Hot on the heels of Cannondale’s recent announcement of the 2020 Topstone Carbon, it’s time to wrap up the review of the 2019 Topstone 105 we’ve been testing since early-May.
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Back in May, we introduced you to the Cannondale Topstone 105 we have in for testing, and today it’s time to update you on our experience with the bike so far.
Without a doubt, there is a lot to like about the Cantu Rova wheelset. The weight is competitive, at 1567 grams for our set. While it’s true there are lighter options available, most aren’t using 35mm section, 30mm wide external/24mm internal width rims.
Here in the Midwest, having the right gear for winter cycling is the difference between truly enjoying rides and simply suffering through them. And while some cyclists simply hide indoors when the temps take a dive, I enjoy the fresh face snow and ice add to my familiar routes. As such, I’m always on the lookout for gear that makes my winter cycling adventures more enjoyable.
Cantu Rova Wheelset: Checkpoint – by MG It’s incredible how time flies… It’s been four months since I introduced you to the Cantu Rova gravel wheelset, and in that time I’ve logged well over a thousand miles on them. They’ve been ridden in a wide range of conditions – gravel, mud, pavement, singletrack and more […]
Lauf True Grit: At The Finish – by MG As the cycling industry increasingly looks at gravel cycling as the ‘Next Big Thing’ in the marketplace, the resulting influx of money and resources has produced some incredible new bikes and gear. Case in point is the Lauf True Grit we’ve been testing since May. The […]
Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS Cycling Computer: At The Finish- by MG For more than seven months, I’ve been using the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS cycling computer as my primary on-the-bike device. In the nearly 3,000 miles I’ve ridden since then, I’ve been able to get a good feel for its strengths and weaknesses relative to […]
Back in April, I introduced you to the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS cycling computer we have on test. Since then, I’ve used the Bolt on dozens of rides, including a finish at the inaugural 350-mile long Dirty Kanza XL in June. Since more than 1,000 miles have passed under the wheels of our Bolt-equipped test bikes […]
On my rides, I often ponder the value of technology in cycling. Innovation is an oft-used word in marketing copy, but I’ve always believed that innovation is useless if it doesn’t somehow enhance the experience. Earlier this year, Guitar Ted reviewed the $120 Silca Tattico Bluetooth mini-pump. You can read his review here, so I won’t rehash […]
In 2006, the town of Emporia, Kansas hosted its first Dirty Kanza 200. Initially a small, intimate gathering of gravel cyclists, the Dirty Kanza has since grown into one of North America’s largest and most prestigious gravel events. This year, the Dirty Kanza drew an international field of more than 2,000 competitors, split among 200-, […]