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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, SmartFormed Alloy, BB30, 1.5 Si head tube

Fork

Lefty PBR 100 29 w/ Hybrid Needle Bearing Technology

Crank

Shimano M615 Hollowtech II, 38/24

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30 w/ Wheels Mfg Adapter

Shifters

Shimano SLX w/ i-spec

Cog Set

Shimano Deore, 11-36, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore, direct mount

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, Shadow Plus

Rims

Stan's ZTR Rapid 29'er, 32 hole, tubeless ready

Hubs

Lefty SL front, Formula DHG 142x12 rear, 32 hole

Tires

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

Pedals

N/A

Brake

Shimano Deore, 180/160mm

Handlebar

Cannondale C3 flat, 6061 double-butted alloy, 700mm

Stem

Cannondale C3, 1.5", 31.8, -5 deg.

Headset

Cannondale HeadShok Si

Brake Levers

Shimano Deore, i-spec

Spokes

DT Swiss Champion

Grips

Cannondale Locking Grips

Saddle

Cannondale Stage 3 CroMo

Seat Post

Cannondale C3, 31.6x350MM (S,M) 400mm (L,X)

Rear Shock

RockShox Monarch RL, 100mm