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Cannondale is doubling down on alloy, letting loose a new Topstone alloy model with a sleek look, capable design, and competitive pricing. With the release of the updated Topstone carbon, Cannondale ignited a fire for competitive gravel and adventure.

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The price point and race-focused DNA of the Topstone could be too much for some gravel-adventure-curious riders. With the addition of the Topstone Alloy, Cannondale takes the proven geometry, basic tube shapes, and heart of the Topstone Carbon and distills it into the new alloy version of the Topstone.

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What’s new — Cannondale Topstone Alloy

The new Cannondale Topstone Alloy looks to empower riders to push themselves, explore, and commute. The ethos of the Topstone is gravel, but the alloy version is a capable, versatile gravel bike designed for any riding.

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy — Frame details

Like the Topstone Carbon, the new alloy version goes back to the basics; BSA threaded bottom bracket, and a traditional wheel dish. So riders can feel free to easily swap out commuting wheels and save their race wheels for the weekend.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy Head tube

Leaving room for upgrades, the new Topstone Alloy is compatible with Cannondale’s Lefty Oliver and other gravel forks.

The bike features a brand-new full carbon fork with mount bosses on each leg to maximize cargo capacity. There is also an easy mounting point for fenders. The bike is built to accept an internally routed 27.2 dropper seat post.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy dropper post

Topstone features Cannondale’s integrated wheel sensor that delivers hyper-accurate ride information such as speed, route, and distance info while you ride.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy in the gravel

For those that like to adventure and bikepack, the Topstone Alloy is equipped with enough mounts on the frame and fork to carry anything you need, plus it’s SmartSense compatible if you plan to hit the roads.

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The Topstone Alloy features clearance for 45 mm tires (or 40 mm tires if you use fenders) that’s big enough to under-bike and over gravel, whatever terrain you frequent.

Cannondale TopStone Alloy tire clearance

Performance and riding features:

The new Topstone Alloy features Cannondale’s OutFront steering geometry. The traditional Topstone steering is light and lively but delivers great confidence at speed through rough and uneven terrain. For those unfamiliar, OutFront steering geo gives the ride a lively feel without sacrificing stability — comfortably in control of the bike.

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Cannondale Topstone Alloy geometry, sizing, and colorways

The geometry for the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is the same as the Topstone Carbon. The frame features more options for gear and hauling, but the overall handling should be very similar to that of the carbon version. One of the biggest differences on this model (other than the material) is the lack of the Kingpin 2.0 rear suspension. Instead, the alloy version gets a simple fixed frame design geared towards adventure.

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The new Cannondale Topstone Alloy is available in four models with different build options to suit your ride and gearing needs;

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Topstone 1 with a Shimano GRX 800 2×11 spd drive train. $2,300

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Topstone 2 with a Shimano GRX 400 1×11  2×10 spd drive train. $1,900

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Topstone 3 has a Shimano Sora 2×9 spd drive train for $1550 and the Topstone 4 features Microshifts AdventX 2×10 speed drive train for $1350

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Available sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL

Color options: Topstone LTD (Green), Topstone 1 (Mercury & Cinnamon), Topstone 2 (Midnight & Olive Green), Topstone 3 (Grey & Turquoise), Topstone 4 (Black Pearl & Mango)

For more information on the Cannondale Topstone line, check out Cannondale.com

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    • Eh, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is overhyped. There are better options out there for gravel grinding. Don’t get swept up in the marketing hype. Do your research before jumping on the bandwagon. #justsaying

  1. “I can’t believe they didn’t include a built-in espresso machine on the new Topstone Alloy! How am I supposed to fuel my gravel adventures without a good cup of joe? #CoffeeLoverProblems”

    • Seriously? You’re complaining about the lack of an espresso machine on a bike? Maybe focus on the actual features and performance instead of your caffeine fix. #Priorities

    • I couldn’t disagree more. The Cannondale Topstone Alloy is overrated and overpriced. There are plenty of other bikes out there that offer better value for your money. Don’t get swept up in the hype, do your research before making a decision.

    • I couldn’t agree more! The Cannondale Topstone Alloy is an absolute monster on the gravel. I recently took it for a spin and was blown away by its performance. You won’t be disappointed when you get a chance to test ride one!

    • “Seriously? The Cannondale Topstone Alloy is overrated. There are better options out there for off-road adventures. Don’t let the hype deceive you. Do your research before jumping on the bandwagon.”

    • I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Cannondale Topstone Alloy. Some say it’s a dream on gravel, while others find it underwhelming. Guess you’ll have to find out for yourself. Good luck with your adventures!

  2. Wow, the new Cannondale Topstone Alloy gravel bike looks like a beast on wheels! Can’t wait to give it a spin and leave some dust in my wake.

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is just another overhyped bike. It may look good, but looks can be deceiving. Don’t expect it to perform miracles on the gravel.

    • Well, it seems like you’re in the market for a bike, not a car. Different people have different priorities. Plus, a used car might come with its own set of problems. But hey, to each their own!

