Lappartient open to lifetime bans for motor use; Trek learns to breathe from a diver: Daily News Digest

by Caley Fretz

February 8, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Laurens De Plus blogs about getting hit by a truck in South Africa; UCI President David Lappartient is open to lifetime bans for motor use; Trek-Segafredo’s diver-inspired breathing techniques; Birthday boy Elia Viviani takes Dubai Tour’s second stage; CyclingTips Podcast: A two-year bike review and distracted riding rants; an in-depth review of Cannondale’s newest Synapse Hi-MOD; Trek adds new paint options to Project One custom program; Jesse Anthony breaks humerus in Dubai crash; Video: Aqua Blue introduces the new boys; Video: Larry Warbasse’s unique 3T race bike; Video: Skids and skills on a cyclocross bike

In-depth review of Cannondale’s new Synapse Hi-MOD

by Matt Wikstrom

Cannondale unveiled the original Synapse in 2006, an all-carbon endurance-oriented frameset that has been steadily revised and updated since. The latest version, the fourth, builds upon the features introduced in 2014 to become a dedicated disc-brake offering with more tyre clearance for 2018.

Matt de Neef previewed the new Synapse range in July last year, and after spending a couple of days on the Hi-MOD version, was impressed with the amount of comfort the bike had to offer. Now, our Australian tech editor, Matt Wikstrom, provides an in-depth review of the 2018 Synapse Hi-MOD to see if it lives up to Cannondale’s ambitious marketing claims.

Click to read the full review of Cannondale’s new Synapse Hi-MOD.