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DISCOVER THE ALL-NEW

SCALPEL

A picture of the all-new 2021 Cannondale Scalpel
An image of the Cannondale logo wordmark in white

DISCOVER THE ALL-NEW

SCALPEL

2021 Cannondale Scalpel

The all-new Scalpel is now available. Discover the latest bike from Cannondale at Bike Depot. With unbreakable traction, incredible efficiency and unshakeable control, the 2021 Cannondale Scalpel is the lightest Scalpel ever made.

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Crazy light, but who cares?

At just 1910 grams, complete with shock and hardware, the new Scalpel is legitimately one of the lightest full suspension XC race frames in the world. And that’s the least interesting thing about it.

Speed Machine

This all-new speed machine comes in two different configurations: the ultralight, XC race-focused Scalpel; and the fast and furious trail-focused Scalpel SE. Your fast, your way.

It’s all about the suspension.

The new Scalpel has the best, most advanced suspension ever created for a cross-country mountain bike. The patented FlexPivot design delivers more grip and more speed – and weighs next to nothing.

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Get a Competitive Edge

You need Scalpel. With 100mm of travel front and rear, the incredible Lefty Ocho fork and lightweight parts spec, the Scalpel is built to win everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.

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FlexPivot

Incredibly durable. Incredibly flexible. These patented carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings. And not to mention, completely maintenance-free.

Modern XC Geometry

Slacker, longer and lower than your usual cross-country mountain bikes, the new Scalpel brings hard-charging stability and confidence to the game, without abandoning its sharp-handling XC roots.

Key Highlights

Blistering fast. Incredibly fun. Fundamentally lighter. The Scalpel and the Scalpel SE are uncompromisingly better.

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STASH system

For rapid trail-side repairs, the STASH system holds a quick-draw Fabric 8-in1 mini tool, C02 inflator and tire plug kit beneath the water bottle.

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Two Configurations

Choose from two different configurations – the ultralight, XC race-focused Scalpel; and the fast and furious trail-focused Scalpel SE.

Updated Geometry

New suspension, FlexPivot, updated and lighter frame geometry. Use it all to your advantage. Scalpel is built to win everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.

The New Scalpel is Available

Contact your local Bike Depot store or draft us on social to learn more about the latest bike from Cannondale.