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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topstone features Cannondale’s integrated wheel sensor that delivers hyper-accurate ride information such as speed, route, and distance info while you ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new Cannondale Topstone Alloy is available in four models with different build options to suit your ride and gearing needs;
Topstone 1 with a Shimano GRX 800 2×11 spd drive train. $2,300
Topstone 2 with a Shimano GRX 400
1×11 2×10 spd drive train. $1,900
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
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