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||120mm travel, Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube, Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible|
|Fork||RockShox, SID 120|
|Rear Shock||RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound, 190 x 45|
|Rims||Stan's NoTubes Crest D, 32h, tubeless ready|
|Hubs||(F) Shimano MT400, 15x110mm thru-axle / (R) Shimano MT410 12x148mm thru-axle|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Factory J -Bend|
|Tires||(F) Maxxis Ardent Race, 29 x 2.35", EXO Protection, tubeless ready (R) Maxxis Recon Race, 29 x 2.35", EXO Protection, tubeless ready|
|Bottom Bracket||Cannondale PF30 MTB|
|Crankset||Cannondale 1, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 32T, 55mm chainline|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Deore 6100, 12-speed|
|Brakes||Shimano MT501 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm RT64 rotors|
|Handlebars||Cannondale 3 Riser, 6061 Alloy, 30mm rise, 8° sweep, 6° rise, 780mm|
|Stem||Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°|
|Headset||Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered|
|Seatpost||Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)|
|Saddle||Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport, steel rails|