Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon Team - 2014

Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon Team
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We didn't think there was a way to make Cannondale's Scalpel any faster. Then they made the Scalpel 29er Carbon Team. And they just happened to make it one of the lightest full-suspension 29er frames in existence. Beyond light, it's one of the stiffest frames with the use of BallisTec high-modulus carbon and a rear through-axle as well. That stiffness, combined with super-short chainstays and dialed geometry, make this thing corner like a 26-inch hardtail, with the mega-fast benefits of 29-inch wheels and full squish. You've got 100mm of race-proven suspension in the back, and up front, the 100mm carbon Lefty charges the way. And the specs show off its race readiness with a full XX1 group, FSA bars, and ENVE carbon wheels rolling Schwalbe rubber.

Cannondale Ballis-Tec carbonWhen constructing their carbon fiber frames, Cannondale uses high strength, high impact resins similar to those used in carbon baseball bats. The fibers and resins are put in a lay-up designed to maximize the anisotropic (direction specific) qualities, making for a bike that is light and stiff, and capable of absorbing impact without damaging the structural integrity. Once the frame has passed quality testing, Cannondale adds stiffer, higher-modulus fibers in safe areas to increase stiffness and tune the ride.

Cannondale's carbon Zero Pivot chainstays flex in the middle for optimum suspension thanks to their unique shape and fiber orientation.

Cannondale's ECS-TC linkage
Cannondale's ECS-TC (Enhanced Center Stiffness–Torsion Control) technology eliminates flex or play in the links and bearings of your frame. Cannondale uses widely spaced, 15mm through-axles for the key pivots. The axle then becomes a structural part of the link or swingarm and radically increases your frame's ability to resist twisting loads and side-to-side movement.

BB30BB30 is an oversize bottom bracket standard that boosts stiffness and decreases weight. BB30 bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into compatible frames, meaning there are no heavy external cups to thread in. And, BB30 cranksets feature 30mm-diameter spindles (standard spindles are smaller) for greater pedaling efficiency and increased power transfer.


Frame Cannondale Scalpel BallisTec HI-MOD carbon w/Zero Pivot stays
Fork Lefty 29er Carbon XLR, 100mm-travel
Rear Shock RockShox XX, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Enve Carbon
Hubs Front: Lefty; Rear DT Swiss
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 29 x 2.1
Crankset Cannondale HollowGram Sl
Chainrings 32T
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM XX1, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters SRAM XX1
Handlebars FSA K-Force
Tape/Grips Cannondale dual-density
Stem Cannondale OPI adjustable, stem/steerer
Brake Levers Avid Elixir XX carbon
Brakes Avid Elixir XX disc, 7/6-inch rotors
Saddle Prologo Nago Evo X8 w/carbon rails
Seatpost FSA K-Force Light, carbon

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Small 884603518472 CM2105SM01 22321


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