First Look: Cannondale Topstone Carbon 2 Lefty

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Liam Mercer

Deputy Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as riding them. He's not shy of an enduro here or there and he's equally happy in the winter slop as he is ripping up the summer's dust.

4 comments

7 months 2 days 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.

7 months 4 weeks 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.

7 months 4 weeks 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?

8 months 6 hours ago

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