Cannondale Scalpel Ultimate XC Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $9600.00

Product Description

Zero Pivots, Zero Competition. The lightest, stiffest, most efficient dual suspension XC race bike on the planet. The Scalpel isn’t just in a class by itself - it’s attending an entirely different school.
  • Frame: Scalpel, 80mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD full carbon, Zero Pivot, BB30, 1.5 Si headtube
  • Fork: Lefty Speed Carbon XLR, 100 mm, OPI, Solo Air
  • Crank: Cannondale Hollowgram SL, 42/28 w/XX chainrings
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RT3
  • Handlebars: FSA K-Force Flat 600 mm
  • Brakes: SRAM XX
  • Stem: Cannondale OPI adjustable, -5 degree, 31.8

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jaakko a Racer from Australia

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2011

Strengths:    Light, stiff, responsive. Handles beautifully

Weaknesses:    None if you want an xc race bike

Bottom Line:   
Awesome. I am a 100kg rider and hammer everything. Those that criticize dale 'it'll break' have never ridden one - owned 5 dales and never broken one! They are superbly engineered and thought through. Highly recommend - but expensive - value for money because they are so good.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $7500.00

Purchased At:   Brunswick street cyc

Similar Products Used:   Pivot Mach 4, cannondale rize

Bike Setup:   Factory spec, what would you upgrade?!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fat&slow a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2011

Strengths:    Look at the spec's, not much that's worth an upgrade!

Weaknesses:    The price, at least on this side of the Atlantic

Bottom Line:   
Well, what can I say? Out of the box the weight for a complete bike was 8.6 kg (Sub 19 lb) so still way under 9 kg with pedals, truly amazing! The bike is stiff and really responsive and the Lefty works better than almost everything I've ever tried before.

This is my first bike with a Hollowgram crankset and I', totally impressed! Lighter than everything else (beside Clavicula perhaps) and solid as a rock, unbeatable!

The price is high but you get what you pay for, trust me!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Epic S-Works, Scott Spark RC

Bike Setup:   Close to stock, swapped the tires for a pair of RK Supersonic and changes the grips to a pair of Ritchey WCS .

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