An aluminum frame gravel bike with upper mid-range components and mechanical disc brakes.
1 × 10 — 10 speed
The Topstone 4 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Topstone 4 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.
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Jun 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.
A versatile option for mixing up road and light off-road riding, with more capability to unlock
Excellent tyres for road and light off-road
Ergonomic flared bars
Glorious shimmery purple paint
Plentiful mounts for winter riding or commuting
Tyres are relatively narrow by technical gravel standards
Jul 2022Read Review
I tested the Topstone with a Lefty Oliver fork while road riding, gravel cycling, and underbiking around Aspen, Colorado.
Jun 2022Read Review
News from Cannondale: the US brand present their new gravel bike, Topstone Carbon 2022! Find all the important information here!
Apr 2022Read Review
With the Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon Lefty LE, an E-gravel bike seems to have smuggled itself into the ranks of the test and approaches urban mobility from a more leisure-oriented perspective. Can this bike with its drop bars, high-tech components and concentrated Bosch E-power surprise us during the test?
Innovative in its segment and beyond
High-tech and high-spec
Lots of fun for tech-fans with riding experience
Comparatively high level of comfort
Connectivity of drivetrain, sensor and Nyon display
Very limited luggage carrying options
Not intuitive due to road bars
Narrow range of applications
Limited everyday practicality without mudguards, stand or front light
Sep 2021Read Review
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...
Aug 2021Read Review
Great fun to take almost anywhere off-road, but lacks overall versatility that defines a true gravel bike
Superb front suspension
Retains performance feel
Suspension adds weight and cost
Feb 2021Read Review
Fast, light gravel ripper with top-notch equipment and useful suspension tech
Suspension a genuine benefit off road
Fast and fun ride
Dropper and mudguard compatible
Fiddly front wheel removal
Tyres not up to technical stuff
Costs large amounts of money
Dec 2020Read Review
5'0" – 5'5"
5'4" – 5'10"
5'7" – 6'1"
5'10" – 6'4"
6'3" – 6'8"
SmartForm C2 Alloy, 12x142 thru-axle, tapered headtube, flat mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, multiple gear/bottle mounts
Colors: Black Magic; Alpine
BallisTec Full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12x100 thru axle
Cartridge, square taper
Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1-1/4"
Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16 deg flare drop
Cannondale Stage CX
Cannondale 4, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm
Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm
microSHIFT Advent X
microSHIFT Advent X, 10-speed
microSHIFT, 11-48T, 10-speed
KMC X10, 10-speed
Promax Render R mechanical disc, 160/160mm rotors
microSHIFT Advent X
RD 2.0, 28h
Stainless Steel, 14g
Formula alloy, 12x100mm
Formula alloy, 12x142mm
WTB Riddler Comp, 700 x 37c