I purchased this chain as a spare to sit on the shelf for the original on my CX bike. That chain has almost 3000 miles of Nebraska gravel, CX, and MTB singletrack and is in great shape with little wear so far. Like I said, tougher than nails. Paired with the SRAM X-Sync it makes a near bombproof system. Of course, I keep it cleaned and lubed well, but, man, it's a tough chain.
I was able to get a 2019 C-Dale Synapse with the new 105 7000 series build - except for the crank which was an FSA C-Dale design to keep the price under $3K. Im sure it would have been fine but I really like the components to match! As usual, WBW had what I needed. Cannondale would not confirm that the crank would positively fit, but since many of their models come with Ultegra I thought it wouldnt be a problem. My mechanic found the following the stock crank was a press-fit, and FCR7000 is threaded, but the problem was solved with a BB under $50 (cant recall the name but was told this is an excellent parts manufacturer). Looks and rides great, plus no more FrankenBike!
Didn't know you needed to change brake cables. THought you just let some silicon spray slide down into the cable housing. Had a training buddy test ride my bike after new wheels were installed. Let me know my brake cables needed replacement. I usually go to a mechanic to do all my bike maintenance. He said I could do it myself. I bought these and the installation was VERY easy. And now, so is my braking. Looking at doing this to my other bikes soon since it was so easy and I felt such a great improvement.
A new chain can make your bike run like a deer. I love my Cannondale caad10 Ultegra, but even more when my favorite mechanic Todd puts on a new chain and tightens up the derailleur. Ride safe, but wear a bracelet with your medical contact.