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Cannondale Topstone 4

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Where to buy ๐Ÿ’ต

$1,300 at Rei.com

Type: Gravel Road Bike | Frame Material: SmartForm C2 Alloy |  Brakes: Mechanical Disc | Number of gears: 10 | Best for: On-road and off-road adventures

YesCycling Score – 8.5/10

Full List of Specs ๐Ÿ”ง

Frame:SmartForm C2 Alloy, 12×142 thru-axle, tapered headtube, flat mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, multiple gear/bottle mounts
Fork:
BallisTec Full Carbon, 1-1/8″ to 1-1/4″ steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12×100 thru-axle
Headset:Integrated, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/4″
Rear Derailleur:microSHIFT Advent X
Shifters:microSHIFT Advent X, 10-speed
Crank: Prowheel, 40T
Rear Cogs: microSHIFT, 11-48T, 10-speed
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Rims: RD 2.0, 28h
Tires: WTB Riddler Comp, 700 x 37c
Brakes:Promax Render R mechanical disc, 160/160mm rotors
Saddle: Cannondale Stage CX
Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed

What’s good ๐Ÿ‘

  • Best-in-class SmartForm C2 Alloy frame is smooth, light, and quick
  • The carbon fork provides a light and very precise steering
  • Serious off-road capabilities include dropper seatpost
  • Comfortable and durable WTB Riddler Comp tires
  • Reliable and precise shifting
  • Affordable price for these serious parts
  • It comes with three mounts for water bottles
  • It can be an awesome urban commuter bike

What’s not so good ๐Ÿ‘Ž

  • Mechanical disc brakes are good but still worst than hydraulics
  • Attaching a dropper post limits minimum seat heights

Our Verdict ๐ŸŽ—

Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?

We think that you should shortlist it.

Cannondale Topstone 4 is an excellent ride for getting around town, whether commuting or traveling. Its comfortable tires make it easy to handle any terrain, and its agile SmartForm C2 Alloy frame ensures that no matter where your travels lead – even if they end up being less-traveled routes. This bicycle will be ready with a carbon fork, mechanical disc brakes, and ten gears.


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