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New Cannondale Topstone Alloy gets dropped stays, luggage mounts and 45mm tyre clearance

Full specs and pricing confirmed for updated alloy gravel bike

Cannondale Topstone Alloy new

The new Cannondale Topstone Alloy gravel bike features dropped seatstays, increased tyre clearances and new luggage mounts.


The bike was originally ‘leaked’ on the Cannondale USA website ahead of an official announcement from the brand in April, but full pricing and specs have now been confirmed.

The new bike shares an overall shape similar to the  2022 Cannondale Topstone Carbon, but doesn’t feature a suspension fork build option or the Kingpin rear suspension system seen on the carbon bike.

Prices start at £1,150 / $1,350 /€1,499 / AU$2,199 for the Topstone Alloy 4, topping out at £2,150 / $2,300 / €2,449/ AU$4,999 for the Topstone Alloy 1.

New frame shape for the 2022 Topstone Alloy

The Topstone Alloy has a new shape for 2022, adopting dropped seatstays and slightly altered tube shapes.

The geometry chart currently displayed on the Cannondale site is, as far as we can tell, identical to the current generation bike.

The same five size range is offered with the new bike.

2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy geometry chart

Seat angle effective (degrees)
Seat angle actual (degrees)71.871.871.871.871.8
Head angle (degrees)7071717171
Chainstay (mm)435435435435435
Front center (mm)593603621641659
Seat tube (mm)410458505553600
Top tube horizontal (mm)533544557572587
Head tube (mm)86115147180212
Fork offset (mm)5555555555
Trail (mm)7265656565
Bottom bracket drop (mm)7575757575
Bottom bracket height (mm)280284284284280
Wheelbase (mm)1,0161,0271,0451,0651,083
Standover (mm)703744784824864
Stack (mm)518549579610640
Reach (mm)368377385394402

Mount anything!

The fork now features a front-facing eyelet.

In addition to the pannier rack and mudguard bosses offered on the original Topstone Alloy, the new 2022 Topstone Alloy gets triple boss luggage mounts on the fork legs and a forward-facing eyelet on the crown of the fork.

The latter will improve compatibility with some mudguards, but will also open up the option of running a fork-mounted dynamo light on the bike.

The new Topstone can still accommodate a dropper post.

The new Topstone has the same three bottle cage mounts as the old bike and is still compatible with internally-routed 27.2mm dropper seatpost.

Increased tyre clearances

Tyre clearance has been boosted on the bike.

Tyre clearance on the new Topstone Alloy has been boosted officially to 45mm. This is the same as the new Topstone Carbon and an increase from 42mm on the previous-generation model.

No maximum tyre clearance is provided for 650b wheels. The bike uses a standard 12x142mm rear thru-axle paired with a 12x10mm front thru-axle.

2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy range

2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 4

The Topstone Alloy 4 is the cheapest bike in the range.

The 2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 4 is the cheapest of the three builds, coming in at £1,150 / $1,350 /€1,499 / AU$2,199.

The bike is built around a Microshift Advent X 10-speed groupset set up in a 1x arrangement. A neat bolt-on chain guide is included to help keep things in check on rough terrain.

The bike rolls on a pair of WTB Riddler tyres laced to no-nonsense alloy wheels.

  • £1,150 / $1,350 /€1,499 / AU$2,199

2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 3

The Topstone Alloy 3 sees a spec boost to Sora.

The 2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 3 sees a jump up to a Shimano Sora groupset, this time with a 2x double crankset.

It’s priced at $1,550 and rolls on the same wheelset/tyre combo as the Topstone 4.

  • £1,400 / $1,550 / €1,749 / AU$2,399

2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 2

We like this handsome olive finish.

The 2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 2 sits second from the top of the range of bikes.

This is priced at £1,750 / $1,900 and gets a Shimano GRX 400 groupset.

It also jumps up to a branded WTB I23 wheelset with matching WTB Riddler tyres. We’re particularly fond of its handsome olive finish.

  • £1,750/ $1,900 / €2,199 / AU$3,199

2022 Cannondale Topstone Alloy 1

The Topstone 1 tops the range.

The Topstone 1 is the tippest-most-top of the range bike and features a mixed Shimano GRX 800/600 groupset.

It rolls on the same wheelset as the Topstone 2.

  • £2,150 / $2,300 / €2,449/ AU$4,999