2022 Cannondale Topstone Carbon 2 Lefty Gravel Bike

£4,500.00
Dispatched between 3rd Mar and 4th Mar, if ordered before 2:00pm today.
Part Number:

C15202U20XL

GTIN/UPC:

884603930953

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The 2022 Cannondale Topstone Carbon 2 Lefty Gravel Bike is the best dual-suspension gravel bike for rugged dirt roads and singletrack trails. With the Kingpin system and Lefty fork, nothing is off-limits.

What it's built for

Gravel riding, back road exploring, bike packing and off-road adventures

Highlights
  • 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


Gravel Bike Buying Guide

Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity over the last few years. There are now dozens of gravel bike events around the UK and a growing number of long distance cycling routes designed with gravel bikes in mind. In this gravel bike buying guide we’ll take you through the main things to consider when picking a gravel bike.

What’s the appeal of a gravel bike?

The main appeal of gravel bikes is versatility,. You can use them on normal roads but they’ll also work great on forest roads, old railway lines and farm tracks. So you can go for a ride off-road, avoiding cars and traffic, but link it with sections of tarmac as well. Of course you can do this on a mountain bike but a gravel bike will generally be faster and lighter. This also means you can cover some big distances when touring. A lot of gravel bike riders are road cyclists who want to get away from traffic.

As gravel bikes often get used for touring and bikepacking most will come with mounting points for bags. This luggage capacity combined with speed, and ability to handle mixed surfaces, means that gravel bikes are also extremely popular for commuting on.


Read our full gravel bike buying guide

Are Gravel Bikes Good for Commuting?

Gravel bikes are very popular for commuting. We sell lots of them on the cycle to work scheme. One of our biggest stores for gravel bike sales is our Greenwich shop in London. They're mainly selling them for commuting around central London on. We’re going to run you through the pros and cons of commuting on a gravel bike and answer the question ‘are gravel bikes good for commuting?’

The Pros of Commuting on a Gravel Bike

Gravel bikes are fast, nearly as quick as a standard road bike. They are certainly quicker on the road than most mountain bikes and many hybrids. That means you can get to work, and home, in the shortest time possible. But what makes gravel bikes so good for commuting is that they are extremely versatile. They can be ridden on tarmac, cycle paths, old railway lines, canal towpaths, and even off-road trails. So, it’s easy to mix it up on your commute and avoid traffic.

Another big advantage of commuting on a gravel bike is that they're generally more comfortable than road bikes. This is because they have wider tyres and longer wheelbases, which results in a smoother and more stable ride. So you don’t get bounced around as much on rough roads. Most gravel bikes have a fairly upright riding position which makes it easier to see what’s going on in traffic. The combination of stable handling and the comfortable riding position is a massive confidence boost for the rider, especially on wet roads.


Read more about the pros and cons of gravel bikes for commuting

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Cannondale are not keen on rules. Cannondale think outside the box and it has led to some of the most innovative bikes ever made. They were one of the pioneers of aluminium and carbon bike frames and were one of the first brand to introduce these materials into both professional racing and production bikes. Leading to their famous 'Legalize My Cannondale' ad campaigns after their innovations took their bikes below the official weight limit for pro racing.

Cannondale have led the development of technology in mountain bike suspension for years and have unique suspension designs, such as the Lefty, which only they use. Cannondale‘s commitment to innovation means they do things their own way. When you buy a Cannondale bike you will be getting something a little bit special and different from everyone else.

Cannondale have won awards for the 2020 CAAD13 and SuperSix Evo Road Bikes. Despite the alloy frame, the CAAD13 competes with a carbon road bike on every level but the price. SuperSix EVO is an evolution of Cannondale’s classic race machine. Adding more aero profiling, and a system integrated design to reduce drag.

Cycles UK is one of the leading Cannondale dealers in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London. We stock a wide range of Cannondale road, mountain and electric bikes online and in our stores.

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

Rims WTB KOM Light i23 TCS, 700c, 28h, tubeless ready

Hubs (F) Lefty SL, 6-Bolt / (R) Formula cartridge bearing, 6-Bolt, 12x142mm

Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g

Tires WTB Raddler TCS Light, 700 x 44c, tubeless ready (Europe/UK - Vittoria Mezcal III 700 x 44c ANT tubeless compatible)

Pedals Not included

Crank Shimano GRX 600, 40T (Europe/UK - FSA Gossamer Pro Modular AGX+, 40T)

Bottom Bracket Shimano BSA 68

Chain Shimano HG701, 11-speed

Rear Cogs Shimano SLX, 11-42, 11-speed

Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 810, Shadow RD+

Shifters Shimano GRX 800, 11-speed

Handlebar Cannondale 2 ShortDrop, 7050 alloy, 12 deg flare drop

Grips Fizik Solocush Soft, 3mm

Stem Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°

Headset Integrated, Carbon, 1-1/8" - 1-1/2"

Brakes Shimano GRX 800 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT76 rotors

Brake Levers Shimano GRX 800 hydraulic disc

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

Connectivity Cannondale Wheel Sensor

Fork Travel 30mm

Frame Travel 30mm

Extra's StrapRack toolholder

Sizes LG-700C, MD-700C, SM-700C, XL-700C, XS-700C
Brand Cannondale
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 884603930915, 884603930922, 884603930939, 884603930946, 884603930953
SKUs / Part Numbers C15202U20LG, C15202U20MD, C15202U20SM, C15202U20XL, C15202U20XS

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