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Cannondale claim that "Nothing is Impassable" on their new Topstone Carbon. It's a bold claim... but we're inclined to agree.
So, what makes the Topstone Carbon such a gravel munching machine? At the core of the bike is its frame and Cannondale has brought a raft of updates with the 2022 model but kept all the important details which make the Topstone such a fantastic bike. One such carry-over is the Kingpin suspension platform. This simple and elegant feaure provides around 10mm of suspension travel at the rear axle and 30mm at the seatpost, for smoothing out rough tracks, without any compromise to efficiency or ride quality. It achieves this by joining the seat stays to the seat tube with a pivot, which allows them to flex independently. There are flex zones engineered into the seat post, top tube, chain stays and seat stays, for vertical movement but lateral stiffness and snappy handling. Essentially, Kingpin provides extra traction and comfort for next to no weight penalty and it will keep on doing that for years, with its super low maintenance bush bearings.
Updates from the previous model included greater tyre clearance (up to 700x45mm or 27.5x2.1") and internally routed dropper post compatibility. A slacker head tube angle with a shorter fork offset delivers stability at speed but keeps handling snappy. One of the most significant updates is compatibility with Cannondale's SmartSense lighting system. SmartSense monitors traffic behind the bike, alerts you to danger and adjusts the integrated front and rear lights according to traffic and light conditions. It even causes the rear light to flare when breaking! The lights and sensor are available to to purchase separately but they also come as standard on some Topstone models denoted with the "L" or "RLE" suffixes. For when you want to leave the tarmac and head off the beaten track, there are mount points all over the place for bikepacking essentials. Triple bottle bolts on the fork allow the attachment of gear cages and double bolts on the toptupe let you attach bolt-on top tube packs, which have more security than their strap-on cousins.
The Topstone Carbon 3 650B, rather fittingly, comes specced with 650B wheels and chunky 47mm tyres but can go even wider. The smaller wheels lower the bottom bracket for better cornering stability, while the wider tyres give loads of grip and absorb small bumps better than narrower options. A mix of Shimano GRX 600 and 800 series componentry guarantees excellent performance and value. The 46/30 chainset in combination with 11-34 cassette gives a super low bottom gear ratio for steep climbs but still has enough range that you'll only spin out on the fastest decents.
Whether you want a comfortable bikepacking machine for multi-day adventures, a gravel race bike for everything from tarmac to singltrack, the Topstone fits the bill.
|Topstone Carbon, Kingpin suspension system, SmartSense equipped, 12x142mm thru-axle, 27.2 dropper post ready, BSA 68mm threaded BB, DirectLine internal cable routing, removable fender bridge, multiple gear/bottle mounts|
|Topstone Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12x100 thruaxle, triple bottle/gear mounts, fender mounts|
|Shimano GRX 600, 46/30|
|Shimano GRX 810, Shadow RD+|
|Shimano GRX 810, braze-on|
|Shimano GRX 600, 11-speed|
|Shimano HG700, 11-34, 11-speed|
|Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|Shimano GRX 600 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT64 rotors|
|F: Formula cartridge bearing, 12x100mm, centerlock / R: Formula cartridge bearing, 12x142mm, centerlock|
|WTB ST i25 TCS, 650b, 28h, tubeless ready|
|WTB Sendero TCS Light, 650 x 47c, tubeless ready|
|Cannondale 3, butted 6061 Alloy, 16 deg flare drop|
|Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Fizik Solocush Soft, 3mm|
|Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"|
|Cannondale 3 SmartSense, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm|
|Fizik Aliante Delta, S-alloy rails|
|152 - 165 cm||162 - 175 cm||170 - 185 cm||180 - 193 cm||190 - 203 cm|
|Price||Model Year||Frame||Fork||Rear Shock||Crank||Rear Deraileur||Front Deraileur||Shifters||Casette||Chain||Bottom Bracket||Breakset||Wheels||Hubs||Rims||Tyres||Handlebars||Stem||Grips||Headset||Seat Post||Saddle||Pedals||Motor||Battery||Controller||Weight|
Cannondale Topstone Carbon 3 650B - 2022 - Quicksand and Black CherryView Now
|£2,545.00 £3,199.00||2022||Topstone Carbon, Kingpin suspension system, SmartSense equipped, 12x142mm thru-axle, 27.2 dropper post ready, BSA 68mm threaded BB, DirectLine internal cable routing, removable fender bridge, multiple gear/bottle mounts||Topstone Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12x100 thruaxle, triple bottle/gear mounts, fender mounts||Shimano GRX 600, 46/30||Shimano GRX 810, Shadow RD+||Shimano GRX 810, braze-on||Shimano GRX 600, 11-speed||Shimano HG700, 11-34, 11-speed||Shimano HG601, 11-speed||Shimano GRX 600 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT64 rotors||F: Formula cartridge bearing, 12x100mm, centerlock / R: Formula cartridge bearing, 12x142mm, centerlock||WTB ST i25 TCS, 650b, 28h, tubeless ready||WTB Sendero TCS Light, 650 x 47c, tubeless ready||Cannondale 3, butted 6061 Alloy, 16 deg flare drop||Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°||Fizik Solocush Soft, 3mm||Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"||Cannondale 3 SmartSense, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm||Fizik Aliante Delta, S-alloy rails|
Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon - 2022 - Gloss Smoke / Black / Transparent / Chrome / WildView Now
|£3,300.00||2022||Specialized Diverge FACT 8r carbon, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc||Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount||SRAM Apex 1x||SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed||SRAM Apex, 1x11-speed||Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t||KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed||SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor||DT Swiss G540 700c rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, Center Lock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples||Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2BR, tan sidewall, 700x42, tubeless-ready clincher||Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare||Specialized Future Stem, Comp||Roubaix S-Wrap||Specialized Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm||Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails|