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…

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