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Scalpel

THE NEW CUTTING EDGE

Legitimately faster. Fundamentally lighter. Instantly better - the all-new Cannondale Scalpel full suspension mountain bike is the best way to sharpen your XC performance. Progressive geometry and the new FlexPivot suspension give you unbreakable traction, incredible efficiency and unshakeable control over every part of the course. Blisteringly fast. Incredibly fun.

Crazy light, but who cares?

At just 1910 grams, complete with shock and hardware, the new Scalpel is legitimately one of the lightest XC full suspension race frames in the world. And that’s the least interesting thing about it.

It’s all about the suspension.

Cyclist on bike

The new Scalpel has the best, most advanced suspension ever created for a cross-country mountain bike. The patented FlexPivot design delivers more grip and more speed - and weighs next to nothing.

FlexPivot

Incredibly durable. Incredibly flexible. These patented carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. And not to mention, completely maintenance-free.

This all-new speed machine comes in two different configurations: the ultralight, XC race-focused Scalpel, and the fast and furious trail-focused Scalpel SE. Your fast, your way.

The ultimate XC race bike.

You want a competitive edge?

You need Scalpel. With 100mm of travel front and rear, the incredible Lefty Ocho fork and lightweight parts spec, the Scalpel is built to win on the World Cup or your local loop.

Marathon racer or trail slayer? 

You need Scalpel SE. All the benefits of a world-class XC bike for your backyard. With 120mm of travel front and rear, slacker geometry and more aggressive trail components, the scalpel SE offers wicked speed and playful capability for trail riders who attack every ride like a race.

Modern XC Geometry

Slacker, longer and lower than your usual cross-country mountain bikes, the new Scalpel brings hard-charging stability and confidence to the game, without abandoning it’s sharp-handling XC roots.

STASH System 

For rapid trail-side repairs, the STASH system holds a quick-draw Fabric 8-in-1 mini tool, CO2 inflator and tire plug kit beneath the water bottle. Or for the truly weight obsessed STASH can be removed and replaced with a lighter cover.

“I’M A VERY CRITICAL ATHLETE. I RIDE HARD AND TRY TO FIND OR CREATE PROBLEMS FOR MY BIKE. THIS TIME I’VE FAILED.”

HENRIQUE AVANCINI

2018 MARATHON WORLD CHAMPION

Cyclist riding bike down mountain

Experience this ultimate marathon racer and high-speed trail slayer for yourself. Shop online or visit us to get yours.