Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 3 Mens Gravel Bike 2021 - Grey
More Give. More Go. More Lefty.
It had to happen. We paired our proven, super-light and effortlessly simple Kingpin rear suspension system with our cutting-edge, built-for-gravel Lefty Oliver 30mm gravel suspension fork - meaning better control and even more comfort.
It’s Easier to Go Harder
Refined geometry and rider position deliver an experience that’s stable, composed and comfortable without losing that spark. Go further, ride longer, charge harder.
Grip, Comfort and Control
Topstone Carbon Lefty comes with smaller diameter, higher volume 650 x 47c tires for even more off-road ability and on-road comfort.
The Last Detail
We thought of everything. Tons of gear and storage mounts. Speed Release thru-axles. Rear fender mount. Internal dropper post compatibility. In short, the works.
Revolutionary, super-light suspensionthat lets you ride harder on dirt and more smoothly on pavement.
Topstone Carbon distills our experience making fast race bikes, comfortable endurance bikes and ultra-light dual suspension mountain bikes into an exceptional machine, designed for maximum fun in places beyond most gravel bikes' abilities, or maximum comfort in more ordinary terrain.
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.
Incredibly light and robust, it gives you up to 30mm of suspension (deflection at the seat and rear axle combined) that improves comfort, traction and control whether you’re seated or standing, letting you roll smoother or push it harder than ever.
Where it thrives
Gravel roads, Up and down hills, Out in the elements
What it's built for
Handling, Comfort, Traction
- 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 / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
|Frame||BallisTec Carbon Frame, Kingpin suspension system, 12x142 Speed Release Thru-axle, dropper post compatible, direct line cable routing|
|Fork||All-New Lefty Oliver, 30mm travel, Chamber Damper w/ All-Over tune, ISO High-Ride air spring, tapered steerer, 650b, 55mm offset|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 600, 11-speed|
|Derailleur (Rear)||Shimano GRX 800 Wide|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX 400 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT76 rotors|
|Crankset||Cannondale 1, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 40T|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX, 11-42, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|Hub Front||Lefty 50, 6-bolt|
|Hub Rear||Formula DHT-142, 12x142mm centerlock|
|Rims||WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready|
|Tyres||WTB Byway TCS Light, 650 x 47c, tubeless ready|
|Handlebar||Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16 deg flare drop w/ Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm|
|Stem||Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Headset||Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"|
|Saddle||Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite, cro-mo rails|
|Seatpost||Cannondale 2, UD Carbon, 27.2 x 350mm|
|Wheel Size||27.5 inch|
|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 7-10 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.
This is a great bike and I love that it can take me to places that most gravel bikes would struggle with. Whilst the upside of the suspension brings it’s versatility, it also makes it noticeably heavier and that’s my only reason not for giving it 5 stars. You might also want to go for some more knobbly tyres if you are heading into the English countryside where ‘gravel’ tends to come with mud and puddles
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