1x Medium 2020 Cannondale Topstone carbon Shimano 105 groupset I had originally gone for a large but evidently these Topstones come up big. At 6' tall with a 33 inseam the medium fits me much better.
1x pair Prime Kanza carbon 650b wheels with 47c Hutchinson Toureg tyres. 1x pair Specialised Pathfinder 700c 42c tyres.
1x Walmer Curve 55cm gravel bar. 1x original stock Cannondale 3 alloy bar. 1x original WTB Raddler 700c 37c tyre.The additional carbon 650b wheel-set allow for more aggressive riding off-road, more comfort and better traction but the trade off is marginally more rolling resistance and need for higher wattage output. I've ridden the 650's no more than half a dozen times n. They will need additional disc rotors and an 11-speed cassette.
That or just do what I did and swap them over from the 700c wheels. Heaps of space for bike-packing kit and the like.
It also allows for bigger leverage through the arms and I found assists with climbing when out of the saddle, but perhaps that's just my preference as a mountain biker and my style of climbing. An extremely capable machine the 30mm of rear travel genuinely works and isn't a gimmick trotted out by Cannondale - it's super smooth and provides excellent traction. I've got the bike set up in 700c road mode with the faster rolling Pathfinders on (used by the most recent winner of the Dirty Kanza). With them fitted there is an approximate 1mm gap between the tyre and the centre of the bottom bracket / stays.This works fine as long as you're riding in the dry and not picking up any debris on the rear tyre and is the reason I include a 37c WTB Raddler; it gives you the option of immediately running a thinner profile (but still fast rolling) 700c tyre. Very happy to answer any questions that you might have. Collection is welcome from Hitchin, Hertfordshire but I'm also able to box up and send it to you via tracked 48hr courier. The item "Cannondale Topstone Carbon 105 700c Gravel Bike (with 2nd 650b carbon wheelset)" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes".
The seller is "loki1441" and is located in Hitchin. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.