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Cannondale Scalpel Carbon LTD 29" Mountain Bike 2021 - XC Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

The New Cutting Edge.

This is the ultimate XC race bike. Ground-breaking suspension, aggressive geometry and feathery weight let you go full gas from the gun.

Key Features:

  • FlexPivot

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. And completely maintenance-free.

  • Proportional Response

Unlike the competition, who use the same suspension kinematic across all sizes, we customize the layout of our suspension for each one, so that every rider, from the smallest to the tallest, experiences the same brilliant suspension performance.

  • STASH Kit

Everything you need for lighting fast trailside repairs. A Fabric 8-in-1 mini tool in a quick-draw holster, a Dynaplug tubeless plug kit, and your CO2 inflator, all stashed neatly under your waterbottle. Quick and easy

  • OutFront Steering Geometry

Lefty’s extra-long fork offset gives you more stability and confidence when things get rough, while keeping the steering XC-quick everywhere else.

  • Connected

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

Our unique offset drivetrain 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.

  • Two Waterbottles

Proper hydration, without the pack. Hallelujah!

  • DirectLine Cable Routing

Tube-in-tube internal cable routing in the frame and swingarm makes installing cables quick and easy.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:All-New, 100mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
Fork:Lefty Ocho, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset
Rear Shock:Fox Float DPS Performance Elite EVOL, remote lockout, adjustable rebound
Headset:Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5", sealed angular contact bearings
Stem:Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7°
Bars:Cannondale 1 Flat, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° back, 760mm
Front Brake:Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 160mm XT rotors
Rear Brake:Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 160mm XT rotors
Brake Lever:Shimano XT hydraulic disc
Rear Mech:SRAM X01 Eagle
Shifters:SRAM XO Eagle, 12-speed
Speed:12
Rims:HollowGram 25, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 28h, 25mm IW, tubeless ready
Front Hub:HollowGram Lefty 60
Rear Hub:HollowGram w/DT Swiss Star Ratchet internals, 12x148mm
Spokes:DT Swiss Competition Race, straight-pull
Front Tyre:Schwalbe Racing Ray Performance, 29 x 2.25", Addix Compound, tubeless ready
Rear Tyre:Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25", Addix Compound, tubeless ready
Seat Post:Cannondale 1, UD Carbon, 31.6 x 400mm
Saddle:Prologo Dimension NDR, Tirox rails
Chainset:Truvativ Stylo C, 34T, Ai offset
Bottom Bracket:SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83
Chain:SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette:SRAM XG-1295, XO1 Eagle, 10-52, 12-speed

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Scalpel Sizing & Geometry

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Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 2021 Size Chart

Frame Size

Height (cm)

Height (Feet)

Medium

170 – 178

5’ 7” – 5’ 10”

Large

178 – 188

5’ 10” – 6’ 2”

X Large

188 – 196

6’ 2” – 6’ 5”

 

Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 2021 Geometry

Size

M

L

XL

Seat Tube Length (cm)

44

48

52

Top Tube Horizontal (cm)

59.9

62.2

64.4

Head Tube Angle

68°

68°

68°

Seat Tube Angle

74.5°

74.5°

74.5°

Standover (cm)

75.7

75.8

76

Head Tube Length (cm)

10.5

11.5

12.5

Wheelbase (cm)

115.1

117.5

119.9

Front Centre (cm)

71.8

74.2

76.6

Chainstay Length (cm)

43.6

43.6

43.6

Bottom Bracket Drop (cm)

4

4

4

Bottom Bracket Height (cm)

33.1

33.1

33.1

Fork Rake (cm)

5.5

5.5

5.5

Trail (cm)

9

9

9

Stack (cm)

59.1

60.1

61

Reach (cm)

43.5

45.5

47.5

 

What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike

 

 


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
 Shimano LogoSRAM Logo
Professional
11
XTR Di2
12
XX1 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle

12
X01 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle
 
12
XTR
11
XX1

11
X01
 
11
XT Di2
 
Enthusiast
12
XT
 
11
SLX
10
GX
 
10
Deore
11
NX
Entry
9
Alivio
12
SX Eagle
Eagle
 
9
Acera
9-10
X9
 
9
Altus
9-10
X7
 
7
Tourney
7-10
X5

 

 


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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