Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty with Shimano GRX 1x: Unboxing & Features

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review

“An unprecedented gravel bike with real suspension. It’s the most off-road capable and on-road comfortable road bike ever made.” – Cannondale

Up to 30mm of suspension at the rear (deflection at the seat and rear axle combined) – “A thru-axle pivot in the seat tube allows the entire back of the frame – the rear stays, seat tube, even the rear of the top tube – to flex like a series of connected leaf-springs, absorbing bumps and road vibration without the weight and complexity of a shock and linkages.”

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review

30mm of suspension thanks to Lefty Oliver. “Engineered from the ground up for pure gravel performance, Lefty Oliver offers up 30mm of bump-smoothing travel. Crisp and efficient on the smooth stuff. Smooth and composed on the rough stuff. Unwaveringly precise everywhere. It’s a whole new level of comfort and control.”

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew unboxes the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 3, equipped with Shimano GRX mechanical 1x. The basic features are covered as a prelude to the coming review!

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review

Tech Specs

  • BallisTec carbon frame with Kingpin suspension / Lefty Oliver gravel fork, 30mm travel
  • Shimano GRX 800/600 Wide 11-speed shifting / GRX 400 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Cannondale 1 crank w/ SpideRing
  • 650b x 47mm Tires
  • BB30 Bottom Bracket
  • Top tube mount for Bento Box
  • Three bottle cage mounts
  • Mounts for rear fender
  • Speed Release thru-axles
  • Internal dropper post compatibility
  • Internal cable routing (rear derailleur and rear brake run externally, exit behind the bottom bracket)
  • Flat Mount Disc Brakes
  • 27.2mm Seatpost

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