Cannondale Synapse Féminine Carbon 2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

BEST ALL-AROUND

From lunch-hour sprints to a Sunday century, the Cannondale Synapse does it all. It's as responsive, stiff, and zippy as high-end machines twice the price, but thanks to its relaxed geometry, it's also comfortable on the longest days. Credit the full-carbon frame, which absorbed bumps even on Vermont's roughest back roads. We loved the reach-adjustable Shimano shifters and brake levers and the comfortable Fi'zi:k Vitesse HP Ti saddle. 17.8 lbs; cannondale.com

Bonus: With a triple chainring for the steeps, this bike is a touring machine.

Bummer: Wish it was a pound lighter.

Filed To: Women's
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