The Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon 3 is a fast, versatile, and durable cross-country bike that comes in at a reasonable price. This full-suspension bike is very lightweight, extremely efficient, and very versatile. It is perfect for hitting high speeds on the tough and rugged terrain of a modern cross-country course. The Scalpel-Si strikes the perfect balance of cross-country speed with all-mountain or endurance stability. No sacrifices need to be made in any area aboard this full-suspension machine. With brilliant traction and responsive handling, you will never have to slow down on your Scalpel-Si. Outstanding speed and handling for a solid price is right around the corner with the Scalpel-Si Carbon.
The Frame of this version of the Cannondale Scalpel-Si is made with their BallisTec Carbon with intermediate modulus fibers. This material is less expensive than the Hi-Mod fiber but is still plenty light enough to conquer climbs with ease while holding a similar level of stiffness and deflection as its more expensive counterpart. This frame is designed to keep you flying up climbs while keeping the same stiffness and sprinting power you expect. The Scalpel-Si frame is one of the most complete all-around performing cross-country bikes on the market.
Modern cross-country geometry keeps the Scalpel-Si rider comfortably in position to hit high speeds on the trail. It features a low flat back to create a more centered weight distribution. Short chainstays are utilized for extra traction and agility. A slack head angle and OutFront steering technology adds to that speed and provides extra stability. Cannondale’s signature Lefty Ocho fork is smooth and precise while cutting down on weight and allowing for extra tire clearance. Cannondale refers to it as “the best XC fork” on the market. It adds to the smooth, fast, and precise ride you already expect from a Scalpel-Si.