Scalpel LAB71

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          The New Cutting Edge

          The ultimate XC race bike enters the LAB. A ground-breaking, fast-as-hell, podium-topping monster of a machine emerges.

          Where it thrives

          On the race course

          What it's built for

          Chasing podiums

          Highlights

          • Ultralight 100mm travel Hi-MOD carbon FlexPivot frame, and 110mm Lefty Ocho Carbon fork
          • SRAM wireless XX SL Eagle AXS Transmission drivetrain and Level Ultimate disc brakes
          • Ultralight HollowGram XC-27 SL carbon tubeless-ready wheels / Stash onboard repair kit
          • Integrated Cannondale App connectivity and ride tracking

          The New Cutting Edge

          From LAB to Podium
          The LAB71 variant of the Scalpel is off the map. On the fringe. At the limit. It pushes the boundaries of performance beyond where any cross-country mountain bike has ever been before. With Hi-MOD carbon construction, ultra-premium spec, and stunning attention-to-detail, it’s aiming for only one place on the podium: the top.

          Suspension for Speed

          The most advanced suspension ever made for XC. While others sacrifice performance to save weight, our patented FlexPivot suspension delivers both. Incredibly light, with unreal grip, acceleration and control, it lets you go flat-out everywhere. More speed. More fun.

          World’s Best XC Fork
          Lefty Ocho is simply the most advanced, smoothest, most precise-handling ultralight fork ever made. Its one-of-a-kind design lets you float through the chop and slice through the chunder like nothing else.
          Degrees of Difference
          Scalpel’s progressive geometry has evolved even further – we have a full degree and a half slacker headtube angle, one-degree steeper seat tube angle – creating an XC bike that’s more aggressive, lightning-fast, fun and stable everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.

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          • Platform
          • Model Name
            Scalpel LAB71
          • Model Code
            C24023U

          Frameset

          • Frame
            Lab71 Edition Hi-MOD Carbon, 100mm travel, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, SRAM UDH, Stash compatible
          • Fork
            Lefty Ocho Carbon 120, 110mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 50mm offset
          • Headset
            Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
          • Rear Shock
            Fox Float SL Factory EVOL SV, Kashima, 190x42.5, custom tune, remote lockout

          Drivetrain

          • Rear Derailleur
            SRAM XX-SL Eagle AXS T-Type
          • Shifters
            SRAM AXS T-Type Ultimate Pod Controller
          • Chain
            SRAM XX-SL Eagle T-Type, 12-speed
          • Crank
            SRAM XX-SL Eagle T-Type, X-Sync, 34t
          • Rear Cogs
            SRAM XX T-Type EAGLE AXS, 10-52, 12-speed
          • Bottom Bracket
            SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83

          Brakes

          • Brakes
            SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc, 180/160mm CenterLine rotors
          • Brake Levers
            SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc

          Wheels

          • Rims
            HollowGram XC-SL 27, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 27mm inner width, 28h, tubeless ready
          • Spokes
            DT Swiss Competition Race, straight-pull
          • Tire Size
            2.4
          • Wheel Size
            29
          • Hubs
            (F) HollowGram Lefty 60 / (R) HollowGram w/DT Swiss 240 EXP Star Ratchet internals, 12x148mm thru-axle
          • Tires
            (F) Maxxis Rekon Race WT 29x2.4", EXO Protection, tubeless ready / (R) Maxxis Aspen WT 29x2.4", EXO Protection, tubeless ready

          Components

          • Handlebar
            Cannondale 1 Flat, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° backsweep, 760mm
          • Stem
            Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7°
          • Grips
            Cannondale XC Silicone
          • Saddle
            Prologo Dimension NDR, Tirox rails
          • Seatpost
            Cannondale C1 Carbon, 31.6x400mm

          Connectivity

          • Wheel Sensor
            Cannondale Wheel Sensor

          Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

          Geometry

          LAB71 bikes are our best, done better. Elevated design, next-level engineering, and a relentless focus on performance.
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