Cannondale changes course with debut of all-new Scalpel-Si

Cannondale, a premium brand of Cycling Sports Group, part of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced the ground-breaking evolution of the highly- successful Scalpel-Si full suspension XC race bike. Built specifically to address the changes found on World Cup cross-country courses, the Scalpel-Si delivers the competitive edge from start to finish. The bike was unveiled today for consumers and international media at the Riva Bike Festival in Lake Garda, Italy.

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“Over the last few years, cross-country courses have been changing. The climbs are getting steeper and the descents are getting nastier. There's no room for error and to win at this game, you need more than just light and stiff, you need capable and stable handling. Cannondale’s engineers and designers took this challenge head on by pairing visionary geometry with our System Integration design approach to deliver the performance needed to tackle new course paradigm. Scalpel-Si is literally built for the world stage,” said Scott Rittschof, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Development for Cannondale.

 


Cannondale has long-standing history of using the latest innovation and technology to develop world- class high-performance XC race bikes for its athletes. And it’s that commitment to cutting-edge performance that has made the Scalpel the single winningest bike on the UCI World Cup stage since its introduction in 2002.

 

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The Scalpel-Si is developed by utilizing the brand’s System Integration approach to design, where key components like cranks, fork, and frame are all developed together. The Scalpel-Si’s proprietary Ai offset drivetrain delivers the shortest chainstays in mountain biking for unmatched rear wheel traction and agile handling, without sacrificing tire clearance, or limiting the rider to single ring set-ups. With the combination of these super short chainstays, an evenly dished Ai-offset rear wheel, LockR locking axles and the brand’s legendary BallisTec Carbon construction, Cannondale has delivered the lightest, stiffest and most durable full suspension cross-country bike on the market.

 


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Cannondale is introducing OutFront Steering Geometry, which pairs Scalpel-Si’s 69.5 slack head angle with a custom 55mm fork offset found only on Lefty. This proprietary technology gives the rider the best of both worlds: a slack head angle for the stability to attack the new generation of technical courses, as well as a tight "trail" measurement to keep the handling quick and XC-nimble everywhere else. Utilizing the lightest, smoothest and most torsionally stiff suspension fork in the world, Lefty’s unbelievable rigidity and confident steering precision out-corners, out-handles and runs circles around its XC competition.

 


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The two women’s Scalpel-Si models are built around 27.5 wheels and bring the same crush-the- racecourse attitude in sizes all the way down to XS. With the same proprietary system integration and Ai drivetrain, the two models feature Lefty forks and a carefully selected parts package to optimize the experience for female riders.

 

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The Scalpel-Si will be available in ten models, with a price range of $3,000 - $12,000 USD. For more information on the Cannondale Scalpel Si, visit BuiltforXXC.com. Be sure to also follow Cannondale on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

 

Scalpel-Si Models

 

Scalpel-Si Black Inc.


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 Carbon XLRFS with XC+ tune, 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetENVE M50 Carbon / Lefty 60 F /Chris King R
  • CrankCannondale HollowGram SiSL2, BB30, 36/26
  • DrivetrainShimano XTR Di2, 2x11
  • BrakeShimano XTR Race, 160/160mm, Ice-Tech Rotors
  • ColourJet Black w/ Chrome and Cashmere - Satin / Gloss - BLE
  • Estimated retail priceR 195,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Team


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 Carbon XLRFS with XC+ tune, 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetENVE M50 Carbon / Lefty 60 F /DT C36 R
  • CrankSRAM XX1 Eagle, BB30, 34T Ai Custom
  • DrivetrainSRAM XX1 Eagle 1x12
  • BrakeSRAM Level Ultimate, 180/160mm
  • ColourBerzerker Green w/ Jet Black and Chrome, Gloss - GRN
  • Estimated retail priceR 150,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Race


