Cannondale Topstone Carbon 3 Gravel Bike 2022 - Quicksand
Nothing is impassable
The best gravel bike for anything from dirt roads to singletrack trails. With the grip and comfort of the Kingpin suspension, 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 frameset with Kingpin suspension, SmartSense compatible / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
- Shimano GRX 800/600 11-speed gravel groupset
- WTB ST i23 TCS rims with 700x45c WTB Riddler TCS Light tires
Low-friction bushing on the Kingpin thru-axle offer smooth action, maintenance-free reliability and over 100 grams of weight savings vs conventional cartridge bearings.
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.
Clearance and Compatibility
The new dropped chainstay design lets you run big volume tyres (up to 700x45mm or 27.5x2.1"), all with a standard dish wheel for easy interchangeability.
Tuned for the Rider
Our Proportional Response size-specific construction creates optimal frame stiffness and compliance for each frame size, so that every rider has the ideal ride feel and comfort of Kingpin.
Make every ride better with enhanced visibility and awareness. The SmartSense-ready frame means its easy to upgrade to our system of intelligent running lights and rear-facing radar.
OutFront Steering Geometry
Confident stability meets nimble agility. An extra long fork offset paired with a slack head angle keeps the steering light and lively, yet delivers unreal confidence at speed and in the rough stuff.
An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyper-accurate speed, route and distance info while you ride, registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App.
Built to accept an internally-routed 27.2mm dropper seatpost, which shouldn't really be a surprise on a bike this off-road capable.
|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||Topstone Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12x100 thru-axle, triple bottle/gear mounts, fender mounts|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 600, 11-speed|
|Derailleur (Front)||Shimano GRX 810, braze-on|
|Derailleur (Rear)||Shimano GRX 810, Shadow RD+|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX 600 hydraulic disc|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX 600, 46/30|
|Cassette||Shimano HG700, 11-34, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|Hub Front||Formula cartridge bearing, 12x100mm, centerlock|
|Hub Rear||Formula cartridge bearing, 12x142mm, centerlock|
|Rims||WTB ST i23 TCS, 700c, 28h, tubeless ready|
|Tyres||WTB Riddler TCS Light, 700 x 45c, tubeless ready|
|Handlebar||Cannondale 3, butted 6061 Alloy, 16 deg flare drop|
|Stem||Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Headset||Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"|
|Saddle||Fizik Aliante Delta, S-alloy rails|
|Seatpost||Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Number of Gears||12|
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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