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
Between the tape
What it's built for
Speed, Efficiency, and Endurance
- Ultralight Hi-MOD carbon FlexPivot frame / Lefty Ocho Carbon fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
- SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS wireless 12-speed group / Level Ultimate disc brakes
- HollowGram 27 carbon tubeless-ready wheels / Stash onboard repair kit
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, a 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.
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.
|Fork||Lefty Ocho Carbon, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset|
|Hubs||(F) HollowGram Lefty 60 / (R) HollowGram w/DT Swiss Star Ratchet internals, 12x148mm|
|Rims||HollowGram 25, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 28h, 25mm IW, tubeless ready|
|Frame||Scalpel Hi-Mod Carbon, 100mm travel, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube, Speed Release 12mm thru axle, 55mm chainline, Stash compatible|
|Brakes||SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc, 160/160mm CenterLine X rotors|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Race, straight-pull|
|Headset||Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle DUB, 34T, 55mm chainline|
|Seatpost||Cannondale 1, UD Carbon, 31.6 x 400mm|
|Shifters||SRAM Eagle AXS, 12-speed|
|Handlebars||Cannondale 1 Flat, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° back, 760mm|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS Factory EVOL, 100mm, remote lockout, adjustable rebound|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale XC Silicone|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS|
|Accessories & Extras||Stash Kit (Fabric 8-in-1 Mini Tool and Dynaplug tubeless puncture repair tool), Tubeless valve stems|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG-1299, XX1 Eagle, Rainbow, 10-52, 12-speed|
* Subject to change without notice.