Scalpel Hi-MOD Ultimate | Cross Country Bikes | Cannondale

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Scalpel Hi-MOD Ultimate

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          The New Cutting Edge.

          This is the ultimate XC race bike. Ground-breaking suspension, aggressive geometry and feathery weight let you go full gas from the gun.

          Where it thrives

          On the race course

          What it's built for

          Chasing podiums

          Highlights

          • Ultralight Hi-MOD BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame / Lefty Ocho Carbon fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
          • New SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS wireless 12-speed group / Level Ultimate disc brakes
          • ENVE M525 Carbon wheels / M5 carbon bars and post / Stash onboard repair kit

          The New Cutting Edge

          Suspension for speed

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          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

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          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.

          Technology

          Stiff. Light. Fast.
          At just over 1900 grams, complete with shock, the new Scalpel frame is one of the lightest full suspension MTB frames on the market. Incredible suspension, impeccable handling and feathery weight – it’s a recipe for victory.
          The 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.

          The New Cutting Edge

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          Specs

          Connectivity

          • Wheel Sensor
            Cannondale Wheel Sensor

          Drivetrain

          • Bottom Bracket
            SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83
          • Chain
            SRAM XX1 Eagle, Copper, 12-speed
          • Crank
            SRAM XX1 Eagle DUB, 34T, Ai offset
          • Rear Cogs
            SRAM XG-1299, XX1 Eagle, Copper, 10-52, 12-speed
          • Rear Derailleur
            SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
          • Shifters
            SRAM Eagle AXS, 12-speed

          Frameset

          • Fork
            Lefty Ocho 120 Carbon, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset
          • Frame
            All-New, 100mm travel, BallisTec Hi-Mod Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
          • Headset
            Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5", sealed angular contact bearings
          • Rear Shock
            Fox Float DPS Factory EVOL, 100mm, remote lockout, adjustable rebound

          Wheels

          • Hubs
            (F) Lefty 60 / (R) Custom DT Swiss, 36t Star Ratchet, 12x148mm thru-axle
          • Rims
            ENVE M525 Carbon, 24h, tubeless ready
          • Spokes
            DT Swiss Aerolite, 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
          • Wheel Size
            29

          Brakes

          • Brake Levers
            SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc
          • Brakes
            SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc, 160/160mm Centerline X rotors

          Components

          • Grips
            ESI Chunky Silicone, 32mm dia.
          • Handlebar
            ENVE M5, Carbon, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 9° sweep, 760mm
          • Saddle
            PROLOGO Dimension NDR CPC Tirox Saddle
          • Seatpost
            ENVE Carbon, 31.6 x 400mm, 0mm offset
          • Stem
            Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7°

          Extra

          • Extra 1
            Stash Kit (Fabric 8-in-1 Mini Tool and Dynaplug tubeless puncture repair tool), Tubeless valve stems

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

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