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 Carbon XLRFS with XC+ tune, 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetENVE M50 Carbon / Lefty 60 F /DT C36 R
  • CrankCannondale HollowGram Si,BB30, 32t Ai SpideRing
  • DrivetrainShimano XTR 1x11
  • BrakeShimano XTR Race, 160/160mm, Ice-Tech Rotors
  • ColourExposed Carbon w/ Berzerker Green, Chrome, Matte Nearly Black, Gloss - REP
  • Estimated retail priceR 135,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Carbon 1


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 Carbon XLRFS with XC+ tune, 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetCannondale Czero SL Carbon
  • CrankCannondale HollowGram Si, BB30, 32t Ai SpideRing
  • DrivetrainShimano XTR 1x11
  • BrakeShimano XTR Race, 160/160mm, Ice-Tech Rotors
  • ColourAcid Red w/ Jet Black and Charcoal Gray, Gloss - ARD
  • Estimated retail priceR 110,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Carbon 2


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 Carbon XLRFS with XC+ tune, 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetCannondale CZero Carbon
  • CrankCannondale HollowGram Si, BB30, 32t Ai SpideRing
  • DrivetrainSRAM XX1 / X01
  • BrakeShimano XT, 160/160mm
  • ColourJet Black w/ Neon Spring and Berzerker Green, Gloss - GRN
  • Estimated retail priceR 100,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Carbon 3


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 XLRFS 100mm, with XC+ tune, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetStan’s Notubes ZTR CREST / CZero Hubs
  • CrankCannondale Si, BB30, 32t Ai SpideRing
  • DrivetrainShimano XT / XTR 1x11
  • BrakeShimano XT, 160/160mm
  • Colour 1Jet Black w/ Nearly Black and Charcoal Gray, Matte - BBQ
  • Colour 2Berzerker Green w/ Jet Black and Charcoal Gray, Gloss - GRN
  • Estimated retail priceR 80,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Carbon 4


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 XLR with XC+ tune 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch RL, Custom tune
  • WheelsetStan’s ZTR Rapid 25
  • CrankCannondale Si, BB30, 36/26
  • DrivetrainShimano XT 2x11
  • BrakeShimano XT, 160/160mm
  • Colour 1Acid Green w/ Anthracite and Jet Black, Gloss - AGR
  • Colour 2Jet Black w/ Fine Silver and Charcoal Gray, Gloss - SLV
  • Estimated retail priceR 70,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si 5


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, SmarFormed Alloy, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 PBR with XC+ tune, 100mm, 55mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch RL, Custom tune
  • WheelsetStan’s ZTR Rapid 25
  • CrankCannondale Si, BB30, 36/26
  • DrivetrainSRAM GX 2x11
  • BrakeShimano Deore, 180/160mm
  • ColourMatte Jet Black w/ Matte Ultra Blue and Gloss Black - BLK
  • Estimated retail priceR 55,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Carbon Women's 1


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 XLRFS with XC+ tune 100mm, 50mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetCannondale CZero Carbon
  • CrankCannondale HollowGram Si, BB30, 32t Ai SpideRing
  • DrivetrainSRAM XX1 / X01
  • BrakeShimano XT, 160/160mm
  • ColourJet Black with Cashmere and Fine Silver, Satin - BLK
  • Estimated retail priceR 100,000.00

 

Scalpel-Si Carbon Women's 2


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  • FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Carbon, Ai Offset
  • ForkLefty 2.0 XLR with XC+ tune 100mm, 50mm offset
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX, Custom tune
  • WheelsetStan’s ZTR Rapid 25
  • CrankCannondale Si, BB30, 36/26
  • DrivetrainShimano XT 2x11
  • BrakeShimano XT, 160/160mm
  • ColourAnthracite w/ Acid Green and Nearly Black, Gloss - ANT
  • Estimated retail priceR 70,000.00

 

Geometry


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55 Comments

AdamA, Apr 29 2016 12:29

R195K!!!!!!! ouch!

Patchelicious, Apr 29 2016 12:30

Any after a few years of owning that R200k bike, what are you going to be able to sell it for? Sure, R50k would be a bargain, but how many people would spend that on a used bike anyway?

