Which is Best?

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2, Giant Revolt Advanced 0, and Cervélo Áspero GRX 1 Disc are all carbon frame gravel bikes with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes. The Giant has carbon wheels, while the Cervélo has a dropper post and 650b wheels. Explore the differences below.

Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2
Revolt Advanced 0
Áspero GRX 1 Disc
MSRP$3,300$3,650$3,800
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CategoryGravelGravelGravel
Weight19.8 lbs / 9.0 kg18.7 lbs / 8.5 kg
FrameCarbonCarbonCarbon
ForkCarbonCarbonCarbon
Wheel Size700c700c650b
Wheel MaterialAluminumCarbonAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetUltegra, FSA
Ultegra, Praxis
GRX 800
Drivetrain2 × 112 × 111 × 11
Gear Range
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2
36 mph
Giant Revolt Advanced 0
38 mph
Cervélo Áspero GRX 1 Disc
30 mph
SeatpostRigidRigidDropper
Brand Sitewww.cannondale.comwww.giant-bicycles.comwww.cervelo.com
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Spec Level

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Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 2
Revolt Advanced 0
Áspero GRX 1 Disc

Geometry

Specs
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
Advanced-Grade Composite, 12x142mm thru-axle, disc
Carbon fiber
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
Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle, disc
Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero Fork
Rear Shock
N/A
Bottom Bracket
Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Praxis M30 BB86, press fit
JY-BB 24
Headset
Integrated, 1.5" lower to 1-1/8" upper w/ reducer, 25mm Alloy top cap
FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
Stem
Cannondale 2, 6061 alloy, 31.8, 6°
Giant Contact, 8-degree
Easton EA70 Alloy
Handlebar
Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16 deg flare drop
Giant Contact XR D-Fuse, 31.85° back sweep, flared drop
Easton EC70AX Carbon
Saddle
Fabric Scoop Radius Elite, cro-mo rails
Giant Contact SL (neutral)
Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0
Seatpost
Cannondale 2, carbon, 27.2 x 350mm
Giant D-Fuse SL, composite
TranzX YSI01 50mm Dropper Post
Grips
Cannondale Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm
Groupset
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra RX GS Shadow Plus
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano GRX 812, 11 spd
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Shimano Ultegra
Crank
Cannondale 1, BB30a, FSA rings, 46/30
Praxis Zayante Carbon, 32/48
Shimano GRX 810-1 40T
Shifters
Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 2x11
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano GRX RX810, 11 spd
Cassette
Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
Shimano Ultegra, 11x34
Shimano M8000, 11 spd, 11-40
Chain
Shimano HG601, 11-speed
KMC X11SL-1
Shimano CN-HG701, 11 spd
Brakes
Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 160/160mm RT54 rotors
Shimano Ultegra hydraulic
Shimano GRX RX810-LA Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers
Shimano Ultegra hydro disc
Shimano Ultegra hydraulic
Wheels
Rims
WTB KOM Light i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready
Giant CXR-1 Composite WheelSystem
Easton EA70AX, 28h (F), 28h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
Spokes
Stainless Steel, 14g (Ai Offset Dish - rear)
Giant CXR-1 WheelSystem
Front Hub
Formula CL-712, 12x100 centerlock
Giant CXR-1 WheelSystem
Rear Hub
Formula RXC-400, 12x142 centerlock
Giant CXR-1 WheelSystem
Tires
WTB Riddler TCS Light, 700 x 37c, tubeless ready
Maxxis Velocita, 700X40
Panaracer Gravel King SK Folding 650Bx48
Disk Rotors
Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm