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Rorschach
You've got a sweet set up. Hopped up wheels and old school Michelin tyres. Dig it. And I'm definitely liking the Vulcan Green color.

Thanks for the photos of the commuter trimmed Topstone and the tip on the Planet Bike fenders. It's good to know there's a fender out there that will fit the stock set-up.

Now I just need to get my hands on a Topstone....
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Scandinavian_dirt
I really enjoy riding my Synapse road bike, but I’d like a bit more relaxed position on gravel. My Synapse size 54 has a stack of 570 and a reach of 382. Still I’m thinking on a size L Topstone: stack 610 mm and reach 394 mm, but changing to a shorter stem. Does this sound way to large? I’m 5’10” (177 cm).
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malibubikes
I might try to mock up the change in stack and reach on your Synapse if you can't actually get a closer look at the Topstone.  FWIW I'm 6'-1" but have a very short torso and the Topstone L was a very good fit.  I ride a 58cm endurance road bike that also has a pretty high stack and relatively short reach.
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widerisfaster
Scandinavian_dirt wrote:
I really enjoy riding my Synapse road bike, but I’d like a bit more relaxed position on gravel. My Synapse size 54 has a stack of 570 and a reach of 382. Still I’m thinking on a size L Topstone: stack 610 mm and reach 394 mm, but changing to a shorter stem. Does this sound way to large? I’m 5’10” (177 cm).


Sounds like a 10mm shorter stem would be an easy adjustment to keep your reach but increase your stack.
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letsride
I was told by my lbs today that my small topstone apex1 ship date has been push back to march. Kinda sucks but whats a guy gonna do.
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