Cannondale Topstone Carbon 2 Lefty Gravel Bike 2022 - Gold Dust
Nothing is Impassable
Delivering a smooth ride without the added weight and complexity of a shock and links, Kingpin is our answer for the most demanding gravel riders. Whether you need more comfort to go long, more traction to push beyond or more give to take on the tech - Kingpin is the maintenance-free, lightweight answer to your prayers.
Lefty Goes Big
The smoothest, most-precise handling gravel fork in the world. With 30mm of bob-free travel and room for 700x45mm tires, Lefty Oliver lives to push the boundaries with comfort and control.
Load Up. Roll Out.
With plentiful gear and waterbottle mounts on the frame and fork, Topstone Carbon is ready to load up and go long.
Corner like a Boss
Rail through the rough and come out smiling. Led by our OutFront steering geometry, the Topstone Carbon offers up handling that's serenely stable in the chop, and light & nimble everywhere else.
Nothing is impassable
The best dual-suspension gravel bike for rugged dirt roads and singletrack trails. With the Kingpin system and Lefty fork, nothing is off-limits.
Where it thrives
Gravel and Dirt Roads, Rough Pavement, Trails
What it's built for
Gravel riding, back road exploring, bike packing and off-road adventures
- Lightweight Topstone Carbon frame with Kingpin suspension / Lefty Oliver gravel suspension fork, 30mm travel
- Shimano GRX 800/600 11-speed gravel group / DownLow dropper post
- WTB KOM Light rims w/ 700x44c WTB Raddler TCS Light tyres
|Frame||Topstone Carbon, Kingpin suspension system, SmartSense compatible, Proportional Response construction, 12x142mm thru-axle, 27.2 dropper post ready, BSA 68mm threaded BB, DirectLine internal cable routing, removable fender bridge, multiple gear/bottle mounts|
|Fork||Lefty Oliver, 30mm travel, lockout, Chamber Damper w/ All-Over tune, ISO High-Ride air spring, tapered steerer, 700c, 55mm offset|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 800, 11-speed|
|Derailleur (Rear)||Shimano GRX 810, Shadow RD+|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX 800 hydraulic disc,|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX 600, 40T|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX, 11-42, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG701, 11-speed|
|Hub Front||Lefty SL, 6-Bolt|
|Hub Rear||Formula cartridge bearing, 6-Bolt, 12x142mm|
|Rims||WTB KOM Light i23 TCS, 700c, 28h, tubeless ready|
|Tyres||WTB Raddler TCS Light, 700 x 44c, tubeless ready|
|Handlebar||Cannondale 2 ShortDrop, 7050 alloy, 12 deg flare drop|
|Stem||Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Headset||Integrated, Carbon, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"|
|Saddle||Fizik Terra Argo X5, S-alloy rails|
|Seatpost||Cannondale DownLow Dropper Post, 27.2, shifter-integrated lever, travel - 60mm XS-S / 80mm M / 100mm L-XL|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Number of Gears||11|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 5-7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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