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2021 Cannondale Scalpel

SOLD OUT FOR 2021

The all-new 2021 Scalpel is measurably faster, lighter and more capable than its predecessor – a bike that was already a World beater. A refined new progressive geometry combined with Cannondale’s new FlexPivot suspension gives you unbreakable traction, incredible efficiency and unshakeable control over every part of the course or trail. This all-new speed machine comes in two different configurations: the ultralight, XC race-focused Scalpel; and the fast and furious trail-focused Scalpel SE. Blisteringly fast. Incredibly fun.

At just 1910 grams, complete with shock and hardware, the new Scalpel is legitimately one of the lightest full suspension XC race frames in the world. And that’s the least interesting thing about it.

The new Scalpel has the best, most advanced suspension ever created for a cross-country mountain bike. The patented FlexPivot design delivers more grip and more speed – and weighs next to nothing.  The FlexPivot is both incredibly durable and incredibly flexible. These patented carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. And not to mention, completely maintenance-free.

SCALPEL OR SCALPEL SE?

You want a competitive edge?

Then you need the Scalpel. With 100mm of travel front and rear, the incredible Lefty Ocho fork and lightweight parts spec, the Scalpel is built to win everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.

Marathon racer or trail slayer?

Then you need Scalpel SE. All the benefits of a world-class XC bike for your backyard. With 120mm of travel front and rear, slacker geometry and more aggressive trail components, the Scalpel SE offers wicked speed and playful capability for trail riders who attack every ride like a race.

GEOMETRY

The new Scalpel’s progressive geometry has a full degree and a half slacker headtube angle and one-degree steeper seat tube angle – creating an XC bike that’s more aggressive, lightning-fast, fun and stable everywhere.
The Scalpel SE’s progressive XC attitude has evolved even further with a slack and stable 67˚ headtube angle – combined with shorter stems, bigger tires, dropper posts and bigger travel: if you love riding trails fast, precise and in full control, then this is the bike for you.

FEATURES

FLEXPIVOT:  The key to Scalpel’s incredible suspension performance and light weight. These patented carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. Incredibly durable. Incredibly flexible. And completely maintenance-free.

LEFTY OCHO:  Simply the most advanced, smoothest, most precise handling, ultralight XC fork ever made.  Featuring OutFront steering geometry, the Lefty’s extra-long fork offset gives you more stability and confidence when things get rough, while keeping the steering XC-quick everywhere else.

PROPORTIONAL RESPONSE:  Unlike most of the competition, who use the same suspension kinematic across all sizes, Cannondale customize the layout of their suspension for each one, so that every rider, from the smallest to the tallest, experiences the same brilliant suspension performance.

Ai (ASYMMETRIC INTERGATION):  Cannondale’s unique offset drivetrain delivers big tire/mud clearance while keeping the chainstays short for traction and agility. Factor in that it also creates a stiffer, stronger rear wheel, and Ai is a win-win-win.

DIRECTLINE CABLE ROUTING:  Tube-in-tube internal cable routing in the frame and swingarm makes installing cables quick and easy.

CONNECTED:  An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyper accurate speed, route and distance info, registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App.

TWO BOTTLES:  Proper hydration, without the pack. Hallelujah!

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CANNONDALE SCALPEL

The lightest, stiffest, best climbing, best descending, all-around fastest XC race or trail bike ever made.

2021 Scalpel SE 2

SOLD OUT FOR 2021

Features:

  • Frame: Lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame
  • Fork: RockShox SID Select 120mm
  • Shock: RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
  • Groupset: SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed shifting / Shimano MT500 hydro disc brakes
  • Wheelset: Stan’s NoTubes Crest S1 tubeless-ready rims
  • Finishing Kit: Cannondale DownLow dropper post

NEXT UNSOLD STOCK DUE:  APRIL 2021

Frame: All-New, 120mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
Fork: RockShox SID Select, 120mm, Debonair, 15 x 110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
Rear Shock: RockShox SIDLuxe Select + , 2 -Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
Rims: Stan’s NoTubes Crest S1, 32h, tubeless ready
Hubs: (F) Shimano Deore 15x110mm thru-axle / (R) Shimano Deore, 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires: (F) Maxxis Ardent Race, 29 x 2.35″, EXO Protection, tubeless ready (R) Maxxis Recon Race, 29 x 2.25″, EXO Protection, tubeless ready
Pedals: Not included
Crank: Truvativ Stylo 6K DUB, 34T, Ai offset
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83
Chain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Cogs: SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
Shifters: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Handlebar: Cannondale riser, butted 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm, 5° rise, 9° sweep, 760mm
Grips: ESI Silicone 32mm Grips
Stem: Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset: Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Brakes: Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm RT54 rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)

2021 Scalpel Carbon 3

SOLD OUT FOR 2021

Features:

  • Frame: Lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame
  • Fork: Lefty Ocho 100mm fork
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance Elite EVOL, remote lockout, adjustable rebound
  • Groupset: Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed shifting / HollowGram crank / Shimano Deore M6000 hydro disc brakes
  • Wheelset: Stan’s NoTubes Crest S1 tubeless-ready rims
  • Extras: Integrated Cannondale App connectivity

NEXT UNSOLD STOCK DUE:  MAY 2021

Frame: All-New, 100mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
Fork: Lefty Ocho, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset
Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance Elite EVOL, remote lockout, adjustable rebound
Rims: Stan’s NoTubes Crest S1, 28h, tubeless ready
Hubs: (F) Lefty 60 / (R) Shimano MT510 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
Tires: (F) Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25″”, Addix Compound, tubeless ready, (R) Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25″”, Addix Compound, tubeless ready
Pedals: Not included
Crank: HollowGram, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 34T, Ai offset
Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Chain: Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Rear Cogs: Shimano SLX, 10-51, 12-speed
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Shifters: Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Handlebar: Cannondale 2 Flat, butted 2014 Alloy, 31.8mm, 3° rise, 8° sweep, 760mm
Grips: ESI Silicone 32mm Grips
Stem: Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset: Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5″”, sealed angular contact bearings
Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT54 rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc
Saddle: Prologo Dimension NRD, STN rails
Seatpost: Cannondale 2, 7075 Alloy, 31.6 x 400mm