    • Seriously? $1,350 for a gravel bike is a steal! Quality components, durability, and versatility come at a price. Don’t expect magic, but if you’re serious about cycling, it’s a worthy investment. Happy riding!

  3. “Wow, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy looks like the perfect bike for all my off-road adventures! Can’t wait to give it a spin!”

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is just another overhyped bike. There are better options out there for off-road adventures. Don’t get caught up in the marketing hype.

  4. “I can’t believe they didn’t include a built-in espresso machine! How am I supposed to fuel up for my gravel adventures?”

    • Are you serious? A built-in espresso machine for gravel adventures? If you can’t survive without your caffeine fix, maybe you should stick to paved roads. Gravel adventures are about embracing the raw and unpredictable, not sipping lattes along the way.

  5. “Wow, the new Cannondale Topstone Alloy looks like the ultimate bike for off-road adventures! I can already imagine myself conquering muddy trails and gravel paths with this beast. Can’t wait to get my hands on one!”

    • Well, I hate to break it to you, but last time I checked, mountains don’t come with gears, brakes, or a smooth ride. So, unless you enjoy pedaling up steep slopes with a heavy backpack, maybe that gravel bike isn’t such a bad deal after all. Happy trails!

    • Sure, if you enjoy arriving sweaty and exhausted at your destination. I’ll stick to my car for convenience and comfort. Different strokes for different folks, I suppose.

    • Sure, riding a bike is great for the environment and cost-effective. But let’s not forget that not everyone can rely solely on a bicycle for their transportation needs. A car offers convenience, safety, and flexibility. Let’s keep the options open for everyone.

    • Seriously? You’re more concerned about your coffee than the actual purpose of the product? Maybe it’s time to prioritize. SMH.

    • Eh, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is overrated. There are better options out there for gravel riding. But hey, to each their own. Happy riding!

    • To each their own, but investing in a quality gravel bike offers a whole new level of versatility and performance. It’s not just about the price tag, but the experience it brings. Maybe give it a test ride before you dismiss it completely.

    • I couldn’t disagree more. The Cannondale Topstone Alloy is nothing but overhyped junk. There are far better options out there for epic gravel rides. Don’t waste your time and money on this so-called “beast.”

    • “Seriously? It’s just another overhyped bike. There are tons of options out there that are way more capable and affordable. Don’t fall for the marketing gimmicks. Keep looking, you’ll find something better!”

    • To each their own, but investing in a quality gravel bike can elevate your outdoor adventures and fitness goals. Plus, comparing it to a used car is like comparing apples to oranges. Happy cycling! #ChooseYourPassion

    • Eh, it’s just another overhyped bike in a saturated market. I’ve seen better options out there that actually deliver on performance and value. Don’t get too excited, mate.

    • Seriously? Comparing a bike to a car? Apples and oranges, my friend. That $1,350 bike is a high-quality machine built for enthusiasts. If you prefer a car, go ahead, but don’t belittle those who appreciate the joys of cycling.

  6. “I don’t know about you guys, but that $1,350 price tag for the new Cannondale Topstone Alloy is making me question my life choices. Can I really justify spending that much on a gravel bike? #BrokeCyclistProblems”

    • Are you serious? Comparing the price of a bike to renting a helicopter? Maybe stick to your daydreams while us real riders enjoy the thrill of the trails on our trusty steeds.

    • Who needs a car? Seriously? Riding a bike might work for some people, but for others, a car is a necessity. Plus, good luck fitting your groceries, kids, and pets on that “beast” of yours. Different strokes for different folks, my friend.

    • Well, to each their own. While a unicorn may sound magical, a gravel bike offers a more practical and efficient way to commute. Plus, it won’t leave glitter and sparkles all over your office. But hey, if unicorns are your thing, go for it!

  7. “Is it just me or does the new Cannondale Topstone Alloy look like a beast on the road? I’m loving the geometry and colorways!”

    • Nah, mate, it’s not just you. The Topstone Alloy is an absolute beast! The geometry and colorways are on point. Cannondale really nailed it with this one. Can’t wait to see more of these bad boys tearing up the road!

    • Eh, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy is overrated. There are better options out there for hitting gravel roads. Don’t get caught up in the hype.

    • “Sure, if you’re into sitting in traffic, paying for gas, and dealing with parking nightmares. But some of us prefer the freedom, exercise, and eco-friendliness of biking. Each to their own, I guess.”

  8. I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. This bike might not live up to all the hype. There are plenty of other options out there that could handle those gravel roads even better. Just saying.

    • “Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Cannondale Topstone Alloy isn’t all that it’s hyped up to be. I’ve heard some not-so-great reviews about its durability and performance. Maybe do some more research before getting your hopes up too high. Just looking out for you!”

    • Sure, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy may be great for some people, but let’s not dismiss the convenience and practicality of owning a car. Different modes of transportation serve different purposes, and a car can provide flexibility and comfort that a bike simply cannot match.

    • Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re serious about gravel biking and want quality, durability, and performance, then yes, it’s worth it. But if you’re just riding occasionally, maybe not. Different strokes for different folks, my friend.

  9. I can’t believe they didn’t include a cup holder on the new Topstone Alloy! How am I supposed to enjoy my gravel rides without a cold beverage?

  10. “Wow, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy gravel bike looks like the perfect companion for off-road adventures! Can’t wait to test ride one!”

    • I tried the Cannondale Topstone Alloy gravel bike and it was far from perfect. Unimpressive performance and lackluster design. Don’t get your hopes up too high, buddy.

    • I’ve ridden the Topstone Alloy and found it to be underwhelming. The weight distribution felt off and the handling was mediocre at best. Maybe I had high expectations, but I wouldn’t call it a beast.

    • Seriously? Comparing the price of a bike to buying a unicorn? That’s just ridiculous. Maybe you should stick to fantasy and leave the real world to those who appreciate quality and value.

    • I hope you’re prepared for a bumpy ride! The Cannondale Topstone Alloy gravel bike might look tough, but looks can be deceiving. Don’t get your hopes up too high, my friend.

    • I’ve ridden the Topstone Alloy, and honestly, it’s nothing special. Overhyped and overpriced. You’ll be better off with a different brand if you want real performance on those gnarly gravel trails.

    • Seriously? Are you out of touch with reality? $1,350 for a gravel bike is a steal! Quality components, durability, and performance come at a price. Do some research before making ignorant comments.

    • Are you kidding? Riding a bike might be great for short distances, but what about long commutes or hauling groceries? A car offers convenience, comfort, and safety that a bike simply can’t match. Let’s be realistic here.

    • If you’re looking for a cheaper gravel bike, there are plenty of options out there. Just because this one doesn’t fit your budget doesn’t mean they can’t make them any cheaper. Do some research before making sweeping statements. #justsaying

    • Seriously? A smoothie maker? Is that what you’re concerned about? How about focusing on the actual features and performance of the bike instead of some gimmicky add-on? #Priorities #GetReal

    • “I highly doubt it. Looks like just another overhyped bike. I’ve seen better options out there for tackling tough terrain. Don’t fall for the marketing gimmicks.”

    • Are you serious? Sure, the Cannondale Topstone Alloy may be great for off-road adventures, but it’s not gonna help me carry groceries or get to work in the rain. Let’s not get carried away with the gravel hype, shall we?

    • Sure, riding a bike is great for the environment, but let’s not forget that cars are still necessary for many people. Not everyone can ride a bike everywhere. Let’s find a balance and respect everyone’s transportation needs.

    • Who needs a cup holder on a bike? Focus on the road, not your caffeine fix. If you can’t go without your precious coffee, maybe biking isn’t for you. #SafetyFirst #KeepYourEyesOnTheRoad

    • “Sorry to burst your bubble, but I tried the Topstone Alloy and it’s nothing to write home about. Overhyped and overrated. Stick to what you know, buddy.”

    • I couldn’t disagree more. Gravel riding is about the freedom of exploring off the beaten path, not about relying on a flashy bike. It’s the thrill of the journey, not the equipment that matters.

    • Looks can be deceiving. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Cannondale Topstone Alloy. Some say it’s a solid ride, while others find it underwhelming. Guess you’ll have to find out for yourself. Good luck!

    • “Sure, it might seem expensive at first glance, but quality comes with a price. A sturdy gravel bike can handle tough terrains and provide a smooth ride. Plus, investing in your passion is always worth it. Happy cycling!”

  11. “Wow, the new Cannondale Topstone Alloy looks like a beast! Can’t wait to try it out on some gnarly gravel trails. #adrenalinejunkie”

  12. “Absolutely worth the hype! A gravel bike offers unmatched versatility, allowing you to conquer any terrain with ease. Plus, the $1,350 price tag is a steal considering the high-quality components and the exhilarating adventures it will bring. Don’t miss out!”

    • “Sure, you could buy a car for that price. But can that car take you on thrilling off-road adventures? Doubt it. Different strokes for different folks, my friend. Don’t knock the gravel bike until you’ve experienced the adrenaline rush it offers!”

    • “Seriously? Selling your kidneys for a bike? That’s a bit extreme, don’t you think? Maybe you should consider saving up or looking for a more affordable option. Your health is worth way more than any bike.”

    • Seriously? You’re complaining about a missing cup holder? Get your priorities straight! How about focusing on the actual purpose of the product instead of whining about your morning coffee? #FirstWorldProblems

    • “$1,350 for a gravel bike may seem steep, but investing in quality equipment can greatly enhance your riding experience. Comparing it to unicorns seems a bit far-fetched. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.”

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Topstone Alloy gravel bike is overrated. It may look sick, but its just another mediocre option for trail riding. Dont get too hyped up, buddy.

    • Seriously? Youre complaining about a cup holder? Maybe you should focus on driving safely instead of prioritizing your morning coffee. Its called a car, not a coffee shop. Get your priorities straight. #SafetyFirst

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