Cannondale Scalpel Team XC Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)


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.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chikai a Weekend Warrior from Redmond, WA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2012

Strengths:    Super stiff aluminum front frame, Lefty looks unique and dampens everything, The full package is light and strong.

Weaknesses:    If I had to gripe about one thing...it would be the slight side to side lateral flex of the carbon rear triangle. Only really feel it riding on road.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the 2006/7 Team Replica. I came across this bike on a local Craigslist listing with the description of a blown front Lefty fork. The price was tempting and after 30mins looking over to ensure nothing else was wrong I pulled the trigger. The set up was full SRAM X-0 except an XTR front derailleur. Turned out the fork was beyond repair and after waiting four weeks for Cannondale to replace the Lefty, I had the pleasure to pounce on local trails today. First impression was this thing climbed like a goat on red bull. I felt I could tackle the steepest hills. Although I haven't spent the time to dial in the Lefty, it felt nice and smooth on the hardest hits and biggest ruts. It is a strong feeling to on the Lefty as it just doesn't look right. But boy does it feel great. The full package of the bike worked really well. I wanted an exceptional climber with some comfort from a full suspension frame. Could not ask for more! Only issue as mentioned above is the flex of the rear triangle...not major, but most noticeable on concrete.

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Favorite Trail:   Duthie Hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Used Item from Craig

Similar Products Used:   None...my first full suspension X-Country. Had hardtails most of my life...Voodoo D-Jab, Specialized Comp, Giant Cadex

Bike Setup:   2006/7 Team Replica. Full XTR, Carbon 110 Lefty, Carbon FSA handlebar and seat post

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