CANNONDALE TOPSTONE CARBON LEFTY 3 DISC GRAVEL ROAD BIKE 2021
A company project that researched the specific requirements of gravel riding has conceived the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 3 Disc Gravel Bike. Designed from the ground up, the Topstone Lefty Carbon delivers the pinnacle of performance to all adventure riders who have an unsatisfied desire to explore further and higher into the previously uncharted.
The frame utilises BallisTec Carbon and this material is configured within a size-specific pattern to grant a reactive and positive ride experience. Integrated into this main chassis is the Kingpin suspension configuration that, thanks to the amalgamated specific tube profiles and LockR Pivot system, provides 30mm of plush travel to absorb impacts and increase rear wheel traction. The Lefty Oliver fork then compliments the chassis with its lightweight and stiff suspension construction increasing ride accuracy and control over even the harshest of roads and paths.
The 650b wheelset features WTB alloy rims that are burly and composed with their circumference permitting the use of the ultra-wide 47mm tyres. This tyre width provides all of the grip and control necessary for the heaviest of gravel roads before a robust hubset ensures of low-maintenance and reliability within the harshest of conditions.
Any landscape, from fast roads to technical off-road climbs, can be conquered thanks to the wide-ranging 11-speed cassette with this being actuated by the reliable and crisp gear changes of the Shimano GRX groupset. Consistent and efficient forward drive is then provided by the revered Cannondale crank arms before the fully hydraulic brake system ensures powerful but controlled stopping through any conditions.
The already comprehensive features list is then crowned with a vibration killing Cannondale carbon seatpost, aesthetically pleasing and maintenance-friendly cable routing and full mudguard compatibility for when wet weather protection is required.
A super-versatile gravel bike with innovative Kingpin rear suspension and Lefty fork suspension provides complete off-road capability and sublime on-road comfort
Cannondale BallisTec Carbon Frame with Kingpin LockR Pivot rear suspension system that provides up to 30mm of travel and instant peddling response
Proportional Response Construction: Suspension and overall frame ride-feel is custom tuned by size, using different carbon layup and different tube dimensions
All-New Lefty Oliver Carbon fork with 30mm of travel
Dialed Endurance Fit: Offers a perfectly balanced riding position
Robust and reliable 650b WTB alloy wheelset with high volume 47mm wide tyres
Shimano GRX 11-speed gravel specific groupset
Shimano GRX hydraulic brake configuration
Cannondale finishing kit
DirectLine cable routing provides easy internal cable routing
Dropper Ready: Built to accept an internally-routed 27.2 dropper seatpost
Fully mudguard ready. A removable mudguard bridge on the rear stays facilitates easy removal
Frame Cannondale BallisTec Carbon Frame | Kingpin suspension system | 12x142 Speed Release thru-axle | dropper post compatible | direct line cable routing
Fork Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon | 30mm travel | Chamber Damper with All-Over tune | ISO High-Ride air spring | tapered steerer | 650b | 55mm offset
Headset Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"
Stem Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Handlebar Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16-degree flare drop
Grips Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm
Front Brake Shimano GRX 400 hydraulic disc,160mm RT76 rotor
Rear Brake Shimano GRX 400 hydraulic disc, 160mm RT76 rotor
Brake Levers Shimano GRX 600 hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 800 Wide, 11-speed
Shift Levers Shimano GRX 600, 11-speed
Cassette Shimano SLX, 11-42, 11-speed
Chain Shimano HG601, 11-speed
Crankset Cannondale 1, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 40 tooth chainring
Bottom Bracket Cannondale BB30
Front Wheel WTB ST i23 TCS, 28 hole, tubeless-ready alloy rims, | Lefty 50 6-bolt hub | 28 x stainless steel, 14g spokes
Rear Wheel WTB ST i23 TCS, 28 hole, tubeless-ready alloy rims | Formula DHT142, 12x142mm center lock hub | 28 x stainless steel, 14g spokes
Front Tyre WTB Venture TCS Light, 650 x 47c, tubeless-ready
Rear Tyre WTB Byway TCS Light, 650 x 47c, tubeless-ready
Saddle Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite, cro-mo rails
Seatpost Cannondale 2, UD Carbon, 27.2 x 350mm
Pedals Available to be purchased separately
Manufacturer Claimed Weight 9.5kg / 20.94lbs (size S)