Cannondale Topstone goes full-suspension with new Lefty Oliver fork

30mm of travel front and back for Cannondale's new Topstone Carbon Lefty

The top of the range, Cannondale Topstone Lefty 1

Cannondale has reimagined the 2021 Topstone as a full-suspension gravel bike with an all-new Lefty Oliver fork with 30mm of travel, and 650b wheels. And there’s an ebike version, too.


The 2021 Topstone Carbon Lefty combines the Kingpin soft-tail design of the original Topstone Carbon, launched last year, with a completely revamped Lefty Oliver fork inspired by Cannondale’s Lefty Ocho mountain bike fork. You may remember the original Lefty Oliver from the radical Cannondale Slate gravel bike.

Two bikes make up the 2021 Topstone Carbon Lefty range at launch, with prices ranging from £3,399.99 for the Topstone Carbon Lefty 3 (also available in a women’s-specific build) with a mix of Shimano GRX 812/GRX 600 components, to £6,599.99 for the Topstone Carbon Lefty 1 mullet build with SRAM Force and Eagle parts. US prices are to be confirmed.

Cannondale has also launched the Topstone Carbon Neo at the same time. The electric gravel bike comes in two guises: one with the Lefty Oliver fork and 650b wheels, one with a conventional rigid fork and 700c wheels.

Two builds will be available for each, priced between £3,999.99 and £7,999.99.