre frame with a Shimano Ultegra groupset (with hydraulic disc brakes). The generous gearing (a compact chainset and 11/34t cassette) gives you plenty of options for climbing.
Fulcrum Racing 600 DB wheels and 28mm Vittoria Rubino Pro tyres complete the build. There’s a quality Fabric Scoop saddle, too, and the gloss black/fluoro finish is rather smart.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 –
£2,200 £1,400 (save 36 per cent)
Shimano 105 is a superb groupset for all-round riding, offering a compelling combination of respectable weight, proven performance and impressive durability.
This Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc comes with 105 drivetrain components and hydraulic disc brakes, on the same 1,100g frame as the Ultegra bike above.
Like all Synapses, the frame has mudguard mounts, so this could comfortably double-up as a posh winter bike or all-weather commuter.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Tiagra –
£1,800 £1,050 (save 41 per cent)
If you’ve got a grand burning a hole in your pocket, you can get 41 per cent off this Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Tiagra.
As the name suggests, it’s got a Shimano Tiagra groupset (including hydraulic disc brakes), paired with Cannondale wheels and finishing kit, and Vittoria Zaffiro tyres.
You still get the same 1,100g frame as the more expensive bikes above, meaning there’s a quality chassis at the heart of this bike.
Cannondale Synapse Disc Tiagra Women’s —
£1,000 £600 (save 40 per cent)
The Synapse is also available with an aluminium frame, cutting the cost even further, while a range of women’s-specific builds are offered across the board.
This £600 bike comes with a Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, but there’s no hydro discs — you get cable-actuated Promax Decoder R disc brakes instead.
The bike is finished with women’s-specific touch points, most notably a Cannondale Stage Ergo Women’s saddle.