Cannondale Scalpel 3 XC Full Suspension

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $4100.00


Product Description

The lightest, stiffest, most responsive dual suspension XC race bike in the world. With race proven Zero Pivot technology, BallisTec Carbon construction and full System Integrated componentry, the Scalpel is the ultimate cross-country race weapon.

  • Frame: Scalpel, 80mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD full carbon, Zero Pivot, BB30, 1.5 Si headtube
  • Fork: Lefty Speed PBR, 100 mm, OPI, Solo Air
  • Rear Shock: Fox RP2
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph PaceStar, 2.1" tubeless ready
  • Chain: KMC X10SL, 10-speed
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX
  • Handlebars: Cannondale C2 riser, 620 x 3 mm, 2014 alloy
  • Stem: Cannondale OPI adjustable, -5 degree, 31.8
  • Saddle: Fi'z:k Tundra2 Mg
  • Seat Post: Fi'z:k Cyrano 31.6x400


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Triathlontoni

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2012

Strengths:    Super light, super fast...climbs like a dream and goes way faster than I can push it. Tried some North shore trails and stands up to rough stuff better than I thought a bike this light would. Truly a cross country bike par excellence.

Weaknesses:    I'd have to say I'm the weakness with this bike...if you have the skill this bike has the speed. Definately not a downhill bike but it's stronger than it looks.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first carbon mtb so haven't really compared it to others having only ridden 90's hard tails in the past but this is really an awesome ride.
The lefty is strong and agile when it comes to roots and rocks and I'm a 200lb rider that isn't graceful. Heavier bikes tend to plow into stuff where this bike easily floated over terrain I unintentionally went down that would've had me breaking wheels on in the old days.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Furio a Racer from Quebec City

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, precision tracking, THE LEFTY!!!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
(This review is for the 2007 Scalpel 3) This is the best bike I ever had. The rear suspension (Fox RP2) is working great with its 2.6 inches, just enough to keep the rear wheel on the ground. It's climbing just as good as my F600, which was climbing like a goat. And there's the Lefty. What a fork! It's stiff, the lockout work great and is very usefull when spinting or climbing, there's a lot of travel for an XC fork. Nothing I tried can compare to the Lefty, not only for the design, but all other forks I tried (Fox, RS Sid, etc) had a more plush feeling but also had much more lateral flex. Try it and you will be convinced.

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Favorite Trail:   Kingdom Trails, VT

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Similar Products Used:   This bike is my first full suspended. I owned an C'dale F600 and Giant and Norco hardtails.

Bike Setup:   Stock, exactly like the one pictured above, but with Time Atac pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh Torres a Racer from Roswell, New Mexico

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    Light, super smooth Lefty, powerfull/smooth Juicy7 brakes

Weaknesses:    non so far- simply awesome bike

Bottom Line:   
This is my first dedicated xc race bike and I love it!! I used to race my Prophet, but after I got the Scalpel I couldn't believe I actually raced it. The Scalpel is smoother, faster, lighter, it handles way better, and the hydraulic brakes are infinitely better than the mechanicals I used to use. Not the best bike for trail riding because of lack of rear travel and aggressive stance.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Bike Setup:   stock

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