Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
4.5, 7.5 Hours
Maximum Range
80 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
250W
Torque
85 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36 V 13.4 Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
43 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

17 reasons to buy

  • With internally routed cables, the Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty maintains sleek lines.
  • The bike is equipped to fit a dropper post.
  • Weighing in at 43 lbs., The Topstone Neo Lefty is a reasonable weight for an electric bike.
  • The 30mm of travel in the Oliver Lefty for is paired with the KingPin rear suspension system, to provide riders with a supple journey riding rough terrain.
  • The bike has a durable carbon frame.
  • The Bosch Performance Line CX motor and 500 Wh Powertube battery provide riders with up to 80 miles of pedal assist.
  • The lockout on the Oliver Lefty fork is an attractive feature for riders wishing to ride this bike on smooth roads or paved pathways.
  • Depending on the build of the Topstone Neo Lefty, the bike is equipped with an easy-to-read Bosch Kiox or Purion display.
  • Controls on the left handlebar make it easy for riders to adjust their level of pedal-assist.
  • Cannondale provides riders with room for two water bottles in the frame of the Topstone Neo Lefty.
  • The bike is specced with 650b tires and can also run 700c wheels and tires, making it versatile.
  • With clearance for 650b x 47mm tires, the Topstone Neo Lefty can take on singletrack and rough fire roads that others may not dare to tackle with a gravel bike.
  • Riders can utilize a full fender on this gravel grinding machine.
  • Experts found this bike's Fabric Scoop saddle to be noticeably comfortable.
  • Shimano GRX brakes provide reliable stopping power to riders of the Topstone Neo Lefty.
  • Test riders were surprised that the Cannondale Topstone has 85Nm of torque. This amount of power is above average for bikes in its category.
  • Experts agree that this bike is great for older riders or gravel riders that are limited physically and still desire to explore the back roads.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty is expensive.
  • Experts agree the appearance of the bike is unique. Not all will appreciate it.

Bottom line

The Topstone Neo Lefty is Cannondale’s gravel grinding, full suspension e-bike. It's powered by a Bosch motor and Bosch Powertube battery. The Topstone Neo Lefty's assist level is easily controlled on the left handlebar. The bike has a range of up to 80 miles. It also has room for two water bottles, allowing riders to 'go the distance'. Experts agree that the bike is expensive compared to others in its category, but that the price is fair for all that is included in each build.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews
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Cycling Weekly

Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon Lefty 3

Cannondale’s Topstone Neo makes you ask a lot of questions. It’ll shock you with its power delivery and has the looks only it’s creator could really love.

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Global Cycling Network

New Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty & Neo | GCN Tech First Look

Claimed to be the most off-road capable e-road bike, the Topstone Carbon Neo Lefty boasts the same lefty suspension fork as its analog counterpart. This one has a tailored KingPin setup and to bring it to a new crowd, has the Bosch motor and 500 hour watt batteries to go with it.

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Gear Patrol

A Powerful Motor Is Hardly the Most Exciting Thing about This New Gravel E-Bike

Set at a reasonable price point for a high-quality carbon build, the new Topstone Neo has a rugged design and build for heavy users – people who want to get out and play hard.

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Gran Fondo

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Neo Lefty 1 2021 First Ride Review – the E-Gravel (Mountain) Bike

With the Topstone Carbon Neo Lefty 1, Cannondale present their first motorised gravel bike. Alongside the Bosch Performance Line CX motor, the suspension fork, 650B wheels and 1×12 drivetrain are anything but common fare.

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