2011 Scalpel

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2011 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon

Totally redesigned for 2011. The Scalpel is (still) the lightest, stiffest, and most efficient dual suspension cross country race bike on the planet. By eliminating pivots, bearings, and bushings, the carbon fiber chain stays and seat stays flex vertically to activate the suspension without any side-to-side travel. Cannondale reduced the amount of rear travel  for 2011 to 80mm to focus on racing. They also are using BallisTec carbon on the new Scalpel because it is lighter and stiffer than aluminum, and more dent resistant than steel.

This bike wins more national and world championships than any other full-suspension bike, so yes, it can handle you. Can you handle the Scalpel?

All four models share the same Hi-Mod carbon frame. Oh yeah, and the Scalpel Ultimate weighs just 19 pounds out of the box. Lifetime warranty. No rider weight limit.

Fast, light, stiff. Pick three.

Articles and Reviews

BikeMagic.com’s 2011 Scalpel First Ride – http://www.bikemagic.com/gear-news/cannondale-scalpel-2011-first-ride/8240.html

Model Cannondale Scalpel Ultimate Cannondale Scalpel 1 Cannondale Scalpel 2 Cannondale Scalpel 3
Price $9000 $6700 $4800 $3700
Frame Scalpel Zero-Pivot 80mm BallisTec Hi-Mod Carbon
Fork Lefty Speed Carbon SL w/ XLR 100mm Lefty Speed Carbon SL W/ PBR 100mm Lefty Speed w/ XLR 100mm Lefty Speed w/ PBR 100mm
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT3 Fox RP23 w/ BV RockShox Monarch RT3 Fox RP2
Front Hub Cannondale Lefty SL Mavic Crossmax SLR Lefty SunRingle BlackFlag Pro Lefty Cannondale Lefty SL
Rear Hub DT Swiss 190 DT Swiss 340
Spokes DT Swiss Aerospeed DT Swiss Competition
Rim DT Swiss XCR 1.2 Custom DT Swiss XCR 1.7 Custom
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1 Front, Schwalbe Furious Fred Rear 2.0 Schwalbe Racing Ralph PaceStar 2.1
Crank Cannondale Hollowgram SL w/ XX chainrings FSA SL-K 386 BB30
BB Cannondale BB30 FSA BB30
Chain KMC X10SL 10-speed Shimano M980 KMC X10SL 10-speed Shimano HG74 10-speed
Cassette SRAM XX Shimano XTR 10-speed Shimano XT 10-speed Shimano SLX 10-speed
Front Derailleur SRAM XX Shiamno XTR SRAM X-9 Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX Shimano XTR 10-speed SRAM X-0 10-speed Shimano XT 10-speed
Shifters SRAM XX Shimano XTR 10-speed SRAM X-0 Shimano SLX
Handlebar FSA K-Force flat FSA SL-K flat Cannondale C2 riser
Stem Cannondale OPI Adjustable
Headset Headshock
Brakes SRAM XX 160/140mm Magura Marta SL Carbon 160/140mm Avid Elixir CR carbon 160/140mm Avid Elixir R 160/140mm
Saddle Fizik Antares Tundra2 carbon Fizik Tundra2 Fizik Tundra2 Cannondale Stage
Seatpost FSA K-Force carbon Fizik Cyrano Cannondale C2
Sizes S, M, L, X
Colors Team Replica Magnesium White w/ Black Charcoal Gray w/ Black Jet Black w/ White
Weight 19 pounds 19.9 pounds 21.9 pounds 22.5 pounds

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