Meet the New Topstone Carbon
For 2019 Cannondale raises the gravel stakes again. Taking all the fine features of the 2018 model and then leveraging the power of carbon to create a sublime, high travel, gravel road bike without shocks. Aero, integrated, comfortable with SRAM AXS 12 speed. See some of the latest in depth reviews on Bicycling or Cyclingtips or read more details below.
More Give, More GO
An unprecedented gravel bike with real suspension. It's the most off-road capable and on-road comfortable road bike ever made.Topstone Carbon distills Cannondale's experience making fast race bikes, comfortable endurance bikes and ultra-light dual suspension mountain bikes into an exceptional machine, designed for maximum fun in places beyond most gravel bikes' abilities, or maximum comfort in more ordinary terrain.
Revolutionary, super-light suspension that lets you ride harder on dirt and more smoothly on pavement. Better control. Better traction. Better comfort. Nothing sacrificed. Up to 30mm of bump smoothing suspension, without the weight and complexity of a shock or linkages.
LockR Pivot. Thru-axle pivot locks the left and right seat-stays together, preventing independent rotation for a solid feel and instantaneous response.
It’s Easier to Go Harder
Refined geometry and rider position deliver an experience that’s stable, composed and comfortable without losing that spark. Go further, ride longer, charge harder.
Big Tire Clearance Comes with big 700x37c tires for grip and comfort, but has room for up to 40mm tires with tons of clearance. You can even put on 650 wheels with 48mm tires if small and fat is your thing.
Dialed Endurance Fit. Offers a perfectly balanced riding position: upright enough for comfort over the long haul and control whentackling technical off-road terrain, yet still low and forward enough for speedy efficiency.
OutFront Steering Geometry. Keeps the steering light and agile, while positioning the wheel further in front of the rider for stability and confidence on rougher stuff. Plus it reduces the chance of toe overlap on smaller sizes.
The Last Detail.
We thought of everything. Big clearance for big tires.Tons of gear and storage mounts. Speed Release thru-axles. Direct Line cable routing. Internal dropper post compatibility. In short, the works.Topstone Carbon More Give. More Go.
Fully fender ready A removable fender bridge on the rear stays is there when you need it, gone when you don't.
Speed Release Equipped. Speed Release thru-axles offer the stiffness and solid feel of a thru-axle, with the easy use of a quick release axle. Compatible with most thru-axle wheelsets.
Dropper Ready. Built to accept an internally-routed27.2 dropper seatpost, which shouldn’t really be a surprise on a bike that's this off-road capable.
Connected. An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyper accurate speed, route and distance info,registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App.
Proportional Response Construction. Suspension and overall frame ride-feel is custom tuned by size, using different carbon layup and different tube dimensions, so each size is dialed for the rider. Just get on and go.