Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3

Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • Exceptionally lightweight and rigid carbon frame with aggressive geometry makes this bike very fast on challenging xc-trails
  • Cannondale's own Lefty Ocho fork responds very smoothly thanks to its needle bearings and is very stiff and yet lightweight
  • Fast and reliable gear shifting thanks to the 1x12 speed Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain and HollowGram cranks
  • Lightweight tubeless-ready Stan's Crest wheels and Schwalbe Racing Ray/Ralph tyres for almost effortless climbing and accelerating
  • The lightweight wheels are suitable for a maximum rider weight of 86 kg
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Cannondale
Front fork type
Air suspension
Frame Type
Men
Frame Material
Carbon BallisTec Carbon
Number of Gears
12 Gears
Wheel Size
29 inch
Discipline
XC - Cross Country
Level
Intermediate
Fork Type
Cannondale Lefty Ocho
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Description

Description

With the Scalpel Carbon 3, Cannondale has developed a particularly fast xc-fully. It won't get much faster than the Scalpel.

Fantastic frame and front fork
The beating heart of the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3 is its all-new carbon frame, along with the eighth and final version of the remarkable Lefty fork, called the Ocho*. (* Spanish for eight)
The carbon frame is particularly light and stiff for maximum efficiency. A head angle of 68 degrees and a large offset of 55 mm of the fork give the right handling, both at high speed on the descent and at low speed on a steep climb with tight turns. The "flex pivot" in the rear frame works like a virtual bearing axis but is lighter, stiffer and maintenance-free. This contributes to the great suspension performance from which the Scalpel derives its highly efficient riding characteristics.
The Lefty Ocho fork may look a little peculiar but its characteristics are beyond doubt. Very stiff in all directions, particularly supple thanks to the needle bearings and with a large fork offset, the bike simply steers very well.

Adequate drivetrain
With the Shimano XT/SLX 1x12 speed drivetrain on the Scalpel Carbon 3 you won't run out of gear. Not in terms of shifting speed and certainly not in terms of range. With a 10-51 cassette you can always find the right gear. In conjunction with the very light and stiff 34-tooth HollowGram crankset, this Cannondale is made for plenty of speed. To keep all that speed under control, it's fitted with decent Shimano Deore brakes.

Lightweight wheels and fast tyres
Of course, such a fast racing bike needs fast tyres and lightweight wheels. The Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3 doesn't disappoint there either. Stan's Crest rims have been at the forefront of the aluminium wheel market for years. They are lightweight, relatively wide with a 23 mm inner width, and tubeless ready. Together with the Racing Ray and Ralph tyres from Schwalbe, the wheels are made to convert all energy into as much speed as possible, but with predictable behaviour and plenty of grip. That's why they are often found on the fastest xc bikes.

If you're looking for a full suspension bike to ride as fast as possible, the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 3 should be high on your list.

Technology

FlexPivot
Offers very good suspension performance and a low frame weight. The carbon plates create a Horst-link pivot, while being stiffer and lighter than bearings and completely maintenance-free.
Proportional Response Design
The suspension kinematic is adapted for each size. This ensures that every rider, regardless of size, experiences the same suspension performance.
OutFront Steering Geometry
The Lefty's extra-long fork offset gives you more stability and confidence on fast and technically challenging trails, while also providing plenty of manoeuvrability.
Ai - Asymmetric Integration -
The offset drivetrain offers more space for wide tyres while the chainstays remain short for traction and agility. It also creates a stiffer and stronger rear wheel.
Two bottle cages
Ideal for warm weather conditions and/or long rides.
DirectLine Cable Routing
Tube-in-tube internal cable routing in the frame and swingarm makes installing cables and lines simple.

Compatibility

Cannondale Wheel sensor
An integrated wheel sensor provides accurate data on speed, route and distance. It registers your bike, indicates service intervals and other information through the free Cannondale app.
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Review

Review


5 / 5

Top bike!

- Kees 28 January 2022

Fantastic bike for the Dutch trails! The Lefty steers super sharp.

Pros & Cons

Steers very tight
Unique look with the Lefty
Very nice finish
Performance tires
Short seat tube and low Standover height
Automatic translation

5

Kees, 28 January 2022

Top bike!

Fantastic bike for the Dutch trails! The Lefty steers super sharp.

  • Steers very tight
  • Unique look with the Lefty
  • Very nice finish
  • Performance tires
  • Short seat tube and low Standover height
Automatic translation

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All specifications

General

Brand
Cannondale
Frame Type
Men
Frame Material
Carbon BallisTec Carbon
Number of Gears
12 Gears
Discipline
XC - Cross Country
Level
Intermediate
Headset Bearings
Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5
Manufacturer's warranty
Lifetime (after registration)

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Size
29 inch
Wheelset
Stan's No Tubes Crest S1, 28h
Rim material
Aluminium
Tubeless-compatible?
Yes
Spokes
DT Swiss Champion
Front Hub
Cannondale Lefty 60
Rear Hub
Shimano MT510 12x148
Tyres
Schwalbe Racing Ray / Racing Ralph 29x2.25 Addix TR
Front Tyre
Schwalbe Racing Ray Performance, 29 x 2.25
Rear Tyre
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25

Suspension

Front fork type
Air suspension
Fork Type
Cannondale Lefty Ocho
Fork Travel
100 mm
Damper
Fox Float DPS Performance Elite EVOL
Damper travel
100 mm
Lock-Out (MTB)
Yes, on the handlebar in front of fork and suspension

Drivetrain

Crankset
Cannondale HollowGram BB30a, OPI SpideRing, Ai offset
Type of Crankset
Single 32T
Bottom Bracket
Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Cassette
Shimano SLX 10-51, 12-speed
Chain
Shimano SLX, 12-speed

Shift and brake parts

Groupset
Shimano XT mix
Shifters
Shimano SLX 12 speed
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT RD8000
Brake System
Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Brake Levers
Shimano Deore hydraulic disc
Front Disc Brake Rotor Diameter
RT54 rotors
Rear Disc Brake Rotor Diameter
RT54 rotors

Cockpit

Handlebar
Cannondale 2 Flat, butted 2014 Alloy, 31.8mm, 3° rise, 8° sweep, 760mm
Stem
Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°

Comfort

Seatpost
Cannondale 2, 7075 Alloy, 31.6 x 400mm
Saddle
Prologo Dimension NRD, STN rails

Included in the delivery

Pedals
No