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    Swapping straight bar for drop bars

    I was also having wrist pain on my straight bars. I later bought a new bike with drops and I didn't realize how much more comfortable it was using drop bars. I looked into seeing what my options are for my older bike and ended up converting the straight bar to bull horns. This worked better...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I don't use a rack but use a bag on the handlebars instead which works well for me. The bag I went with was the Zeitgeist Pack from Swift Industries and you can either mount it on the handlebars or on your saddle. I find it provides more than enough room. In fact I can even fit an extra...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    Here are some pics with the lights
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I went ahead and installed lights on my bike. Since it was prewired all I had to do was solder the wires so it was relatively easy to do. Wasn't sure if I needed to bring it to my bike store to activate the lights but it turned right on so it wasn't necessary. Now I don't have to worry about...
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    Better safe than sorry... what's your ride kit look like?

    When I ride I always bring a mini pump, multi tool, tire patch, tire levers, chain link, and a folding lock. I manage to squeeze them all in a container that looks like a water bottle. I recently had a flat and was glad I had everything I needed.
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I think my bike does not come with lights either. I called REI since it's been more than 2 weeks and they said they had to file a warranty for the lights but I suspect they are mistaken and the Bike may just be prewired for the lights. Anyway if I do get the lights I will update this post. As...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I found out about the lights when REI called to tell me that I could either pick up the bike or wait a couple of weeks for the lights to arrive. I asked if they were sure it came with lights and they said it did. I didn't want to wait so I picked up the bike and they will call me when the...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    The software has been updated. When REI called to say it's ready I asked to make sure they did the update. They told me they normally check for latest updates anyways but I wanted to make sure. As for the weight I would say it's under 40 pounds, I didn't find it too difficult lifting it. It...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I think the rear suspension does help a little on bumps as it doesn't seem to be as harsh. So far am not missing having a front suspension but I'm still getting used to the drop bars. I may get the redshift shockstop stem though if I find the need for it. One thing I will add that I was not...
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    Hello from Everywhere! Friends and Visits?

    Hi all, love the info and reviews on this site and hoping to learn more. I see more and more ebikes now and I think this site is a good place to get the most up to date info. I have a radmini and a cannondale neo so have experience in both hub drive and mid drive bikes. Like them both so...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I recently purchased the neo 2 version and am loving it. My previous bikes were all flat bars so still getting used to the drop bars. I am mostly using eco mode and don't think I will ever need the higher levels of assist. It's a fast bike and I can easily reach 25 mph and go over 30 mph on...