|Drivetrain||2 × 11|
2 × 11 — 22 speed
The Topstone 105 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Topstone 105 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.
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June 29, 2020
Cannondale's attention to detail on the Topstone is excellent, and they've made some really interesting design choices to stand out in an increasingly-crowded category. Apparently they've succeeded -- the Topstone 105 has been the third most popular bike on all of 99 Spokes this year.
The Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty gives them an efficient "full suspension" gravel bike, complete with all-new, 2nd gen Lefty Oliver suspension fork!
The Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 1 promises extra control and comfort thanks to the KingPin system at the rear and the Lefty suspension fork up front.
Fast, light gravel ripper with top-notch equipment and useful suspension tech
Pivoting gravel specialist
The new Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty is basically the same as the standard Topstone Carbon, but now with a suspension fork and a switch to 650b wheels and tires. The changes sound modest on paper but the difference you feel in the saddle is far greater than you might expect, and while that Lefty Oliver […]
Tons of fun - though we'd like a little more tyre clearance for techy trails, please
A fun off-road machine that ticks all the gravel riding boxes, but the low ratios slow progress on tarmac
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SmartForm C2 Alloy, 142x12 thru-axle, tapered headtube, flat mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, multiple gear/bottle mounts, 142x12 thru-axle, Tapered headtube, Flat mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, Multiple gear/bottle mounts
Full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12x100 thru axle
Topstone Si, 25mm Alloy top cap
Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, 31.8, 7Â°
Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16 deg flare drop
Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm
Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
Shimano 105 GS
Shimano 105, 31.8 clamp
FSA Omega ME alloy, 46/30
Shimano 105 hydro disc, 2x11
Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
KMC X11, 11-speed
Shimano 105 hydro disc, 160/160mm RT56 rotors
Shimano 105 hydro disc
WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready
Stainless Steel, 14g
Formula RX-512, 12x100 centerlock
Formula RX-142, 12x142 centerlock
WTB Riddler TCS Light, 700 x 37c, tubeless ready