Scalpel LAB71

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          Thrill ride. With the most advanced XC suspension and geometry, and rowdy-ready spec, the new Scalpel redefines cross-country speed – again.

          Model Description

          The ultimate form of Cannondale’s XC racing prowess, the LAB71 Scalpel is a cross-country dream machine. First, Series 0 carbon construction creates our most advanced Scalpel frame ever. It’s then built up with DT-Swiss’s lightest, fastest wheelset – the XCR 1200 Spline, a SRAM XX SL T-Type wireless electronic 1x12-speed drivetrain, our one-piece SystemBar XC-One carbon cockpit, and the incomparable Lefty Ocho 120 Carbon fork.

          What it's for

          The thrill of speed. Winning World Cup XC and Marathon races. High-speed trail slaying. Admiring in the sunlight.

          Highlights

          • Ultralight Series 0 Carbon frame with FlexPivot, 120mm travel, and Proportional Response-Tuned Suspension and Geometry
          • Lefty Ocho Carbon – the smoothest, most advanced, most precise-handling XC fork in the world. Carbon upper, 120mm travel, with a TwistLoc Ultimate remote lockout.
          • Lab71 painted SystemBar XC-One integrated carbon handlebar and stem
          • RockShox SIDLuxe Ultimate rear shock with TwistLoc Ultimate remote lockout.
          • SRAM’s range-topping XX SL AXS Transmission electronic wireless 12-speed group with Level Ultimate Stealth brakes
          • DT Swiss’s lightest, fastest MTB wheelset, the XCR 1200 Spline carbon

          FIRST LOOK: Scalpel

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          Zero Compromise
          Our most advanced XC race bike could only be made with our most advanced carbon construction. Series 0 is the highest tier of our carbon tech, delivering the ultimate blend of toughness, stiffness, and low weight.
          Built to Win
          Serving the LAB71 ethos, that most advanced frameset gets the most advanced components: SRAM’s wireless electronic XX-SL AXS drivetrain and Reverb AXS dropper post, our Lefty Ocho Carbon 120 fork, one-piece carbon SystemBar XC-One cockpit, and DT Swiss’s XCR 1200 Spline carbon wheelset.
          It’s OK to Stare
          No other fork looks like Lefty, and no other fork does what Lefty does. Its unique design and friction-reducing needle bearing internals deliver smoothness, responsiveness, and steering precision no other fork can match. There’s a reason it’s been topping podiums for over 20 years.

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          • Platform
          • Model Name
            Scalpel LAB71
          • Model Code
            C24103U

          Frameset

          • Frame
            Scalpel LAB71, Series 0 Carbon construction, 120mm travel, Proportional Response Suspension and Geometry, FlexPivot Chainstay, full internal cable routing, 73mm BSA, 1.5" headtube with 1-1/8" upper reducer/internal cable guide, 148x12mm thru axle, 55mm chainline, UDH, post-mount disc – 160mm native
          • Fork
            Lefty Ocho 120 Carbon, 120mm, Chamber Damper, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 50mm offset, TwistLoc Ultimate remote dual lockout
          • Headset
            Acros ICR
          • Rear Shock
            RockShox SIDLuxe Ultimate, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound, 190x45, TwistLoc Ultimate remote dual lockout

          Drivetrain

          • Rear Derailleur
            SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS, T-Type
          • Shifters
            SRAM AXS T-Type Ultimate Pod Controller
          • Chain
            SRAM XX SL, T-Type, 12-speed
          • Crank
            SRAM XX SL T-Type, 34T
          • Rear Cogs
            SRAM XX SL Eagle, 10-52, T-Type, 12-speed
          • Bottom Bracket
            SRAM DUB BSA 73mm MTB, Ceramic

          Brakes

          • Brakes
            SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston hydraulic disc, SRAM CLX rotors, 180mm 6-bolt (F) /160mm centerlock (R)
          • Brake Levers
            SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth

          Wheels

          • Rims
            DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE, carbon, 30mm inner width, hookless, TSS tubeless ready
          • Spokes
            DT Swiss Aerolite straight pull (F) / Aerolite & Competition straight pull (R)
          • Tire Size
            2.4
          • Wheel Size
            29
          • Hubs
            DT Swiss Lefty, 6-bolt (F) / DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36, centerlock, XD driver (R)
          • Tires
            (F) Maxxis Rekon Race WT, 29x2.4", EXO Protection, tubeless ready / (R) Maxxis Aspen WT, 29x2.4", EXO Protection, tubeless ready

          Components

          • Handlebar
            SystemBar XC-One Flat, carbon, integrated bar/stem, internal cable routing, 5° upsweep, 8° backsweep, 760mm width, -6° stem, 1-1/8" clamp
          • Stem
            SystemBar XC-One Flat, carbon integrated bar/stem
          • Grips
            RockShox Smooth Silicone
          • Saddle
            Prologo Dimension NDR, Tirox rails
          • Seatpost
            RockShox Reverb AXS, 31.6, 125mm (S), 150mm (M-XL)

          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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