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.
The upper gets scuffed pretty quickly, and so does the outsole, but I guess that's normal. The shoe itself is incredibly lightweight, comfortable, and stiff. I used this with SPD cleats via an adapter, and it's pretty solid.
I've been a Look pedal guy since they first came out. (I'm old). But the new Keo's don't rotate when you unclip which makes getting into them again a pain. Additionally, the cleats wear out very, very quickly. The Dura Ace pedals have long lasting cleats and they rotate like normal pedals. They also seem to have a larger platform so overall, I like these much better. The only downside is the tangs at the edges of the cleats make getting intoout of booties difficult. I can live with that, though.