- Lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame / Lefty Ocho fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
- Shimano XT hydro disc 12-speed group / HollowGram crank
- HollowGram 25 carbon tubeless-ready wheels / Stash onboard repair kit
Where it thrives
On the race course
What it's built for
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.
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.
The key to Scalpel’s incredible suspension performance and light weight. These patented carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. Incredibly durable. Incredibly flexible. And completely maintenance-free.
Unlike the competition, who use the same suspension kinematic across all sizes, we customize the layout of our suspension for each one, so that every rider, from the smallest to the tallest, experiences the same brilliant suspension performance.
Everything you need for lighting fast trailside repairs. A Fabric 8-in-1 mini tool in a quick-draw holster, a Dynaplug tubeless plug kit, and your CO2 inflator, all stashed neatly under your waterbottle. Quick and easy.
OutFront Steering Geometry
Lefty’s extra-long fork offset gives you more stability and confidence when things get rough, while keeping the steering XC-quick everywhere else.
An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyper accurate speed, route and distance info, registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App.
Ai – Asymmetric Integration
Our unique offset drivetrain delivers big tire/mud clearance while keeping the chainstays short for traction and agility. Factor in that it also creates a stiffer, stronger rear wheel, and Ai is a win-win-win.
Proper hydration, without the pack. Hallelujah!
DirectLine Cable Routing
Tube-in-tube internal cable routing in the frame and swingarm makes installing cables quick and easy.
The New Cutting Edge
Wheel SensorCannondale Wheel Sensor
Bottom BracketCannondale Alloy PressFit30
ChainShimano XT, 12-speed
CrankHollowGram, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 34T, Ai offset
Rear CogsShimano XT, 10-51, 12-speed
Rear DerailleurShimano XT
ShiftersShimano XT, 12-speed
ForkLefty Ocho, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset
FrameAll-New, 100mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube, Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
HeadsetIntegrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5", sealed angular contact bearings
Rear ShockFox Float DPS Performance Elite EVOL, remote lockout, adjustable rebound
Front HubLefty 60
Rear HubDT Swiss, 12x148
RimsHollowGram 25, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 28h, 25mm IW, tubeless ready
SpokesHollowGram, 2.0/1.8/2.0, straight-pull
Tires(F) Schwalbe Racing Ray EVO, 29 x 2.25", SnakeSkin, Addix Speedgrip, tubeless ready, (R) Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, 29 x 2.25", SnakeSkin, Addix Speed, tubeless ready
Brake LeversShimano XT hydraulic disc
BrakesShimano XT hydraulic disc, 160/160mm XT rotors
GripsESI Chunky Silicone, 32mm dia.
HandlebarCannondale 2 Flat, butted 2014 Alloy, 31.8mm, 3° rise, 8° sweep, 760mm
SaddlePrologo Dimension NDR, STN rails
SeatpostCannondale 2, 7075 Alloy, 31.6 x 400mm
StemCannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7°
Extra 1Stash Kit (Fabric 8-in-1 Mini Tool and Dynaplug tubeless puncture repair tool), Tubeless valve stems
5'1" 154 5'5" 165
5'6" 167 5'9" 175
5'8" 172 6'0" 182
6'1" 185 6'5" 195