Open the gateway to road cycling performance with the CAAD Optimo Claris. With characteristics that echo the mighty CAAD12, it's a perfect first road bike for the new enthusiast. Premium SmartForm alloy tubing is lighter and rides better than the alloy offerings of other competitors, and boasts a much better ride. Elite race geometry puts you in position to perform, and SAVE flex zones absorb shock for better control. Shimano's Claris drivetrain provides smooth shifts, and Claris caliper brakes ensure confident, powerful braking.
Paved, gravel, chip seal—it doesn't matter, it all just adds to the adventure. No matter what impulse drives you, Cannondale's Synapse's perfect blend of race-day prowess, spot-on handling and all-day comfort says "get after it." The BallisTec carbon frame strikes the ideal balance between pure race position and upright comfort, so you can stay quick and comfortable on any road surface. A SRAM Apex 1x11-speed drivetrain gives you a huge gear range in a clean, simple package, while the hydraulic disc brakes provide precise control and modulation. Cannondale's stem, seatpost, and handlebar ensure a dialed, ergonomic position.