Cannondale's Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Dura-Ace is the ultimate machine for full-gas, full-day exploits. It's performance focused, but with a slightly more upright position for comfort—perfect for long days in the saddle and confident handling on all road surfaces. The BallisTec Hi-MOD carbon frame weighs in at a mere 950 grams, with a racy snap and sublime feel. An asymmetrically designed frame and fork balance pedaling and disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter-level stiffness. Cannondale includes their fatigue-reducing SAVE technology, not only in the frame, but also the seat post and integrated handlebar system. And with room for tires as big as 32mm, you can embrace the back roads, rough roads, highways and byways. The carbon HollowGram wheels are stiff, incredibly responsive, and tubeless-ready. They're paired with legendary Vittoria Corsa tires for a silky-smooth ride and loads of traction across rough surfaces and at high speeds. Shimano's Dura-Ace drivetrain is as precise as it is beautiful, so you'll never miss a shift again. This pro-level equipment delivers the range to scale any climb; while Dura-Ace 9170 hydraulic disc brakes offer best-in-class power and modulation, so you can push your limits a little bit further.
Checkpoint SL 7 pairs our best carbon gravel frame with high-tech parts picked for performance and incredible ride quality on the toughest and roughest gravel adventures. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a SRAM Force/XX1 eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, OCLV Carbon wheels, and extra mounts for gear and accessories give you the comfort and capability you need to tackle your next all-road excursion. It's right for you if... You want an adventure-hungry carbon gravel bike that can help you crush the toughest, longest rides—including epic races like Dirty Kanza, Land Run 100, and Trans Iowa. You also want the swift, precise, and cable-free shifting of a wireless electronic drivetrain, and carbon wheels for extra comfort on rough terrain. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, a SRAM Force/XX1 eTap AXS 1x12 wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette, powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, Bontrager Aeolus OCLV Carbon wheels with 12mm thru axles, and wide 700x40 Bontrager GR1 Team Issue Tubeless Ready gravel tires that provide extra traction and stability. Plus, a Bontrager Pro IsoCore OCLV handlebar for added comfort, Control Freak internal cable routing and a carbon seatmast cap. The final word This bike is built to stand up to the most grueling gravel races and burliest all-road bikepacking adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable, and fitted with pro-level parts, like an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain and carbon wheels. Why you'll love it - The SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth, and completely wireless - The XX1 AXS derailleur and wide-range cassette are built to withstand rugged mountain conditions, making them ultra capable on rough and varied gravel terrain - The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer - Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water - The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
Topstone is pure gravel goodness. With its high-volume tires, confident rider position, and sporty handling, it is ready to smash out big miles on the backroads, explore routes less traveled, or smooth out the chop on your morning commute. Topstone Carbon distills Cannondale’s experience making fast race bikes, comfortable endurance bikes, and ultra-light dual suspension mountain bikes into the most off-road capable and on-road comfortable road bike ever made. Designed for maximum fun in places most gravel bikes would fear to tread, or maximum comfort in more sedate terrain. The Topstone features Kingpin suspension—a revolutionary, super-light system that provides up to 30mm of suspension without the weight and complexity of a shock or linkages, it lets you ride harder on dirt and more smoothly on pavement. A special thru-axle pivot in the seat tube allows engineered flex zones in the rear triangle and top tube to do their magic, absorbing bumps and vibration and improving comfort, traction, and control whether you're seated or standing. It offers better control, better traction, and better comfort with nothing sacrificed. Cannondale thought of everything when designing Topstone. Big clearance for big tires. Tons of gear and storage mounts. Speed Release thru-axles. DirectLine cable routing. Internal dropper post compatibility. In short, the works. Overall, Topstone is an unprecedented gravel bike with true suspension. The most capable off-road, the most comfortable on-road. - HollowGram 22 Carbon wheels - Shimano Ultegra wide-range drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra RX GS Shadow Plus rear derailleur
Checkpoint SL 6 is a carbon gravel bike without limits. It's designed to take you places you'd never reach on a standard road bike—like the mud-caked finish line of the world's greatest gravel races. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a Shimano GRX drivetrain, and extra mounts for gear and accessories make this bike a true gravel powerhouse and a great choice for serious all-road adventurers. It's right for you if... - You have big dreams for the likes of Dirty Kanza, Land Run 100, and Trans Iowa, and know you'll need the most dialed gravel bike for these epic adventures. You also love the idea of one bike with such incredible versatility that it excels at gravel racing, adventure road riding, bikepacking, and whatever kind of ride you feel like tackling next. The tech you get - A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, a Shimano GRX drivetrain with a wide-range cassette, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, Bontrager Paradigm Comp Disc wheels with 25mm inner width rims and wide 700x40c gravel tires that provide extra traction and stability, and a vibration-absorbing handlebar. The final word - A carbon gravel bike built for the longest days, roughest roads, and biggest adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable, and spec'd with parts that stand up to the most rugged terrain. Why you'll love it - The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer - This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes - Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water - Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions - The horizontal sliding dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
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