2019 Cannondale Topstone Apex 1

Professional Reviews

Tucked in to the wide, flared drops, the Topstone descends with the security of a rollercoaster car, making the sketchiest drops far more relaxing. Venturing over sodden grassland and into rooty, slick mud woods, the bike found grip where it was limited and picked its way accurately through the mire — it didn’t collect much mud from its efforts either… It’s relatively inexpensive and specced in a way that doesn’t need upgrading. It’s not especially fast on the road, but comes alive when the tarmac ends.

Robin Wilmott, Bike Radar
Please note the specific model reviewed may be different.

Bike Specifications

Crankset

SRAM Apex Alloy, 40T

Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex 1 Long cage

Cassette

SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11-speed

Brakes

Tektro Spyre-C cable actuated disc, 160/160mm

Brake Type

Disc

Shifters

SRAM Apex 1 HRDSRAM Apex 1 HRD, 1×11

Rims / Wheelset

WTB ST i23 Light TCS, 28h, tubeless ready

Tyres

WTB Nano TCS, 700 x 40c, tubeless ready

Bottom Bracket

SRAM GXP

Hubs

Formula RX-512 12×100 front, RX-142 12×142 rear

Handlebar

Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy, 16 deg flare drop

Stem

Cannondale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7

Saddle

Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails

Seatpost

TranzX Dropper Seatpost, 50mm travel, 27.2 x 365mm, internal routing, drop bar remote

Size

XS, S, M, L, XL