Cannondale Synapse Neo

Helenwhitegate

Just Joined
Aug 18, 2019
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I have had a Neo since last March but only just came across this thread. I thought I would share my experiences. I’ve been in France since May, riding every hill we can find, hence why I bought an e road bike. I’ve been up a lot of cols on my normal roady but am s. L. O. W. So to be able to ride with my bloke I bought the Neo. At first I felt I needed max power to keep up but of course that ate up my battery and some of the mountains we are climbing are very long, however I now realise that the different powers simply increase my speed, I can actually climb anything on eco, just slower. Tour gives me enough to keep up with nick and I don’t actually need anything above that. I did a climb today on eco that I had previously done on tour. I was .6 mph slower. This knowledge means I can regulate my assist for the distance of ride. I still get it wrong! Went far too fast up the Bonette and ran out a mile from the top! I love this bike. It makes me happy to ride instead of internally, and occasionally externally, crying. Obviously it isn’t female specific so I changed the saddle but it’s a super comfy ride. My only issue is charging it whilst travelling in a motorhome. It takes ALOT of solar!
 

Bonky

Finding my (electric) wheels
Jul 6, 2019
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Hi Helen, I'm envious of your being able to ride in France. Glad to hear that you are still pleased with your Neo. I am too...it's a little more comfortable now that I've adjusted the saddle so it's almost parallel with the ground. I'm obviously not as fit as you as I think 'Tour' is my default. Keep it up!
 
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Helenwhitegate

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Hi Helen, I'm envious of your being able to ride in France. Glad to hear that you are still pleased with your Neo. I am too...it's a little more comfortable now that I've adjusted the saddle so it's almost parallel with the ground. I'm obviously not as fit as you as I think 'Tour' is my default. Keep it up!
That’s the thing I’ve found. I can go up a hill on eco, it is just slower. I’m not super fit, but I think as long as you can turn the pedal, the bike does the rest and you get up. You don’t need a stronger assist. Ok, if we are at 13, 14, 15 % maybe. But I could do that if needed. Give it a go, you may be surprised.
 

msrockhopper

Just Joined
Aug 30, 2019
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Anyone have an idea how to attach a light to the Neo SE. It’s supposed to be pre wired but I can’t find any info or where the light should attach. There must be a grommet somewhere covering the wire. I’m assuming the wire supplied is a spare with it being advertised as being pre wired?
 

Roberticus

Pedelecer
Mar 4, 2018
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Rotherham
Meanwhile........has anyone fitted mudguards ?
I've tried fitting my race blades but the rear is asymmetrical and I can't get them to sit right.
I was going to fit some full length bluemels but there is no facility on the front fork/header tube for the top fixing ! Doh !
 

Nev

Esteemed Pedelecer
May 1, 2018
651
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North Wales
I can't help re the mudguards or front lights questions I am sorry to say. If I was looking to fit either I would probably email Cannondale directly to see what they advise.
 
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Roberticus

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Mar 4, 2018
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Must have been having a full on 'numpty' day !
Had a go at fitting the full length bluemels mudguards.
Fitted quite easily 'cos I had forgotten the stays are adjustable .:rolleyes:
Then I 'discovered' the front forks are drilled and tapped at the rear,:rolleyes::rolleyes:,
so I'll try fitting the front one tomorrow !
 
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westofsouth

Just Joined
Aug 5, 2019
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Lights - there is a socket hidden under the left side motor cover - it is necessary to remove the crank arm. The cover screws are Torx.
btw I found a lot of sludge in the bottom of the motor cover - it runs down the downtube and into the casing, particularly if you have no front mudguard...

Mudguards - I fitted Tortec silver 'guards which contrast nicely with the Black Pearl Neo 3

Now completed nearly 500 miles, including one 100 mile ride.
 
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westofsouth

Just Joined
Aug 5, 2019
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Recently had the Bosch software update - slight improvement in shift detection...
I find the rattle from the motor/crank when coasting on an uneven road quite irritating - anyone else experience this problem?
 

Roberticus

Pedelecer
Mar 4, 2018
38
15
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Rotherham
No rattling on mine ! Only problem I've had so far is downshift can be quite clunky when in small chainring on front. This is most likely me being cack-handed !
How did find out about the software update ?
 

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