2022 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 4 Road Bike

2022 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 4 Road Bike

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The 2022 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 4 Road Bike is the latest version of the best selling Cannondale Synapse ‘do it all’ road bike. The Synapse is designed to be fast, but also forgiving enough for all day rides on rough UK roads. The Synapse Carbon 4 is the entry level bike in the Synapse range.

The Synapse Carbon is built around a lightweight carbon frame. For 2022 Cannondale have tweaked the forks and rear stays to give the Synapse a more aero profile for added free speed. As before the Synapse has clever carbon construction which adds flex zones into different areas of the bike to soak up lumps and bumps without the need for extra moving parts. There’s space for 35mm tyres and mounts for bags, bottles and mudguards if you need them.

The Synapse 4 comes with a 10 speed Shimano Tiagra groupset including Tiagra hydraulic disc brakes. The Synapse 4 comes with the Cannondale wheel sensor so you can easily use the Cannondale App to track your rides.

This bike is perfect for

Road riders who want a do it all bike they can ride all day even on the roughest UK roads and lanes. With great value Shimano Tiagra equipment the Synapse 4 gets you on a carbon bike at an affordable price.

Key Features

  • Lightweight carbon frame with aero tweaks and flex zones to soak up the bumps
  • Full 10 speed Shimano Tiagra groupset and hydraulic brakes
  • Cannondale Wheel Sensor to sync with Cannondale App

Guide To Road Bike Gears

If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.

In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.

One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.


Read our Guide to Road Bike Gears

Road Bike Buying Guide

Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.

Men’s and Women’s road bikes

Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).

Disc or rim brakes

It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.

Read our full road bike buying guide

Cannondale are not keen on rules. Cannondale think outside the box and it has led to some of the most innovative bikes ever made. They were one of the pioneers of aluminium and carbon bike frames and were one of the first brand to introduce these materials into both professional racing and production bikes. Leading to their famous 'Legalize My Cannondale' ad campaigns after their innovations took their bikes below the official weight limit for pro racing.

Cannondale have led the development of technology in mountain bike suspension for years and have unique suspension designs, such as the Lefty, which only they use. Cannondale‘s commitment to innovation means they do things their own way. When you buy a Cannondale bike you will be getting something a little bit special and different from everyone else.

Cannondale have won awards for the 2020 CAAD13 and SuperSix Evo Road Bikes. Despite the alloy frame, the CAAD13 competes with a carbon road bike on every level but the price. SuperSix EVO is an evolution of Cannondale’s classic race machine. Adding more aero profiling, and a system integrated design to reduce drag.

Cycles UK is one of the leading Cannondale dealers in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London. We stock a wide range of Cannondale road, mountain and electric bikes online and in our stores.

Frame Synapse Carbon, SmartSense enabled, Proportional Response size-specific design, BSA threaded BB, flat mount brake, 12x142mm thru axle, thru-tube internal cable routing with Switch Plate, removable fender bridge, hidden rack/fender mounts
Fork Synapse Carbon, integrated crown race, Proportional Response size-specific design, 12x100mm thru-axle, thru-tube internal routing, hidden fender mounts
Rear Shock Null
Rims RD 3.1, 28h, 21mm IW
Hubs (F) Formula CL-712, 12x100mm centerlock / (R) Formula RXC-400, 12x142mm centerlock
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Reflective, 700 x 30c
Pedals Not included
Crank Shimano Tiagra, BSA, 50/34
Bottom Bracket Shimano BSA
Chain Shimano HG54, 10-speed
Cassette Shimano Tiagra, 11-34, 10-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra GS
Shifters Shimano Tiagra hydraulic disc, 10-speed
Handlebar Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, Compact
Grips Fabric Knurl Bar Tape
Stem Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset Synapse Sealed Bearing, integrated, 1-1/4"-1-1/8"
Brakes Shimano Tiagra hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT64 rotors
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra hydraulic
E-Bike Display Null
E-Bike Battery Null
E-Bike Charger Null
E-Bike Drive Unit Null
Saddle Fizik Aliante Delta, S-alloy rails
Seatpost Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm (48-56), 400mm (58-61)
Speeds 10
Chain Device 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 62
Connectivity Null
Wheel Size Cannondale Wheel Sensor
Extras 700c

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Colours Cashmere, Rose Gold
Sizes 51, 54, 56, 58
Brand Cannondale
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 884603914984, 884603914991, 884603915004, 884603915011, 884603915028, 884603915035, 884603915042, 884603915059, 884603915066, 884603915073, 884603915080, 884603915097
SKUs / Part Numbers C12402U1048, C12402U1051, C12402U1054, C12402U1056, C12402U1058, C12402U1061, C12402U2048, C12402U2051, C12402U2054, C12402U2056, C12402U2058, C12402U2061

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