Hey, why spend R50k on a used one, when you could finance a R200k one!!

madbradd, Apr 29 2016 02:18

Hang on..... the R195k and R80k one have the same frame, shock and fork.

 

So there's R115k worth of component and wheel "upgrades" you can do to an XT/XTR spec bike?

 

Also, how are there 4 bike specs above the top end women's bike spec?

Spinnekop, Apr 29 2016 02:34

Hang on..... the R195k and R80k one have the same frame, shock and fork.

 

So there's R115k worth of component and wheel "upgrades" you can do to an XT/XTR spec bike?

 

Also, how are there 4 bike specs above the top end women's bike spec?

Haven't had a look but the fork will be Alu vs Carbon.  And the frame would be Hi-mod vs normal. 
But that is the guess at the moment.

madbradd, Apr 29 2016 03:25

Haven't had a look but the fork will be Alu vs Carbon.  And the frame would be Hi-mod vs normal. 
But that is the guess at the moment.

 

Maybe a typo, but both had the same frame, shock and fork listed in the specs.... the R70k one had a different fork but the same frame and shock.

HappyMartin, Apr 29 2016 03:31

It would have to lick itself clean at that price.

Mongoose!, Apr 29 2016 03:44

It would have to lick itself clean at that price.

 

quote of the day :D

Davedk, Apr 29 2016 06:40

I think they should call that model the Zuma for when salesmen are trying to tell people the price. there is gonna be confusion.

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Apr 29 2016 07:05

Hang on..... the R195k and R80k one have the same frame, shock and fork.

So there's R115k worth of component and wheel "upgrades" you can do to an XT/XTR spec bike?

Also, how are there 4 bike specs above the top end women's bike spec?


Enve wheels, Chris king rear hub, superlightweight cannondale crank, carbon lefty, etc etc

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Apr 29 2016 07:06

Oh and at the higher end, womens geo is a fad. Nothing more than a marketing ploy.

madbradd, Apr 29 2016 07:35

Enve wheels, Chris king rear hub, superlightweight cannondale crank, carbon lefty, etc etc


So R120k is USD 8k. Enve rims are 1kUSD each. Chris King rear hub cost the same as the other wheelset so you're up 2000 dollars.

Fork is the same fork so no price difference there. (As per spec sheet)
Frame is the same so no difference there (as per spec sheet)
Price difference between XT brakes plus xtr mechanical to full xtr di2 is another 1500 dollars (if that). So we're 3500 dollars up.

The only things left are the crank, seat post stem bars saddle and grips... For 4500 dollars. Maybe they need some LuvHandles to help with that price point.

madbradd, Apr 29 2016 07:37

It would have to lick itself clean at that price.


At that price it would have to clean me as well!

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Apr 29 2016 07:59

So R120k is USD 8k. Enve rims are 1kUSD each. Chris King rear hub cost the same as the other wheelset so you're up 2000 dollars.

Fork is the same fork so no price difference there. (As per spec sheet)
Frame is the same so no difference there (as per spec sheet)
Price difference between XT brakes plus xtr mechanical to full xtr di2 is another 1500 dollars (if that). So we're 3500 dollars up.

The only things left are the crank, seat post stem bars saddle and grips... For 4500 dollars. Maybe they need some LuvHandles to help with that price point.

Ja, acually I dunno. Even the Di2 would only be an extra 10k over normal XTR. Hmm. Strange. Carbon link, maybe? Stretching now.

 

Lefty Wheelset is $,2700 excl CK hub. Add another $600 for that. So $3,300. 

 

Nope. Doesn't add up. Rather get the frame and spec your own parts. 

Sitting slip, Apr 30 2016 09:45

now it hits me its a specialized epic frame with a lefty stuck to it.

Iwan Kemp, May 01 2016 06:33

now it hits me its a specialized epic frame with a lefty stuck to it.

