Scalpel 29 Carbon Team

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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.

Rider profile:



XC racers and all-day riders looking for an edge when things get rough.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • TRAVEL
    100mm front and rear.
  • SUPERLIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN
    Available in BallisTec Carbon or SmartFormed Alloy versions. Add in System Integration of the Lefty fork, OPI stem/steerer and Hollowgram cranks and you get a complete bike weight our competitors can only dream of.
  • ECS-TC SYSTEM
    A clamped, 15mm thru axle in the shock linkage eliminates flex and play, providing unmatched center-stiffness for optimum control and steering precision.
  • 29’er RACE GEOMETRY
    The combination of a steeper-than-average head angle and super short chainstays gives the Scalpel 29’er a similar wheelbase and trail to our 26’er bikes for ultra sharp, responsive handling.
  • ZERO-PIVOT SEATSTAYS
    Through precise carbon lay-up, the stays are designed to flex vertically while remaining extremely stiff laterally and torsionally. This enhances suspension performance without affecting power delivery. Like the Jekyll, the alloy versions get ECS-TC double bearings in the dropout pivots in place of Zero-Pivot stays for smooth performance.
  • PRESSFIT, FULL CARBON BB30
    Oversized, press-fit BB30 and full carbon shell guarantees zero bottom bracket flex no matter what your power output is.
Frame

Scalpel 29, 100mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Zero Pivot seatstay, PF30, 1.5 Si head tube

Fork

Lefty Carbon XLR 100 29 w/ Hybrid Needle Bearing Technology

Crank

Cannondale HollowGram Si, BB30, XX1, 32T

Bottom Bracket

Cannondale PressFit30, SRAM Bearings

Shifters

SRAM XX1

Cog Set

SRAM XX1, 10-42, 11-speed

Chain

SRAM XX1, 11-speed

Front Derailleur

N/A

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1, Type 2 RBC

Rims

ENVE Carbon Twenty9 XC, tubeless ready

Hubs

Lefty SL front, DT Swiss 350 142x12 rear, 32 hole

Tires

Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO Snakeskin, 29x2.1", folding, tubeless ready

Pedals

N/A

Brake

Avid XX, 180/160mm

Handlebar

FSA K-Force, flat, 700mm

Stem

Cannondale OPI Adjustable Stem/Steerer V2, 31.8, -15 deg.(S-L), -5 deg.(X)

Headset

Cannondale HeadShok Si

Brake Levers

Avid XX. Matchmaker

Spokes

DT Swiss AeroLite

Grips

Cannondale Foam Locking Grips

Saddle

Prologo Nago Evo X8 T1.4

Seat Post

FSA K-Force Light carbon, 31.6x350mm (S, M) 400mm (L, X)

Rear Shock

RockShox XX, 100mm, Full Sprint remote