2012 Cannondale Scalpel 29 Full Suspension!

What a pleasant surprise I found this morning from Sea Otter! MANY of you have been asking and waiting for today to come. Cannondale has officially announced their entry into the 29er full suspension market. We knew that they were working on something, but they were going to make it best in class. And here it is. In 100mm travel glory.

It looks like a beautiful blend of the new Jekyll and the 2011 Scalpel. From the Jekyll it takes the Clashnikov top tube for added stiffness, 15mm thru axle and double stacked bearings at all pivots, direct-mount front derailleur on the suspension, X12 142mm rear axle. From the Scalpel it takes the light weight, no pivot junction of chainstay/seatstay.

They say it will be available later this year as a 2012 model. We’ll keep you posted on details, both official and unofficial.

Many more pictures and details available from the blogs linked below.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/04/16/spy-shot-cannondale-29er-scalpel-full-suspension-mountain-bike/

http://www.bikemag.com/mantle/sneak-peek-cannondales-scalpel-29/

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