Cannondale is well-known for its innovative designs, and the Topstone is no exception. Now the brand has announced a new LAB71 frame that takes the model to the next level. The LAB71 Topstone is only offered as a frameset, priced at $4,500 for XS-XL, and boasts Cannondale’s Series 0 Carbon construction, making it the lightest Topstone ever at a weight that has been reduced by 160g while still retaining toughness, versatility, and performance. The Kingpin integrated rear suspension system (30mm) also remains in the LAB71 frameset, providing an unmatched smooth ride and traction. The SAVE Carbon Seatpost keeps weight low and comfort high. The LAB71 Topstone frame also includes a variety of frame mounts, such as top tube, seat tube, down tube (over and under), and both blades of the fork, providing endless configurations for storage.
If $4,500 for a frameset isn’t in your budget, the new colors of the Topstone complete builds are pretty impressive as well, starting at $2825 for a complete bike. Check out the full lineup on Cannondale’s website.
The LAB71 Topstone frameset takes the performance and capability of the Topstone Carbon platform to the next level, raising the bar for gravel bikes. The LAB71 frame is constructed with a special carbon layup and meticulous construction, combined with Kingpin suspension, which results in the most advanced Topstone ever with more speed, less weight, and even more of that let’s-ride-forever feeling. This frameset is what gravel dreams are made of. The LAB71 Topstone Frameset gets more from less, with a carbon lay-up that drops over 160g but preserves its toughness, versatility, and performance. The LAB71 Topstone Frameset is not only engineered to perform but also to look stunning with its stunning finishes and meticulous attention to detail. The Kingpin suspension system provides up to 30mm of bump-smoothing, traction-increasing suspension travel at the rear wheel, without the weight or complexity of shocks or linkages, resulting in more comfort, more control, and more fun. The Topstone Carbon is always ready for adventure, with multiple gear mounts both above and below the downtube, on the seat tube, on the top tube, and on both blades of the fork, giving endless configurations for storage.
- Frame: LAB71 Topstone, Superlight Series 0 Carbon Construction, Kingpin suspension system, SmartSense compatible, Proportional Response construction, 12x142mm thru-axle, 27.2 dropper post ready, BSA 68mm threaded BB, DirectLine internal cable routing, removable fender bridge, multiple gear/bottle mounts
- Fork: LAB71 Topstone, Superlight Series 0 Carbon Construction, 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ steerer, 55mm OutFront offset, flat mount disc, internal routing, 12×100 thru-axle, triple bottle/gear mounts, fender mounts
- Headset: Integrated, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/2″
- Wheel Size: 700
- Seatpost: SAVE Carbon SmartSense, 27.2, 350mm (XS-L), 400mm (XL)