Cannondale Topstone Ultegra RX 2 review

Rather than singling out one area of expertise, the Cannondale Topstone has the ability to adapt to any situation - trails, gravel and pavement dashing included

Cannondale Topstone Ultegra RX Review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

The Cannondale Topstone is a polished package suited to anyone looking for an all-terrain cycling experience

Pros

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    Ride quality

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    Ultegra groupset

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    Overall speed and all-round terrain ability

Cons

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    Wheels could be of better stock

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    Not tubeless from factory

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Curious to see what all the fuss was about, there were a couple of times last year when I took my trusty Cannondale CAAD8 off the tarmac and onto some – admittedly tame – off-road trails. The 25mm tyres could be nothing more than nursed over the rough stuff but, even so, I’d seen enough to put my hand up when Cannondale sent a Topstone – its flagship gravel bike – in for testing. 

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