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Cannondale Topstone 3 Gravel Bike Specs & Review

The Cannondale Topstone 3 has proven itself a very popular bike, with both customers and staff here at Westbrook Cycles. This mid-range aluminium gravel bike provides, as expected, versatile gravel bike performance - using a full carbon fibre fork, as well as Shimano Sora groupsets and hydraulic disc brakes, for stopping performance across all weather and all terrain. In our opinion, the Topstone 3 is the perfect entry into the world of gravel bikes - before perhaps a larger investment in a carbon fibre gravel bike, as you begin to enjoy the world of gravel bikes.

The aluminium frame on this bike is comfortable, and the carbon forks provide enough damping and noise reduction when travelling across different roads. As standard, the Topstone 3 comes with large tyres - which provide plenty of comfort, and are able to handle rough terrain - the bike also has a sporty position without sacrificing comfort, and the bike has a removable fender bridge, which can transform the bike from the perfect summer touring bike, to the perfect commuter winter hack. The Topstone 3 also has dropper seatpost compatibility, which allows for increased performance versatility.

Some of the key features of the Topstone 3 include:

  • Removable Fender Bridge
  • Drop Handlebars
  • High Performance Hydraulic Brakes
  • Smart C2 Alloy
  • Ballistec Full Carbon Fork
  • Promax Decorder R Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Dropper Seat Compatible

At Westbrook Cycles, we have had our hands on this bike for a while now - and really enjoy how it rides. It’s a true go anywhere machine, meaning that hardtail mountain bike terrain can be handled - and enjoyed in a completely different way. The steering is light, and the front wheel is further out infront of the rider - ensuring that at all times you get a good sense of stability - allowing you to push on.