Cannondale releases new Topstone Carbon with upgraded suspension and wider tyres

A yellow and orange gravel bike with front suspension stands in front of a yellow background
(Image credit: Cannondale)

Continuing the legacy of the now-dead Slate from way back in 2016, the new Cannondale Topstone Carbon updates the platform from the previous generation with tweaked geometry, upgraded Kingpin suspension, more tyre capacity, and more places to bolt things to your bike.

Whether or not you consider it a proper full suspension bike, Cannondale has stuck to its formula of a 30mm Lefty fork up front, combined with 30mm of rear flex from its Kingpin rear stays. Combined with a capacity for 2.1in tyres, this is clearly a bike aimed at the rougher end of the gravel spectrum. Builds without the Lefty fork are also available and in keeping with the previous model that made our list of the best gravel bikes.

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