2020 Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2

A carbon frame gravel bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Topstone model range. Compare the full range

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2020 Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2
MSRP$3,300
Weight19.8 lbs
SuspensionRigid
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Tires37c
Drivetrain2 × 11
GroupsetUltegra, FSA
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2

36 mph

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The Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


Estimated Spec Level

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Reviews

June 29, 2020

99 Spokes
2020 Cannondale Topstone 105

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.

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April 2020

BikeRadar
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX review

Pivoting gravel specialist

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May 2020

Bikerumor
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty (finally) adds next-gen Oliver v2 front suspension

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty gives them an efficient "full suspension" gravel bike, complete with all-new, 2nd gen Lefty Oliver suspension fork!

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May 2020

Cycling Tips
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review: Suspension makes it better - CyclingTips

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 […]

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September 2020

Cycling Weekly
Cannondale Topstone Lefty 3

Tons of fun - though we'd like a little more tyre clearance for techy trails, please

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May 2020

Cyclist
Cannondale Topstone Ultegra bike review

A fun off-road machine that ticks all the gravel riding boxes, but the low ratios slow progress on tarmac

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December 2020

Gran Fondo
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 1 review

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.

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May 2020

Road Bike Action
Bike Test: Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty

Just add suspension and send it

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 5'12"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

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Specs
Build
Frame

All-New, BallisTec Carbon, Kingpin suspension system, Proportional Response size-specific construction, Directline internal cable routing, BB30-83 Ai, 142x12 Speed Release thru-axle, flat-mount disc, removable fender bridge, multiple gear/bottle mounts, dropper post compatible, Kingpin suspension system, Proportional Response size-specific construction, Directline internal cable routing, BB30-83 Ai, 142x12 Speed Release thru-axle, Flat-mount disc, Removable fender bridge, Multiple gear/bottle mounts, Dropper post compatible

BB StandardPF30, press-fit

Fork

All-New, BallisTec Carbon, 55mm OutFront offset, SAVE, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer, integrated crown race, Directline internal routing, 12x100mm Speed Release thru-axle, flat mount disc, gear/rack/fender mounts

Bottom Bracket

Cannondale Alloy PressFit30

Headset

Integrated, 1.5" lower to 1-1/8" upper w/ reducer, 25mm Alloy top cap

Stem

Cannondale 2, 6061 alloy, 31.8, 6°

Handlebar

Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16 deg flare drop

Saddle

Fabric Scoop Radius Elite, cro-mo rails

Seatpost

Cannondale 2, carbon, 27.2 x 350mm

Pedals

Not Included

Grips

Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra RX GS Shadow Plus

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra, braze-on

Crank

Cannondale 1, BB30a, FSA rings, 46/30

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 2x11

Cassette

Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed

Chain

Shimano HG601, 11-speed

Brakes

Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 160/160mm RT54 rotors

Brake Levers

Shimano Ultegra hydro disc

Wheels
Rims

WTB KOM Light i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 14g (Ai Offset Dish - rear)

Front Hub

Formula CL-712, 12x100 centerlock

Rear Hub

Formula RXC-400, 12x142 centerlock

Tires

WTB Riddler TCS Light, 700 x 37c, tubeless ready

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