The Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3 Mountain Bike is a new cutting edge ultimate XC race bike. It has ground-breaking suspension, aggressive geometry and feathery weight that let you go from full gas from the gun. It has the most advanced suspension made for XC.Other sacrifice performance to save weight but, the FlexPivot suspension delivers both. Incredibly light, with unreal grip, acceleration and control, it lest you go flat-out everywhere. More speed. More fun. Scalpel's progressive geometry has evolved even further with a full degree and a half of slacker headtube angle, one-degree steeper. FlexPivot is key to Scalpel's incredible suspension performance and light weight. These patented carbon plate create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. Incredibly durable. Incredibly flexible. Proportional Response is unlike the competition, who use the same suspension kinematic across all sizes. Cannondale customizes the layout of the suspension for each one so that every rider, from the smallest to the tallest, experiences the same brilliant suspension performance.
The Scalpel is compatible with the STASH Kit. It's everything you need for lighting fast trailside repairs stashed neatly under your water bottle. Quick and easy. OutFront Steering Geometry with the Lefty's extra-long form offset gives you more stability and confidence when things get rough, while keeping the steering XC-quick everywhere else. An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyper accurate speed, route and distance info, registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App. AI (Asymmetric Integration) is a unique offset drivetrain that delivers big tire/mud clearance while keeping the chainstays short for traction and agility. Factor in that it also creates a stiffer, stronger rear wheel, and AI is a win-win-win. Get proper hydration without the pack. It has room for two water bottles so you can go longer with double the water carrying capacity.
The Scalpel is stiff, light and fast at just over 1900 grams, complete with shock. This 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 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. The Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3 Mountain Bike is built to win everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.