Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc.
Be a trail surgeon.“Rock Solid” is not a term usually used to describe a nimble, featherweight XC race bike, but it’s perfectly fitting for the Scalpel 29. With its ultra stiff-and-smooth Lefty fork, BallisTec carbon construction and ECS-TC pivots, the Scalpel is the most efficient pedaling and and precise handling XC weapon out there.
SCALPEL 29 is:
- The most refined full suspension cross country bike in the world.
- Engineered to slice tight switchbacks with its 29er Race Geometry.
- So efficient it’s like buying fitness… legally.
XC racers and all-day riders looking for an edge when things get rough.
Scalpel 29, 100mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Zero Pivot seatstay, PF30, 1.5 Si head tube
Lefty Carbon XLR 100 29 w/ Hybrid Needle Bearing Technology
Cannondale HollowGram SiSL2, BB30, XO 2x10 rings, 38/24
Cannondale PressFit30, FSA Bearings
Shimano XTR w/ i-spec
Shimano XTR, 11-36, 10-speed
KMC X10SL, 10-speed
SRAM X0, direct mount
Shimano XTR, Shadow Plus
ENVE Carbon Twenty9 XC, tubeless ready
Lefty SL front, Chris King 142x12 rear, 32 hole
Schwalbe Thunder Burt EVO, 29x2.1", folding, tubeless ready
Shimano XTR Race, 160/160mm (Europe: Shimano XT Race, 160/160mm)
ENVE Carbon Sweep, flat, 740mm
Cannondale OPI Adjustable Stem/Steerer V2, 31.8, -15 deg.(S-L), -5 deg.(X)
Cannondale HeadShok Si
Shimano XTR Race, carbon lever, i-spec (Europe: Shimano XT Race, 160/160mm)
DT Swiss AeroLite
Cannondale Foam Locking Grips
Prologo Nago Evo X8, Carbon rails
RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper w/ remote, 31.6x385mm
Fox Float CTD, 100mm, Boost Valve, Kashima
Single ring conversion kit (MRP 36T ring & MRP single Guide) included
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Comments about Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc.:
The INK is a racer/every day riders dream. It handles everything I throw at it. It keeps me at the edge with confidence and allows me to push "my" limits. The lefty is the best I have ridden by far. The rear suspension is a little stiff and took some time to dial in but once set, this bike builds confidence. I did shed the seat post, tubes to cut down the weight to 23.2lbs for the large with eggbeaters. Next I may go to a single speed in the front as the granny gear is not needed in south Texas, thus getting the setup to 22lbs! The momentum and agility of the INK has put the "FUN" back in my riding without going to hard tail for racing, and a full for fun. It does it all. If you want the look with a few more options, get the INK. If you want the light weight without the options, get the Team.
The XTR setup and the blacked out frame is why I went to the INK, but I have ridden the Team with the SRAM setup, and both are top notch. I also test drove all of the S-Works bikes and although I loved the Brain technology concept, the Cannondale won hands down!
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