In a good looking moving to grab a bigger share of the growing “gravel bike” market Cannondale has unveiled a new line of less expensive aluminum multi-purpose bikes under the name Topstone. Here’s what the release had to say…
Built for smashing out big miles on the roughest of gravel roads, the Topstone’s confident rider position, nimble handling and grippy high-volume tires make it an ideal weekend tourer, an all-weather commuter, or simply a supremely comfortable all-around road bike.
The light and smooth-riding SmartForm C2 Alloy frame offers plenty of clearance for 700c tires up to 42mm wide, which provide great grip and give on a wide range of surfaces. A full carbon fork with a tapered steerer and a 12mm thru-axle provide a precise-steering front end, while powerful disc brakes on all models ensure consistent control in all conditions.
For a comfortably sporty riding position, the Topstone features similar stack and reach measurements to Cannondale’s proven endurance road bike, the Synapse. It also has Cannondale’s OutFront Geometry, which pairs a slack head angle with a 55mm fork offset, to deliver a confidence-inspiring combination of high-speed stability and quick-handling agility — perfect for tackling mixed terrain and rough road surfaces.
With internal cable routing for a dropper seatpost, mounts for top tube storage and multiple mounts for carrying three bottles or large frame bags, the all-new Topstone is ready for adventure, wherever the road may lead.
The new Topstone line-up will feature three models, SRAM Apex 1 equipped with a 55mm of travel dropper seatpost, Shimano 105 and Shimano Sora, in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. Bikes are available now and full bike specs are below as well as the geometry chart. For more information on the new Topstone, visit Cannondale.com