Adding to their range of Topstone gravel bike options, the new Cannondale Topstone LAB71 comes as a frameset only, featuring a special carbon layup that drops 160 grams off the weight of the other Topstone carbon frames. Cannondale claims it maintains the same toughness as the previous frame, despite the lower weight. The LAB71 frameset also has the 30mm integrated leaf-spring Kingpin Suspension, which is touted to smooth out the ride and improve traction. Find details and specs below.
LAB71 specs from Cannondale
- 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″
- Seatpost: SAVE Carbon SmartSense, 27.2, 350mm (XS-L), 400mm (XL)
Aside from the eye-catching paint job and top-end carbon layup, the Cannondale Topstone LAB71 model also gets plenty of gear mounts, which is part of why we took notice. The frame features three-pack mounts on the downtube and both fork blades, plus pairs on the seat tube, on the top tube, and under the downtube.
The Cannondale Topstone LAB71 Frameset comes at a premium price of $4,500 that includes the frame, fork, headset, and carbon seat post. Learn more about it at Cannondale.com.
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