Scalpel HT Carbon 2
Scalpel HT Carbon 2
Scalpel HT Carbon 2
Scalpel HT Carbon 2

Scalpel HT Carbon 2


Regular price$4,049.99

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The Purest Form of Racing. A whole new breed of XC Hardtail, purpose built to hurt ‘em on the ups, drop ‘em on the downs and propel you straight to the top step.

Where it thrives: Between the tape

What it's built for: Speed, Efficiency, and Endurance


  • Superlight (of course): It’s a cross-country hardtail. It’s gotta be light. And with frames scaling in at just 895 grams, Scalpel HT is one of the lightest in the world. But that’s not all.
  • Unique Race Geometry: The head angle is a slack 66.5°, for stability and control that lets you nail the passing line on descents. The seat tube is a steep 74.5° for power on the climbs. And our Proportional Response size-specific design increases the chainstay lengths as the frames get bigger, centering the rider between the wheels for unmatched handling and traction.
  • The not-so hardtail: Sculpted flex zones in the chainstays work with the dropped seat stays to tame the chatter and take the edge off hits, improving control and reducing fatigue, so you can race harder, longer.
  • Lead with Lefty: 110mm of the smoothest, most precise-handling ultralight front suspension out there. Extra- long fork offset brings extra agility to the super stable front end. Better control, more speed.


Frame Scalpel HT Carbon, Proportional Response Design, PF30-83, tapered head tube, 55mm chainline, Speed Release 12mm thru axle w/UDH hanger
Fork Lefty Ocho, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset
Rear Shock N/A
Rims/Wheels Stan's NoTubes Crest MK4, 28h, tubeless ready
Hubs (F) HollowGram Lefty 60 / (R) Shimano7110, 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
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
Crankset HollowGram, BB30 83MTB, OPI SpideRing, 55mm chainline
Chainrings 34T
Bottom Bracket Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Chain Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Cassette/Rear Cogs
Shimano XT, 10-51, 12-speed
Shifters Shimano XT, 12-speed
Handlebars Cannondale 1 Flat, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° back, 760mm
Grips Cannondale XC Silicone
Stem Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Brakes Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 160/160mm XT rotors
Pedals N/A
Saddle Prologo Dimension NDR, Tirox rails
Seat Post Cannondale C1 Carbon, 27.2x400mm
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