Welcome to a leader in multi-surface riding: Cannondale's Topstone Carbon 5.
Cannondale takes innovation seriously. Not only is the Topstone Carbon's frame a featherweight masterpiece, it uses a simple but effective rear suspension geometry. Called Kingpin, the rear triangle is designed and engineered to flex vertically, while resisting torsional twisting. The clever LockR Pivot in the seat tube anchors the left and right sides. 30mm of rear suspension travel allows the Kingpin Carbon 5 to clamber over especially rough surfaces, broken pavement and railway crossings with ease. The rest of the TopStone Carbon 5's frame has specific carbon fiber layups that enhance rigidity, especially under hard pedaling loads. The shaped seat tube also plays a part in soaking up fatiguing vibration and impacts. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek. There's room for tires up to 40mm wide if off-road adventures need meatier rubber. Want to add 650B wheels and tires? The Topstone Carbon 5 will accept 650x48c tires. The overall geometry of the Topstone Carbon models is stable and more upright, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable.
Equipping the Topstone Carbon 5 required components dedicated to off-road adventures. Shimano's 11-speed GRX components are found throughout the Topstone Carbon 5, including the dual-control levers, derailleurs and hydraulic disc brakes. The GRX levers feature a textured hood and brake lever, ensuring a comfortable grip when attacking technical trails. The rear Shimano GRX derailleur boasts an adjustable clutch that prevents dropped chains and greasy fingers. Hydraulic Shimano GRX disc brakes are effective in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). Cannondale's alloy 46/30T crankset is paired with a Shimano 11-34T cassette, bringing a massive gearing range for tackling roller-coaster terrain.
Then wheelset hasn't been forgotten on the Topstone Carbon 5. WTB's tubeless-ready alloy ST i23 wheels are wrapped with their legendary tubeless-ready Riddler TCS Light tires in a 700x37c size. Fizik's Aliante R5 saddle sits atop an alloy Cannondale seatpost, while an alloy handlebar with a 16 degree flare completes this multi-surface challenger.
An integrated Cannondale wheel sensor and removable fender bridge is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
|Frame||BallisTec Carbon Frame, Kingpin suspension system, 12 x 142 Speed Release Thru-axle, dropper post compatible, direct line cable routing|
|Fork||BallisTec Full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12 x 100 speed release thru axle|
|Headset||Integrated, 1-1/8" - 1.5"|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i23 alloy TCS, 28h, tubeless ready|
Front: Formula cartridge bearing, Centerlock, 12 x 100mm
Rear: Formula cartridge bearing, Centerlock, 12 x 142mm
|Spokes||Stainless Steel, 14g|
|Tires||WTB Riddler TCS Light, 700x37c, tubeless ready|
|Crankset||Cannondale, BB30a, OPI SpideRing|
|Bottom Bracket||Cannondale BB30|
|Chain||KMC X11, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX 800, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX 812, Shadow RD+|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 11-34T, 11-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 600, 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Cannondale 3, butted 6061 alloy, 16 deg. flare drop|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale Bar Tape, 3.5mm|
|Stem||Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX 600 hydraulic disc|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX 400 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT64 rotor|
|Saddle||Fizik Aliante R5, S-alloy rails|
|Seat Post||Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Removable fender bridge|
* Subject to change without notice.