Extremely powerful off-road and wonderfully comfortable on the road!
The Cannondale TOPSTONE Carbon is the next big jump in the evolution of road bikes. Featuring an unprecedented, ultralight suspension system, the new Topstone Carbon offers riders more comfort on-road, and more capability off-road than any road bike that’s come before. It’s designed to deliver maximum fun in places beyond the abilities of most gravel bikes, and unbelievably composed comfort on more everyday road-bike terrain.
Features of Cannondale TOPSTONE Carbon
At the heart of the Topstone Carbon is the Kingpin suspension system—a revolutionary, super-light suspension design that lets riders charge harder on dirt and more smoothly on pavement with better control, traction and comfort. Kingpin utilizes a thru-axle pivot in the seat tube that allows engineered flex zones in the rear stays, the seat tube, and even the rear portion of the top tube to deflect more than they ever could with a fixed-stay design. This offers riders smooth, progressive compliance without the weight and complexity of a shock, pivots and linkages.
The suspension and overall frame-feel are custom-tuned, by size, via Cannondale’s Proportional Response construction techniques. The carbon layup and tube dimensions are manipulated to deliver just the right amount of suspension flex and frame stiffness for the rider’s size. It requires no set-up and virtually no maintenance; the rider can simply get on and go, enjoying dialed rigidity and all-terrain suspension that works to smooth bumps and enhance control whether they are seated or standing.
Topstone Carbon offer riders a new way to connect with their bike and the ride experience. Cannondale connected technology seamlessly pairs an integrated wheel sensor with the new Cannondale App to deliver hyper-accurate speed, route and distance info, as well as provide curated information about their bike, send detailed service reminders and more, all through their smartphone.
With tons of gear and bottle mounts (including mounting eyelets both inside and outside the fork legs), internal dropper post compatibility, Speed Release thru-axles and plenty of room for big tires (40 mm with ample clearance), the all-new Topstone Carbon is ready get in deep, wherever the road may lead.