Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS

Key Features

  • Topstone Carbon Frame: Lightweight with unique Kingpin suspension for a smoother ride.
  • SRAM Apex AXS XPLR 12-speed Wireless Shifting: Seamless electronic shifting, leveraging modern technology.
  • Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Superior stopping power for all terrains and conditions.
  • WTB Riddler TCS Light Tubeless Ready Tires: Large volume tire for impressive grip and control on gravel and dirt.
  • Integrated Cannondale App Connectivity: Hyper-accurate ride data, automated service reminders, and easy bike registration.

Our Verdict: The Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS is the ultimate gravel bike, engineered swiftly and efficiently to elevate both road and off-road cycling experience.

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Meet the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS, the ultimate gravel bike designed with the adventurous rider in mind. This top-tier machine excels at off-road escapades, from shredding on dirt roads to hammering the gnarliest of singletrack trails. Its state-of-the-art design and superior use of materials make it a standout player in the gravel bike market, promising to go beyond the conventional boundaries of gravel riding.

An In-depth Look at the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS is crafted to perfection using high-quality materials and top-notch technologies to ensure optimised riding experience in all terrain and weather conditions. Let's delve into the compelling features of this gravel marvel.

The Lightweight Topstone Carbon Frameset

Built using premium carbon, the frameset provides an unbeatable balance between durability, stiffness, and lightness. This carbon fibres' composition ensures a frame that's optimized for comfort, climbing efficiency, and durability. The Proportional Response design adapts the frame stiffness and compliance for each size, tailoring the bike's feel to the rider's size.

Kingpin Suspension

This innovative system offers a unique approach to gravel bike suspension. The Kingpin System, with its thru-axle and low-friction bushings, yields a maintenance-free reliability and smooth action. With this setup, cyclists can experience plush comfort without the weight and complexity associated with traditional shock-absorbing systems.

SRAM Apex AXS XPLR 12-speed wireless electronic shifting & hydraulic disc brakes

Offering smooth, reliable electronic gear shifting with a hydraulically actuated braking system, the Apex AXS XPLR provides toughness and precision for hardcore graving riding. The SRAM 12-speed chain coupled with an Apex 1 Wide 40T crankpiece ensures efficient, smooth and silent operation during those steep climbs and fast descents.

WTB Riddler TCS light, 700x45c, tubeless ready tyres & DT Swiss G540 Rims

The Topstone Carbon Apex AXS is equipped with WTB Riddler TCS Light tyres. With the tubeless-ready set-up, these tyres deliver excellent puncture protection, reduced rolling resistance, and superior grip on hard-packed sand and gravel. The DT Swiss G540 rims enhance the strength, durability, and aerodynamics of the wheels, ensuring a balanced, responsive ride at all times.

A Riding Experience to Remember

As you saddle up on the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS, a unique riding experience awaits. This zippy gravel bike shines on rough pavement, dirt tracks, and winding forest trails. The Kingpin suspension absorbs the nastiest of bumps, delivering a smoother, fatigue-reducing ride on corrugated gravel roads or challenging mountain trails. The bike's clearance and compatibility allow for the fitment of high-volume tyres, offering increased traction on all manner of terrains. Plus, the bike's SmartSense ready frame enables the addition of intelligent running lights and rear-facing radar, enhancing the rider's visibility and awareness.


The versatility, top-notch componentry, and innovative light-weight design make the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Apex AXS a gravel bike worth experiencing. Whether you’re a hardcore gravel grinder or a weekend adventurer, the cutting-edge advancements in this model offer a smoother, more comfortable, and ultimately, a more exhilarating ride. Customers have praised this bike for its capacity to climb efficiently, its effortless handling on varied terrain, and its strikingly comfortable suspension design. Recommended for anyone seeking both on and off-road adventures, where nothing is beyond reach.