 

Except for

  1. 70.5° vs 69.5° Head Angle
  2. 448mm vs 435m chainstays
  3. 774mm vs 754mm standover
  4. 27.2mm vs 31.6mm seatpost diameter
  5. Completely different suspension design
  6. Tapered vs 1.5" heat tube
  7. Removable FD mount on the 'Dale
  8. Provision for SWAT on the Spez
  9. Offset rear on 'Dale
  10. The use of Fact11 vs BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon

 

In fact, a closer look will reveal they pretty share a PF30BB and the fact that both are bicycles. 

Sitting slip, May 01 2016 06:48

Except for

  1. 70.5° vs 69.5° Head Angle
  2. 448mm vs 435m chainstays
  3. 774mm vs 754mm standover
  4. 27.2mm vs 31.6mm seatpost diameter
  5. Completely different suspension design
  6. Tapered vs 1.5" heat tube
  7. Removable FD mount on the 'Dale
  8. Provision for SWAT on the Spez
  9. Offset rear on 'Dale
  10. The use of Fact11 vs BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon

 

In fact, a closer look will reveal they pretty share a PF30BB and the fact that both are bicycles. 

schooled. but from a side the frame looks the same.

'Dale, May 01 2016 07:04

Except for

  • 70.5° vs 69.5° Head Angle
  • 448mm vs 435m chainstays
  • 774mm vs 754mm standover
  • 27.2mm vs 31.6mm seatpost diameter
  • Completely different suspension design
  • Tapered vs 1.5" heat tube
  • Removable FD mount on the 'Dale
  • Provision for SWAT on the Spez
  • Offset rear on 'Dale
  • The use of Fact11 vs BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon

In fact, a closer look will reveal they pretty share a PF30BB and the fact that both are bicycles.

Boom!

She's a beauty. Wow

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, May 01 2016 07:17

schooled. but from a side the frame looks the same.


If you say so...

Bent vs straight seat tube
Totally different top and down tube profiles

But I suppose they are both triangular

Goodbadugly, May 08 2016 02:20

Call it sour grapes, but this R200k bike just shouts "middle aged guy with small penis"

 

Only 2 groups of people will ride this:

Sponsored rides.

Or a magwsp

Or the oke who stole it from a magwsp's

Nick, May 08 2016 06:00

Call it sour grapes, but this R200k bike just shouts "middle aged guy with small penis"

 

Only 2 groups of people will ride this:

Sponsored rides.

Or a magwsp

Or the oke who stole it from a magwsp's

 

Cannondale sponsored riders will most likely be on a variation of the Team model.

raptor-22, May 08 2016 07:06

Nope. Far rather have a Thunderbolt, thanks 

 

 

The Habit is a far more versatile bike.

Sadly Omnico don't like it much cos its not a 29er and they believe SA is 29er territory.

Guess they not going to like the Scalpel much either since XS, S and M are 27.5.

I have a feeling they simply won't import the smaller sizes and will sell Habits into the smaller size category instead and only M29,L29 and XL29 Scalpels

Pikey, May 08 2016 07:27

If you say so...
Bent vs straight seat tube
Totally different top and down tube profiles
But I suppose they are both triangular

and have black wheels

Lefty V, May 08 2016 07:52

Call it sour grapes, but this R200k bike just shouts "middle aged guy with small penis"

 

Only 2 groups of people will ride this:

Sponsored rides.

Or a magwsp

Or the oke who stole it from a magwsp's

I don't go around comparing the size of mine,. but I'm definitely in the middle-aged zone and I am happy to call it small if that is all it will take to get me one of those

:-)

Goodbadugly, May 08 2016 08:09

I don't go around comparing the size of mine,. but I'm definitely in the middle-aged zone and I am happy to call it small if that is all it will take to get me one of those

:-)

I did not say 'call it small'

I said WITH

Clinton H, May 08 2016 09:08

Cannondale must be convinced that wealthy people are stupid if they think they can convince them to pay that kind of money for their bicycles .