Cannondale TOPSTONE 2019 is released

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oldmac
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by oldmac

Wolfshohl wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:59 pm
I have had my "105" topstone (size: L) for almost a week.

Weight:
Stock weight was 10.4kg (that is with tubes, without pedals or cages).
With A600 pedals, Garmin mount, 2 cages 10.7

Note that mine arrived with ultegra STI and brakes. According to my LBS, C'dale did not receive enough 7000 parts and just upgraded - which supposedly happened previously with new models.

Ride:
Planted, balanced, stable.
Springy enough for gravel.
Very similar to a Synapse with better tracking.

Upgrades:
Wheels and crankset are the obvious choices.
Awaiting carbon wheelset that will save >800 gr.
Saddle and post will be upgraded that will reduce weight by 300 gr.
9 kg should be easy.
You are the man!Congratulations!

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triteacher
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by triteacher

Super! That's the kind of info I had been waiting for:-)
Sounds like a good deal receiving the bike with Ultegra STIs and brakes. Nice.

How about posting some photos? :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

talisman51
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by talisman51

So it seems Cdale doesnt post their Topstone stem, hbar, crank... lengths online in their frame size specific geo specs.. Anybody know em? thks

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by talisman51

Picked up a large 105 model today. All the early builds are ultegra shifters and brakes as mentioned earlier. The r7000 shifting is amazing. Cranks are 172.5, stem is 100mm and bars are I believe 40cm. I have r5800 105 on my road bike which is clunky in comparison. The shop weighed it at 24 lbs Time to get off the tarmac once and awhile.

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Curious George
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by Curious George

This was on my short list. But due to a mid-december arrival date here in Aussie, and limited numbers I have gone with a Trek Checkpoint instead.
I think Cannondale may have underestimated how popular this bike is going to be...

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triteacher
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by triteacher

For those of you interested...
German website bikesteelborrow.com have put up a set of photos of the 105. Though defintely lacking in aesthetics (What the heck had they been smoking when choosing THIS background?!? Image ) the pictures reveal a ton more detail than the few promotional photos you could find online so far. Check‘em out:
http://www.bikesteelborrow.com/road-cro ... -105-kaj9f

Don‘t worry - the link is NOT taking you to the Synapse 105.

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by Wolfshohl

Update:

Running now carbon wheels 650b w 48mm tires.
Plenty of space around them, minimum of 8mm all around front and back.
With that, the new WTB nobby road tires should be fine as well.

acroft95
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by acroft95

Wolfshohl wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Update:

Running now carbon wheels 650b w 48mm tires.
Plenty of space around them, minimum of 8mm all around front and back.
With that, the new WTB nobby road tires should be fine as well.
Have Cannondale specifically said it will work with 650b? This is key for the versatility for me.

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by DamonRinard

Hi acroft95,

As Wolfshohl wrote, the Topstone certainly works with 650B.

If all you do is change tire diameter (not tire width), 650B has 19 mm smaller radius, which means 19 mm lower BB. This is the main risk, so choose a wider 650 tire to keep the BB height reasonable.

Handling could change a little, since trail also decreases, but even in the above case of changing only the diameter, it goes from 65 to 59 mm, still a nice feeling ride. A slightly wider tire also makes this change smaller.

I say go for it!

Cheers,
Damon
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Cycling Sports Group, Cannondale
Ex-Kestrel, ex-Velomax, ex-Trek, ex-Cervelo

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by Dubairoadster

Ordered a Topstone Apex (size s) today. 105 def more vfm but wanted to have the blue color! Upgrades to be done as soon as arrived: 3t superghiaia bar, cdale save carbon post, lighter saddle w/carbon rails and force 11-36 cassette. Have a pair of enves that fit the Topstone, so can shave off significant weight - Cant wait!

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by acroft95

DamonRinard wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Hi acroft95,

As Wolfshohl wrote, the Topstone certainly works with 650B.

If all you do is change tire diameter (not tire width), 650B has 19 mm smaller radius, which means 19 mm lower BB. This is the main risk, so choose a wider 650 tire to keep the BB height reasonable.

Handling could change a little, since trail also decreases, but even in the above case of changing only the diameter, it goes from 65 to 59 mm, still a nice feeling ride. A slightly wider tire also makes this change smaller.

I say go for it!

Cheers,
Damon
Thanks for the info. Ill almost certainly pick up an Apex model when they arrive down under!

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