Cannondale Topstone 105, gravel & adventure bike, first ride review

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natedudley
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by natedudley

I just got my Topstone about 2 weeks ago. I'm having lots of problems with spokes coming loose on the rear wheel. Anyone else experiencing this? Started around 100 miles.

roberthmoore
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by roberthmoore

Thanks for the reviews

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frogtape777
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by frogtape777

natedudley wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:48 am
I just got my Topstone about 2 weeks ago. I'm having lots of problems with spokes coming loose on the rear wheel. Anyone else experiencing this? Started around 100 miles.
Been solid here, over some rough terrain, i'd go back to bike shop to resolve/replace wheel/fix. :D

sarma9
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by sarma9

Hi all,

this is my first message in this great community and I hope to be a frequent contributor.
This is the first time I am commenting a topic, and the reason is becasue I also have a Topstone and I have mounted the same mudguards of the author of the topic.
They look great!

I got a problem in mounting the front one because the hydraulic cable is very close to the hole to insert the mudguard. When I insert the black plastic thing to make volume (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... SX425_.jpg) he tuch the cable and does not screw completely.

How did you manage this issue?


edit:
I get in somehow to mount it and i got the impression that the cable is pushing toward the mudguard.
Overall I very like these mudguards, here as they look like.

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Thanks!

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cerro
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by cerro

I mounted my fenders on the hole down on the outside at the axle. Working great with my SKS Bluemels.
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sarma9
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by sarma9

cerro wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 pm
I mounted my fenders on the hole down on the outside at the axle. Working great with my SKS Bluemels.
Did you mounted outside because the hydraulic cable?

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Mounted it outside down at the dropout to get it a bit more stable in the end and it also gets further down to protect my feets better
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sarma9
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by sarma9

cerro wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Mounted it outside down at the dropout to get it a bit more stable in the end and it also gets further down to protect my feets better
Would you be so kind to post a photo to see how did you mounted them? I am now sure how are mine.

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/W5jJYt24wENJkrBA8 Didn't have any better picture than that unfortunately. The spring came and I took the fenders off.
/jonas l
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sarma9
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by sarma9

cerro wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:24 pm
https://photos.app.goo.gl/W5jJYt24wENJkrBA8 Didn't have any better picture than that unfortunately. The spring came and I took the fenders off.
Thanks a lot.
I got the aluminum version without those holes.

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