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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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sal
My road bike is a 2008 Carbon Synapse. size 58. Last September i bought a Topstone 105 Medium size. My LBS had received their first shipment of 5 Topstones. The L and the M Topstone 105s that came in were both completely Ultegra. The owner of the LBS had checked and was told that Shimano didn't have enough inventory to supply the 105 at the time Cannondale was building so they sent Ultegra. BONUS!!! I rode both the L and the M and decided i liked the M for myself. Now that I'm 65 I just didn't feel like laying out so far.
Unfortunately, I broke my ankle January 3rd. Slipped in my own icey driveway,  My fibula broke through and a large hunk off the bottom of my tibia. Four screws and a plate in fibula and 2 screws in hunk of my tibia. Not such a Bonus. I sit and stare at my Topstone. Start the violin music.
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