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First Look: Cannondale Topstone Carbon 2 Lefty

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Liam Mercer

Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as revelling in cycling's intricacies. Whether it's gravel, mountain, or e-MTB as long as it's a bike on dirt, he's happy.

4 comments

1 year 9 months ago

Veloism wrote:

 

 

mpdouglas wrote:

 

 

Why do Cannondale persist with this "Lefty" nonsense - it's absolutely hideous. Talk about solving a problem that doesn't exist!

 

 

 

 

Actually, there's a few benefits to this design, including increased torsional stiffness and lighter weight.

 

If it's so brilliant why do they not have a single seatstay/chainstay then?
A single sided fork must be either heavier or less stiff.

1 year 10 months ago

mpdouglas wrote:

 

Why do Cannondale persist with this "Lefty" nonsense - it's absolutely hideous. Talk about solving a problem that doesn't exist!

 

 

Actually, there's a few benefits to this design, including increased torsional stiffness and lighter weight.

1 year 10 months ago

The cannondale has this bike priced at $4,200 which at todays exchange rate would be just over £3,200. Why the price hike?

1 year 10 months ago

Why do Cannondale persist with this "Lefty" nonsense - it's absolutely hideous. Talk about solving a problem that doesn't exist!