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All New Cannondale Synapse Neo Endurance e-Bike

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The all-new Cannondale Synapse Neo brings high-performance road endurance to the e-bike crowd. The new e-bike hopes to channel the successful Cannondale Synapse endurance-focused road bike with a lightweight design and a Bosch power system. 

Cannondale Synapse Neo full bike
Images: Cannondale

The cornerstone of the new Cannondale e-bike line is the Bosch Performance Line SX motor, the brand’s lightest e-bike motor to date. However, those in the U.S. will see the faster Bosch Performance Line Sprint which provides assist up to 28mph.

Cannondale Synapse Neo – What’s New? 

Cannondale Synapse Neo non drive

The new Cannondale Synapse Neo takes the Synapse acoustic as a jumping-off point and tries to stay close to the original aesthetic.

Cannondale Synapse Neo motor

The glaringly obvious (but not really that much) difference is the motor. Its Bosch Performance Line Sprint drive unit. This baby will do will do 28mph maxed out (US only – sorry Europe) and is said to maintain a natural pedaling feel. 

Cannondale Synapse Neo screen

The motor is smartly integrated into the carbon frame without drawing too much attention to the addition. The controls are neatly accessible to the rider via the top tube and a bar-mounted control. The Bosch head unit displays most motor operations, gear selection, and, most importantly, battery life. 

Cannondale Synapse Neo

If you’re looking to extend said battery life. You can do so fairly easy with an additional PowerMore 250Wh add-on battery that mounts to the seat tube.

Series 2 Carbon

Cannondale Synapse Neo bars

The frame screams Cannondale, with a sleek, dark color palette and dropped seat stays, similar to the SuperSix Evo. The carbon frame is lightweight, Cannondale Series 2 carbon.

Cannondale Synapse Neo shifter

The Cannondale gear rounds out the build by adding its Conceal Stem, HollowGram carbon wheels, and Shimano electronic shifting, keeping things clean and quick.

Cannondale Synapse Neo header

For those who will use the Neo for commuting, it comes with mounts for a kickstand, fenders, and a rear rack. 

Key Features – Cannondale Synapse Neo

  • Cannondale Series 2 Construction and proven endurance race geometry.
  • Bosch Performance Line Sprint motor offers up to 55 Nm of torque and 600 watts of assist, all the way to 28mph.
  • Integrated 400Wh battery offers range for long rides, and keeps weight low.
  • Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 12-speed electronic drivetrain.
  • Race-ready HollowGram R45 carbon wheels with 700x30c Vittoria tires
  • Vision Metron Aero Carbon bars
  • HollowGram 1 SAVE seatpost

How About Sizing? 

Cannondale Synapse Neo bike

A phrase you’ll often hear from Cannondale is “Proportional Response approach.” This idea sprawls across the Cannondale line, most recently in its Scalpel XC Mountain bike. The idea is that the bike is engineered for consistent performance across the size range. Every rider gets the same ride quality, handling, and responsiveness from the biggest to the smallest. 

Synapse Neo Geometry

Cannondale Synapse Neo Build 

The Synapse Neo arrives with a full Shimano Ultegra R8170 Di2 groupset and a 50/34t FSA Bosch crankset. You can find the full breakdown of the build below. 

  • Frame: Synapse Neo Carbon, Series 2 Carbon
  • Fork: Synapse Neo Carbon, Series 2 Carbon
  • Seatpost: HollowGram 1 SAVE seatpost
  • Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2 8170, 12-speed
  • Wheels: HollowGram R45 carbon wheels
  • Tires: Vittoria Corsa, 30mm
  • Gear ratios: 50/34t / 11-34t
  • Bars: Vision Metron Aero carbon, 31.8
  • Stem: Cannondale C1 Conceal, Alloy, 31.8, -6°
  • Saddle: Fizik Tempo Argo R5
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Price:$8,500 / £6,000 / €8,499

The Cannondale Synapse Neo will be available in shops May 2024

Cannondale.com

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Tim
Tim
1 month ago

“ The new Cannondale Synapse Neo takes the Synapse acoustic as a jumping-off point…”

They want it to sound like the Synapse? lol

Nathan
Nathan
1 month ago

Stop referring to bicycles as “acoustic.” Stop. Just stop.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

or analog

Czechmate
Czechmate
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If words can be acoustic
Can’t bikes be too?

nooner
nooner
1 month ago

Key Features – Cannondale Synapse NeoKey features? How about the fact that this is a Bosch mid drive ebike and it has 2X, 50/34 chainrings. No diversity 1X gearing to keep the speeds low. Yamaha has shown 2X mid drives before. Never seen (or noticed) 2X from Bosch. Hopefully we see this on some emtbs soon for riders who frequently hit 40-50 mph down some mountains. Well done Cannondale!

B@se
B@se
1 month ago
Reply to  nooner

2×10 on the Synapse Neo 3 2019:

Cannondale-Synapse-Neo-3[1].jpg
Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez
1 month ago

Nah! Like my Canyon Grail on much better!

Trenton
Trenton
1 month ago
Reply to  Luis Hernandez

Your grail on has weird bars and the possibility of putting a different bar is difficult.

tertius_decimus
tertius_decimus
1 month ago

No, thanks. I will wait for hi-gain/distortion model.

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