Cannondale (United States) - Press Release: The one where you get to have it all: world cup XC-efficiency and full-throttle fun. Legitimately faster. Fundamentally lighter. Instantly better - with unbreakable traction, incredible ability and unshakable control over every part of the course, the all-new Scalpel upgrades everything you know about performance. Ride one, and see for yourself.
Legitimately faster. Fundamentally lighter. Instantly better - the all-new Scalpel full suspension mountain bike is the best way to sharpen your performance. Progressive geometry and our new FlexPivot suspension give you unbreakable traction, incredible efficiency and unshakeable control over every part of the course. Blisteringly fast. Incredibly fun.
Crazy light, but who cares?
At just 1910 grams, complete with shock and hardware, the new Scalpel is legitimately one of the lightest full suspension XC race frames in the world. And that's the least interesting thing about it.
It's all about the suspension.
The new Scalpel has the best, most advanced suspension ever created for a cross-country mountain bike. The patented FlexPivot design delivers more grip and more speed - and weighs next to nothing.
Incredibly durable. Incredibly flexible. These patented carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. And not to mention, completely maintenance-free.
This all-new speed machine comes in two different configurations: the ultralight, XC race-focused Scalpel; and the fast and furious trail-focused Scalpel SE. Your fast, your way.
Scalpel - the ultimate XC race bike.
You want a competitive edge?
You need Scalpel. With 100mm of travel front and rear, the incredible Lefty Ocho fork and lightweight parts spec, the Scalpel is built to win everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.