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The Topstone 3 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Topstone 3 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.
Overall, the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 3 is a fun bike. Yes, a tad on the heavy side, but with some slight changes could be made lighter. Topstone Carbon Lefty 3...
Immensely capable gravel machine that will take you further off the beaten track than ever
Great fun to take almost anywhere off-road, but lacks overall versatility that defines a true gravel bike
Cannondale have equipped their Topstone platform with a suspension fork for the new Topstone Carbon Lefty 1. Can this scintillating bike convince us on the trails and do small 650B wheels make sense on gravel? Find all the details and our first ride review here.
Tons of fun - though we'd like a little more tyre clearance for techy trails, please
Fast, light gravel ripper with top-notch equipment and useful suspension tech
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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