pinit fg en rect gray 20   Cannondale 2011 Scalpel

cannondale 2011 scalpel 300x225   Cannondale 2011 ScalpelFor 2011, Cannondale upgrades its Scalpel XC race bike. The new Scalpel is lighter and stiffer than its predecessor. A new technology dubbed as “HammerTime” carbon fiber was used which was a process involving carbon layup and was first used in Cannondale’s Flash carbon hardtail. The Japanese army used this technology for ballistic armoring. It has been dubbed t be even more tough than that of your average carbon fiber. Another modification on the Scalpel 2011 was the monocoque which was removed and replaced by a better tube-to-tube construction process for its frame.

The XC race bike also gets a new one-piece chainstay and BB30. There is also a new seatstay an upper bridge. As for the dropouts, disc brake tabs and shock lineage, Cannondale went with aluminum instead.

There will be four models offered under Scalpel , all with a zero pivot rear suspension. They also have a new 100mm travel Lefty up front which includes stem/steerer assembly, upper and lowers. Aside from those, the new models will have 2×10 drivetrains with an E-type front derailleur mount.

The Scalpel 2011 from Cannondale has a retail price of $3,950.00 to $9,600.00 which will depend on the model you choose among the four new offered. The large frame size weighs 1365 grams without shock. If you add a 226 gram Fox RP23 shock, total weight is 1591 grams.