The Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 Mountain Bike is the new cutting edge. It's 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. Superior suspension. Superior traction. Scalpel SE's patented Flex Pivot 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 single-track sessions are a gas. Scalpel's big trail capability and progressive XC attitude has evolved even further with a slack and stable 67-degree headtube angle - combined with shorter stems, bigger tires, dropper posts, and bigger travel. FlexPivot is the key to Scalpel's incredible suspension performance and light weight. These patented carbon plates 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 suspension layout for each one, so that every fired, from the smallest to the tallest, experiences the same brilliant suspension performance.
It's compatible with the STASH kit. It has everything you need for lighting fast trailside repairs, stashed neatly under your water bottle. Quick and easy. AI (Asymmetric Integration) is a unique offset drive train 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. et proper hydration without the pack. It has room for two water bottles so you can go longer with double the water carrying capacity. Its DirectLine cable routing is a tube-in-tube internal cable routing in the frame and swingarm that makes installing cables quick and easy. Light. Stiff. Fast. 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. If you love riding trails fast, precise, and in full control, then the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 is the bike for you!