Fitting of one of the best gravel e bikes the Cannondale Synapse NEO SE comes equipped with best in class SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes, which excel at offering a smooth stop on gravel, sand, snow, and wet roads. It\u2019s that versatility and performance in all weather that gives the bike it\u2019s spot among the best electric road bikes even competing with the Giant Revolt E+ Pro\r\nWhy We Like It - Cannondale Synapse NEO SE\r\nThe Cannondale Synapse NEO SE includes SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes, which offer smooth stopping power on any surface type and during inclement weather, in addition to featuring a battery that gets 85 miles of use on a single charge.\r\n\r\nDurability & Build Quality\r\nThis is a high-end electric bicycle and, as such, does not include pedals, allowing riders to choose their own to suit their personal needs. Additionally, this bike is on the heavier side, coming in at 41 pounds. The 32mm WTB Byway exposure tires are wide enough to offer you a smooth ride on a trail. They feel chunky and comfortable even while clearing slight bumps on the road. Also, their tubeless ready design allows you to ditch the tubes and shed off some weight. The Cannondale Synapse NEO is held together by a SmartForm C1 frame that makes for a sturdy construction. The bike is well constructed, thanks to a combination of Out-Front geometry, BallisTec carbon fork, and SAVE Micro-suspension that delivers a smooth and inspiring cruise on the trail. The tires that come with the bike are the WTB Byway TCS 650B x 47 mm all contained in the WTB STi29 TCS 2.0 mit Formula-Naben with a wheel size of 26in. The stem is the Cannondale C3, Alu the same designation is given to the handlebars and seat post so anyone who loves the bike won\u2019t need to remember different names for different parts as they need to replace parts from use.\r\nPerformance (Speed & Acceleration)\r\nThis bike is powered by a powerful Motor Bosch Active Line Plus Drive unit, which performs better than previous versions. The generation 3 motor is lighter, smaller, and more efficient to ensure that battery power is conserved. The power is transmitted smoothly to get you to top speeds of 20mph, beyond which the motor assist will instantly cut off. Overall, the E road bike has a high amount of performance but compliance is limited. In contrast to the Yamaha Wabash you have to take your hand further from the handlebar to change modes on the Purion display but it shows you all the most important information you need while you\u2019re riding.\r\n\r\nThanks to the powerful Bosch Active Line Plus motor, the Cannondale accelerates quickly, despite its weight. However, it takes a lot of effort to maintain the bike\u2019s speed above the 25 km\/h threshold. As long as you stay below 25 km\/h (optimally at a cadence of 75\u201380 rpm), the bike invites you to leave the paved roads whenever you want. On the trail, the handling of the Synapse NEO SE is very stable. However, you should stay in Eco mode as otherwise it becomes difficult to control the powerful Bosch motor.\r\nRange & Battery\r\nReviewers loved the 500 Watt Hours, Lithium-Ion Battery battery pack, which can get up to 85 miles per charge and reaches a maximum charge rather quickly. The battery has been integrated into the frame and sits inside the downtube to leave you with a seamless bike design. Apart from the oversized downtube and enlarged bottom bracket, the untrained eye will not notice there\u2019s something different about this bicycle.\r\nSafety features\r\nThe Synapse NEO is fitted with a Shimano 105 hydraulic flat mount brake that offers good braking performance in all kinds of weather conditions. You\u2019ll have the confidence to cruise at top speeds on wet road surfaces, as well as descend hills with unrivaled stability.\r\nValue\r\nMounted by default with a thru axle you won\u2019t need to worry about needing to replace it when you pick it up regardless of the amount of weight you normally carry on your bike rides and regardless of where you\u2019re going. It is cheaper then the Specialized Turbo Creo SL though it\u2019s still quite expensive.\r\nCannondale Synapse NEO SE Wrap Up\r\nCannondale Synapse NEO is a reliable e-bike with high-performance specs that any enthusiast would love to have on the road. The bike boasts a powerful motor, long-range battery, and comfortable geometry among its many positive attributes. Though the non enthusiast might be angry if they order the bike as it doesn't come with pedals in any way.