Cannondale Scalpel 5 XC Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Fork: Rock Shox SID Race, 100 mm
  • Rims: Jalco Disc X320, 32 hole
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Shifters: SRAM X-5 Trigger
  • Handlebars: Cannondale C2 Alloy, flat

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adkins a Cross Country Rider from midland, tx

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2010

Strengths:    light for the money, good parts without getting to flashy, cool color, smooth ride.

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is a great bang for the buck, with just a couple of key upgrades(wheels,cranks) you can have a race ready rig that is super smooth and fast.

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Favorite Trail:   palo duro canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   peytons bikes.

Similar Products Used:   two cannondale hardtails with upgraded parts. dean hardtail. giant nrs air,

Bike Setup:   scalpel 5, x9 group, easton bars, use seatpost, fulcrum red metal zero wheels(absolutely worth the money) middleburn cranks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Keo a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2010

Strengths:    Light and fast with little maintenance

Weaknesses:    A little bouncy in the rear.

Bottom Line:   
Fast and light. Mine weighs about 27 lbs. with slimmed tires. Figure about 26 lbs. with lighter tires and regular tubes. The rear end is a little bouncier in the rear compared with the Giant Anthem, but not enough to really make a difference. It's light weight for the money. 2 to 3 lbs. heavier than a similarly equipped aluminum hard tail. The Rockshox Sid no doubt helps the bike in the weight department. All in all, I'm pleased with the bike when used for cross country. Think of it as a really, really plush hard tail.

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Favorite Trail:   East Mountains Otero trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Anthem

Bike Setup:   Upgraded from stock with Shimano SLX crank, XO gripshift, X9 Rear derailleur, Mavic Crossride rims with Specialized Enduro tires and RaceFace Evolve seatpost.

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Scalpel 29er sizing at 5'11"

What size are you guys at 5'11" riding? Just wondering. Thanks.Read More »

2009 Scalpel 5...

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I know Cannondale just showed a bunch of great new bikes at Park City, but am I really going to have to wait 18 months for a 29'er version of the Scalpel? I mean they brought the regular Flash and the 29'er Flash out at the same time, why can't they do the same with the full suspension versions?Read More »

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Scalpel 5 frame weight?

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