The New Cutting Edge. Scalpel SE is the ultimate marathon racer and high-speed trail slayer. World Cup fast and all-mountain fierce – this is next-level cross-country mountain bike performance.
Where it thrives: High-speed trails
What it’s built for: Full-throttle trail riding
- Superior suspension. Superior traction: Scalpel SE’s patented FlexPivot suspension results in more grip, more control, and more speed. 120mm of plush travel works so well that it feels like so much more – meaning all-day singletrack sessions are a gas.
- Big trail capability: Scalpel’s progressive XC attitude has evolved even further with a slack and stable 67˚ headtube angle – combined with shorter stems, bigger tires, dropper posts and bigger travel: if you love riding trails fast, precise and in full control, then this is the bike for you.
- Light. Stiff. Fast: Don’t settle for just two. Pick all three. With its full carbon frame and new 4-bar FlexPivot suspension, the Scalpel is one of the lightest and stiffest full-suspension mountain bikes available. Built light to go fast = built right to have a blast.
|Frame||Scalpel SE Carbon, 120mm travel, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube, Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai offset, Stash compatible|
|Fork||RockShox SID Select+ RL, 120mm, Debonair, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound|
|Rims/Wheels||HollowGram 25, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 28h, 25mm IW, tubeless ready|
|Hubs||DT Swiss, 12x148 [R], Formula, 15x110 [F]|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Race, straight-pull|
|Tires||(F) Maxxis Ardent Race, 29 x 2.35", EXO Protection, tubeless ready, (R) Maxxis Recon Race, 29 x 2.25", EXO Protection, tubeless ready|
|Crankset||HollowGram, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, Ai offset|
|Bottom Bracket||Cannondale Alloy PressFit30|
|Chain||Shimano SLX, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Shimano XT, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano XT, 12-speed|
|Handlebars||Cannondale 1 Riser, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 4° rise, 780mm|
|Stem||Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7°|
|Brakes||Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 180/160mm XT rotors|
|Saddle||Fabric Scoop Flat Elite, cro-mo rails|
|Seat Post||Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)|