Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L

  • Type: Endurance Road Bike
  • Frame: Synapse Carbon with Proportional Response size-specific design
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 105 11-speed with hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Reflective, 700x30c
  • SmartSense: Integrated lights, optional rear-facing radar

Our Verdict: The Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L is a versatile road bike that emphasizes comfort, speed, and safety with its lightweight carbon frame, comprehensive 11-speed drivetrain, wide-range tires, and innovative SmartSense system.

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The Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L: Balancing Speed and Smoothness

If you seek an endurance road bike that blends efficiency and comfort, the Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L warrants your attention. Combining size-specific engineering with a carbon frameset and quality components, this bike delivers a sublime balance of power transfer and vibration absorption. 

Compliant BallisTec Carbon Race Frame

At the core of this smooth ride lies a BallisTec carbon frame featuring unique flex zones meticulously engineered to damp road noise while maintaining benchmark stiffness. These discrete areas isolate you from vibrations while the massive down tube and chainstays channel each pedal stroke into momentum. 

Proportional Response construction tunes the ride for each frame size. The integrated cable routing, thru-axles, and flat-mount brakes boost all-conditions capability and control. 

Shimano 105 Mixes Smooth Shifting With All-Conditions Braking

This Synapse Carbon rolls out with Shimano's reliable 105 11-speed mechanical shifting for crisp gear changes across the wide 11-34T cassette range. The hydraulic disc brakes ensure confident stopping power in variable conditions from dry roads to rain or dirt.

Technical Spec Overview

  • BallisTec carbon frame with tuned compliance  
  • Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, and hydraulic disc brakes
  • 28h RD 2.1 alloy wheelset with 21mm internal rim width
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 30c tires
  • Cannondale 3 alloy handlebar and 7° stem
  • Hidden fender mounts and removable bridge


Smooth-Rolling Wheel and Tire Spec

It cruises atop durable RD 2.1 aluminum clinchers wrapped with fast-rolling 30mm Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires. Together, these components deliver a quiet, supple ride across changing surfaces while resisting punctures. The wide rims support the tires nicely.

Cockpit Provides All-Day Comfort

The short-reach bars reduce strain on your shoulders while the carbon post enhances compliance. Meanwhile, the Spidering Evo saddle supports hours in the riding position. These features enable you to comfortably rack up mile after mile.

With its blend of brisk acceleration and vibration absorption, the Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 L enables your cycling adventures wherever the road takes you. Discover the possibilities this smooth carbon bike unlocks.


With its barrage of innovative features, the Synapse Carbon 3 L demonstrates why the Cannondale brand remains a frontrunner in the cycling industry. The feedback from riders is generally positive, praising the bike's smooth ride, the judicious balance of lightness and strength in its carbon frame, and its readiness to tackle any terrain. The well-engineered Proportional Response design wins favour too, ensuring each rider can enjoy an optimally stiff and compliant ride, regardless of the bike's size. Light, sleek, and durable, the Synapse Carbon 3 L is the perfect ally for long-distance, comfort-oriented rides.