2020 Cannondale Topstone Carbon

All new for this year Cannondale has built on very popular Topstone platform with the release the 2020 Topstone carbon.

The new bike has an undeniably striking silhouette, and is sure to turn heads at the coffee shop, or craft brewery for that matter (after all it’s a gravel bike). Take a closer look though and there is some very exciting technology lying just beneath the surface.

Look closely at where the seat stay joins the seat tube and you will see what looks like a bushing. In fact it is a cartridge bearing that allows for 30mm of travel in the rear end of the bike. Engineered chain stay flex acts as a leaf spring to control the movement. All in all the tech allows the rider to go further and faster on any kind of dirt road or gravel surface, where back pain from road vibration can quickly become a limiting factor for even the youngest and most spritely riders.

 

 

we have fully drank the gravel suspension Kool-aid and we imagine that  Carbon Topstone is going to be the most coveted bike in our demo fleet for quite a time to come. 

The feedback from shop riders has been very positive. Riders seen to agree that it “really works” and that  “it doesn’t feel like a hardtail”. While it’s surely possible to ride your cross bike with 30mm tubulars for 100+k on washboarded and rocky roads we have fully drank the gravel suspension Kool-aid and we imagine that  Carbon Topstone is going to be the most coveted bike in our demo fleet for quite a time to come.

 

Check out what other people think here:

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a28104674/cannondale-topstone-crb-review/

See full specs and builds here:

https://www.cannondale.com/en/Canada/Products/ProductCategory.aspx?nid=f055ac1d-0af9-4dc9-9a99-11fb14619ac5