Cannondale introduces all new Topstone Alloy gravel bike starting at $1,350

Cannondale is doubling down on alloy, letting loose a new Topstone alloy model with a sleek look, capable design, and competitive pricing. With the release of the updated Topstone carbon, Cannondale ignited a fire for competitive gravel and adventure.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy wet weather

All photos courtesy of Cannondale

The price point and race-focused DNA of the Topstone could be too much for some gravel-adventure-curious riders. With the addition of the Topstone Alloy, Cannondale takes the proven geometry, basic tube shapes, and heart of the Topstone Carbon and distills it into the new alloy version of the Topstone.

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What’s new — Cannondale Topstone Alloy

The new Cannondale Topstone Alloy looks to empower riders to push themselves, explore, and commute. The ethos of the Topstone is gravel, but the alloy version is a capable, versatile gravel bike designed for any riding.

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy — Frame details

Like the Topstone Carbon, the new alloy version goes back to the basics; BSA threaded bottom bracket, and a traditional wheel dish. So riders can feel free to easily swap out commuting wheels and save their race wheels for the weekend.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy Head tube

Leaving room for upgrades, the new Topstone Alloy is compatible with Cannondale’s Lefty Oliver and other gravel forks.

The bike features a brand-new full carbon fork with mount bosses on each leg to maximize cargo capacity. There is also an easy mounting point for fenders. The bike is built to accept an internally routed 27.2 dropper seat post.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy dropper post

Topstone features Cannondale’s integrated wheel sensor that delivers hyper-accurate ride information such as speed, route, and distance info while you ride.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy in the gravel

For those that like to adventure and bikepack, the Topstone Alloy is equipped with enough mounts on the frame and fork to carry anything you need, plus it’s SmartSense compatible if you plan to hit the roads.

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy 1

The Topstone Alloy features clearance for 45 mm tires (or 40 mm tires if you use fenders) that’s big enough to under-bike and over gravel, whatever terrain you frequent.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy tire clearance

Performance and riding features:

The new Topstone Alloy features Cannondale’s OutFront steering geometry. The traditional Topstone steering is light and lively but delivers great confidence at speed through rough and uneven terrain. For those unfamiliar, OutFront steering geo gives the ride a lively feel without sacrificing stability — comfortably in control of the bike.

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy geometry, sizing, and colorways

The geometry for the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is the same as the Topstone Carbon. The frame features more options for gear and hauling, but the overall handling should be very similar to that of the carbon version. One of the biggest differences on this model (other than the material) is the lack of the Kingpin 2.0 rear suspension. Instead, the alloy version gets a simple fixed frame design geared towards adventure.

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The new Cannondale Topstone Alloy is available in four models with different build options to suit your ride and gearing needs;

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy 1

Topstone 1 with a Shimano GRX 800 2×11 spd drive train. $2,300

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy 2

Topstone 2 with a Shimano GRX 400 1×11  2×10 spd drive train. $1,900

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy 3

Topstone 3 has a Shimano Sora 2×9 spd drive train for $1550 and the Topstone 4 features Microshifts AdventX 2×10 speed drive train for $1350

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy 4 with Microshift AdventX

Available sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL

Color options: Topstone LTD (Green), Topstone 1 (Mercury & Cinnamon), Topstone 2 (Midnight & Olive Green), Topstone 3 (Grey & Turquoise), Topstone 4 (Black Pearl & Mango)

For more information on the Cannondale Topstone line, check out Cannondale.com

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John
John
30 days ago

Traditional wheel dish, thank you Cannondale. Would like to see this feature on higher end mountain and gravel bikes as well.

Vern
Vern
29 days ago
Reply to  John

The new Topstone Carbon has traditional wheel dish.

John
John
29 days ago
Reply to  Vern

Ah, thank you. Good news.

Dave
Dave
30 days ago

The frame, especially the rear seems short, light weight, lacking stability . I would rather have a Gravel bike be set for distance and not a bike built for short sprints. No trunk. Toys.

Dinger
Dinger
29 days ago
Reply to  Dave

43.5cm is a pretty long chainstay, hardly a sprinter’s geometry. Most “fast” gravel geos have 42-42.5cm, which is longer than a road bike but it’s hard to get any shorter while preserving tire clearance.

dr_lha
dr_lha
30 days ago

The GRX 400 should be 1×10 speed surely?

Hurray for threaded bottom brackets.